Sundays with Katherine
May 28th 2006
* KK joins and is greeted by everyone
* Shiral waves back to tika =o)
~KK~ Hello, all!
~RainbowDragon~ How have you been?
~Shiral~ How goes the House Stuff?
~KK~ Busy! The house officially goes on the market on Thursday.
~RainbowDragon~ good good!
~Mistyck~ very cool!
~Shiral~ Have you found an alternative nest to buy?
~Wrengl~ great about the house
~KK~ And the copy-edited manuscript of Childe Morgan arrives tomorrow, and must be back by mid-June. Gak! Great timing!
~KK~ Not yet.
~Shiral~ Gak, that's a quick turnaround
~KK~ We have some possibilities, but nothing definite yet.
~Wrengl~ good luck on the house hunting -- staying in Ireland?
~Shiral~ Hope you find a place before someone buys Holybrooke out from under you. Hard to write in the road. =o)
* the_Bee joins and is greeted by everyone
~KK~ They usually allow about three weeks, so this is on target. Even once it sells, we'll have at least 30 days before the sale is completed.
~KK~ Yes, we're staying in Ireland.
~Wrengl~ by the way, lbarms says hello to everyone
~Shiral~ Hello back to Laura
~KK~ How and where is she?
~Wrengl~ i shall tell her pretty busy
~KK~ So, is everyone having a good Memorial Day weekend?
~Mistyck~ so far yes
~Shiral~ Pretty tame, but pleasant enough
~the_Bee~ a fairly normal day for me.
~Wrengl~ she says: Things are OK here. I had my first day off since returning from Emergency leave on the 19th of April. It was nice to just relax for a day. Give my greetings to the newsgroup for me. warm but nice
~jemler~ nice and warm here
~KK~ Do we know why she was on Emergency Leave?
~Wrengl~ made fried chicken last night with potato salad and broccali slaw
~the_Bee~ an that put laura on emergency leave?
~Wrengl~ grilling chicken thighs tonight that i parinated in a Jamaican garlic sauce and stones ginger wine
~KK~ Broccoli slaw? As in, you shred broccoli?
~Shiral~ It must have been the Broccoli slaw that necessitated the emergency leave
~jemler~ No comment on that one, Wrengl
~Wrengl~ yup although it comes in a package, we could not find pre-shredded cabbage
~the_Bee~ I once had a recipe for chicken with garlic and sherry
~Wrengl~ laura's brother died suddenly
~the_Bee~ ah :(
~Shiral~ Oh dear, that's awful!
~Mistyck~ oh no!
~Wrengl~ and i believe she had gone home because of death of father in law and then they found her brother
~Mistyck~ oh my god!
~KK~ We had rack of lamb with lots of garlic rubbed all over, for dinner tonight--a special treat. It was yummy!
~Wrengl~ so the emergency leave was extended
~jemler~ Sounds like my family.
~KK~ Good heavens, poor Laura!
~Wrengl~ that sounds good katherine
~Shiral~ Poor Laura indeed. A double Whammy
~Bynw~ that sounds yummy KK ... need to have some of that
* Martine joins and is greeted by everyone
* slobbit joins and is greeted by everyone
~Martine~ Hi! How are you all?
~slobbit~ hi all
~ambush~ bad keyboard here
~ambush~ not gonna talk much
~Wrengl~ poor ambush
~Shiral~ You need to ambush a new keyboard, Ambush
~Wrengl~ but indeed you do
~Martine~ Urgh..... full frontal kitty attack on lap.......
~KK~ Which one, Martine?
~the_Bee~ if we develop our deryni mind powers we won't need keyboards ;)
~jemler~ ambush, you get a new keyboard, I'll learn to type!
~Wrengl~ we have rehomed violet and two of the babies
~Martine~ Rowena, of course. Ms Velcro.
~Wrengl~ lol jemler and locket ran away
~KK~ Violet was which one?
~Wrengl~ one of the charmed ones
~jemler~ KK Violet was the purple one!
~Wrengl~ as was locket but he is not a nice kitty at all
~the_Bee~ I never saw a purple cat...
~Wrengl~ she and scarlett are solid black
~Shiral~ Purple Tabby--Very rare breed
~Wrengl~ they were named for the kitty collars we bought for them
~Martine~ Not that rare, Shiral. Rowena fits that description when she decides it's naptime on my stamping ink pads!
