Give me a B! So much easier to alphabetize than motificate. But I will start the other bottom side this evening anyway.
Your recent comments have been so uplifting and so sweet and I thank you for that. I replied to Kimi that if crabs had lips, they would certainly be smiling. And I am! So maybe the claws are loosening a bit. Here's something else that made me smile.
I found more elderberries in the freezer and couldn't resist. Such a unique flavor and brings back memories of the "old days". It's hard to even find elderberry jelly anymore. I guess because of the tedious cleaning process of those tiny little balls.
To us, well worth the effort. I have enough for one more pie and hopefully we will find some bushes along the roads next summer. This is not the hard blue berry that is found on some brush. They are very dark and shiny clusters. Used for centuries as a folk remedy (respiratory illness and wounds), the juice was used to treat a flu epidemic (Panama) in 1995.
When making the pie, I took out my Tupperware bins that hold sugar and flour and once again they are tacky. Seems this happens after decades of use but they are still the best for storage. Since they are old enough to not have a recycle code, I do not want them in the trash. So I found a method that works for me to remove that stickiness on the exterior. Last time I did this was almost 10 years ago so the remedy lasts for some time. Baking soda loaded onto a rag for a good scrub. Dawn will clean it before or after the soda scrub but never removes the tacky feel for any length of time. I have used this simple and inexpensive powder to remove the brown buildup on glass casserole dishes and also shine the crap out of chrome appliances. My friend was downsizing and throwing away all her Pyrex because of that baked on brown, and I used a toothbrush, scrubby, and knife tip for seams, today they are like brand new. Thank you Arm&Hammer. Then I got the bug to clean the stainless pot/pan bottoms with Bar Keeper's Friend, and on to the flatware I went. My arthritis needed Advil but everything shines.
I think I'll be able to handle a needle tonight while watching Jurassic World. And finishing off the pie. Usually I'm not careful and munch while stitching, but I won't take a chance with those dark berries. Maybe I should kill off the pie now, just to get it out of the way. Ya think?
Have a good one!
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