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  We have a new Wall, it is CRAFTS, Thank you [BirdsNest] for your suggestion.

   Papasparky  Maybe we should send these clowns some more cheese, their whine tasting has increased lately.
   July 17 at 09:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Has everyone noticed how fast is today? And how speedy The Connection is, too? I've been here for years and I have never seen the site work so quickly and smoothly. Thank you, Luis!
   July 17 at 07:18 EST .

   4 people like this.

   CaptainLibra  Yes, lightning fast compared with yesterday. It's a pleasure to be back!
July 17 at 11:32 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Safetydude  We haven't seen anything from the 'First Sergeant', "Ole buzzard" for a long time.
I hope everything is ok in Central GA.
July 16 at 14:46 EST .

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   Mildred  Is anyone else having difficulty accessing I am using Explorer 11 and the site is extremely slow and will not record my 'likes.' The Connection was always a long, slow start but the Main Page is even slower this morning and will not load. I'm getting the annoying 'this page won't load' message more often. It usually occurs between 6:30-7 am and the same time in the evening (that's Pacific time ) but today it started immediately when I turned on the computer and is still not loading properly. I'm about to give up and go somewhere else which I don't want to do but this is really bad. Other sites allow you to click on the 'up' icon and it is registered immediately but Lcom has a long wait and then may or may not register your 'like.' I've emailed Luis in the past and he says he's working on it but it doesn't getter better.
July 16 at 12:13 EST .

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   Alice  Not really, Mildred, and it has been long enough that I think quite a few people have seen your post by now. I use Explorer 11 as well, plus a good internet security suite.
It sounds like you might need to clean out some browser stuff, starting with history and cookies. In case you are unfamiliar with that, pressing F1 key might bring up the Microsoft web page 'Help for Internet Explorer' -- it does on my laptop. On that page, the section called 'Security and Privacy Options' has instructive links like 'Delete and manage cookies' and 'Manage and delete your browsing history'. There are multiple paths to the same good security info from that Help page.
July 16 at 13:39 EST .

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   August9  Thank you for your post Mildred --- I was considering posting the same question myself.
In the last few days, the mothersite has been so slow as to be un-readable, (is that a word? )

Also agree with you that the Connection has always been slow!
I will also add that all of my other "bookmarks" load, and perform perfectly normal.

While discussing "un-readable" I would like to remind everyone that proofreading, and spell checking is your friend!
Just in the last week I have seen several posts that, even after reading a few times, left me wondering what they were saying!
One poster miss-spelled the word "fund" twice, leaving the "d" off once, and changing the "u'" to an "i"---neither of these would trigger the spell check

Just Saying...........
July 16 at 15:14 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks Alice. I do clear the browsing history, cookies and temp files regularly. I once had an internet provider that caused so many problems that I just do the clean up to avoid those problems. I also use CCleaner when Lcom gets so slow or won't load to eliminate that possibility.

August9 I wondered if Lcom does maintenance at the times I've had the slow loading because all my other favorites load in the usual time.

Could someone tell me if having AdBlock or AdFender installed could be responsible by blocking so many of Lcom's ads.
July 16 at 15:26 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mildred, the mother ship has been up and down for most of the day. It's not your computer or your browser. I have three browsers and the down site is the same with each. I don't think Adblock would be giving you Lucianne problems. I have it on all three browsers and I post a lot of articles in the very early morning without trouble. Today has been an exception, however.
July 16 at 18:02 EST .

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   CaptainLibra  I agree. Never seen it so slow as today. On several occasions I have simply given up rather than wait seemingly forever. What's up?
July 16 at 18:04 EST .

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   Mildred  Thanks for your comments. I have seen this happen with more frequency and I have also given up rather than wait. I hope the IT people can solve whatever problems they have been having soon. As I said above, I had an internet provider that caused so many problems, I have since changed to a new provider but feared the new provider was failing also. Love these computers when they work but when they don't, &%q@###
July 16 at 21:27 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's 5:30 AM Texas time and I've been posting articles for two hours. Luis has worked a miracle. The site is speedy and a pleasure to use.
July 17 at 06:28 EST .

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   Straitpath  I am trying to find worthy candidates to whom to contribute. I send only ten dollars and I make it as anonymous as possible. I don't want my ten dollars wasted on multiple pleas for more money. I am going to send money to Justin Amash from Minnesota based on an article at mother site. I am also looking at contributing to Club for Growth. Any more ideas? Thanks.
July 16 at 11:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  Strait, may I suggest Barbara Comstock, candidate in Virginia's 10th district? Barbara has a long and respected record as a GOP conservative and headed the fundraising effort for Scooter Libby's legal expenses. She was head of the Public Affairs Office in the Justice Department during George W.'s administration and is currently a state representative. https://www.barbaracomstockforcongress.c
July 17 at 08:30 EST .

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   Straitpath  Thank you. Ten dollars to her.
July 17 at 22:53 EST .

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   Uno  We're not in Kansas anymore...
   July 15 at 18:50 EST .

   8 people like this.

   Rake King  Where is my buddy Surf? Is she ailing, or on vacation? Moving thru all the walls, what did I see.....No SURF.

If you're out there give me an email to me so I know you are OK?
   July 15 at 14:06 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hello RK . . . Surfie posted on this wall on one of Olhokie64 posts on O7/11 . . . and she also posted on one of Griefs 6 "Cactus" Photography posts that the "Gremlins" or "Hackers" got to, also on 7/11.
July 15 at 17:30 EST .

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   Rake King  Did I hear that her apartment flooded?
July 15 at 19:32 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I think she had a lot of water damage between and thru' her walls from a leaky roof.

Can you check in and update us Surfie.
July 15 at 19:42 EST .

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   Balogreene  Hey Surf, we all miss you. Hi.
July 15 at 22:29 EST .

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   Surfhut  Thanks for the concern everyone. I'm fine. Just took some days off to recharge my batteries!
July 16 at 06:32 EST .

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   Bettijo  Obama Will Go Down as the Worse President Ever! Watch what Chicago Blacks have to say about Obama:

July 15 at 07:32 EST .

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   Uno  Any questions?
   July 15 at 07:13 EST .

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   NotaBene  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  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 .

  8 people like this.

   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 .

  6 people like this.

   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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