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   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  Today I made Sweet Potato Pound Cake. Made it in loaf pans because it makes a full Bundt pan and my"Easy Bake Oven" can't cook it properly. Two loaf pans is great. One to give to friends and one to share for lunch tomorrow.
December 4 at 17:34 EST .



   MeiDei  Recipe?
As an aside, I have a very old electric Salton Hot Tray that gets pulled out for Holiday dinners but will only hold one or two serving dishes to keep warm - until, by accident, a veg. dish broke & a loaf pan was pulled in to use. 3 loaf pans fit perfectly on the tray & solved the spacing problem.
December 4 at 21:25 EST .




   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/spinach-and-artichoke-quic
he-recipe/


This sounds really good.
December 2 at 18:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  Checked it out & linked to a page of never-ending recipes, got lost in there for several hours!
December 4 at 15:10 EST .


   BirdsNest  I made her Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake. Delicious. I love anything with poppy seeds. Try it.
December 4 at 17:31 EST .


   MeiDei  I, too, love poppy seeds but couldn't find the recipe - care to share?
December 4 at 21:27 EST .


   BirdsNest  Okay...

http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/tanger
ine-poppy-seed-pound-cake/


The recipe uses buttermilk, which makes the cake so tender. If you live in an area where you can get nice tangerines, definitely make this. I used some sad, pathetic looking tangerines(all the store had to offer ) and it was still tasty. The recipe can be used with any citrus.
December 5 at 07:17 EST .


   MeiDei  Thx! Copied it - and the Tangerine Jam - and the Blueberry zucchini cake w/lemon buttercream frosting. Tangerines were a big treat for my brother & me when we were kids; always had a few in our Christmas stockings.
December 5 at 10:49 EST .


   MeiDei  I have a can of poppy seeds, jam-like, so I went to see where plain seeds can be found ... did you know ingesting poppy seeds can give a [false] positive on a blood/urine
drug test? Posting the link on the health wall.
December 5 at 11:03 EST .


   BirdsNest  I knew that. That recipe calls for 3 T. Poppy seeds. Find them in herb/spice aisle. The ones I bought were $7.99 for 2.6 oz. Almost $50/lb. Expensive. I will locate another source for them.
Monday at 16:16 EST .


   MeiDei  just found this: Bob's Red Mill, Poppy Seeds, 8 oz (226 g ) By Bob's Red Mill $4.81 will check the aisle that features Bob's Red Mill products ... Walmart also supposedly carries several brands - most more expensive but McCormick's is under $5 for 2.2 oz - from their on-line purchase site.
Monday at 19:06 EST .


   MeiDei  here's another source w/rave reviews & affordable.
https://nuts.com/cookingbaking/seeds/pop
py/organic.html?gclid=CLSAzuTC3tACFY-Fsw
odVvUB_A#reviews
Monday at 21:27 EST .




   BirdsNest posted on Gardening & Landscaping  This was sent to me by another poster, she is having troubles with her computer. I will post the link so you guys can read up on it and have another "go to" place for gardening information.
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-cin
namon-on-plants.htm


Thanks, MeiDei
October 30 at 07:40 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  This intrigued me...is that word spelled correctly?
http://damndelicious.net/2013/08/04/jalapeno-popper-grilled-
cheese/


Last time I made a grilled cheese in a waffle iron, it was a mess and a half.

Saw somewhere that you can use mayonnaise instead of butter for grilled cheese.
October 22 at 20:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  I use our Forman Grill for grilled cheese sandwiches but adding bacon and jalapenos does sound 'damndelicious'.
October 22 at 20:42 EST .

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   Balogreene  I used to use Miracle Whip, till I got a great non-stick pan, and don't need it anymore.
October 23 at 10:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The butter is the best part of the sandwich!
October 24 at 23:33 EST .

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   MeiDei  Some of your home made breads, Bird, sound as if they'd vie for the best part, or at least share honors with butter.
October 25 at 11:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Okay, I made grilled cheese on white using mayonnaise. It was great and no burned butter smell. And I had it along with Campbell's Tomato soup. Delicious. Melvin liked it too. He will drink soup from a spoon while I hold him. So spoiled!
MeiDei, yesterday I took Eggnog Bread to the tracks and sliced it for the other sellers to enjoy. It had Eggnog Icing on top studded with fruitcake mix. Pretty and tasty.
One of the sellers brought me 2 one pound bags of chopped walnuts to use in my baking. WOW!
October 30 at 07:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  Eggnog bread - hmmmm, yummy. Do I think a date and walnut bread is next?

