Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Soooo Silly, Silly, Silly!

Here's the article. You be the judge.

Fudging the vanilla
What other flavors can replace that essential extract in a fudge recipe? The Daley Question offers options
By Bill Daley, Tribune Newspapers
March 8, 2011

Q: I want to make fudge but I don't have vanilla—is there anything else I can use? And which milk is better, condensed or evaporated?—Shayna Bracha Farber, Skokie

"I'd suggest she add a little, taste and then decide if she wants more,'' Greenspan said.

"If she uses an oil, like lemon or orange or peppermint, she should use even less."

And when it comes to liqueurs, a little can go a long way, too.

Another instance in which it's best to taste as you go.

"As for choosing either condensed or evaporated milk, up to you.

Remember, condensed milk is already sweetened ("Condensed vs. sweetened milk," Jan. 18).

It's best for desserts and baked goods.

Look at your recipe; you may need to adjust the amount of sugar or other sweeteners depending on which milk you use.

Do you have a question about food or drink? E-mail Bill Daley at: wdaley@tribune.com. Snail mail inquiries should be sent to: Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60611. http://twitter.com/billdaley


This TWIT never actually answered Silly Shayna's Silly Question, did he?

He merely assumed she would have "an oil, like lemon or orange or peppermint" in her cupboards, when she DOESN'T EVEN HAVE FREAKIN' VANILLA!

Just who is this "Bill Daley", and is he related to the now-almost-forgotten Mare Chicago??

Perhaps, today, we all should...

...take a bit of time to think about the USA, our 'homeland'...and pray also that it be blessed?

Feeling ill today...

...as the throat is sore, the glands are swollen, and the nose seems to want to run through every street in Chicago...so much for a very compromised immune system, thanks to the bacteria Cryptosporidium and John Norquist, the former Mayor of Milwaukee, WI (my hometown) who eventually resigned.

Sooooo, I wrote, as I am apt to do:

Day and night

Sirens scream in the night:
Up and down this street
Of this, the northernmost neighborhood
Of Chicago.

I wake, though,
Knowing they aren't coming for me.

For which I thank the Creator:
And again.