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  1. i *SEE* you

    erm i wondered and looked goggle. google. thing.
  2. i *SEE* you

    goli hope the picture-weeding doesn't take long mad. diagraphephobia eek.
  3. i *SEE* you

    mad (though not about the food reactions ) yersss.
  4. i *SEE* you

    and even if the label encourages us as to the item being wholesome and healthy...i bought 'wholesome icing sugar' for future cookies ( ) and hadn't seen the claim 'gluten-free' - something i have to watch, not the gluten, but the gluten-free business, on account of whatever substitute...so instead of corn starch (i can have) they substituted tapioca starch (cannot have) i should have known but some friends will get a lot of iced cookies
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    yes, i suspect proportional to the decrease in quality of dairy products, over-produced as they are in the North America with the unnatural use of hormones, intensively advertised - we're screamed at to Drink Milk for our Health when the Milk Itself is no longer healthy and . we aren't being told what that milk really contains i can not even tolerate meat from animals that have been milk-fed when we could buy Oka cheese made properly at a monastery in Quebec i could eat it then the last time i bought it, i was ill... in tiny writing on the label,a huge industrial dairy had taken over the production. looking further, found out too few monks left to continue the takeover ruined it. bah. erm, is this Hissy Fit Hall
  6. The CookBook

    moi needs to try these again too might work with soy butter substitute (would totally prefer the real thing ) if you have a man cutout, can be turned upside down to make a face with antlers Molasses Dough for Rolling 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup brown or demerara sugar Cream butter and sugar, and add 1 well beaten egg. Add 2/3 cup molasses, mix well then stir in 3 cups flour sifted with 3 tsp. baking powder (or use self-raising?), 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. gr. ginger. If sticky, chill until easier to manage. Roll out 1/4-inch thick, cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Sugar Cookie Dough 1/2 cup butter, softened. 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup milk with 1/2 tsp. vanilla stirred in. 2 cups flour sifted with 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, then add flour in several amounts alternating with milk mixture, stirring until dough can be gathered into a ball. Roll thin and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 deg. for 10 minutes for pale cookies, a few minutes more for toasty-looking edges.
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    i have a plan to make white dough using coconut oil instead of butter or margarine as i really have to avoid dairy now (it seems even if the edible item comes within a whiff of, say, whey protein, i am sensitive to it :sick: but a good molasses one for rolling i will put at the Cookbook
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    excellent well, have been and gone, slogged through the dry rain to a cozy bakery i had composed a message while there, to the fort, evidently forgot to push Submit vehicle oil change and all cost less than i'd budgeted which, ahem, justified some shopping on impluse such as the cookie cutters . and then at the grocery which i haven't yet put all away :my-bad: drag and still it rains. absol-total-lootly
  9. i *SEE* you

    wh-oh complicated! never simple is it good advice you have a consideratel and new helpful friends some weeks ago we decided to paint the bathroom, small room, shouldn't take long which most of it now has a pleasing and spritely coat of green paint, apart from the walls above the bath/shower where in replacing the plastic wall surround some damage was discovered ...time passed tending to that and related digressions happily can again. but the paint job isn't finished until the next stretch of dry weather...(oh well). i am off to the village with to the service garage. v. v. rainy ... don't really want to wait at the garage the whole time, maybe the village rain won't be as wet as here at home yeah right
  10. i *SEE* you

    definitely holler!
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    is it once a year to pay them i can contribute a bit more often
  12. i *SEE* you

    a dehydrator! Miss is lucky for treats learning a new appliance is a pain for your mum, mad.
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    that is a long drive chez moi