Friday, April 30, 2010
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Saturday, April 24, 2010
I went looking for recipes and the debate is huge on how to brew coffee. Therefore, I'll just give you my take on making coffee.
A French press -- the smaller one works the best because, unless you have a couple people drinking coffee, it will get cold in the larger sizes.
An electric water pot or tea kettle.
Coffee beans -- I like to use whole bean coffee and grind just what I'll use for a pot of coffee.
Put the water on to boil.
Grind 4 level T of beans and place in press.
When water is boiling, pour into press, filling it, and let it sit for 4-5 minutes.
Press the grounds to the bottom.
I like cream and sugar in my coffee. Just remember one thing, if you scrimp on the coffee, it may taste bitter. You may want to experiment with the number of scoops but make it a full-bodied flavor instead of weak. Enjoy your Saturday.
Friday, April 23, 2010
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
2/3 cup low-fat milk (or 1/2 cup if adding vodka, for the adults)
2 cups butter pecan ice cream
2 T maple syrup
1 t almond extract
2 shots vanilla vodka (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1 minute, until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve with straws.
Friday, April 16, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
There is a 10-cent bounty for each rat's head brought into a town office.
It is legal for a robber to file a lawsuit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.
Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
1/4 cup olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1/2 t sea salt
8 Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 - 12-inch pre-baked pizza crusts
8 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
4 oz shredded Fontina cheese
10 fresh basil leaves, washed, ddrived
1/2 cup freshley grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1. Stir together olive oil, garlic, and salt; toss with tomatoes, and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Brush each pizza crust with some of the tomato marinade. Sprinkle the pizzas evenly with Mozzarella and Fontina cheeses. Arrange tomatoes overtop, then sprinkle with shredded basil, Parmesan, and Feta cheese.
3. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Yum! You can either make this wonderful pizza or head to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Pietros -- a wonderful Italian restaurant on 28th Street that serves this up.
Friday, April 9, 2010
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Saturday, April 3, 2010
With Easter tomorrow, this one especially caught my eye. And it is as easy as making cupcakes!
Make a batch of cupcakes.
Frost each one.
Color some shredded coconut with green food coloring and place a patch of green on each cupcake.
Top with jelly beans.
Curl a piece of licorice candy and poke into cupcake to form a handle.
And there you have it -- Easter-basket cupcakes.
Have a great Easter Day tomorrow.
Friday, April 2, 2010
I was heading back from some deliveries for my "day job" (which you can check out over to the right sidebar) and decided it was too nice of a day to head back to work. For a few minutes.
So I took what I like to call a "left turn." Instead of heading back by the most direct route, I took a longer way. Most everyone that lives close to Fowlerville knows about Six Corners, also known as Fleming, halfway between M-59 and Fowlerville on Grand River Avenue. It consists of three roads that intersect -- thus the "six corners" reference -- has a couple businesses, an old church that may be refurbished someday, an old schoolhouse that serves as a learning center on history, and a few homes.
Well, I was heading west on Grand River Avenue and turned north onto Fleming Road. It took me past a very old cemetery and then open fields on both sides. Except for these maple trees. A picture doesn't really do it justice, but just about every tree had a white bucket hanging from it, collecting sap for delicious maple syrup. As I headed further north, I came to Marr Road and turned right to go back to Burkhart Road. I turned left on Burkhart Road and headed north a couple more miles to Allen Road. It was time to head closer to Fowlerville so I turned left, heading west. I had heard about Cook Lake but had never been in this area. Allen Road dips south around this lake and then continues west in a straight line all the way to Stow Road. There is a park to the northeast of Cook Lake, crowded with mobile homes and RVs, and there are a few houses around the lake. I'm a bit curious if it is a recreation lake for boats or is more for fishing.Anyone with a bit of information about Cook Lake?