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Eunice : happy firework day to you, Doris! Chicago was of course, all-guns-blazing: bottle rockets, firecrackers, smoke bombs...alleyways were just hazy with smoke and the skies were lit up by anarchic pyromaniac revelers. hilarious part is when the cops are actually blocking streets to aid & abet these illegal activities. i saw watermelon at the store and thought about getting one but then we were already hauling back a big bag of rice on our bicycles and thought better not.
8 years ago
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Eunice : thank you for reading my updates! sometimes it seems like it's just going over people's heads...whooosh! but nice to know that somebody reads and enjoys them so it's not all for nothing.
8 years ago
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Eunice : i just read an article and thought of you. they are words of advice from a chef: "Cook through your own history," he suggested. "Study your heritage, learn from your parents and grandparents, revisit the flavors from your childhood and then make them your own. Cooking is a form of storytelling." here's the article: Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his advice.
8 years ago
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Eunice : Doris, did you click the "Share recipe" button at the bottom of your update post and then type in your recipe title in the search box? that should immediately drop-down a list once you start typing, from which you would click on the recipe of your choice. that should include your recipe link in brackets with "url" at the beginning and "/url" at the closing. all the gobbley-gook is HTML coding. hope that makes sense.
8 years ago
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Eunice : Doris, i'm so so, indescribably sorry for the loss of your best friend. wish i could send out a hug of comfort to you. i wish you and your family the best to get through this.
8 years ago
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Eunice : hi Doris! how are you? Chicago weather can't seem to make up its mind whether or not it wants to rain or snow.
8 years ago
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Eunice : hi Doris, happy holidays to you, too! always nice to have a friendly greeting from you!
9 years ago
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Eunice : just wanted to say hi and hope all is well with you and yours.
9 years ago
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Eunice : ummm...was your very nice and appropriate comment about "searching" deleted? that just seemed downright unfriendly...grrr!!
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: oops.I did it myself. was feeling insecure at that moment about what I had written. sorry.
9 years ago
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Eunice : no need to say sorry. i should probably apologize for jumping to conclusions (i get a bit defensive when i feel that people that i like are being dissed). you're a better person than i, editing yourself. i just apologize profusely afterwards.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: I made Fried Zucchini Cakes for our dinner tonight. I used Kimberly Wright's recipe. I loved them. Thanks Kimberly for a great recipe! http://wegottaeat.com/kimberly.wright/recipes/fried-zuccinni-cakes
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: EeeeK. I broke the ceramic stoneware bowl to my slow-cooker. Right there in the booklet it cautions "the bowl will not withstand the shock of sudden temperature changes". and don't-y-know I thoughtlessly added cold broth to the pot as stuff was cooking and I heard it crack! crack! crack! Now what to do? Bummer.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: I went online (www.crock-pot.com/CustomerService) and found a replacement stoneware for $15 + $8.50s&h. Also, at the local grocer, found slow-cooker liners ($2.49 /4liners per box) I bought a box, and will see how that works for me.
9 years ago
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Eunice : how'd it go?
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: the liners work just fine, easy clean up, also.
9 years ago
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Matriarchy: I was using those liners for a while, too, but I started to get a whitish film on the inside of the crock. And I stopped wanting to spend the money on the bags (instead of food to put in the crock).
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: If the liner is leaving a film on the crock I wonder what is leaching out in the food. I dont think it is cost effective using the liners either, but I need to buy a new crockery since this one has so many cracks and some are leaking liquid.
9 years ago
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Matriarchy: I hope you can get a new crockpot soon. Maybe you could hit some yard sales this weekend and spot a new one.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Made two pies with fresh fruit. One strawberry and one with fresh peaches. I went by my brothers house and scored tomatoes and 3 melons from his garden. I also picked some small not yet ripe tomatoes to try to pickle. I quartered them and dropped them into a jar of bread &butter pickle brine and will refrigerate them for one week.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Today is the National Day of the American Cowboy with a number of events scheduled at the Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards (Fort Worth). The National Day of the American Cowboy is a nationwide celebration of the cowboy and the Western heritage they represent. I am staying at home and doing some cowboy cooking in my kitchen. I started yesterday on the brisket as it is a plan ahead deal. Also making the West Texas beans, and laid in a supply of Shinner Beer. Giddy-up.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Oops.(Spelled it wrong.) It's Shiner Smokehaus/mesquite smoked / Helles Style...the perfect sommer bier.
9 years ago
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Eunice : "mesquite smoked" sounds like quite a flavor for bier! ummm...could you send that over my way along with the pint of your homemade ice cream?
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Sorry Eunice. (ahhhh)I drank it all. :) Still have some melty ice cream for you though.
9 years ago
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Eunice : must have been a really good brew! guess i'll have to stick to my cocktails for now.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: I made the ice cream ( Neva's Vanilla recipe) and was very happy with the results. Today I'm trying out the sugar free recipe and see how it compares. There is a birthday gathering in Arlington on Sunday, and if all goes well, I will surprise them with the addition of frozen delight. They asked me to bring a Pistachio Cake like Mom use to bake, so I'll make that on Saturday since I did find the recipe.