Grilled cheese & Tomato soup - haven't had that combination since grade school - one of my 3 favorite lunches;; what memories.
October 30 at 20:06 EST .

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   Balogreene  The grilled cheese I buy near work has Tillamook, provolone, and American, on sourdough bread. It is to die for.
Bird, when we were kids, my very handsome older cousin made us grilled cheese when we were visiting (every couple of years ). He's the one who used white bread, Miracle Whip inside and out, and Velveeta. My mom hates it, but, for us kids its comfort food! He died in a car accident, on his way home after being mustered out of the Navy during Vietnam, so it is also a memorial to Doug.
November 2 at 19:26 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  We also use the 'george', white bread, what ever cheese on hand, but after it is done, we smear strawberry jam on it. messy but good.
November 4 at 15:56 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Faith  About once a week I get really sad, missing Hagar and not wanting to come home . My house is not empty, there are parrots and Melvin(Hagars bird ), but Hagar is not here. I should be getting used to this. Still there are people that ask after him. I am happy to know so many people cared about him, but they get embarrassed when they are told he has passed. That doedn' t upset me at the time. I don't want to make them cringe. Yesterday my friend who is an EMT called me on her way home from a 24 hr shift. She mentioned her partner had a call, the person had died
Later she called to tell me the person that had passed was 33 yrs old and his 4 yr old called 911. The wife was at work. I feel very badly for this young woman. She is so devastated. I have been praying for her and her son.
October 14 at 23:28 EST .

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   Gerty  Hello, Miss Birdie. Sometimes I wish I were better at using words to accurately express my feelings....like now. If I were there with you, I would just hug you and share the loss you are feeling.

I will have to settle for a cyber hug. But my thoughts and prayers are not confined by the mundane...may you know and feel the comfort of the love of Hagar and the Lord.
October 15 at 03:33 EST .

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   MeiDei  It's good to talk about him, part of the healing process. He was, and is, an important part of your life - share the memories; ask others to do the same.
When Gerty lets go, you have a cyber hug from me too ; )
October 15 at 11:32 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Healing and comfort will come slowly Birdie....but they will come...I'll lift you up in prayer
October 18 at 15:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thank you all. Today was one of those days. Hagar's birthday is next Tuesday and I have plans to sprinkle some ashes in his favorite places. After being at the flea market with so many wonderful people I hated to come home.
October 22 at 20:37 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Health & Diet  Having issues with my taste buds. Can't taste everything. Today I made a spice cake. Could taste the cream cheese frosting but not the cake. I could smell a bit of spice but others tasting the cake said it had a good strong flavor. I forgot to mention it to my doctor.
October 11 at 19:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  Maybe you burned a few buds tasting your hot pepper delights. (smile ) Is it just sweet you can taste?
October 13 at 06:36 EST .

