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I had a good uncle, my late Uncle Alex. He was my father’s kid brother, a childless graduate of Harvard who was an honest life-insurance salesman in Indianapolis. He was well-read and wise. And his principal complaint about other human beings was that they so seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

So, I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”
8 weeks ago
lilithlilith comments on [homemade] Red Savina Pineapple hot sauce and Tomatillo Scotch Bonnet hot sauce.
2 lbs pineapple, trimmed and diced 1 c vinegar 1/2 c pineapple juice 1 tbsp kosher salt 9 oz red Savina peppers 1/3 c sugar

Bring all ingredients to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. (I use an immersion blender for my sauces) Blend ingredients until smooth.

Tomatillo Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

2 lbs tomatillos 1 c vinegar 1/2 c lime juice 10 oz white onion 7 cloves garlic 6 oz scotch bonnets

Roast tomatillos, onion, peppers and garlic cloves. Put into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Process ingredients in a blender or use an immersion blender, until smooth.

Both recipes keep up to a couple of weeks in the refrigerator. We eat so much hot sauce at my house these don't last more than week.
august 2018
[Homemade] Goat cheese and dill scones : food
Parts list 1 stick frozen unsalted butter (≈100g) 2 cups flour (≈250g) 2 teaspoons sugar (≈10g) 1 teaspoon salt (≈5g) 2 teaspoons baking powder (≈10g) 0.5 teaspoon baking soda (≈2.5g) 0.75 cups cold buttermilk (≈200-250ml) Handful of chopped dill fronds Small package of plain goat cheese 5oz (≈150g) Melted butter for finishing Maldon or other flake salt for finishing

Assembly instructions 1. Preheat oven to 450F 2. Cut stick of butter into small 0.25" to 0.5" cubes. If it starts to melt, stick back in freezer. I put the butter cubes on wax paper. 3. Pull off fresh dill fronds and mince. 4. In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. 5. Incorporate the butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter. Do this until mixture is course with a mixture of clumpy buttery bits. 6. Add dill. 7. Using fingers, break up goat cheese into small clumps and add to bowl. 8. Add buttermilk and stir using as little stirring as possible to bring it together. 9. Flour hands and gently knead dough 5-10 times to just bring together. If too dry, can add a bit more buttermilk. 10. Flour a clean flat surface, move dough to it, then gently flatten it until it's around 0.75" thick, or whatever you want.. try and get the dough roughly even thickness. 11. Cut into whatever shape makes you happy. 12. Arrange on parchment paper with around 1" between scones. 13. Brush melted butter on top of each. 14. Sprinkle flake salt on top. 15. Put in oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 16. Remove from oven. 17. Get your scone on.
august 2018
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june 2018
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at the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a c...
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