Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Friend Kary

It has been two weeks since I lost my wonderful Kary.  Her family is gathering on August 25th to celebrate her life.  For those of you who cared about her, please take some time on that day to light a candle, send good energy and leave a comment on her blog.  Her husband and her best friend Julie are trying to figure out how to access her blog to post the comments.  If you get any other directives from ignore them.  As horrible as this loss has been, the wound that SL created has added  tremendously to those of us that loved Kary.  A falling out happened years ago and Kary was incredibly hurt by this person.  When SL found out that Kary was sick, she never contacted her or had anything to do with her.  Within days of Kary's death, SL showed up at her house, camera in hand and invaded Kary.  She photographed John's lovingly built chicken coop and posted it on her blog.  She had the nerve to say she was helping John heal.  I can not believe the intrusion on Kary's territory and how someone could take advantage of John at his most vulnerable point.  I know a lot of people have been hurt by this person's actions.  It just made me angry.  I know how Kary would have felt about SL walking around her house and gardens, petting her precious Teddy (she never gets Kary's pets names right), and acting like an old friend.  This is for you Kary.  The last gift I can give you!  Your true friend...Joyce

you can see the phony post here:

Cabbage Bread

 I showed these a couple years ago but they are so good and so much fun to make that I thought it was worth showing this again.  This is a very old English recipe.  The dough is wrapped in the outer leaves of cabbage and while they bake, the leaves provide steam which makes for a chewy bread on the inside and a wonderful outer crust.  There is no discernible cabbage flavor.

 Pour 2 cups of water into the bowl of your mixer.  Add 4  1/2 tsp. of rapid rise yeast.

 Add 2 tsp. of sugar.

 1 tsp. of salt.

 Then gradually add 7-8 cups of flour.  Knead until you have a nice smooth ball of dough.

 Place it in a greased bowl.

 Cover with plastic and let it rise until doubled.

 Pull of the outer leaves of a savoy cabbage.  The more texture the better the design.  Cut of the stiff inner rib.

 Spray it with a little cooking spray.

 Pinch off a piece of the dough and lay it on the cabbage leaf.

 Wrap them loosely and place them seam side down on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

 Let them rise until they are peaking out of their leaves.

 This recipe makes about ten small loaves.  They are the size of a large sandwich bun.  Bake them in a preheated 475 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.

 They slide right out of their cabbage shells.

 Aren't they cute.  The house smells wonderful too.  Cool them on racks.

 Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.....I will show you what I put on these tomorrow.

One disappeared very quickly.  Let me just say these are The Blog Tech's favorites.