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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Sorry, I had to do it. At least it's almost sundown.

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    Homemade vanilla bean ice cream with strawberry-vanilla bean syrupy topping.


    DEEEELISH.
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Next time Jam is made, boil the berries until it gets a bit thick.

    Also, did you add pectin? Pectin is like an insurance policy.

    It does not really matter--Strawberry syrup is very tasty.
     
  3. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I have a buff brahma Cockrell and a blue buff Colombian easter egger...If they mate I'm bound to get more blue buff colombians, right?
     
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  4. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I followed the recipe and as such added 2 pouches of liquid pectin. I just wasn't sure about the temp (220 for 2 minutes). I got it to a rolling boil for 2.5 minutes, hoping that would be enough.

    I have read it can take up to 2 weeks to gel, but I've never had anything gel after that long that hasn't gelled in the first 24 hours.

    Either way, refrigerated it has thickened up a bit and would likely be fine as (runny) jam. Being that it was 88 here today... it's an ice cream topping and we're not ashamed of it!
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    No! I would not be ashamed either. It looks very tasty.

    I am surprised is all. Strawberries should have a lot of natural pectin.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    guys I hate to be a party pooper but, as I was enjoying stories of your ancestry, years and place of birth, mother's maiden names etc. etc. it suddenly dawned on me that this is just the type of information some perp needs to steal your identify.

    I know your info is safe with us but, who knows how many thousands of strangers are lurking even as I write this. I know such info is also plucked off of other social sites.

    The problem is we are so comfortable with each other that maybe we share way too much. I know this isn't
    punctuated properly and my sentences run on and on but, every time I try to use the shift key for capital letters I lose the font size. please bear with me.


    Whether you want to continue with this 'sometimes intimate,' sharing is up to you but, I would be remiss if I didn't at least give a warning.

    comments pro and con are sincerely welcome.
     
  7. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Flock Master

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  8. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I was thinking the same thing.
    It would be best if people sent it in a mass private message at most and at least, edit the posts removing that information.
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I also thought the same thing. Ya never know. I didn't put my whole name now.
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Don't worry about it. They need more information than your name and you mom's maiden name.

    SSI, Drivers license number....
     

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