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temporary champion [Jun. 7th, 2010|03:58 pm]
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Some of my friends use an application where they sign in to tell it where they are and it proclaims them mayor of their house, like, five times a day. Or something; I'm not sure on all the details. Anyway, I am champion of our house today, I'm pretty sure, except that timprov is getting groceries, grilling fish, and making hot-and-sour soup, so he will probably pass me up later. But here is what I have done today: I have used up the last of a kind of tisane (herbal tea) and a kind of hot chocolate. Yes! Time for a victory lap and a chorus of "We are the Champions!"

(markgritter and I have a great weakness for trying different kinds of hot beverage. We do not have a matching weakness for building storage additions on to the kitchen. So you can see where the issue comes in.)

Also blah blah writing achievements blah blah housework achievements blah blah baking blah blah time with friends. But! A type of tisane and a type of hot chocolate completely used up! Mris am the greetest! Now I am leaving Earth for no raisins! (Don't have time to go re-watch that Futurama episode. Am too busy being the greetest. And making raspberry buttermilk cake. Ah well.)
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[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-06-07 09:01 pm (UTC)

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I have a large kitchen and a weakness for hot beverages, should you wish to unload anything in EIGHTEEN DAYS HUZZAY.
[User Picture]From: braddr
2010-06-08 05:34 am (UTC)

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Along similar lines.. I'll bet that copious amounts would be consumed friday and/or saturday night during a repeat of last year's tea sample fest.
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-06-08 11:47 am (UTC)

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I don't think we have the gear to filter copious amounts of tea for copious numbers of people, is part of the deal there, and before people start in with Geek Answer Syndrome, I do not want to organize such a situation where everybody brings their looseleaf tea strainers and I juggle several kinds of tea. It is more organizational energy than I have at this point, I'm afraid.
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-06-08 11:45 am (UTC)

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I will give it a look.
[User Picture]From: desperance
2010-06-07 09:58 pm (UTC)

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Raspberry buttermilk cake? Do you imagine that I can persuade you that passing the recipe on to us would be kinda like tidying it up at your end...?
From: thoughtdancer
2010-06-07 09:59 pm (UTC)

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Seconded.
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-06-08 11:50 am (UTC)

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See below.
[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-06-07 10:47 pm (UTC)

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This does sound very good.
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-06-08 11:50 am (UTC)

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See below.
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-06-08 11:50 am (UTC)

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It's not my recipe, so that makes it easy to pass along.

She says the lemon zest is optional, but I can't imagine that it could possibly really be optional. It is lemon zest. It is full of necessary. But it's still a nice cake if you use frozen berries and dried lemon zest.
[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-06-08 12:00 pm (UTC)

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Oh, nice. Thought I would share my lemon zest tip. I never run out because every time I have a lemon, I peel it and freeze the peels. They keep very nicely in the freezer.
[User Picture]From: desperance
2010-06-10 07:21 am (UTC)

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Thank you. And you are obviously right about lemon zest, but I have never come across it dried; I don't think we have that over here. Does it actually retain enough flavour to be worth keeping as a fall-back?
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-06-10 06:03 pm (UTC)

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In case you didn't read the one above you, I will note that cathshaffer says they keep beautifully frozen.
[User Picture]From: mamapduck
2010-06-07 11:10 pm (UTC)

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My tea collection takes up three shelves in a large cupboard. I totally get you.
[User Picture]From: zelda888
2010-06-08 04:28 pm (UTC)

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When we were little, my family called that "hero of the realm." Anybody who prevented awkward leftovers, or got rid of the one last cookie that was keeping a whole big package hanging around, was a "hero of the realm."

My tea collection only takes up two shelves in a large cupboard, and I swear it's not the reason we're redoing the kitchen to add more storage. Honest, it's because of the Curse of the Stockpots, really. And the tendency of the silverware drawer to come loose and land on the toes of the unwary. But I am weirdly proud that The Tea Basket seems to have its own reputation among my friends.