~Wrengl~ scarlett go out of hers immediately but violet kept hers on for months
~KK~ Well, I hope they went to good homes--not that you would allow them to go anywhere else. Maybe they'll be happier there.
~Wrengl~ and fewer cats means less chaos in the house
~KK~ So, how many are you down to now?
~Shiral~ Tell me about it, Martine. My paint pallette has little cat hairs stuck in all the little paint compartments
* Bynw wishes he had some chaos
~Wrengl~ i may even be able to put things back in the pantry so i can get at canned and jared goods!
~Shiral~ If a Painting doesn't have a cat hair on it, it ain't a Houle
~Wrengl~ four downstairs one on second floor and four on third
~KK~ Wrengl, I take it that your cats nest on the shelves?
~Wrengl~ although we would like to find homes for madam and scarlett also
~Martine~ LOL Shiral! Just remember... in the crafting world,
fur is a fiber!
~Shiral~ Even two cats can fill an apartment
~the_Bee~ do you ever intentionally work the cat hairs into the design?
~jemler~ Try Tara for Scarlett, if you can find someone to give a damn :)
~Shiral~ Nina and Francesca have battles and chase each other around the whole apartment on a daily basis
~Wrengl~ this is true shiral
~Wrengl~ lol jemler
~jemler~ Someone got it huh? Poor joke!
~slobbit~ we're blaming our cat for the unexpected failure of our shower curtain rod yesterday
~slobbit~ it's a complete loss . . .
~Shiral~ I think upon reflection that bringing a pregnant teenage cat into Pan's later life must have been very stressful for the poor old dear
~Wrengl~ the big problem is that frankie (baby huey) flies around and he is big and less than graceful
~jemler~ Are you sure it wasn't Norman Bates?
~KK~ Oh, dear! Been there, done that--or coped with that.
~slobbit~ the cat had that air of culpability about him Norman acted innocent enough
~Wrengl~ lol slobbit
~KK~ Actually, Shiral, a young cat can and usually does add years to an older cat's life; recharges them.
~Wrengl~ yes it does
~Shiral~ yes, kk
~Shiral~ And I think Pan did sometimes like the company
~Wrengl~ once he got used to the youngsters i am sure life was more interesting for him.
~slobbit~ even tho they might detract from the owners'
~Shiral~ But Nina bullied him--there's no way to sugarcoat that one. =o)
~Bynw~ i think a young cat can add years to an older dog's life too
~KK~ And I'm sure that Unca Pan enjoyed having the two young ladies around him in his last months.
~Martine~ LOL! I think Rowena must have been secretly tutoring Nina.
~jemler~ I would
~Bynw~ which is why Neko is still at my mom's house taking care of her and Peaches
~Shiral~ Francesca was more sedate company for him, and they did like cuddling up together in the cold
~Shiral~ But NIna pestered Unka Pan
~KK~ Nothing like another cat to help warm an old cat's bones.
~Wrengl~ well see he had a friend in francesca
~KK~ Kittens always pester older cats.
~Shiral~ This is true I was quite a sight this past winter-- me on the sofa
burried under three cats =o)
~Martine~ Aw! You should have had someone take a picture!
~Bynw~ must have been warm for you Shiral .... i liked being
burried under cats on a winter night
~Shiral~ Too late now, I guess. Ah well.
~Martine~ me too!
~Shiral~ I do too, Bynw. But it's a little easier under two
~Martine~ Wish Rowena would stop the furry furnace act once the mercury rises above 80, though! *pant pant*
~jemler~ I'll stick with Cindy Crawford!
~Shiral~ LOL, does she have fur? Katherine, how can you manage with six furry people
when the temperature drops?
~jemler~ No, but if you pet her just right, she purrs!
~Martine~ If she does, she sure has a heck of a wax job done!
* Bynw knew that KK was coming to the chat today :o)
~KK~ We regularly have 2-3 cats on the bed at night; and we've had as many as four.
~Martine~ Arwen's getting brave lately. There've been two nights in the last month when she sneaked into our bedroom after Rowena fell asleep and made a nest for herself on the dresser.
~Shiral~ Nina's an undercover type of cat
~jemler~ Are they sleeping in your bed, or are yuo sleeping in theirs?
