Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Today's Adventures

We went up to visit my parents today.  Yesterday there was a windstorm and today we saw signs of it everywhere.  Some of the leaves on the sycamore by our upstairs window are flogged down to veins.  There are green leaves torn off trees -- still not much color change here -- and branches blown down.  We saw a sign that was partly torn off.  0_o

I bought a Buddha's hand!  :D 3q3q3q!!!  My partner Doug is all excited about making Buddha's hand shortbread cookies and candied Buddha's hand.  I'll probably make Enlightened Chicken too, and we got a tenderized steak so I may try the Buddha's hand-pepper combo on that too.  If you want to try this amazing fruit, now is the time to look for it, because it doesn't stay in season very long.  The one I got today is huge, the size of my two open hands, easily worth the $9.99 we paid for it.  I know that sounds like a lot, but you can get a week's worth of recipes out of one fruit.  I will be cooking tomorrow!  \o/

My efforts with the chia pudding continue.  I made a batch of chocolate that, frankly, tastes more like cocoa powder than chocolate.  :/  But I have two more ideas for that: 1) use the fabulous chocolate milk that we sometimes find, or 2) use hot chocolate mix.  Meanwhile, we actually found a small bottle of almond milk.  I plan to try a batch flavored like rice pudding with rosewater and cardamom.  Fortunately Doug has faith in my kitchen chemistry and is tolerant of the trial-and-error phase.  We've had  a great batch of chia pudding, so we know it's possible.
Tags: food, illinois, nature, personal

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