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Old 01-17-2005, 02:49 PM   #361
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...they really love me...

Last fall some friends gave me a M-E Birthday party-- Lorien decor, Shire menu. They had made lembas-pizelles for the birthday party and I had raved about them.

The same friends gave me a Pizelle iron for Christmas (with the wheat-free recipe enclosed, bless them.) They even found a pizelle iron for which one of the 'sides' is a tree.

Happy hobbit.
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:39 PM   #362
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Question .......

Okay, I'll bite....(so to speak)...what's a pizelle?
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:42 PM   #363
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Umm, they're kinda made like waffles. But thinner. Usually the cookies are round, and thin, and kinda brittle.

So let's say four-inch round waffly cookies, crisp & sweet.

And it looks like it's spelled with two zz's... my bad. "Pizzelle."
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:35 PM   #364
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Hmm... They sound kinda like waffle cones... sorta. I think I've seen the irons in cooking stores.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:56 PM   #365
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You can make little waffle cones out of them bu rolling them into a cone shape & letting them dry.

But then they're not lembas anymore.

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Old 01-17-2005, 07:45 PM   #366
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Yum. Round waffley Lembas cookie cones, maybe? TY for the expain.

Hiya, Miss Rae! How's my favorite Elf?
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:52 AM   #367
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Sweet! I'm on Caradhras!

Er... welll....
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:49 AM   #368
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Shwoa! Six foot drifts! Four inches in a 25 minute period! And I thought 6 inches in 4 hours was bad. We got about a foot it looks like.

Sigh, where are Aragorn and Boromir when you need them!
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:28 PM   #369
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Strider worked at our driveway for quite a while. But then Boromir showed up on an ATV ("Where heads are at a loss, horsepower must serve, as they say in my neighborhood") and finished the driveway for us. We paid him in frozen venison; and he was pleased.
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Old 01-24-2005, 04:52 AM   #370
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We've a little help as well with the drive. I suspect he was trained by Saruman though. It seems he requires peeling up a percentage of turf with each job, so by spring, if it's been a snowy winter, the driveway looks a little like the movie version of Isengard. And I don't mean the park in FoTR

So the walkways have become my look out, though I'm sure this guy wouldn't mind clearing them with his pick-up truck and blade!
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:11 AM   #371
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WooooooT!!!! The citadel at the havens is CLOSED! UNBELIEVABLE! Another day by the cozy fire drinking Raefindel's coffee! HALLELUJAH!

Er, I mean, Another day shivering by the fire and waiting for Boromir to finish up with the, er, snow-shoving.

**dances the springle ring**

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Old 01-31-2005, 12:08 PM   #372
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Hello My Friends

Here in the Northwest it's been around 55 and partly cloudy, until today. It's 62 and clear. For all intents and purposes, Spring seems to have arrived in the Elven Lands. The Malorn trees are in bloom and the pussywillows are purring. My Irises are 4 inches tall and the moles are doing their best to undermine my garden.

Unfortunately, my little elves are sick (they're half human ya know)and I'm trapped in the house.

Coffee's just not gonna do it for me this time! I need some FREEDOM!
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Old 01-31-2005, 03:51 PM   #373
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Hullo, Miss Rae!

Thank you for the absolutely lovely card and bookmark I recieved the other day. I fully intend to write you via snail mail ASAP.

So sorry to hear the little Elflings aren't well. I hope they are all better, soon!
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Old 01-31-2005, 05:16 PM   #374
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You're welcome!

I've been making a lot of cards lately. Been spending a lot of money on card-making supplies, too.
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:28 AM   #375
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Hey, how about a page of us oldsters in costume?

I've got this amazing green cloak I can't wait to show off... and the new (old!) boots are cool too. For elvish days.

Then there are hobbit-days.