~Shiral~ But she's ruined some of my fitted sheets catching bedmice
~Martine~ Jemler, that depends on whether you're looking at it from the cat's or person's point of view!
~Martine~ brb, need to put dinner in oven
~Wrengl~ she's sleeping in theirs of course
~the_Bee~ shiral: did you ever read the mystery novel "Undercover Cat"?
~Shiral~ From the cat's point of view, everything belongs to the cat. No, I haven't Bee
~KK~ Arwen and Rowena in the same room, and by choice! It's a miracle!
~the_Bee~ It's hilarious!
~KK~ I'm presently reading a book on Cathedral Cats--a photo book about cats who live in and around some of the best cathedrals in the UK.
~the_Bee~ church cats to catch church mice?
~RainbowDragon~ There are cats which actually live in cathedrals?
~KK~ It's quite well written, as well as being very well photographed.
~Shiral~ And who appreciate the magnificence of their setting, I'm sure
~Martine~ It was, KK! And she's tried it again!
~KK~ They do, indeed.
~Martine~ Though Rowena catches her more often than not, and then it's all over.
~Wrengl~ poor arwen
~KK~ Sounds like Arwen is developing some backbone--and really wants to be with her humans at night.
~Wrengl~ have you started on high deryni yet katherine?
~Shiral~ Interestingly enough, Nina is turning into the dominant cat. I keep telling Francesca she needs to keep her kitten under a firm paw, but it doesn't help, much!
~Martine~ Arwen hasn't developed much backbone - she still cows to Rowena every time. She's just gotten more desperate for company, I think.
~KK~ I'm about a quarter of the way through, but haven't picked it up all month, since I got back from the States.
* Debbie-VB joins and is greeted by everyone
~Debbie-VB~ hi katherine!!!!!!
~Martine~ Nina sounds like she's turning into a little Rowena. They must be secretly communicating....
~Debbie-VB~ Hi everyone
~Shiral~ Yup, With little Kitty Chat devices *G*
~KK~ I wonder if those require a full moon....
~Martine~ Nope, just telepathy *G*
~Shiral~ It helps if you do it at the full moon on Midsummer's Eve, though
~KK~ Well, that's coming up soon....
~Martine~ When they have that far-off stare that looks right through you. That's when they must be conversing.
~the_Bee~ I'd think a cat would function well under the dark of the moon--when hecate/witchcraft in in power
~Shiral~ If cats can live near cathedrals, why not near neolithic standing stones? =o)
~Martine~ Cats will live anywhere that it suits them.
~jemler~ Like CatMandu? *heh*
~KK~ Well, of course they can and do, Shiral.
~Shiral~ Francesca's just staring at me now, and I can easily see what she's trying to commuicate
~RainbowDragon~ there must be sunlit spots though... and at least one high perch
~Martine~ Like an overheating lap on a hot summery day.... *take the HINT, Rowena!* LOL Shiral! Let me guess..... feed me?
~KK~ Is it a hot, summery day today in NJ?
~Shiral~ Wow, she's really transmitting clearly, Martine!
~Debbie-VB~ either that or pay attention to ME, not that screen
~Shiral~ Since it's getting all the way to NJ
~Martine~ Sure is. Went from 60s to a brief 2-day stint in 70s, and now 85.
~Wrengl~ it is a warm summery day in brooklyn today
~Martine~ And humid.
~Shiral~ A little of both, Debbie
~Wrengl~ yup humid
~KK~ It was gorgeous here today.
~RainbowDragon~ It made it to the low 90's in Missouri
~Shiral~ This is spring--don't blink you might miss it
~Wrengl~ i made sure to be finished my walk before ten this
~Martine~ It's like Memorial Day Weekend came and summer suddenly turned on!
~Shiral~ It's windy and in the low 70's on the West Coast where I am
~Wrengl~ i am back to walking, albeit not the distance I was before the white cell crash
~Martine~ You tease, Shiral!
~Mistyck~ cloudy and warm on the gulf coast
~Shiral~ I know, sorry
~the_Bee~ is your white count better, pat?
~jemler~ Warm in Ohio, not humid at all.
~Shiral~ (But not VERY sorry....)
~Debbie-VB~ we had a lovely week until victoria day weekend
then It suddenly went back to being the we(s)t coast here
~Martine~ John and I have been talking about hiking in New York state tomorrow. I think we'll end up doing more strolling until we get used to the weather :)
~Wrengl~ it seems to be around normal
~Wrengl~ next blood test is on 5 June for chemo on 7 june
~slobbit~ good luck, Wrengl
~jemler~ Good luck, Wrengl!
