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Translating pickles into rocking chairs?

July 16th, 2012 at 08:41 am

The agency called and said the translation services company wants to see me for a quick interview this afternoon. I asked if we could do it tomorrow. It's a 40-minute drive and I'm hot, sweaty and tired. Hopefully tomorrow will be a go.

A woman wants to come see the rocking chair I'm selling. Possibly this afternoon. She is apparently willing to drive an hour, coming up all the way from Greenwich.

This morning I got some rice pudding going in the slow cooker, double batch. I added a variety of dried fruits my sister grew and gave to me...apple pears and pumpkin. It also calls for coconut flakes and agave so it will be plenty sweet. I may skip the agave.

I also made my refrigerated pickles, but couldn't find the recipe I was set on using, so had to do a whole new search for a recipe I liked. They're pretty simple to make anyway. I did mine with just white vinegar, chopped white onion, sugar and salt.



Despite all the rain we got yesterday, it's hot as heck again today, and will be same tomorrow. Brutally hot. Still 100% no AC here in Connecticut.

As long as you dont' really need to SEE anyone, you can just walk around in your shorts and tank top and sweat a little. The challenge will be looking presentable for the interview without wilting.

7 Responses to “Translating pickles into rocking chairs?”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Double coincidence -- NT just recently said he'd make me some rice pudding soon! I've only had it once before but I really liked it.

    My pickles had fresh dill, garlic, chili flakes, cardamom seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, salt, sugar and vinegar. I did medallions instead of spears. Going to taste one tonight to see how they turned out!

    Good luck on getting the interview rescheduled!

  2. snafu Says:

    We're all cheering you on to sell the rocking chair, have a terrific interview resulting in a job you want and fridge pickles you love.

    Good idea to use those Pyrex type glass container with snap lid for fridge pickles, so much easier than stuff in sani jars. I wonder if I could use those for Bread & Butter [sliced] pickles...hmmm Will write to see if they can take processing.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The rice pudding sounds great!

  4. patientsaver Says:

    Well, the rice pudding came out AWFUL, just awful. I let it overcook by about a half hour and it was all a starchy mess, plus the dried pumpkin gave it a real off taste. I didn't care for it at all.

    I hope the raccoon appreciates the 2 cans of light coconut milk i wasted in it!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I love making homemade pickles. I don't do sweet ones, just dill, but they are so easy. Mine are just dill, vinegar, garlic, water, pickling salt and of course the cucumbers. So simple, so easy, no additives and no colorings. No store bought pickle ever tasts as good, not even the fancy ones.

    Good luck on the interview.

  6. snafu Says:

    Rice pudding results from left overs or box of pudding using cheap powdered milk add 1/2 an old salt shaker full of cinnamon & sugar mix [also used for toast]. Bake until all milk is absorbed.

  7. snafu Says:

    sorry, this computer needs to be retired/trashed!

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