The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4129513
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
20-Dec-21 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Your note early on about distilling with the steam juicer - that's part of what happened, I think. You not only got the juice out of the quinces, but because you left it boiling the steam condensed and pooled in the juice. So it isn't as concentrated as it might be. As long as you can use it for something, no harm. But this first venture isn't the purist's way of using a steam juicer.

Jon, I'm sure I'm remembering your writing about the other house, and I didn't realize you had relocated so far away. And as for the system set up (good link, by the way, thanks!) I can see why $3 a month is a bargain compared to figuring out all of the parts in that system you set up. Given the time and the money, I'd possibly fiddle with that. For now, I've made a note to revisit the project soon.

Eyes dilated this afternoon for my 6 month cataract surgery check and everything is good. That's one good thing that came out of 2021, anyway. As I wended my way home with stops at several shops I wore my facemask and used hand sanitizer every stop. It's looking grim for public places, though I expect a lot of pushback if any cities or counties try for generalized shutdowns around the holidays.

Must get some stuff wrapped or hidden, my ex is coming over this evening with stuff for the box I'm shipping to our son. And it's time to get all of this finished. I finally realized the situational seasonal depression is from the fact that nothing holiday-related will be happening at my house this year. No need to do any decorating, except for myself. And as important as it is to treat yourself well, it's often difficult to make yourself do it.

Back to the steam juicing topic - the last time I made Cranberry juice I froze the fruit pulp for baking. I'm going to make a pan of cranberry bars in a nice cakepan that I found at Goodwill today. I'll take them with me up to my daughter's xmas lunch on Saturday and leave the pan as a gift.