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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1707077)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
DFTST..

LOL, Vic. This is the Critter Cafe. Anything that wanders onto my turf gets fed. Just ask my exasperated neighbors!!!

Even Crocodiles and Alligators? ;) Chomp, chomp.

What else could be done with the stale possums?

Hey!!! My possums are not for eating and I only allow vegan crocodiles and alligators in the backyard.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1707048)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
DFTST..

LOL, Vic. This is the Critter Cafe. Anything that wanders onto my turf gets fed. Just ask my exasperated neighbors!!!
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1706899)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Do you buy "baking pumpkins" or the jack-o-lantern type?

I buy the baking type, generally Sugar Pie pumpkins. They are delicious in soups and in curries. Jack-o-lantern type pumpkins are stringy and not flavorful.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #241 : The New Horizons thread (Message 1706898)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Sorry, no.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706888)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Vic, I was unable to find your gofundme entry. I typed in your name - nothing.
I typed in where you live - nothing. I typed in television. You did not come up.

I have had this problem with gofundme before with another friend. I can never seem to find the entry unless given a direct link.

Vic, feel free to post a link here.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706760)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Welcome home anniet!!!
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706759)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
That opossum isn't laughing. As far as I can tell, possums are not smart enough to have a sense of humor.

But raccoons are??? ;-)

Opossums are a very primitive species. It is highly unlikely that opossums have a sense of humor.

I don't know if raccoons have a sense of humor, but they certainly exhibit playfulness and a sense of fun.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706750)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
That opossum isn't laughing. As far as I can tell, possums are not smart enough to have a sense of humor.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706736)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706729)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1706683)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Dreamed I was roasting chestnuts.

I tried doing that once... not, as the song goes, "on an open fire", but rather in a very hot oven using a cast iron pan. I cut X's in the ends of the chestnuts with a very sharp paring knife and then threw the chestnuts into the pan with a bit of vegetable oil. I did not think that the end product was worth the effort. Even having X'd them prior to roasting them, the chestnuts were still very hard to peel and I thought that they tasted rather bland. Salting them lightly didn't improve them that much.

There are some products (very few, mind you) that I think are better canned than fresh. Canned pumpkin for baking is one of these products. Canned pumpkin typically involves a pureed mix of several different varieties of winter squash to optimize color and flavor. I find fresh roasted pumpkin to be too stringy for baking purposes, even when I use a variety like Sugar Pie pumpkins. I do, however, find fresh pumpkin to be vastly superior to canned pumpkin when used in soups and curries.

Canned chestnut puree also works well in baking. I use jarred chestnuts for very occasional tortes and there is a Christmas cookie recipe Eric likes that calls for canned chestnut puree.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706453)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Raccoon Fun!!!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706445)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Raccoon Rescue - Aw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is so refreshing for me to see videos of people who understand that raccoons are not vermin that need to be exterminated.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The celttooth thread...He is here.... (Message 1706363)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
I thought it was a play on the word prodigal.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #61 (Message 1706190)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
So long, and thanks for all the fish.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1706177)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Hello Friends and Welcome to the 22nd chapter of the ever-popular Critter Cafe.

This is a place where Critter People come together to chat. All are welcome here and nothing is "off topic".


To start off our new thread, and to further prove that ALL are welcome, here is a picture that Eric took in our backyard tonight.

Little Stinks enjoys a lovely dinner of millet seeds.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1706173)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Goodness gracious, this thread is long!

I'm going to lock it. Please join me in the new Critter Cafe.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #241 : The New Horizons thread (Message 1706121)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
Mister Finkleberry, welcome home!!!

How grows your collection of s@h underwear?
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1705825)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
...avocados shouldn't be black...

If you mean on the outside, that is incorrect. It depends on the species. A Haas avocado, for example, is ripe when it is black. The way to tell if a Haas avocado is over-ripe is to feel it (gently!!!). If it is squishy, pass it up. Also, if the skin has gone from a pebbly texture to a smooth texture then the avocado is rotting on the inside.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1705785)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AngelaProject donor
For dinner last night we had pasta tossed with a pesto sauce that I made from basil that we grew in our garden. I threw in some roasted potatoes. Sometimes I throw in green beans as well, but I didn't have any in the garden or fridge yesterday. I topped each serving with some grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and some chopped roasted walnuts.

Hmm But why serve your dish with potatoes?
I would serve it with LOTS of pomodors (tomatoes) and some pasta:)

Eric hates tomatoes. The tomatoes I grow in our garden are for me and to share with my neighbors who do not like to garden.

Green beans and roasted potatoes mixed with pesto/pasta is not an atypical mix for US citizens of northern Italian descent. I know it is starch on starch, but it is delicious.


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