~Shiral~ GOod luck, Pat
* Debbie-VB sends wrengle some good-blood-test woodgies
~Shiral~ Tell those white cell counts to behave
~Martine~ Yeah, what Shiral said!
~Wrengl~ thanks all
* Martine scritches Shiral behind the ears to see what happens
~Shiral~ Martine, what is a hike if not a very long stroll?
~jemler~ here kitty kitty kity....
~Wrengl~ actually this new drug (taxol) seems to be doing okay with me
~Mistyck~ good to hear that Pat
~Martine~ LOL! A hike at a much slower, more leisurely pace, of course! :-)
* Shiral flops down on the floor and presents a scratchable tummy
~the_Bee~ is that the one made from yew?
~Wrengl~ and I even have some fuzz on my hair although oncologist said i waould lose what little i had
~KK~ Just so long as it's baaaaad for the cancer cells!
~Shiral~ It's all in the attitude.
* jemler scratches Shirals' tummy...
~Shiral~ Tell me I'm going on a stroll, and I'll come quite willingly. Say the "H-word" and I'll come down with any ailment I can think of to avoid it.
~Wrengl~ i will find out in july when i see the gynocologist for my three month check up
* Shiral purrs and drools
~Debbie-VB~ I've got lots of extra hair Pat. You can have some of mine if you want
~Martine~ lol shiral!
~Wrengl~ lol shiral
~Martine~ But the scenery is worth it! We're hiking the grounds at Mohonk Mountain House!
* jemler keeps scratching...
~Wrengl~ some days I walk fairly fast and somedays it is just a stroll
~Shiral~ Everytime I have a session with Francesca, she drools absolute rivers to show her pleasure
~Martine~ Of Rakovian mayhem "Mahican" inspiration fame :-)
~Wrengl~ then i feel like I have failed somehow.
~Martine~ LOL! Sounds like you need to keep a towel handy, Shiral!
* Dov joins and is greeted by everyone
~Shiral~ Pat, as long as you're walking, you're doing yourself good
~the_Bee~ Do as much as you feel like, pat
~Wrengl~ it was VERY frustrating not being able to walk
~Shiral~ Too right
~Dov~ greetings all
~Martine~ Ah! Here's the link... http://www.mohonk.com
~Shiral~ Give yourself a break, Pat
~Dov~ Welcome, Katherine
~Wrengl~ but i made 2.5 miles this morning
~Debbie-VB~ hi dov
~Shiral~ I'm sure you're doing more than I would be donig
~Martine~ Pat, rather than getting frustrated, you should be
celebrating the victory of walking as far as you do!
* Samuel joins and is greeted by everyone
~Wrengl~ which is only two miles off my top distance
~Shiral~ I haven't done 2.5 miles, and I don't have cancer!
~Wrengl~ lol shiral it is all part of not giving in
~Shiral~ I have done my bellydance fitness routine, though
~Wrengl~ besides I sleep better and feel better when I do a
~KK~ Strolls are good. Thursday after the crew had left, Scott and I piled into the Morgan with Oswald in the back seat, and drove down to the seafront for an ice cream and a stroll on the beach. Oswald got a cone too, but in a cup--and daintily lapped up every smidgen. He then proceeded to exhaust himself by happily running up and down the beach--and collapsed in a heap after dinner, snoring magnificently. I think he loved it.
~jemler~ Shiral, you're a bellydancer?
~Shiral~ And it must be good for the spirits, too Umm... not as such, Jemler
~Debbie-VB~ I found some bellydance fitness DVDs recently. It';s kind of fun, but very hard work
~Wrengl~ i am sure he did katherine
~Martine~ that sounds like a doggy heaven daytrip, Katherine!
~Shiral~ I put a fitness DVD in my player and follow along with
two smiling, Sadistic ladies named Veena and Neena
~Wrengl~ it is good for the spirits
~Shiral~ But their bodies don't lie
~Shiral~ It's been very good for shrinking my spare tire
~KK~ Yep. He hadn't been to the beach since his accident, or without Scrappy, so he loved it.