I don't have many mannish days.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:40 PM   #376
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LOL---I have Hobbit days most every day! A few Elvish ones....when a Man friend and I go take our twice-yearly trip to Armstrong nat'l park....but...I am too much like the Hobbit I named myself for than an Elf....I look for Elves in those trees as opposed to imagining being one....

As for costume, well, I have a lovely purple cloak an Elven maiden I know made me, plus a dress made me by a Hobbit lass....and I can't forget the Elven Brooch made for me by the afore mentioned Elven maiden....and of course, what Hobbit outfit is complete without a decent blade; my STING !

Went to the DMV today to get a new ID.....ANY picture taken in my Hobbit attire will be better that the one taken at the DMV today I'm SURE !

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My friend Mike: Hey, if you see an Elf, I want to know."
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Old 02-18-2005, 09:31 PM   #378
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Hmmm... My cloaks are on 2 coasts! I'm a famous NATIONAL Elven Cloakmaker!
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:46 AM   #379
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Silmaril Of course, only the best.....

Hobbit 1: Where'd you get that GREAT cloak?!

Me: Oh, its custom-made....from the Rafindel line, don't you know....
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Remember this? I thought it couldn't be beat; but today the music went from

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"...Red fell the dew in Rammas Echor."
To Faure's:
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"Pie Jesu domine, dona eis requiem,
sempiternam requiem."
At the moment, it's Strider's song of Tinuviel & Beren.
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:36 AM   #381
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It's STILL snowing. Between the wind, and the snow, and the rest of the weather... I've worn my green Raefindel cloak to work several days running.

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STILL SNOWING? Good Lord! It's been 60 here.

I went to the fabric store and found this AWSOME fabirc; it was green with leaves, and I'm thinking CLOAK...




Like I need another...
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Yes. For when you go walking in the woods. Of course you do.
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Boots Oh, my....

It was in the 80's here the other day. Can't wear my PURPLE cloak from the Raefindel line 'cause if I do I'll be a roasted Hobbit!
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Snow? Thats snow precious?? Usually during a winter I will have upwards to six feet in the yard in January. I think we managed a max of 10" on the ground at any one time, with maybe 20" total falling between October and January. Its been spring through February and so far through March. The snow is gone and they already had a few bush fires in the hills. Its going to be a long hot dry summer if it don't rain some in the next couple months.

Where did all the rain and snow go? Southern California! Death Valley has gotten about 5 years worth of rain in a couple months!

Hail clubberz! Been away for a time! Good to see everyone!

Anyone in the Pacific Northwest in August should attend the Washington Reniassance Fair!
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Yeah, I'm in Port Orchard. I've never been to that Faire, though I've tried. They've been talking for a few years about moving it out of Gig Harbor, moving it to Port Orchard in a more permanent grounds like Fort Nisqually has.

I've been to this Fair in Port Gamble Medieval Faire

Do you live in Washington, Snowdog?
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Someone here said that it has been the third snowest year on record for this area. I find that hard to believe, but it could well be right. It has been great deal warmer than usual as well, which strangely seems to mean more snow for us.

It's perfect weather really, if you must travel. Picturesque but not overly troublesome. Never over a couple of feet at a time.
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Snow and again snow! What is this "snow"?

I think I'll go to the beach.
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We are experiencing the dryest winter here in 40 years. The governor has declared a state of emergency.
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Think of large wet sand but flattened out and cold More fun than the Havens of the snowbird! And quite exhilarating when driving your wain to work. But then again a drive in the Havens must be quite exhilarating in its own right.

Mizz Rae I think I have an inkling where your precipitation has got to! Ask Helen there on Caradhras!
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Mizz Rae I think I have an inkling where your precipitation has got to! Ask Helen there on Caradhras!
I could mail it to you one bottle at a time? Good old Shire Post.
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Same here in Oregon! Snowpack so poor, my hubby is already lining up the fire crews for the forest he works on.

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Yeah, I'm in Port Orchard. I've never been to that Faire, though I've tried. They've been talking for a few years about moving it out of Gig Harbor, moving it to Port Orchard in a more permanent grounds like Fort Nisqually has.

