@Gleemonex What fun to get to see the books anew through a 6-year old's eyes!
I think the books somewhere talk about corncob or cornhusk dolls - they're fun to do (not like whipping egg whites by hand).
“What is that weird smell?” you may ask again and again, as I did, before realizing it is the cake. It emits a very heavy, egg-y aroma, giving the kitchen an authentic prairie home scent"
I would hazard a guess that even though the recipe calls for 10 egg whites, in today's terms that would be more like 6 to 8. Today, most people get X-Large or Jumbo eggs, at >2.25 oz per egg, as it can be hard to find smaller eggs in stores. Back in the 1880s, eggs were more likely to be ~1.7 oz per egg, depending on feed and time of year. (see http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodeggs.html)
Extra egg may also make a cake denser.
The more you know.
@retrogirlie I used the Diva Cup successfully until I developed some sort of skin reaction to it, so figured I'd have no problem with the Softcup. Wrong wrong wrong. I can't for the life of me figure out what I'm doing wrong, because I followed the instructions meticulously, but each time I've tried I end up with blood all over my underwear instead of in the cup. Ugh.
Ex-High school boyfriend: "I usually only date really hot blondes with big breasts."
Ex-college whatever: "YOU got a master's degree?!?"
I adored this show, and will probably rewatch soon. I thought Elizabeth Moss was heartbreaking and the other, less known actors also fabulous.
However, one thing that did keep breaking in and keeping me from fully immersing in the show was Elizabeth Moss's accent. It bore no relation to those of people around her (New Zealanders) or any Australians I've ever met (other possibility since the character had moved there).
I hate to quibble about it, but it did keep me from being able to forget that she was an American actress playing a New Zealander.
I really want to see this movie again (I saw it as a kid and didn't understand it at all).
Its very annoying that this is one of the many classics that Netflix doesn't think it is important to have. Grrr.
@Megasus Just to point out - the FDA does not actually do testing of drugs. The companies that are making the drugs are required to do testing based on all sorts of guidelines, then the FDA is supposed to review the results and either approve or tell them to go back and test more.
Sometimes, they'll approve a drug contingent on further testing or on monitoring it once it is marketed, because you may only be able to see certain things once a really large number of people have taken it.
@turnipgreens I see where you're coming from, but I think this is akin to any person in the public eye using their fame to try to make an impact (I was about to liken it to Princess Di publicly hugging an AIDS patient, but that's a hard one to say how much was for her and how much for the patient).
Isn't it possible that the pope could have multiple reasons simultaneously for hugging the person? He could have compassion for a member of his flock (assuming, since the man is described as a pilgrim waiting in St Peter's Square) and simultaneoulsy be attempting to set an example to the general populace to be kinder to individuals that often get ignored or worse.
Do I think he is doing some of this stuff tactically, such as washing prisoners, womens and Muslims feet instead of the standard high church authorities? Absolutely! But he's the head of a church and it's his job to be visible and set the example he thinks is appropriate. Frankly, I'm happy the Catholic church has finally elected a pope who thinks kindness and human decency are the examples he wants to lead by.
@upupandaway Is the new Exploratorium any good?
@Jinxie Since you're in San Francisco, I think you should take the ferry over to Sausalito, having drinks in the bar on the boat.
Do the tourist stuff, the weather is supposed to be great this weekend.
What about the Musee Mechanique - that would be a fun interactive date.