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   BirdsNest  My taste buds are all over the place. Been like that for months. Some things I can smell but not taste. Makes eating a challenge. For about 2 weeks all I could taste was queso dip and Fritos Scoops. So thats what I ate.
October 14 at 23:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Just checked on the cake in the oven. Has over 20 min. left to cook, but the top is scorched and the cake is not done. I cannot smell the burned cake. I dont have the energy to make another one. And its late. I am steamed.
October 14 at 23:42 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have you had a change in meds, or a different lab for a generic prescription? I ask because my son is now having problems with spicy foods and we're playing detective + my mother experienced the no smell/limited taste as you; never found out why.
October 15 at 10:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The only medication change is Furosemide, I started that in March. But I cannot remember when the taste buds went. The past 2 years with Hagar's health problems, food was simply a source for fuel not enjoyment. I will chat with my doctor next week.
October 22 at 20:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  Found this while researching for my son; hope it helps - a sinus problem. http://www.sinuswars.com/lossoftasteands
mell.asp?gclid=CLz_7ZWw8s8CFVBZhgodv3IPs
g
October 23 at 22:19 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Perhaps someone can help. Since the whole hacked Yahoo mail event, I have changed my PW on the house computer. But I cannot access my mail from my cellphone no matter if I use the new PW or the old one. Help!!
October 6 at 06:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Some folks invited me over to pick some hot peppers. The man is very persnickety about his garden. He went fishing and told his wife to give me a bags and turn me loose!! I pocked a goodly amount of hot peppers....Fatali, Caribbean Red, Trinidad Scorpion, and Pablono. I had brought them some of my peppers...Hot Lemon, Fish, and Chiltepin. Plus a jar of Hot Lemon pepper Fig Jam. I will attempt to make some hot pepper paste and save some of the seeds for starting next year.
October 1 at 06:35 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Made a small amount of hot pepper paste. Takes 21 days to ferment then will last up to 2 yrs. in the refrigerator. I am not sure I will be able to eat it. Most of the peppers I used were extremely hot, in the Chernobyl category.
October 6 at 06:30 EST .

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   StormCnter  What is it used for, Bird?
October 6 at 09:44 EST .

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   BirdsNest  My friend uses it in anything she wants to have "heat". She makes a lot of stir fry. veggies and adds a touch of paste to it. Its another way to preserve the harvest.
October 6 at 16:48 EST .

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   MeiDei  1/4 - 1/2 tsp. depending on heat in a stir fry is great! Or in a pot of hot water, tent a towel over your head, breathe [with your eyes closed] in & clear your sinuses. Isn't there also a tip to water it down and spray on veggies as a detriment (? )
October 6 at 21:34 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Health & Diet  Yesterday I took a hard fall. My hands were full. I was carrying clean chicken waterers. My foot caught the edge of a cage and boom! down I went. Hard on both elbows and right shoulder. Right foot was scraped on the cage that caught me. Did not break the waterers. First thought. Then I checked myself out. No bruises. Felt ok. Well this morning I found a small bruise on my leg and my right shoulder feels achy. Very lucky. Could have been worse.
September 22 at 08:56 EST .

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   Daisymay  Oh my gosh Bird! You certainly were lucky. The shoulder could have been disaster if you landed wrong on it. I fell out of the back seat of our SUV, backwards, and landed on my shoulder. Took a year before I could really move it freely without pain. I won't go into how that happened! Happy you're doing well!
September 22 at 19:09 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks, Daisymay. The soreness in the shoulder has been aggravated by weed pulling. No big deal.
September 26 at 08:55 EST .

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   Gerty  Hold on there Miss Birdie....shoulders are nothing to be taken lightly. One such fall could prove to be a "big deal" later on.

I just had total shoulder replacement surgery three months ago and wish someone had diagnosed it properly earlier on. Please see an orthopedic person and let them tell you it's no big deal.
October 2 at 21:15 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Gerty, SO glad to see you posting again.
Healing well from the shoulder surgery?
October 6 at 06:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Bird, you were lucky. My sister took a fall taking the recyclable bin out. Turns out she stepped into a little hole at the base of the stairs. I talked her into going into the emergency room. She broke her right arm, and badly sprained her left. She wore a cast on one arm and a splint on the other for six weeks.
October 22 at 10:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Now that we have had nine inches rain in 4 days maybe
I can pull weeds out of raised beds. I am just not feeling.much like gardening. Need to get over that!!
September 22 at 08:47 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Ok. Yesterday I cleaned weeds out of 3 raised beds. Bed #4 will need more than just weeds pulled. Needs to be replaced. So maybe next month I can buy the lumber to do that. Beds #5&6 have pepper plants and zinnias in bloom. Would have pulled the zinnias but thete are still pollinators buzzing and fluttering around them so they stayed. The last bed had jalapenos growing so I weeded and left the peppers awhile longer. I am sick of looking at weeds. Hagar is probably as disgusted with it as I am.
September 26 at 08:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  Disgusted or not, he understands Bird. Now you have me craving jalapenos - good thing I'll be off to the store soon.
September 26 at 13:42 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Garlic is planted. Hooray.
September 30 at 08:50 EST .

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