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 :)I actually thought I was done with messageboards .... famous last words!

You've got a really interesting and nice place here.
I think I'll stay a while and get to know you better.

Anyone having tea and cookies? 

.... chocolate ones if possible...;D

Alandriel is the name, wanderer and dabbler in all sorts of things. Forever interested in pretty much everything. A bit of a jack of all trades and a master..... well, of a few things I'd like to believe. But then I always meet someone to knows even more than I do - and that keeps the whole thing interesting  ;D

.. oh yes - and I like chocolate




but then don't blame me: I'm Swiss (though sometimes I'm not so sure about that anymore....)

[edited to change the title a bit]

« Last Edit: 08/10/2007 19:30:14 by Alandriel »


 

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Howdy and Welcome :)

Just be careful when mentioning tea and cookies around here.........members like me hear it.....now, where cookies at?   ;)
 

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i'm starving... hi! welcome to the forum. you have cookies?
 

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............voila! Help yourselves




....and totally calorie and fat free  ;D



PS: I do have a super recipe for real carrot cake muffins - if anyone is interested   [8D] - in lieu of a whistle smiley



Oh! And thanks for the warm welcome  ;D
 

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Oh my, thank you :)  *drools*  Carrot cake muffins *drools more*

 

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dan i take it you want me to get the recipe?
 

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Good evening, Alandriel. I'm the resident rodent. Anything you want to know about anything, just ask someone else.  :D
 

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dan i take it you want me to get the recipe?

Well if you're willing to bake them, yes ;)
 

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of course, sweetie
 

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Welcome to the forum nice to have you here!, I hope you have a bunch of fun exploring the forum!
 

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Nice to meat you Dr. Beaver (dam beavers!  ;)), kdlynn (how do you pronouce that??), Mirage (hopefully not)and Karen  and thanks for stopping by. Have seen your posts here and there and a bit everywhere and I take you're all very regular here - I'm honored and in most excellent company already.  ;D

Now to keep Mirage happy, here's the recipe for kdlynn (and anyone else who's brave enough to try)

  • grease a muffin tin (or similar) and preheat the oven to 180C (sorry, I don't do F)
  • mix together in one bowl: 350g self-raising flour, 300g brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of cardamon, pinch of salt
      pinch of clove powder, 250g grated carrots, grated peel of 1 lemon, 250g ground almonds
  • mix together in another bowl (that's the 'wet' mix): 4 eggs, 200g melted cooled (!) butter (and don't substitute, there's nothing like the real thing; juice of 1 lemon

Fold the two mixtures carefully together and fill into the muffin tray (or cake form etc). Bake for approx. 15-20mins (muffins) or 60-70mins (cake).
Icing: if you really want to go for it: blend an equal amount of butter with castor or powdered sugar and mix together until smooth. Add grated lemon (or lemon essence; cinnamon etc.) to taste and spread on top of cooled muffins/cake.


BON APPETIT!

oh - and I like to pop a wee marzipan carrot on top





 

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Oooo, cheers Alandriel :)

I'll have to give those a whirl, I have quite a few that I need to try thanks to Karen :)

Check this thread out  ;)

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=10535.0
 

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Welcome to another Londoner (well, I'm not strictly a Londoner, but almost, and I know we have a few more true Londoners around here).

Swiss origin you say - that explains why I could not make head or tail of the name :)  I would guess, with a name like that, it is French Swiss rather than German Swiss.
 

