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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1820 on: June 02, 2020, 10:04:02 pm »
Never heard of a "blondie" in terms of baked goods before.
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1821 on: June 03, 2020, 01:11:12 pm »
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1822 on: June 03, 2020, 07:29:31 pm »
Thanks for linking the recipes, I'm printing and saving  :thumleft:
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1823 on: June 03, 2020, 07:46:52 pm »
3 June

Woohoo! Got myself out of bed after hitting snooze only once. I didn’t do the 5am group workout (madness), but I did do my other online one (the one I accidentally paid a year’s subscription for...). It was a leg-focused day 😓
But, I survived and then went for my run.

Global Running Day! I didn’t realise that it had been raining until I got outside. Fortunately it had stopped by then, so I set off in a long sleeve shirt and shorts. Which was also fortunate as it was a surprisingly warm morning.
My run went quite well, and I have nearly covered all the streets in another suburb.

The day went by quite well once again, with lots of drawing and picture colouring and even a little dancing. Turns out my niece seems to enjoy modern country music 😁

I have a heap of ripe bananas which I don’t want to turn into banana bread. We are still working through the muffins and crunchies. So I used some for breakfast instead. Today was a bit of a food-photo day... dinner was a quick and easy chicken teriyaki stirfry. And it looked oh so colourful! And now that I finally have sesame oil, it tasted pretty good too!

Colourful food is... happy food?

Here's the recipe: https://cafedelites.com/simple-chicken-teriyaki-stir-fry/#wprm-recipe-container-41142

I’m thinking of using the left over rice for a miso calamari bowl tomorrow 🧐

Ok, enough food talk. For now.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1824 on: June 03, 2020, 08:06:30 pm »
Never heard of a "blondie" in terms of baked goods before.

You don’t cook much?
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1825 on: June 03, 2020, 09:11:34 pm »
Never heard of a "blondie" in terms of baked goods before.

You don’t cook much at all?

Fixed that for you.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1826 on: June 04, 2020, 03:58:09 am »
Was doing my 5km run just because you inspired me with the previous posting....but pok would you stop with that cookies now mate!!  :deal:  :biggrin:

Welldone on your 5km as well  :thumleft:
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1827 on: June 04, 2020, 05:37:26 am »
Was doing my 5km run just because you inspired me with the previous posting....but pok would you stop with that cookies now mate!!  :deal:  :biggrin:

Welldone on your 5km as well  :thumleft:

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Thanks Tom, hope your run went well!
As for the cookies... ja nee. Every Thursday my niece has to bake something as part of her school work. This week’s baking project is... cookies!
And it’s my Mom’s birthday on the weekend so there will be cake! We have had a cake every week since I have been back  :patch: :patch:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1828 on: June 04, 2020, 01:31:55 pm »
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1829 on: June 04, 2020, 01:45:30 pm »
Sardine how many days is it since you've flown a plane?
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1830 on: June 04, 2020, 04:50:07 pm »
Sardine how many days is it since you've flown a plane?

I have run out of fingers and toes to count on...
My last flight was 24 March.

72 Days?


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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1831 on: June 04, 2020, 04:59:31 pm »
If you use Twitter and like my entry in KFM’s latest competition, please retweet 😊
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1832 on: June 04, 2020, 06:34:11 pm »
Sardine how many days is it since you've flown a plane?

I have run out of fingers and toes to count on...
My last flight was 24 March.

72 Days?



I'm very ignorant about this, but isn't there some regulation about having to do a certain number of flying hours to keep your licence valid?

Any danger that this may become a problem?
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1833 on: June 04, 2020, 06:59:47 pm »
Sardine how many days is it since you've flown a plane?

I have run out of fingers and toes to count on...
My last flight was 24 March.

72 Days?



I'm very ignorant about this, but isn't there some regulation about having to do a certain number of flying hours to keep your licence valid?

Any danger that this may become a problem?

