Musings From Us Entries For General Musings

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Semi Sweet Pickles – Corn Free Recipe

This entry was posted in Foods by Cleave on

Recipes_From_The_FridgeHere is a great recipe for sweet pickles that just about anyone can make. It doesn’t take all that long to do and makes it so that you can make them just the way that you want. Best of all, there are no ingredients in it that are corn based, for those with the ever growing allergy trend. Even better this is not a complicated canning project, just good sweet yummy fun.

Semi Sweet Pickle by Cleave Ingredient List
3 baby cucumbers 6 in. long
1 cup rice vinegar
3 tbsp. sugar (6 for a really sweet treat)
1 tbsp. pickling spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cool time: 0-30 minutes

NOTE: The amount of vinegar listed is the minimum. Some may feel more comfortable adding more, which is fine. Just don’t add too much or you will have more juice instead of pickle.

Kohru Kitty loves Gaming!

This entry was posted in General Musings, Pets & Animals by Snowfoxx on

Gamers make great cat people, but you all knew that. Now it seems cats also make great gamers, or so this one thinks as he is following along with elemental, spirits, and little undead minions in the old Guild Wars game just outside of the area known as Ascalon Foothills. He joined with a team of a ranger and a ritualist along with their heroic henchmen on the way to vanquishing a small area on the big map of Tyria just before dinnertime. Will the cute and cuddly Kohru visit the world of Tyria again? Will it be the old one or the new one? Say tuned to Musing From Us to find out what other kinds of games Kohru likes to join in on!

Cheese and Herb Scones

This entry was posted in Foods by Snowfoxx on

I’ve been experimenting with an old recipe from the Northumberland region of England. They were called Singin’ Hinnies, because when one would cook them on a griddle, they would hiss or “sing”. Now, I bake these instead of cooking them on griddle, and have found many variations on the Hinnies, and this is a fine, savoury addition.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 tbsp lard
2 tbsp butter
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried chives
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
milk or sour cream

Mix all ingredients well except for the milk or sour cream. Add these gradually until your have a moistened dough. Turn out dough on rolling or large cutting board. Roll out dough to 1/2 to 1 inch in thickness. Cut with 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter in flour between each cut to stop the dough from sticking. Place each scone about 1 inch apart from the other. Bake 30-35 minutes. Serve hot with butter. Makes 12 scones

Kittens at Play

This entry was posted in General Musings, Pets & Animals by Snowfoxx on

The neighbors’ cats have been productive, and this time these fluffy little babies are the result!

We really do have some wild tomcats around here, and they seem to produce some sweet little things. Even Agnes’ unicorn from Despicable Me wasn’t as fluffy as that little grey and white tribble with feet and claws. Cleave was just lucky enough to be out and about to get this little video today of these fluffbuddies as they were nipping at the nekomimi and having trouble getting to their tiny paws. Even our kitten, Koru, came over to see what they were up to. Can you blame him?

Decades of Diversion

This entry was posted in Arts, General Musings, Music Videos by Snowfoxx on

wdw_mk_0497_rhoIf anyone has been watching TV lately, you might have seen the new commercial for the Toyota Corolla, you will see a a sequence of events featuring pop culture from the last fifty years, but somehow they manages to jump from 1995 directly to 2013 in the last part, somehow neglecting the 2000-2010 span. This idea is not new, and it was done by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in their Dani California music video about seven years ago.

Let’s see how they stack up:

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