Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bits and Bobs

I say that because they're unrelated.

Did you know that when you are going to boil a 1 1/4 lb. lobster to put a raw egg (in its shell) in with the lobster? When the egg is cooked, the lobster will be, too. Personally I think that's kind of silly. Picture an egg bobbing along beside a lobster.

The bacon craze (Bacon and maple syrup ice cream? Denny's) seems to be weakening, but this is a good tip when you're making breakfst for a lot of people -- preheat the ove to 350, line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper, put a wire rack on top of it and lay out your bacon. It should take about 15 minutes. Don't forget to rotate the pan at about the 7 min. done mark.

This is a simple-sounding recipe...Sweet Teeth, front and center!

1 1/2 cups sugar
3 T corn syrup
1 T honey
1/4 cup water
1 T baking soda, sifted

Line a cookie pan with parchment paper or foil. Mix togther everything BUT the baking soda in a heavy saucepan. Stir it over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Turn up the heat and boil it - but don't stir it - just wipe down the sides with a wet pastry brush. When this mixture turns a pale amber, add the baking soda - IT WILL FOAM UP DRAMATICALLY, SO BE CAREFUL. Whisk and pour onto the cookie sheet. Let it sit until it's cool and then bust it up with a knife handle.

This doesn't bode well...
Richie's great-nephew penned this to us: Dear Uncle Richie and Aunt Nina - Thank you for the check. I LOVE MONEY! Thank you, love, Charlie (age 6)

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