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Not to sound like the book of Job or anything…

July 26, 2012

but there are tornadoes a-coming, apparently. Tonight and tomorrow. I suppose if the house is destroyed by a falling tree, or whisked away to Oz, I won’t have to worry about selling it.

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  1. July 26, 2012 7:05 pm

    Trusting that you made it through unscathed…

  2. July 26, 2012 11:20 pm

    This reminds me of when I hadn’t practiced for my weekly private viola lesson in college, and as I walked across the campus to get in some cramming hours in the music building and saw a storm brewing and thought brightly, “If I get struck by lightning, I probably don’t have to go to my lesson tomorrow!” (That’s when I realized I was doing something wrong if getting struck by lightning looked like a good option.)

  3. irretrievablybroken permalink*
    July 27, 2012 8:47 am

    Kory–I always think of you as prepared and organized! Am delighted to hear that you have had the lightning fantasy. Reggie, darling–only minor branches down in yard. One does tire of alarmist weather reports…

  4. July 28, 2012 9:34 am

    This post is titled: “How to sell your house – and put on weight / rot your teeth at the same time”.
    (For confused readers – it’s a response to a request for cookie recipes which will fill your house with smells and wonderment and induce all viewers to BUYBUYBUY. (The house, not the cookies.))
    I’ve got a few suggestions.
    The first is by far the easiest and the cheapest. also it enables you to make as many or as few as you want. It’s not for cookies however, but for what we Olympic hosters call fairy-cakes – like muffins, but smaller – about 3-4 bites per cake. You can make em bigger if you want but I think the texture is better when smaller. It’ll mean finding smaller muffin cases, if such things exist in this land of plenty. It’s here:
    http://relentlesslaundry.blogspot.com/2010/09/free-time-and-fairy-cakes.html
    (aw, this was one of my first ever posts!) The simplicity is that you just weigh out your eggs then add all the other ingredients (sugar, butter, and self-raising flour (or plain + one teaspoon baking powder) using the same weight per ingredient. One bowl, mix to a sludge. Preheat oven to 350F. Add whatever flavouring you want to them. I’d suggest for this exercise the juice and zest of a lemon or of an orange. Nice and fresh.

    The others are from other sites, and are cookies. These are FANTASTIC and smell great. However it can get pretty expensive making them repeatedly.
    http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/01/chocolate-chip-cookies/

    Going back to citrus fruits, here’s a link to a lovely lime cookie recipe. Again, you can sub orange or lemon. Only downside is it requires chilling in advance, so not something you can just throw together at the last minute, but other than that is easy and smells and tastes great.
    http://everybodylikessandwiches.com/2006/04/give-a-little-sweetness/

    I was going to suggest a cinnamon / raisin chewy one, but actually, I think that cinnamon smell is a bit wintery for this exercise. Let me know if you’d like one, ok?

    GOOD LUCK. And if all else fails (and it won’t) get your neighbours in for a cookie and gin party.

    • July 28, 2012 9:38 am

      Ps – The chocolate chip cookies can be made with any type of nuts. Hazelnuts are my favourite. Throwing in a couple of spoonfuls of ground almonds if you have it to hand makes them very chewy too. xx

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