~Wrengl~ most of the belly dancers i know are large women, like bambi and sometimes bigger
~Shiral~ Sounds like an Ideal day for Oswald, KK *G* Out for a run with his Humans!
~Martine~ And now that's made me want to run for ice cream! *G*
~Wrengl~ yes it does sound like he had a great time
~KK~ He ran; we strolled. :-)
~Wrengl~ and ice cream too
~Shiral~ Sit, Martine
~Martine~ Yes, ma'am!
~Wrengl~ lol martine
~Samuel~ bellydance was originally a way for women to strengthen their pelvic muscles to get ready for childbirth.
~Shiral~ No doubt the beach was very exciting and smelly for him
~Wrengl~ very true sam
~KK~ Good on ya, Shiral!
~the_Bee~ so i've heard
~Debbie-VB~ so I understand Samuel
~Shiral~ Nothing so fecund for me, Sam
~Dov~ any leads on the house search, katherine?
~Wrengl~ and bambi is a very good belly dancer
~Martine~ oven beeped! brb
~Shiral~ But after doing it since January, I do notice a difference
~Wrengl~ i have seen her perform
~Debbie-VB~ even though childbirth probably won't happen to me
~Shiral~ But I do NOT put on anything revealing while I do it *G*
~jemler~ Who's Bambi?
~KK~ He found a particularly intriguing piece of driftwood that he carried around for about 5 min., stopping occasionally to chew on it.
~Wrengl~ Martine, let me know if you find blue bunny ice cream in any supermarket by you
~Debbie-VB~ Blue Bunny Ice Cream????
~Wrengl~ bambi is someone who comes to darkover, jemler, and is in SCA
~Shiral~ I didn't know how much tension I had in my shoulders until I had to learn to wiggle them around rapidly
~jemler~ I've heard of dust bunnies, and Easter bunnies but Ice Cream?
~the_Bee~ blueberry flavor? or bunny flavor? :)
~Shiral~ Now I can do a much better shoulder shimmy than I used to be able to do
~Bynw~ blue bunny is a brand of ice cream sillys
~Wrengl~ blue bunny is the company and they have some intriguing no sugar added flavours
~Shiral~ Blue Bunny---Is that Peep Ice Cream?
~RainbowDragon~ Nobody does a better shoulder shimmy than Pat Benatar
~Samuel~ Dust bunny flavored blue bunny ice cream?
~jemler~ Are you sure it isn't Blue Bonnet?
~Wrengl~ yup it is blue bunny
~Bynw~ RainbowDragon, very true
* kelricwatchingspamalot is now known as Kelric
~Dov~ no there really is a blue bunny brand
~Wrengl~ blue bonnet does margarine
~Wrengl~ wb kelric
~RainbowDragon~ welcome back, Kelric
~Bynw~ blue bonnet is a different brand name
~Wrengl~ how was the show?
~Shiral~ Hip shimmies are very good for everything between the waist and the knees
~Shiral~ Hi Kelric
~KK~ LOL, we really do get off on some--er--unusual discussions. Myself, I prefer Moose Tracks.
~jemler~ Pat Benatar is Wrengls' real name, right?
~Wrengl~ i'm sure they are shiral
~Dov~ wb kelric
~Debbie-VB~ I'm not too good yet at hip shimmies
~Wrengl~ tee hee but no jemler
~Kelric~ lol rotfl lolsmIrotflmao
~RainbowDragon~ We discuss it all here. Don't we, KK? :-)
~Shiral~ But there are a LOT more ways to move one's hips than
I ever suspected before I started this!
~KK~ Yike, both Shiral and Dabbie are going belly dancing?
~the_Bee~ Is Hood Ice Cream available in the rest of the USA, or it it mainly in New England?
~Shiral~ I don't GO anywhere, I do this in the privacy of my
~jemler~ Where do I put the dollar?
~Shiral~ But if you can do bellydance fitness routines under the scornful eyes of cats, then you've got something
~Martine~ How much floor space does the belly dancing routines need?
~Debbie-VB~ with the drapes pulled so as to not scare the neighbors
~KK~ In an envelope, Jemler, and then in the post, addressed to Shiral--and another to Debbie!
~Bynw~ jemler, no Pat Benatar is a female rocker who has been called the Queen of Rock'n'Roll
~Martine~ rotfl shiral! isn't that the truth?
~Shiral~ Just throw 'em on the rug, Jemler. I'll rake up later! Not all that much
~Kelric~ Spamalot was great.
