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Weekend Reprise

The plans:

Boring necessary plans:
- grocery shopping
- get car inspected
- clear some piles of stuff
- take stuff to Salvation Army
- backup computer files to external drive

More interesting plans:
- grocery shopping
- try tagine recipes (yes, I has tagine ^_^ )

- try other N. African recipes (got new cookbook too!)
- new batches of cordials
- recipes using lemon balm, other than cordial
- GURPS game
- get/install/have them install more RAM in home computer
- get/install/have them install new DVD/CD drive

"Finishing what I've started" plans:
- two sketches
- update cordials recipe page
- more pattern darning
- photograph pill boxes
- finish/photograph steampunk watch necklace
- finish at least one more necklace since I'll have the materials out

Alright, so not so very far along.  :-P 
But much of the weekend was taken up in reading American Gods.  :-)

The cookbook is North African Cooking by Tess Mallos.  It has lots of pretty pictures.  I tried a lamb tagine with dates ("tagine lham bil beleh"), which came out very well, another version of beef with dried fruits, which didn't (I'd needed to let it cook too long and then mis-estimated how much liquid would be needed; it might have survived one mistake but not both), and a rolled & coiled almond/phyllo pastry  ("m'hanncha", the snake) which came out somewhere inbetween.  I need to work on that one.  The lemon balm recipe was a sort of tea bread and that came out pretty good but I'll want to try another variation before posting the recipe.   The pattern-darning piece still isn't complete, but it's farther along.


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Sep. 2nd, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)

You are a human dynamo. We're moving house....
Sep. 3rd, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Yeesh! Good luck!
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)

Let me try again .. _YOU_ are a human dynamo, we are moving house.. HINT HINT ..
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oh! Well, sure! you provide the airfare and I'll be happy to help. ^_^
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)

The commute is a killer.
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