I've been to this Fair in Port Gamble Medieval Faire

Do you live in Washington, Snowdog?
Yes I do! I live in the high mountains outside of Cle Elum. I was curious about that fair! Thanks for the info!
I found the Ren fair I posted about when I was going to my brothers when he lived in Lake Bay. I have to admit, the grounds where they are at is pretty cool with the woods and creek and bridge and all...

Yeah.. drought.... Our (so-called) governer's declaration... And yes, they are setting fires up here to burn out the underbrush and fallen fuels now before it gets tinder dry. An ounce of prevention.... makes for a smokey Kittitas Valley though when the wind isn't blowing.
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Hi, everybody!
I've been away from this thread for about 6 mos & thought I would pop in & say "hi" before my rocking chair was chopped up for kindling by one of you frozen northerners...
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Oooh signs of life or should that be death?

Well here in blighty we have just had the first dry bank holiday weekend in living memory, and the population is divided between the rugged up "cast not a clout" faction and those who deem that the sighting of an unfamiliar shiny thing in an equally unfamiliar blue sky demands shades and shirtsleeves. My favourite time of the year - spring unfolding the beechen leaf and all.... so forget your rocking chair and get a deckchair. Shame to waste a nice day frowsting inside - should be out enjoying God's fresh air (aieee a "I'm turning into my mother moment"). I am going to tidy up the garden....
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How about if I drag my rocking chair out into the yard?

It is quite nice outside here, too, though overcast and very humid. I have just spent about an hour running the dog around the great outdoors and, once I give her a quick spot bath - she rolled in something nasty - I will be out and about again, running a list of errands as long as my arm.

Have fun gardening! I wish I could have a proper garden, but, living in a condo, I am reduced to container gardening, although I do have definite ambitions toward creating a container jungle out there on my balcony...
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It has been raining off and on here in California (leastways my neck of it).
Good for the garden. Everything's coming up nicely, except that this year I think there is a conspiracy amongst the daisies to TAKE OVER. I have been yanking them up with some of the weeds 'casue they deliberately deposit themselves in places like right in front of a daylily.....








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I am Samwise son of Hamfast, if by hoe or trowel I can get these weeds out of your garden, I will.You have my shears!;)
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:24 PM   #398
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Mithalwen, if I give you five dollars will you come tidy up my garden too? Weather is not so bad, though we still have been getting snow flurries. Sun and 70's expected over the weekend. No you say? One yard is enough perhaps? Okay, how about five dollars and a glass lemonade while I am frowsting inside working on an RPG...with the windows set wide open of course.

EDIT: Aw darn, now its 50's and thunder showers for Saturday. Good day for this hobbit to be indoors!

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Old 05-06-2005, 01:52 PM   #399
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Oooh you can do tons with containers - I have lots for annual stuff and even fruit and veg - tiny tomatoes and my blueberries are contanerised cos of the soil......

I am trying to put low maintenance stuff in the beds and borders since I work full time and like to be able to sit outside (oh the joy of laptops!) without feeling to guilty!!!

If that is real lemonade.. you might have a deal - but I will encourage you to spend outrageously on plants .....

I must give the lawn another cut though - but this timeI might use the roller mower - do feel a bit of a twit vacuuming the lawn after using the quicker hover mower ... even though it is a proper garden vac......
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Old 05-06-2005, 03:14 PM   #400
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But of course, only the most real sort can classify as lemonade in my book!

Actually, I’m a ‘would be’ gardener, poor in time and funds but I’m trying to improve. (I have bought beetroot and bean seeds, as well as currant and raspberry plants, with high hopes of actually planting them!) But right now I have so many little stick piles lying about waiting for my neighbor’s annual Bonfire Glade reenactment, that it looks like a residential community for deranged beavers. And the grass needs a scythe in places. It has been too wet to mow.
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