Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I have been working long hours at my new job. Although the long hours are pretty much over now. I asked, and I am not permitted to blog about it but the store at which I am now employed is here. there is a new store opening at East View mall next Friday, January 15th. Please come by on opening weekend, hundreds of people have been cutting, sewing, glueing, painting and cleaning to present an unimagined experience, and I know it will be breathtaking.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I finally made them - I'll be over today Lucinda!
6 medium navel oranges
6 cups regular old sugar and 3 cups granulated sugar
Using a paring knife, make six shallow cuts in each orange from top to bottom, cutting through the rind but not into the fruit. Use your fingers to gently loosen the six sections of rind off each orange. Use a longer, sharp knife to carefully slice off any extra white pith. Slice rind sections lengthwise into 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch strips. Place strips in a pot, cover with cold water, cook on high heat just until the water starts boiling. Drain & rinse rinds, return to pot, cover with cold water again, repeat the boil/rinse/drain steps, set aside.
Combine water & 6 c. sugar in a large, wide-mouth pot, cook over medium-high heat until mixture is boiling and sugar has completely dissolved. Carefully add sliced rinds into pot, turn heat down to medium, leave on a rapid simmer for about an hour, until rinds are translucent. Remove pot from heat, use tongs or a slotted spoon to fish out all the slices from the syrup & arrange in a single layer on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet or old newspaper. Pat a couple of paper towels on top of rinds to lightly blot up any excess syrup, but don't go overboard. Dredge slices in extra granulated sugar until well coated, return to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Sunday I start a new job. It came out of the blue and I may or may not talk about it here. But I am excited and curious. This year has been a rocky walk in the wrong shoes, but I am looking forward and taking one day at a time until everything makes more sense and allows for plans to be planned and work to be done.