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#27226 Sneakeater

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 02:14 AM

I wish I were that annoyed.
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#27227 prasantrin

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 03:32 AM

If you ever need a house sitter, I'd be happy to come and pick lemons for you. I'd even be able to bring them back to Canada, since citrus fruits are allowable!

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:12 AM

Evelyn, would you care to share your limoncello recipe?  Our one dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing like gangbusters; N has been putting Meyer lemon in everything and just made a lemon and cranberry tea cake from a recent Dorie Greenspan recipe.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 01:47 AM

Interjecting here but a really worthwhile recipe.    Lemon "buttermilk" sherbet.    I reached for buttermilk but inadvertently pulled out whipping cream which was in the same colored container.  

 

WOWZER!    Possibly the best sherbet/ice cream I've ever tasted.     Best, even after several days in the freezer, it scoops easily and smoothly.    This will become my default.

 

https://dejavucook.w...ermilk-sherbet/

 

(It is the sugar syrup that keeps it scoopable.    Worth remembering with other fruits sherbets that tend to freeze hard.)


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#27230 Evelyn

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 04:33 AM

Evelyn, would you care to share your limoncello recipe?  Our one dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing like gangbusters; N has been putting Meyer lemon in everything and just made a lemon and cranberry tea cake from a recent Dorie Greenspan recipe.

 

It's my first time using this recipe. It's in the 'aging' phase. Which technically ends next Wednesday. But I will won't be home then. If you are not in a hurry, I can let you know what I think when I get back the following week. Or, I can give you the recipe now. Just let me know.



#27231 joethefoodie

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 12:10 PM

This is more bad news/good news, than a total annoyance.

 

While I was in Santa Clara, Las Vegas had a couple of nights of hard freeze temperatures that had their way with my fruit trees and other plants (looks like the trees have a good chance of survival. My yard crew comes tomorrow--keep your fingers crossed).

 

They (the Meyer lemon trees) don't like to get too cold - they're like hothouse flowers!

 

Additionally, one winter we had a pretty hard frost.  The trees dropped like 60 - 70% of their fruit, and boy, was that a friggin' mess.

 



#27232 StephanieL

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

 

Evelyn, would you care to share your limoncello recipe?  Our one dwarf Meyer lemon tree is producing like gangbusters; N has been putting Meyer lemon in everything and just made a lemon and cranberry tea cake from a recent Dorie Greenspan recipe.

 

It's my first time using this recipe. It's in the 'aging' phase. Which technically ends next Wednesday. But I will won't be home then. If you are not in a hurry, I can let you know what I think when I get back the following week. Or, I can give you the recipe now. Just let me know.

 

 

Not in a hurry at all.  Thanks, and I hope it's good!


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#27233 StephanieL

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

Annoyance: when a medication you take successfully helps one condition while exacerbating/worsening another.


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

I got these incredibly comfortable new pillows, and now it's extremely hard for me to get myself out of bed.


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#27235 Steve R.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 09:59 PM

I got these incredibly comfortable new pillows, and now it's extremely hard for me to get myself out of bed.


From the pillow guy on TV, right?

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:19 AM

It's -35C but the windchill is -49C. I really should plug my car in, but I don't want to go out in the cold. And the tips of my fingers still hurt from the cold.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:04 AM

Do you have some kind of super heater you can activate at times like this?


Then that happened.

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

It's -35C but the windchill is -49C. I really should plug my car in, but I don't want to go out in the cold. And the tips of my fingers still hurt from the cold.

 

It's as cold as it has been in a generation here. Got to -34C air temperature and windchill of -45C last night. And tonight will be similar. We are taking advantage of people opting to stay in and going out for dinner with friends.

 

Water supply to one bathroom froze (although it is prone to that even in less severe weather). Dishwasher drain hose froze since it is on the outside (uninsulated) kitchen wall.

 

And we are by no means the coldest spot in MN this week.


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:09 AM

That's definitely one good thing about the cold weather - many places are pretty empty, so normally difficult-to-get-reservation places here are taking walk ins. Even Costco was relatively empty yesterday, and I got a really good parking spot!

Oddly, I have not raised the thermostat in my house, yet. It's still set at a balmy 16C!

#27240 voyager

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:30 AM

That's definitely one good thing about the cold weather - many places are pretty empty, so normally difficult-to-get-reservation places here are taking walk ins. Even Costco was relatively empty yesterday, and I got a really good parking spot!

Oddly, I have not raised the thermostat in my house, yet. It's still set at a balmy 16C!

That's our default.


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