~Kelric~ if it comes to your town, watch it
~Shiral~ About the same area as the rug between my coffee table and my tv
~Martine~ Oh perfect! That helps :-P
~Debbie-VB~ is that the play based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
~Kelric~ I also bought a t-shirt with this on the front. "I'm Not Dead Yet"
~Dov~ where were you watching it kelric?
~Kelric~ yep and it does it great
~Martine~ Hee hee Kelric. I've got the Spamalot soundtrack downloaded to my cell phone for ring tones :-D
~Kelric~ Cadilacc Palace theater in Chi-Town
~jemler~ i hate spam! (courtesy of monty python)
~Shiral~ So Haldane Hash is a great kind of ice cream served at Rhemuth Castle.
* Shiral sort of steers conversation into Deryni channels
~KK~ And that would be made of...what ingredients, Shiral?
~jemler~ Don't forget Duncan Donuts!
~Shiral~ Don't know, never had any
~Martine~ Inquiring minds ... uh... sort of want to know?
~Shiral~ But I suspect some strawberries get into it
~slobbit~ oh, could they have ice cream?
~the_Bee~ nuts. chocolate? or is that american?
~Martine~ There must be honey, of course.
~Shiral~ Haldane scarlet you know Naturally
~KK~ Strawberries and honey--yes, those are period.
~the_Bee~ honey, nuts and cherries
~Shiral~ And cream
~slobbit~ my folks get to have snow-cones
~Shiral~ Sounds pretty good to me!
~KK~ And nuts--some nuts--would robably be ok.
~Wrengl~ hood is available in ny bee as is friendlys
~Dov~ well i have made the online recipe for shortbread
~Shiral~ Perhaps a bit of sweet Fianna wine Although that would be more of a sorbet, I suppose
~KK~ Shortbread cookie dough, perhaps?
~Shiral~ How was it, Dov?
~Martine~ Oh yum! Cinnamon and honey!
~Shiral~ Jemler, LOL about the Duncan Donuts
~the_Bee~ ginger. Mu ex-boss told me about ginger ice cream
~Shiral~ He's got a nice figure for a man who makes donuts Oh, Ginger Ice cream is dangerous
~Shiral~ That's what made me realize I need to bellydance it off, again!
~jemler~ Makes 'em, doesn't eat 'em
* KK makes a face at the very thought of ginger ice cream.
~slobbit~ oh, ginger snow-cones
~Shiral~ It's delicious, KK Really it is
~Shiral~ Extremely good!
~the_Bee~ my boss didn't go for bland flavors
~Debbie-VB~ It would be, especially if made with candied gigner.
~Martine~ Oh, it is very yum!
* Bynw is a strawberry icecream type
~Shiral~ With a bit of shaved dark chocolate on top, Ginger Ice Cream is FABULOUS!
~Wrengl~ strawberries are period
~jemler~ Strawberrirs on pancakes
~Wrengl~ they are in europe
~Martine~ I'm a cookie dough or dulce de leche girl :-)
~KK~ Hmmm, ruination of perfectly good ice cream, if you ask me. (But then, I prefer to confine my ginger intake to ginger with sushi or the occasional gingerbread man.)
* Shiral can't really see the pont of Cinnamon Ice Cream,
~the_Bee~ Green Monster mint--a Hood Red-sox-themed flavor
~Wrengl~ cherry or strawberry if i can't have chocolate candied ginger is good katherine
* Shiral nails her feet to the floor so that SHE won't run to Trader Joes for a Pint of Ginger Ice Cream
~Wrengl~ and ginger ice cream is great after a sushi dinner!
~the_Bee~ can someone name a slightly tart berry native to the British Isles?
~Wrengl~ perhaps red currents?
~the_Bee~ preferably edible ;)
~Wrengl~ i know black ones are in england
~KK~ Or black currants.
~Wrengl~ i think red are tarter
~Debbie-VB~ Are not raspberries from the british isles?
~KK~ Yes. And here in Ireland, too.
~jemler~ I'll stick with the blackberries behind my grandmothers house.
~Shiral~ Wild blackberries are fabulous
~Wrengl~ blackberries are good
~KK~ Bramble barries, too.
~Martine~ Our mulberry tree is starting to grow its berries. Yay!
