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Old 07-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #25061
 
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Oh Befrizzled, I'm so sorry, and I'm so glad that you can recognize & overcome. You are strong.
Aw, thanks, TRBL.

I've known for a long time that I have these strange reactions to stories like this, but I don't really want to tell anyone IRL because I don't want them to panic that I'm going to quit eating again. It just feels nice to say it "out loud" here so I can really acknowledge how ridiculous it is -- because it is absolutely ridiculous.

I consider myself recovered, for the most part. I just wish I could figure out a way to not feel so physically and emotionally ill over these stories and these people. My mom is morbidly obese -- and so was my dad, but he died years ago -- and I worry myself sick over her if I allow myself to think about it for too long. Years of therapy couldn't help me figure out how to handle things like this more easily, but at least I'm no longer starving myself as a reflex to the worry. So, there's a victory in there somewhere.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #25062
 
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Out of the oven:
Whole wheat hazelnut cookies with currants and cacao nibs. Crunchy, nutty, pleasantly salty, lightly sweet, buttery, a little tart, and with a nice bitter chocolate flavor from nibs. So hard to stop eating! And yet another example of why whole grains are wonderful in cookies --- flavor, texture, not health. Hate when people dismiss whole grain anything as healthy, and when people use whole grains as a throw in or to make a classic baked good unrecognizable for health reasons.
I refuse to make something healthy if it doesn't taste good, too. What's the point, because if you do that you're going to want to binge on something yummy later!

So feel free to send your cookies this way. or even your recipe!

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Yep, I've tasted things that tasted nothing like what they were supposed to be, which just defeats the purpose.

NetG, I'll definitely send you a few things once I'm back from Shelter Island for good.
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Apricots are on sale at the market for 69 cents a pound yay! What made me laugh was there is a 15 pound limit. What could I do with 15 pounds of apricots?
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Delicious jam, of course. Or jelly/glaze.
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I've never made jam or jelly. Hmmmm....it is chilly today...I could use the stove...
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:49 PM   #25067
 
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Apricots are so underrated here. The French love them, though.
If you have chamomile, (culinary) lavender, elderflower, or other herbs, they are nice to infuse into an apricot jam. But it's also great plain.
I like to poach them or bake them and then you can use them and their syrup to top yogurt, or oatmeal, over ice cream, in a crumble, etc.
They make a great upside down cake as well.
Great in a salad with tomatoes and basil, too!

I'd go with jam over jelly, by the way. It's easier to make properly, requires less sugar, doesn't require cheesecloth, and is more versatile.
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Yep, I've tasted things that tasted nothing like what they were supposed to be, which just defeats the purpose.

NetG, I'll definitely send you a few things once I'm back from Shelter Island for good.
Speaking of, will you discuss zabaglione sometime? I saw a recipe/discussion of it which wasn't helpful as far as how long to keep it on a double boiler...if there are signs showing you when it's done, etc.

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #25070
 
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Well, it will basically triple in volume, be pale cream color and warm to the touch.

It's one of the best things to do with an excess of yolks and summer berries.

Here is a nice tutorial, though I wonder if the temperature is a typo since 145 degrees is customary, if you prefer to gauge by thermometer. 50 C ends up as 122 F.
http://gourmettraveller.com.au/dessert-wine-sabayon.htm
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Apricots are on sale at the market for 69 cents a pound yay! What made me laugh was there is a 15 pound limit. What could I do with 15 pounds of apricots?
Wow, the cheapest I've seen them here is $1.79/lb. I apparently live in the wrong place for good fruit.
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I looked up a few jam recipes and it seems easy enough. I guess I'll be buying lots of apricots and some jars.

I've always loved apricots. My grandmother had an apricot tree in her front yard and I would devour them in the summer when I would stay with her. I miss that tree.
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My god folks are idiots!
How do they become sups again?!
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Apricots are on sale at the market for 69 cents a pound yay! What made me laugh was there is a 15 pound limit. What could I do with 15 pounds of apricots?
Wow, the cheapest I've seen them here is $1.79/lb. I apparently live in the wrong place for good fruit.
I shop at a produce market that has waaaaaay better prices than any regular supermarket. I admit that I'm lucky. I save so much money buying there. Yes I have to shop at more than 1 store but that's ok by me if I get local produce at an unbeatable price.
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I do not want to get home on Sunday after being on vacation, drop everything from vacation, pack up another suitcase and drive over 2 hours to go out to dinner with clients and then go only to a luncheon the next day. My boss said it's fine to blow it off but why do I feel the marketing rep will not take it so well?

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Ugh.

Too much protein (scrambled eggs).

Here comes the crash.

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Old 07-14-2011, 04:46 PM   #25079
 
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how can one have too much protein? This is an odd concept to me. I'm much more likely to feel like I've overdone it with carbs than with protein.

Now I want some cheesy scrambled eggs.
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For the first time in my life I bought white pants. I'm even going to wear them out of the house. It's really hard to inspect your own rear in a dressing room mirror and I hope I didn't miss if they look bad or not.
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