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   NotaBene posted on Suggested Viewing/Listening  Anybody watching The Good Wife? I used to like this show when it was about Lockhart-Gardner but it has become too complicated and yesterday they featured Valerie Jarrett. She was awful. I like to watch some shows to distract me from what is happening in this country under this administration. Why did they have to bring this woman? Featuring Jarrett yesterday was a low point. I think this is the last episode I am watching.

Any comments?
September 29 at 10:59 EST .

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   Richdet  My comment is: Thanks for the warning! My curiosity about this show just went out the window.

I caught parts of a couple of "Good Wife" episodes last season, which struck me as very well acted and interesting. So I have been thinking about checking it out. As for Valerie Jarrett, I would counter: why "Madam Secretary" as the lead-in? From the ads, the latter show looks like some valentine to a Hillary Clinton surrogate. It appears that CBS is stacking the deck for Democrat women on Sunday nights.
September 29 at 13:09 EST .

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   Gram77  I'm not happy with the merger. I would much rather have seen how Carey and Alisha would have gone forward on their own. I would like to ask if any one watched the opening show Gracepoint? I wonder how long it will take to bring out the past of the new detective put in charge. Something fishy there. Also I am trying to get into How To Get Away With Murder. Lots of lose ends with this one that I can't tie together yet.
October 3 at 09:02 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Crafts  Just finished this scarf and hat for my granddaughter. She loved it. She asked me if I could knit another hat with pink yarn and a white crochet flower. I am already working on this.
   September 11 at 11:46 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  Really lovely, NotaBene, I knit too, just not so well as you!
September 15 at 12:20 EST .

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   Gerty  Agree with Miss Kat--lovely! I particularly like the pink pattern. Don't think I've seen it before.
September 15 at 18:08 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Blessings  I have so many blessings, first of all my husband of 43 years, it is a blessing to share my life with him. My children and grandchildren, my faith, and last but not least my 93 year old mother. She has been a wonderful mother and a good friend all my life.

When I was young my mother taught me to always count my blessings; to be thankful for what I had and not worry about what I did not have.
That was a great advice.
August 11 at 12:31 EST .

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   Straitpath  Thanks, NotaBene for your uplifting comment.
August 12 at 21:10 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Movies & Reviews  Thanks to HopeandGlory for the tip. We just watched "Flying Tigers". We loved it. Later tonight we watched "Mogambo" with Ava Garner, Grace Kelly and Clark Gable. What a wonderful movie.

Wonderful movies. Love the connection. Rake King I am looking forward to tomorrow's quizzes.
July 27 at 02:07 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I'm so glad you enjoyed "Flying Tigers" Notabene, next to "God is my Co-Pilot" it's one of Hubby's most favorite movies. "God is my Co-Pilot" being #1 and probably "North to Alaska" is #2 . . . Smile!
July 27 at 16:12 EST .

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   Safetydude  H&G,

I read "God Is My Co-Pilot" in high school and then had a life experience playing golf 'with' General Scott and meeting him at one of his annual tournaments to help support the "Museum Of Aviation", outside Robins AFB in Warner Robins, GA.
I was stationed at Robins AFB and one of our old 116 TFW Wings' F-105's is on display at the museum.
July 27 at 17:23 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hubby said "Oh Boy Dude, what a wonderful experience you had meeting Gen. Scott." Hubby said he also read the book as a boy. Maybe that is why he joined the Air Force . . . Smile!
July 27 at 21:11 EST .

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   Safetydude  "Scotty" as he was called by his friends(I was not one )but we all called him that, visited our wing when we were flying B-1's out of Robins sometime in the late 80's.
I think he was also in his 80's when flew in one of our jets.

He was a well know and a welcome guest on base.

Thank your Hubby for his service.
July 27 at 21:48 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I sure will . . . Goodnight everyone!
July 27 at 22:45 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Crafts  I just mailed this sweater to my grandson who is one year old. His father loves sailing.

