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Thanks so much for stopping by: I love my kid, reading, my husband, reading, art, reading, my cats Peanut and Mittens, cross-stitch(see profile pic) and did I say reading. Retirement is wonderful but I still can't seem to find the time to read as much as I'd like.

Favorite quotes:
”To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life!” James Joyce (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man)

Oswald: Why dost thou know me for?
Earl of Kent: A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking, whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch; one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition. Wm. Shakespeare (King Lear)
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About my libraryA little bit of this and a little bit of that. I don't usually look for a specific genre I just want a good, thought provoking book or one just for fun. I usually set books free which I've enjoyed but will not reread and those I really do not like. My library consists of books I absolutely adore and will reread and books I have yet to read.

Groups2014 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge, One LibraryThing, One Book, ReadaThing

Favorite authorsIsabel Allende, Elizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Berg, Ernest Hemingway, Barbara Kingsolver, Dennis Lehane, Hilary Mantel, Gabriel García Márquez, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAnnie's Book Stop, Bargain Books Warehouse & Gifts, Bertrams and Williams Books and Fine Art, Book Loft, Books by the Sea, Books-A-Million #951, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, College of William & Mary Bookstore, Edgartown Books, Fireside Book Shop, Mermaid Books, The Book Den East, The Book Rack

Favorite librariesChagrin Falls Branch - Cuyahoga County Public Library, Geauga County Public Library - Bainbridge Branch, Geauga County Public Library - Geauga West Branch, Portage County District Library - Streetsboro Branch


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Currently readingThe Three Musketeers (Oxford World's Classics) by Alexandre Dumas

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Hi Lynda

I have been consumed with work as fiscal year end looms ahead. I haven't visited threads or posted on a regular basis. Thus, it was extra special to hear from you. I'm relieved that someone else did not connect with this story. I was in fact deeply troubled by the constant negativity and immaturity.

I hope all is well with you my friend.

Take good care,

Hi Lynda, here it is.
This is the link to the recipe where you can see what it looks like during the steps:

and this is the translation (without the introduction :) of the ingredients and then the steps which are illustrated :

Sour creme (20% fat) : 200gr
Butter: 200gr
Yeast: dry - 1 teaspoon, fresh - one piece (10-15gr)
Flower: 500gr (about as much as the dough will ask for until it does not stick to your fingers anymore)
Filling: any preserve or jam with chopped nuts (walnuts are preferred) or turkish delight
Confectioner sugar to powder it after cools down (optional, you can have them without)

1. Melt butter at low flame
2. Put the sur creme in the bowl you will make the dough
3. Pour the butter in (cooled down) and mix it in (no mixer, just spoon). Add the yeast and a pinch of salt (about how much you take out with the tip of the knife)
4.Put the flour and mix the dough - be careful to not put too much, put about 3/4 of it and then a little at the time. it has to be soft but not stick to your fingers.
5. The dough needs to be hold in a cold place for 10min and then taken out and kneaded a little more
6. Scatter flour on your working surface and split the dough in 14 little balls
7. Each ball is spread with your rolling pin in a circle which is 1.5-2 mm thick
Cut it in 8 pieces as in the picture and put the filling at the wide part and start rolling.
8. Put them on a pan greased with a little oil (I use parchment paper, it is much easier to clean and safer not to burn things if I miss to look at it)
9. You take them out when they are slightly pink (they are hard but not browned) because they become too hard otherwise.
10. As you take them you put them on a large plate to cool down (the quantity in the pic shows how many are for this recipe)
11. After that you put them in the confectioner's sugar. You cover them with plastic film for next day if you do not eat all of them at once. Or put them in a box and they will keep for up to 2 weeks.

- The more they stay the flakier they become, so if you make them today and eat them tomorrow is best.
- You can leave them straight, as in the pic when you roll them with the filling and they look like a cigar, or you can turn down the ends and they look like this:
(here I see they sift some sugar and cinnamon on top , probably to caramelize them a little)
or I see they also make them look like Fig Newtons:
- conversion site I use for measurements:
if not just look directly on Google for grams to cup conversion

Let me know how it came out :)

Is better if I translated, cause the site translations are bad and in recipes sometimes you need to be exact.
I will find the recipe on a site that also shows you pictures and translate the steps so it easier for you :)
I had a good laugh about "mamalega", is mamaliga = polenta and quite specific here where is not a fancy dish, but a quick and inexpensive delicious one.
Delighted to have somebody wanting to try romanian stuff, is a translation of the french+ greek+turkish cuisines in a more available and easier way.
I will have this for you tomorrow and then let me know how they come out :)
Hi Lynda,
Thanks for stopping by. Of course will help you with any recipe you want, just tell me if you read romanian. If not is fine, I will translated for you :)
A very happy 5th Thingaversary to a fellow 75er! I see we have a fair number of books in common. I think I've picked up a recommendation or two from you as well, so thanks for that!
Lynda, I'm a Buckeye by birth!

I've made a TIOLI Challenge #6 discussion thread, and it can be found here: :)

I am very flattered that you added me as the interesting library as well :)
Didn't know my collection (?) was that intriguing..

I think my TBR's have grown more broad in genre and I tried several new authors that I did not know about due to librarything's recommendations as well..

Thank you for leaving me a comment as well~

Hope your day was wonderful today~

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Hi Carmenere,

I believe you’ve read my novel THE LAST DAY (Warner Books). Would you be interested in joining the Facebook page for my new novel, THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL (to be published by MacMillan, July 2011)? It will feature upcoming events that I think you’ll find interesting.

Starting June 18th, the page will post major updates including the premier of the KNOWLEDGE video trailer. It's unlike any I've ever seen, and I trust you'll feel the same.

Please follow this link and click "Like"--

Hope to see you there!

With much appreciation,

Glenn Kleier
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