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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1615940)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
My mother made a lime jello salad that used pineapple rings in the the top with cherries in the center of the rings, the lime jello had cream cheese and almonds mixed in, as long as one used premium pineapple it was great, cheap pineapple made for chewy tough rings, yuck.

Canned pineapple is basically cooked pineapple. I suppose that it is possible that the cooking process destroys the enzyme in pineapple (and mangoes???) that causes the denaturing of proteins in gelatin.

Also, it sounds like your mom put the pineapple at the top of the gelatin mold, rather than throughout it, thereby minimizing the contact between the fruit and the gelatin.

Where is our resident chemist, Simon?

Simon, if you happen to come up for air from all of your studies and you know what the deal is with pineapples and mangoes, please educate us on this food science topic.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1615661)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Does pineapple make a good pie? Anyone have a recipe for it?

(Just a random thought I had this morning.)

It's considered a citrus fruit, so I doubt it would.


Pineapples are bromeliads. They are not considered to be citrus fruits.

Citrus fruits make excellent pies - lemon meringue, Shaker lemon, key lime etc.

I would not put pineapple pieces in any gelatin based pie fillings. I think that pineapples, like mangoes, have the capacity to denature some proteins. I suspect that pineapple pieces, suspended in a gelatin filling, might turn that filling to soup. I believe that is why pineapple is often used in meat tenderizers and meat marinades.

(Ang. is my name and cooking is my game!!!)
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm a little better now (Message 1615112)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Miggins Magnificent Mouthwatering Mouthfuls (Message 1614773)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Muriel, darling... please know that my beloved Eric is on the strictest of diets and exercise regimes. In fact, he gets his daily exercise working in our orchard, tending to the walnut, almond and pecan trees that grow so well in our temperate California climate.

If my Eric ventures anywhere near your Emporium, do let me know... for then I shall have an excuse to send you some nuts for your holiday fruitcakes.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1614272)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Bernie, you are the Squirrel Whisperer!!!
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1614269)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Monday, congratulation on your continued losses!!!

Francis Noel, wishing you a continued recovery and good luck in your upcoming half marathon.

Portly little raccoon weigh-in, after Eric and I were away for a very fun weekend with one of our nephews and one of our nieces: 170.8 lbs.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1612495)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
2 more minutes of wasted bandwidth on the east end of a west-facing baby possum.

'nother possum



My raccoons are waving to your baby opossum from out here in the west.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611864)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Can we assume you'll be posting photos soon?

Sadly, probably not soon. This raccoon has only visited us twice and she???/he??? is quite shy.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTGAWUW!!! #0 (Message 1611820)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Congratulations on your win, WezH!!!!!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611791)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Snowball, the blond raccoon, visited us for the second time last night. I couldn't get a picture as she goes under the deck every time I open a window or a door, but I did discover that she really, really, really likes grapes. Last night she ate the grapes I tossed out before the cat food that I scattered for her. Snowball is not a very big raccoon, as adult raccoons go. Perhaps she is still young and will grow a bit more.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611533)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Here's a rarity around here, an XMAS card.

Very pretty card, Vic. Is it from one of your nieces?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1611532)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Monday, you are doing great on all counts!!!

Portly little raccoon weigh-in (after a week of extreme baking involving 9 different double batches of homemade cookies and candies for our annual family holiday cookie party yesterday): 170.4 lbs.

Oh dear! Angela I think you need an assistant to do the taste testing on all those goodies. :-)


I have one. His name is Eric. He weighed 135 lbs when we met in 1992. Now he just tries to keep his weight under 200 lbs.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1611470)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Zsa Zsa used to love our Boston fern, but alas her love was unrequited.
The fern never loved the cat!
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1610903)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 Seti@Home Members (Message 1610901)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Lovely. Simply lovely. Thank you.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1610850)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Monday, you are doing great on all counts!!!

Portly little raccoon weigh-in (after a week of extreme baking involving 9 different double batches of homemade cookies and candies for our annual family holiday cookie party yesterday): 170.4 lbs.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A Couple of Thoughts on World Events (Message 1610081)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I'm 51 years old. I think it is highly probable that within my lifetime I will see a cure for some of the "easier" progressive neurological conditions, for example Parkinson's Disease. (Of course I want world peace, who wouldn't.. but a cure for Parkinson's is probably quite close and world peace seems light years away.) Ever since we mapped the human genome, amazing things keep happening in medical genetics. Finding the key to a condition that is poly-genetic, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, will probably not happen in my lifetime, but then again - who knows???? Anyway, tackling something like Parkinson's Disease seems realistic in the next 20 to 30 years.

What I REALLY want to see is for our species to have excellent success willingly controlling our population. We are far too successful a species. Whenever somebody comes on tv and tells me to recycle (I do), drive a hybrid (I do) and put in a solar system (we are - this coming March), I want to scream at the tv "...but what about population control?"

Anyway, things I do NOT want to see, but that will probably happen in my life - more detrimental effects of global climate change as coastlines rise, island nations disappear, animals species become extinct and resources become more scare.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1609670)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Here's one

Awwww!!!!!

Does Fuzzy want to play with the baby possum or eat the turkey bone?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1609351)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor

Looking for a friend...
20) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1609287)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Criming While White


That link reminded me of what happened to a colleague's son several years ago. The kid was caught shoplifting - a white teenager from a very resourced community. He was not formally prosecuted. He had to go to something called "family court" with his parents. The kid got off with doing some community service.

I think his case was handled correctly.

All teenagers who do stupid things should be treated kindly, respectfully and given a second chance.


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