Intarsia is a lot of work but it is nice to have a picture to make it more lively.

   July 26 at 18:59 EST .

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   Gerty  Full disclosure: I had to google the term 'intarsia' to really understand your post, Miss NB. But of course! We used these methods to knit argyle socks years ago.

And what a charming result you achieved in this sweater! The little sail boat is perfect!

It has also occurred to me that your grandson will appreciate your work for many, many years to come.
July 27 at 07:04 EST .

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   NotaBene  Definition of intarsia: Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours.

I made many samples of sailboats until I managed to knit this sailboat. There are videos in the internet that explain how to do it. They were very helpful.

Thank you Gerty for your comments.
July 27 at 12:13 EST .

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   Balogreene  Man, if it's like knitting argyle socks NotaBene, you are fantastic.
August 14 at 17:35 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Movies & Reviews  Please Rake King, do not abandon most us who enjoy your quizzes. If anybody wants to post a comment they are welcome to do it. You never stopped anybody from posting.

Do not let these selfish people win.
July 19 at 03:00 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Main Page The Lobby  Mei Dei, you asked me for my quiche recipe.

I have to admit that I buy the pastry, it comes in a box and it has two round pastries.

To bake the pastry, preheat the oven to 350°F. Use the bought pastry. Press into the angles and corners and prick all over with a fork.

Line with paper or foil and beans and bake in preheated oven for 10 min. Remove the paper and beans and prepare the filling. (I keep the beans for future quiches ).

Quiche Filling (enough for a 20-22 cm quiche serving 4-6, or triple quantity if making a large rectangular tart ).

3 eggs
Salt, pepper, nutmeg
½ cup of liquids: - double cream
- natural yogurt
- sourcream
- leftover sauce
- milk

100 grs. or 4 ounces solids:- grated or sliced cheese
- cubed ham or bacon
- smoked salmon, trout or mackerel
- cooked diced broccoli, spinach
- fresh, frozen or tinned shellfish
- buttered leeks, onions or endives
- fried eggplant
- fresh, frozen or tinned asparagus or artichokes
- strips of grilled, peeled peppers (any color )
- peeled, diced sautéd tomatoes and olives

2-3 Tbsps. Fresh chopped herbs to match your filling.

50 grs. grated Parmesan (optional )

Blend, process or whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and chosen liquid(s ). Stir in prepared solids and herbs and taste for seasoning.

Pour into the pre-baked pastry shell. Sprinkle on optional cheese and bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and nicely risen.

Quiches can be served hot, tepid or cold. Raw pastry or the pre-baked crusts can be frozen and so could the fully baked quiche. The fillings can be prepared 1 or 2 days ahead and refrigerated.

For the chard quiche I steam the chard leaves, fry an onion in olive oil, add the chopped onions and then the rest of the ingredients, eggs and one of the liquids.

I also like the corn quiche, you can use fresh corn (boiled ) or can corn. Or you can use any leftovers. The leek quiche is also very nice.

Hope you like this recipe Mei Dei
July 13 at 23:47 EST .

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   NotaBene  It is not clear in my recipe but you choose one of the liquids and one of the solids for the quiche. You can use anything, and mix vegetables if you like.

I once made a ham and cheese quiche and on top I put small slices of tomato. It was delicious.

Also, it should have been posted on Recipes.
July 14 at 10:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  Delicious sounding - will try!
July 21 at 12:10 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Main Page The Lobby  This is a message for Mrs. Cow.

I just finished reading death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum. You were very kind to recommend me this author. I am very sorry you do not post in The Connection anymore. You were one of the first Ldotters to post pictures of your beautiful quilts. Now we have a CRAFTS Wall and we need you there. I would love to see pictures of the beautiful multicolor socks and the nice things you knitted for your grandchildren.

It will also be nice to hear from Yotty and Nu, there are new people in The Connection but it would be very wonderful if we can hear from the Ldotters from the old times.