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my name is actually kadie (like katie) and my middle name is lynn :)
 

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Nice to meat you Dr. Beaver (dam beavers!  ;)), kdlynn (how do you pronouce that??), Mirage (hopefully not)and Karen  and thanks for stopping by. Have seen your posts here and there and a bit everywhere and I take you're all very regular here - I'm honored and in most excellent company already.  ;D

Now to keep Mirage happy, here's the recipe for kdlynn (and anyone else who's brave enough to try)

  • grease a muffin tin (or similar) and preheat the oven to 180C (sorry, I don't do F)
  • mix together in one bowl: 350g self-raising flour, 300g brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of cardamon, pinch of salt
      pinch of clove powder, 250g grated carrots, grated peel of 1 lemon, 250g ground almonds
  • mix together in another bowl (that's the 'wet' mix): 4 eggs, 200g melted cooled (!) butter (and don't substitute, there's nothing like the real thing; juice of 1 lemon

Fold the two mixtures carefully together and fill into the muffin tray (or cake form etc). Bake for approx. 15-20mins (muffins) or 60-70mins (cake).
Icing: if you really want to go for it: blend an equal amount of butter with castor or powdered sugar and mix together until smooth. Add grated lemon (or lemon essence; cinnamon etc.) to taste and spread on top of cooled muffins/cake.


BON APPETIT!

oh - and I like to pop a wee marzipan carrot on top







Nice to meet you too! Sorry I do tend to rattle.
 

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:)I actually thought I was done with messageboards .... famous last words!

You've got a really interesting and nice place here.
I think I'll stay a while and get to know you better.

Anyone having tea and cookies? 

.... chocolate ones if possible...;D

Alandriel is the name, wanderer and dabbler in all sorts of things. Forever interested in pretty much everything. A bit of a jack of all trades and a master..... well, of a few things I'd like to believe. But then I always meet someone to knows even more than I do - and that keeps the whole thing interesting  ;D

.. oh yes - and I like chocolate




but then don't blame me: I'm Swiss (though sometimes I'm not so sure about that anymore....)



That strawberry and chocolate dip looks heavenly!
 

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............voila! Help yourselves




....and totally calorie and fat free  ;D



PS: I do have a super recipe for real carrot cake muffins - if anyone is interested   [8D] - in lieu of a whistle smiley



Oh! And thanks for the warm welcome  ;D

Did you say calorie AND fat free?  YAYYY! 



WELCOME.  It's very nice to meet you!
 

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OH! More people saying hi  ;D ;D

Thanks for that link Mirage looks like Ill have an extended read and a copy here and there from that thread. (Food  *sigh* why do I always end up in food threads ::) ;D)

another_someone is a Londoner!  I should have guessed !  ;D
But no, Im afraid the name Alandriel would not have been much help in guessing my origins. Its my ID from my Tolkien RP(*) days. The name has sort of stuck and become almost a second skin. On the Swiss note, Im actually German Swiss, but French will do nicely too. and a few others, as Ive lived abroad for most of my life hence, Im just as much a real Londoner as you are if you take my meaning  ;D Great place to be!!


kdlynn: so you opted to remove all the vowels? Can I call you kadie than rather than tie my fingers into knots? ;D


You rattle, Karen? Id never have guessed  ;) youve just been here way long. Reminds me of my days at my previous MB home....
As to the strawberry thats real easy. Just melt some good quality choc and dip! My pot never makes it out of the kitchen and onto the dining table.


Carolyn you like cookies too? Nice to mee ya. Virtual cookies are, by their very nature ALWAYS calorie and fat free and hence I can post as many pics as I like without getting a nasty poke from my conscience. Nice to meet you too  :)





*)role play - in another time and another life....




Did I say ........ cookies ?????????????????????????????

Let's try some local specialities



Palmiers.(french)..............................no further description necessary


Streusel (german)...... looks deceptively ordinary (you guys need a devil smiley!)


Baklava (or however you choose to spell that) - oriental cookies



...... and now I nice cuppa tea  ;D                    made with tap water or bottled water



 

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you spelled baklava correctly, however it's greek. according to my family anyway. maybe it started somewhere else.. yes you can call me kadie.
 

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I thought a baklava was 1 of those hood things the IRA wear  ???
 

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*sigh*  now I'm hungry. [:-'(]
 

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Hello newbie, please feel free to ignore everything i say. or at least take it with a pinch of salt.
 

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Who stole my pinch of salt!?  [:(!]
 

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Would you, by any chance, have any nice recipes involving trees?
 

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