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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:03:27 am »
Happy Anniversary Chookie and Ral. It sounds like a lovely way to celebrate it.
Glucose blood tests are mean. Lots of blood taken and sitting round with yucky stuff to drink. So very, very sweet.

I am fortunate that there veins on my right arm are near the surface. Someone once told me that drink lots before a blood test so that you will be well hydrated, not sure how correct it is.

I'm finding that everytime I bump myself or even scratch an itchy spot am getting bleeding under the skin. My dermatologist said they are called ecchymosis and it happens to older people. Grrrrr. It seems to be happening really frequently all of a sudden. He wasn't worried at all.

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Chit Chat / What are you cooking today?
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:55:53 am »
What a gorgeous colour Chookie. I've made some apricot jam and some of my version of passata. I picked up some slightly cheap apricots and a box of tomatoes at my Italian grocer. The tomatoes were $15 for a 10kg box. They are all roma tomatoes.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:32:13 am »
I did the grocery shopping this morning and then we went up and got a bank cheque for DH's new car. We think delivery will be Friday.

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Chit Chat / What are you cooking today?
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:30:49 am »
DD and DH said they now need 2 slices for  toast as these are smaller!!! They are used to the very domed loaves.

https://www.notquitenigella.com/2020/09/14/strawberry-cinnamon-buns/

I've made some scrolls. They are strawberry and almond. I copied the filling from a site and used Chookie's No Fuss recipe with a good slurp of golden syrup in.

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Chit Chat / What are you cooking today?
« on: January 12, 2021, 06:47:50 am »
I'm making a Classic Loaf. I bought a giant bread tin with a lid. I think this will fit into it rather well. We will soon see.
Here is my Classic loaf.  Also the Sunbeam Golden Fruit cake which is delicious.


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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: January 11, 2021, 05:12:29 am »
I often leave my SD in the fridge overnight Marina. Especially the rye ones. I cooked the second new recipe this morning. It is lovely and dark and very tasty. Only a very small loaf though, and short!

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 11, 2021, 05:10:56 am »
Stay cool folks. Our long burst of heat absolutely wore me out.
I did the ironing this morning and then we had a lovely surprise visitor. It was a very good friend who spent Saturday in ER. He got up and felt very faint, went to grab a door he thought was closed, it wasn't and he fell. He has a cracked rib, badly sprained wrist, crack on his head and badly bruised shoulder. He was so lucky. It seems to have shaken him up a lot. It would me too.

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Chit Chat / What are you cooking today?
« on: January 10, 2021, 11:51:36 am »
I assembled a fruit cake today and baked it. The fruit had been soaking for a week. I also made 2 rye SD loaves. One is still rising in the fridge and the other is baked. Both seemed very runny but I managed.
It’s a very small loaf.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 10, 2021, 06:29:41 am »
So many of the young ones seem to love going to op shops Chookie. Itís probably saving them money.

Much cooler here today. It hasnít reached 30 yet. I have tried my hand at a couple of new rye SD breads. Iím not sure how they will go. I will keep you updated.

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Chit Chat / What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: January 10, 2021, 06:26:39 am »
They all sound delicious. We’re having a salad with cannolini beans, beetroot and I can’t remember what else

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 09, 2021, 06:36:12 am »
A lovely idea Marina. Hopefully it will work out for you.

DD and I went to the shops and had a coffee this morning. It only got to 36 today but it is as though everyone is still stunned by yesterdayís heat.

The visit with Chookie and Ral sounds wonderful. I can imagine that the time would pass very quickly.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 08, 2021, 11:31:57 am »
Today was very, very hot. It was 42 degrees and still 41 at 4.30pm. I had my hair cut this afternoon. It even felt hot in the shopping centre.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: January 08, 2021, 11:29:41 am »
Tacos. I used a flat bread instead of tacos. Too hot for much else.

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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: January 07, 2021, 01:36:17 am »
I have an appointment with the dentist this morning. It's just a check but I will ask him about the root canal tooth. It hasn't been giving me any trouble but I am worried it may hit with a vengeance.

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Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: January 07, 2021, 01:34:09 am »
We're having a stir fry tonight. It's too hot to cook anything much.

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