~the_Bee~ I was thinking black curerents. I'm thinking of inventing a Caeriessean brakfast dish with berries, nots and barley
~Debbie-VB~ They can definitly be a bit tart.
~jemler~ Cream and sugar
~Shiral~ So is blackberry ice cream
~Martine~ They make great breakfast crepes in late June :)
~Wrengl~ lingonberries are tart also
~Shiral~ Lol, Martine, for a minute, I read that as "Breakfast Creeps"
~Martine~ LOL! Only if the cats try to steal some cream
~Wrengl~ but i don't think they would grow in the caerissean climate
~Shiral~ Lingonberry sauce is very good--tastes very like cranberry sauce
~the_Bee~ John before his first cup of coffee?
~KK~ Soft fruit season is about to begin here! Soon there will be roadside kiosks selling berries picked only that morning, first strawberries, and later in the season, the raspberries.
~Martine~ not john, bee. me! *G*
~Wrengl~ more like cream and honey to be in period jemler
~jemler~ Who's talking period, I'm talking now!
~Wrengl~ strawberries have started in nj and our couple of plants are producing one or two
every couple of days bee was talking period
* Debbie-VB recently found some yoghurt with saskatoon berries
~Wrengl~ never heard of them
~KK~ The first strawberries began to appear here, too, though it seems just a tad early to me. But I saw a kiosk Friday, on the way to and fron the bank....
~Wrengl~ have heard of juneberries, though
~Shiral~ Yup.... from Kim
~Dov~ *sigh* and i'm with peregrine on blueberry scones, which i don't dare try to make--they wouldn't last a week in my house
~Wrengl~ but they only grow in north dakota
~KK~ What are saskatoon berries like?
~Debbie-VB~ same thing pat. their called saskatoons in Canada
~Wrengl~ they are very good ... ah
~the_Bee~ same as what?
~Wrengl~ sakatoons are the same as june berries
~Wrengl~ according to debbie
~Martine~ Dov, my weakness is the chocolate chip scones the cafeteria at work makes every morning.
~KK~ Hmmm, I didn't really care for them. Chocolate chip scones, though--now there's a thought!
* Debbie-VB never bakes scones. i
~Dov~ chocolate chip? that's dangerous! :)
* Shiral tries not to bake
~jemler~ with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce!
~Shiral~ My mom makes wicked good blue berry pancakes, though
~Debbie-VB~ They never last in my place, except around my waistline
~RainbowDragon~ a scone is like a biscuit, right?
~Martine~ they're verrra dangerous! and they're huge!
~jemler~ Jusy keep bellydancing, Deb
~Martine~ Sort of, RD. More sweet than buttery.
~KK~ Somewhat like a biscuit, RD, but sweet.
~Dov~ somewhere between a biscuit and a muffin
~RainbowDragon~ Ah, okay
~Shiral~ They go extrmely well with morning coffee
~slobbit~ it's a biscuit base, just add sugar
~Martine~ And fresh pineapple, which is how I usually have mine!
~Debbie-VB~ they go extreemly well anytime
~slobbit~ I've got a recipie I could send you, RD
~KK~ They're usually sweet, but they do some nice cheese scones some places.
~slobbit~ they've got yummy orange-glazed ones at Panera
~Martine~ Oh yes! Those are yum too!
~RainbowDragon~ cheese? hmmm
~KK~ Orange glazed scones? Those sound dangerous! Are you sure they're not muffins?
~slobbit~ everything at Panera is dangerous they're scones
~Debbie-VB~ This reminds me of Peregrine from the adept books. he loved scones
~Shiral~ Sounds like a wonderful place, Slobbit *G*
~slobbit~ and they have free wi-fi
~Martine~ You don't have Panera on the west coast, Shiral?
~Shiral~ I'm trying to stay AWAY from baked goods, Martine
~KK~ I'm told that, strictly speaking, scones are not breakfast food--but what do the Brits know about it anyway?
~Dov~ i mentioned him debbie :-)
~Shiral~ With only partial success
~Debbie-VB~ I've never heard about that chain. Is it in Canada?
~Martine~ Scones are to be eaten whenever the mood strikes you :-) www.panera.com
~Shiral~ This whole group is dangerous for me. You're the ones who turned me onto Cinabon
~Martine~ Don''t think it's in canada, Debbie
~slobbit~ Cinnabon is pure evil
* Bynw drools
~Tika~ Cinnabon is evil incarnate
~Mistyck~ yes it is!