Please come back Mrs. Cow, Yotty and Nu, we would love to hear the news from the Barn.
July 13 at 23:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  Ditto
July 14 at 07:32 EST .

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   Belwhatter  In times gone by, posters on this wall have allowed things to become a trifle too personal and that is when Miss Lucianne in her wisdom steps in. We post here according to her rules of etiquette.
July 15 at 15:27 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  PTL for the wisdom of Miss Lucianne. . . . we love you Miss Luci . . . and we love this site.
July 15 at 17:33 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Crafts  A hat I made for my granddaughter. It is so nice to see them wearing something that was created by my knitting needles.
   June 26 at 12:17 EST .

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   Gerty  Knitting needles don't make beautiful hats, loving Grandmother do! :- )

Just love the red and white colors---bet this looked great during the Holidays.
June 26 at 18:57 EST .

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   Linder  Precious!
July 6 at 23:04 EST .

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   NotaBene posted on Health & Diet  Last year my blood glucose was 122. I read in the connection that cinnamon lowers your sugar. I follow the adviece of an Ldotter. This year my blood glucose is 102!

I cannot remember who posted this but THANK YOU. My doctor is very happy and so am I. The connection is great.
June 19 at 02:05 EST .

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   NotaBene  It should be "I followed the advice of an Ldotter". Sorry for the typos ...
June 19 at 02:06 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Doesn't matter who mentioned it, it works. My diabetes doc told me about it a couple of years ago.If you will notice, they keep changing the number for pre-diabetes. A couple of years ago it was 120, now they want your sugar under 100. Mine was 108 this morning but after 2 hrs in the garden it was 74 , then I ate my PB/Banana sandwich. Now back out to the garden.
June 19 at 08:15 EST .

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   MeiDei  I don't have a blood sugar problem but heard about cinnamon years ago. I usually add a few good dashes of it on top of coffee in the basket before turning on the coffee maker. Tasty.
June 19 at 08:50 EST .

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   Gram77  Well this is a surprise! I never check this site out and it seems I've been missing some good info. Cinnamon in coffee? Must try this.
June 26 at 09:22 EST .

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   Balogreene  Me too MeiDei, a touch of cinnamon, and 6 teaspoons of Benefiber. I get a lot of goodness out of a pot of coffee. I also mix cinnamon in locally grown honey, and take a tablespoon (like the one you use to stir your coffee ) every day. Helps digestion, and allergies.
July 2 at 18:44 EST .

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   MeiDei  How interesting Balo - I make fresh ginger tea for indigestion but will had the cinnamon to the honey I use!
July 3 at 10:08 EST .

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   Alice  That's great news how well it works for you, Notabene! I looked into this some.

It turns out there are 2 kinds of cinnamon, and what we get for seasoning is almost always the cassia type, which comes from eastern Asia and which I love to use as a spice. The other originated in Ceylon / Sri Lanka and is named Cinnamomum zeylanicum or Cinnamomum verum.

We have to be cautious about the amount of cassia cinnamon we take, because it contains coumarin which can cause liver problems in some people or maybe a boatload hurts anyone's liver; try an internet search on 'coumarin in cinnamon' if curious about this.

So if we are going to use a lot of extra cinnamon to reduce blood sugar, it looks like we should go with the Cinnamomum zeylanicum. I priced it recently at the health food store -- about $11 for 4 ounces if I remember right. Way more than the cassia/regular grocery type, but if someone is already on diabetes meds, their liver may be somewhat stressed from that already. For what it's worth, the NIH study I ran across while looking for the info was on rats and used the 'Ceylon' cinnamon (
July 8 at 16:42 EST .

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   NotaBene  Thank you Alice for your post. I am taking the Cassia cinnamon, did not know there were two types. I looked in Amazon and found also the Ceylon one which I will use in future. I am not diabetic but the doctor was a little concerned that my sugar was too high. As BirdsNest posted above the number for pre-diabetes was lowered and now doctors want you to be under 100.
July 13 at 12:02 EST .

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