In order to carry passengers, a Commercial Pilot needs to be recent. To be recent, you need to do 3 take-offs and landings in the preceding 90 days.
But, if I don't fly for 6 months, I can go jump in a plane by myself and it's legal (and then I can do my take-offs and landings and get recent).
Most flight schools won't allow this- they require a "dual check" every 3-6 months in order to hire an aircraft.

If you own your own aircraft, it's a matter of: do you trust yourself to fly after such a long break.

It does get more complicated with airlines and charter companies, as now you need proficiency checks every 6 months too. And some people have asked who checks the Training Captains, who would need to do the prof checks and and and.
But I'm not at that level, so I don't think about it too much  :patch:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1834 on: June 04, 2020, 07:31:22 pm »
4 June

I can’t even remember the last time I had rice crispies. Or saw them in the shops. Now I’m craving them.

But my knees were like Snap, Crackle and Pop. All day.
Oh well, it was a nice walk, with some jogging thrown in to warm up initially.

I wear a headlamp with a bright white light so I can tell where I’m going. And I have clipped a red bicycle light to the strap at the back, so I am more visible from behind. Hence the “headgear” comment.

The “why’s” today would have been ok. Even the “Please give me a minute, I am eating” ... “Why?”
But they were often accompanied with “Are you done yet?”
Two seconds later, as I lift a forkful of food from my very-clearly full plate of food, “Are you done yet?” 😒
The patience, eish.

But then she does stuff, like rubbing my knees to make me feel better after I knelt down and they popped away.

Lekker day again today. And a beautiful day at the sea. Thanks Mom, for suggesting the walk 😊

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1835 on: June 05, 2020, 08:59:47 pm »
5 June

Yay for weekend! 😁

And after a long day, my friend sent me a riddle which had me out in the driveway in the dark... collecting a surprise gift of Whispers and Eet-Sum-Mor’s.

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« Reply #1836 on: June 05, 2020, 09:29:53 pm »
Fantastic pics

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« Reply #1837 on: June 06, 2020, 09:59:03 pm »
6 June

What a stunning day.
Moon reflecting off the sea. Quiet roads. A mountain to climb. Stunning views. No wind. Nice temperature. Ok, I would have been happy if it was 5-10 degrees warmer.

I almost went home to squeeze into my wetsuit and take a board out on the sea. But my toes went numb and my lips turned blue just thinking about it.

Quite a rustig day. Attempted to bake “blondies”. Flavours came out alright but the texture was rather chewy. They were nowhere near as good as those from Oh Hello Coffee 🤤
@Ri and @Dux seemed to like them. Or they were being polite.  :lol8:
Ri, next time I am at Oh Hello, I will get you one of theirs.

And a lekker braai to finish off the day.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1838 on: June 06, 2020, 10:13:18 pm »
How freaking lucky are we.

Blondie’s...
The ones on the right are made from chickpeas and peanut butter. Yummy flavours but quite a squish consistency.
Whereas the more traditional ones (left), are more cake-like. Though mine were sort of a mix between cake and scone. Oh well.
@Mrs. Zog, I used the recipe I put up earlier. It called for a 8x8 tin. I think mine is 6x6 and it barely filled half. And they wanted a total of 1/2 cup sugar. I used 45ml, and I found them sweet enough with the chocolate chips.
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1839 on: June 06, 2020, 11:04:21 pm »
I made the crunchies from the recipe that @TrailBlazer posted here... they taste absolutely delicious but they're nowhere near crunchy. I followed the recipe exactly, and we have to spoon them out of the pan. I have just put them back in the oven for another round of baking. But I think maybe the measurements were off. TrailBlazer said he presses the dough into the pan, using a rolling pin to get it even. Mine was almost liquid, more like cake batter.  ???

Ah well. Delicious anyway. I'll see what happens after the second bake.

Tonight I'm making the Chicken Terikyaki you posted a couple of days ago...  :thumleft: