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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1548789)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Angela
Well Mr. Sattler, since you managed to slip an unsubstantiated and offensive political jab into the Raccoon thread, I may as well come over to this thread and inform readers that your favorite pasta, Barilla, is on the boycott list in our home due to political reasons.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548787)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Angela
No rain here today. Its very hot. I made some iced coffee to drink in the garden and took a picture of my "vegetable patch". If anyone can tell me what I have growing there I'd be curious. I'm really a city girl and I do not have a clue. This is the first garden I've ever had.


Hard to tell from the picture, but is it possible that the dried seed heads are wild fennel?
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1548786)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile Angela
Weigh-in tomorrow. It is not going to be pretty.

I believe that the incomparable Weird Al best sums up my status over the past week... Inactive
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548718)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Angela
Wisconsin is nice and green in the summer. Send some rain our way, please!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548714)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Angela
Thank you, Vic, Esme and Lynn, for the gardening compliments.

Truth be told, our garden looked much better in early June than it does now. We have a severe drought going on here in California. My front yard is bone dry and very brown. My backyard is only marginally greener because I have been using water to grow some vegetables and to keep our fruit trees alive. In early June it was cooler and rain was not a distant memory. Now everything is brown and dying.



... *glances over the overgrown vegetable patch that is now just called The Butterfly Garden in an attempt to justify the total lack of any actual gardening going on*

I have areas like that as well. I prefer to refer to them as "habitat restoration"...
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #216: Tracking the micronian Battle Cruiser... (Message 1548697)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Angela
Very short win.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548691)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Angela
Oh the raccoons would love it if I put in a koi pond, of any size!!!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548651)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Angela
Hello Friends!

Welcome to the 20th Episode of the Critter Cafe. This is a place where critter people come together to discuss whatever they wish. We have only two rules here - all are welcome and nothing is off topic.

To start us off, here is a picture of a friend of many here.

This photo of Spawnie was taken in our backyard in early June.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548649)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Angela
Hello Friends,

It is with some reluctance that I start a new Critter Cafe thread due to the length of this one. Episode #19 has been dedicated to our dear friend John Clark and I guess I was just a bit reluctant to close it. Still, enough of you have asked me to close it and enough of you have been ignored by me, that now I feel the need to be a bit more responsive.

See you all in Critter Cafe #20.

Your Crazy Raccoon Lady
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Miggins Magnificent Mouthwatering Mouthfuls (Message 1548637)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Angela
I did suggest to Muriel once that we tried coq au vin, but she got quite flustered and said it was a hotel room or nothing, so I had to return the hired Ford Transit to the dealers.

Mercy me! That reminds me of the time I suggested to Ol Pookers that we dine al fresco and he replied that eating outdoors might be more comfortable...
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XIX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548239)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Angela
Angela will like this...


I do!
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1548238)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Angela
Leave it the pros.

LOL! Agreed!!!


Especially for Hotel K, er B&B, er Angela.
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/pages/fdbcottagefood.aspx

LOL! Not planning to go into business. Just trying out what I hope will eventually become a new and fun hobby.



The instructor in today's canning class was SPECTACULARLY disorganized!!! She forgot key ingredients, altered recipes in ways that looked unsafe to me, confused steps, canned things in an inconsistent manner and was completely unable to adequately answer food safety questions posed by class members.

I took the course with another speech pathologist and it was our combined professional opinion that our aging hippie instructor may have taken a few too many mind altering drugs in the 60's.

Even though I am now the proud owner of three jars of things we canned in class today (pickled green beans with dill and garlic, pickled beets with cinnamon and ginger and apple/pear sauce) I have decided not to tempt fate. I left class with such a complete lack of confidence in the food safety skills of our instructor that all three jars of food from class today went into my refrigerator instead of onto a pantry shelf!!! Eric and I will open all the jars and eat the foods within the next couple of weeks to ensure we do not get sick, instead of storing the products longer term. I'm sure they will all taste good. I'm just not sure all were safely canned.

My canning class next week is in a different location and is being taught be a different instructor. I trust it will be a better introduction to canning.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm going to bed now...night night everyone. 2 (and may all our moderators have sweet dreams :) (Message 1547839)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
Well, time to feed the raccoons and hit the hay.

Goodnight friends.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1547830)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
And YOU have a prime version of it???

Oh, I would hardly call myself an expert on marriage... having only done it once.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1547827)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
We can discuss the sensual shit when Eric can be here.
I won't co-opt his wife in such a discussion.

A "discussion" would involve more participants than yourself, so I think it is safe to say you are well out of danger in this regard.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1547821)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
I think you have a distorted view of love, Kittyman.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Modswap 2014! (Message 1547809)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
I am embarrassed to have missed this thread!

Rob and Lynn, thank you so much for giving so generously of your time and talents.

Esme and Julie, thank you for so kindly and generously serving again.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James Garner passes at age 86... (Message 1547805)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
R.I.P.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1547802)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
Among the most sensual things in the world is a woman who submits every ounce of her being to her man, not matter the cost.

Good grief. Kittyman, I strongly suspect you will die alone.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1547787)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Angela
...maybe I can post later about the Memories I have of my Grand mother canning food in 1910 on the farm in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Please do, but if the memories involve exploding cans of tomatoes, please wait until my confidence in my canning skills improves from "I can't" to "I can!!!"


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