~Martine~ Panera has healthy stuff, too. Salads, sandwiches, soup
~Shiral~ Excactly, Slobbit
~slobbit~ and . . . wifi
~KK~ Cinnabon makes my teeth hurt, it's so sweet.
* Shiral hands bynw a towel
~Debbie-VB~ Cinnabon has disappeared from canada
~Bynw~ yeah but its soooo good tooo
~Martine~ Breathing in the Cinnabon aroma will put five pounds on your hips.
~Debbie-VB~ It's now cinn-zeo
~Shiral~ Even if you happen to be doing hip shimmies at the time!
~Dov~ as for breakfast, i long ago developed a taste for oat porridge (oatmeal) the scottish way--with a little salt
* Bynw went to Cinnabon just the other day
~Martine~ Although the Panera cobblestone is far more dangerous, IMO.
~Tika~ should be called Sin-abon
~KK~ They seem to have stopped selling their really yummy
~Shiral~ Really, the only way to combat the caloric onslaught is to DO hip shimmies while eating them
~Debbie-VB~ or instead of eating them
~Mistyck~ I still have 2 bottles of it KK
~Martine~ Cinnamon raisin bread dough with apple chunks,
spices, and cinnamon roll icing..... *drool*
~Mistyck~ if you'd like one
~Shiral~ Oh, that's no fun, Debbie!
~jemler~ shimmy shimmy coco pop
~Martine~ Bop 'til you drop!
~Bynw~ Martine, where do you get that bread from??
~Bynw~ i want it
~Martine~ lol! Panera.
~Bynw~ fresh from the oven too
~KK~ Actually, my mother has turned me onto an even better cinnamon from Vietnam, of all places--though I'm currently out, and using regular stuff.
~Mistyck~ oh ok
~Martine~ They also have a wicked tart cherry scone, baked with cream. Vietnamese cinnamon is yum!
~Mistyck~ I'll have to try that
~Shiral~ It can take me a LOoooong time to work through a jar of cinnamon
~Mistyck~ lots of Vietnamese stores around me
~Samuel~ is it really cinnamon? or is it some other plant that they just call cinnamon?
~Shiral~ I didn't even know the Vietnamese HAD cinnamon
~Mistyck~ me either Shiral
~KK~ I put a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla sugar on my rasin cinnamon bagel every morning.
~Mistyck~ but India does, so it's not so far fetched
* Debbie-VB makes a note to check out her local asian
supermarket for vietnamese cinnamon
~the_Bee~ a lot of spices originated in the East
~Mistyck~ Vietnam does have hills too
~Shiral~ IT's not a cuisine I normally associate with Cinnamon, but you learn something new every day
~KK~ I need to check one of the Vietnamese stores here; easier than having my mom send it from SF.
~Wrengl~ but cinabon's cinnamon is wonderful
~Mistyck~ yes it is
~Dov~ i think mccormick sells vietnamese cinnamon
~Kelric~ man. it's hot in Chi-Town today
~the_Bee~ we used to have cinnamon and sugar on toast
~Mistyck~ Dov, we've got some vietnamese stores on San Felipe near Warwick
~Shiral~ I did too, Bee Tasty
~KK~ I still do!
~Debbie-VB~ I still like cinnamon/sugar on toast
~Mistyck~ it is yummy
~KK~ Yike, just looked at the time, troops. Gotta head off to bed. It's been a long day, with another similar one tomorrow.
*** Everyone bids Katherine good night, farewell, and a good week.
~Bynw~ me too when i dont have rasin cinnamon swirl bread to toast
~Martine~ And I must now go in search of ice cream!!!
~Shiral~ Thanks for Popping by
~the_Bee~ when my sister was little, we were out of cionnamon. she kept demainding that Mom "MAKE SOME CINNAMON!"
~Tika~ Martine you evil woman LOL
* KK steps onto her Portal, waves good night, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles, wondering what anyone would think if her sparkles changed color....
* Shiral waves back to kk
~Shiral~ We'd be shocked, KK!
~Debbie-VB~ they can be any colour you want them to be KK
~Martine~ We'd have to check our eyes
~Shiral~ Sparks get in your eyes.....
* KK decides that she will think on the possibility....
~KK~ Good night, guys! (Quit)