9 years ago
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Eunice : at work right now, Doris, and boy am i salivating for ice cream and cake.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Wish I could send you some. It was yummy. I made both recipes, and personally liked Neva's recipe best, but several of the guest are diabetic, so needed the sugarless for them. I made 2 cakes, the pistachio one and the Four-Day Coconut Cake. Both recipes were my Mom's and from the 70's/80's.
9 years ago
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Eunice : hehe...just chuckling at the image in my mind of the postal carrier delivering a very wet package of melted ice cream. Four-day Coconut Cake? is that anything like the Amish Friendship Bread?
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: This week is ice cream week. I have been reading recipes and deciding on the ones to try. Some of the recipes in the older cookbooks call for Milnot. Somewhat of a mystery ingredient in the grocery store. I think just plain evaporated milk would be an acceptable substitute. There are recipes that are custard (cooked) and non-cooked. I am going to start with the recipe I got from my neighbor, Neva. She made it for a lawn party last summer, and it was soooo good. It's also looks easy.
9 years ago
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Eunice : mmmmm...homemade ice cream... makes me think of this one scene in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book where the kids hand crank out this divine concoction in the ice cream making bucket. believe they loaded it up with ice and salt to keep the bucket cold. those books always made me hungry.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Amish Friendship Bread. It sounds so innocent, sweet and friendly. When someone gives you a starter packet with the directions and the recipe, the romance of breadmaking overtakes your imagination.....reality check! Its like owing a pet. After a while you begin planning your days around it, and if you want to take a trip you need a housesitter to tend to it, because every ten days you are baking bread and sacking up new bags of "starter". The romance is over in my kitchen. I took every one of those "puppies" and cooked them off. I have 8 loaves lined up and cooling down. There is one bag of starter left and that baby is going in the mixing bowl tomorrow.( I ran out of time and energy tonight).
9 years ago
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Eunice : hehe...i think that's why i let my starter lapse. maybe they should have renamed it Enemy Bread...or at least remove "Friendship"...the "Amish" part, too.
9 years ago
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Traci Downing: Agreed! My mom gave it to me again this past Christmas and after a few loaves...I was over it...plus the taste sn't to write home about either.
9 years ago
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Eunice : it is a sweet idea though, to spread your love around and inspire others to bake. and Traci you are so right. it's rather limited in that it's only for making sweetbread. i've thought about making a real sourdough starter but instant yeast and no-knead bread recipes have spoiled me to this timely tradition, especially when i don't have the benefit of a strong stand mixer to do all my kneading for me.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: I agree that the taste isn't outstanding enough to be worth the bother. I much prefer my recipe for apricot bread for making a sweet bread, but what I really like to make is a loaf of my "go-to" all-bran bread. ( http://wegottaeat.com/doris.clark/recipes/allbran-ice-box-bread ) This recipe is a really old one (the All-Bran thing) I want to try using oat bran but haven't worked that out yet.
9 years ago
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Eunice : thanks, Doris! will have to check out both your apricot bread recipe and your all-bran bread. mmmm...bread. and no arduous kneading needed for your all-bran bread! a huge motivator for making freshly baked bread every day.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: This high summer heat of the last two weeks has the garden vegetables on over-drive. With sweat dripping off my chin, I picked a bushel of black-eyed peas, and that was just a third of them. I shelled them and now a big pot is simmering away. I just love cooking fresh peas. They are so good with hot from the oven cornbread. I also have some garden fresh tomatoes and onions to slice. yum.
9 years ago
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Tam : sounds awesome...
9 years ago
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Eunice : between you two, there must be quite a bounty of good, fresh food.
9 years ago
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Doris Clark: Today was the day to come to terms with the bread starter that was given me. (Its 90 degrees outside and the oven is on. Crazy. ) It seems to me the recipe that came with the starter has too much sugar and a pudding mix I would like to not use. I remember seeing a recipe Eunice had played with so I'm looking it up and do a little changing that will better suit.
9 years ago
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Eunice : ughhh...guess i should be happy for Chicago's erratic warm, sunny days mixed up with random cold and rainy days. good luck with surviving the heat from outside and your oven.
9 years ago
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Eunice : woohoo! just a little nervous about posting messages to people as it just felt slightly...weird and intrusive. my idea of being friendly might be somebody else's creepy. thanks for the cocktail recipes. gearing up for summertime and a few of my apartment dwelling neighbors and i want to get together and commiserate with food and drink and soak up the sun as soon as it comes out of the clouds that it's hiding in nowadays.
9 years ago
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Eunice : hi, Doris! hope you don't mind my sending you a hello. Dave has enabled messaging to members and i just wanted to say, "hello!"
9 years ago