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Pumpkins of the Day #2590

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Pumpkins of the Day #2590

Rachel, Sam and Ruth came by for games tonight, and while they were here we pushed as much Halloween candy onto them as we could. These candy pumpkins are a rarer relative of candy corn, though I think they have a similar flavor and the same waxy texture.

Laurel and I watched an Internet Video of two people eating one of those five-pound gummi bears, and their final decision was that, though it still tasted good, it was just way too intense at that scale. I imagine that a pumpkin-sized candy pumpkin would be much the same – just an impossible mass of corn starch and sugar, and if it didn’t collapse to begin with it would probably cause liver failure or something similarly awful if you dared to take a hearty bite of it. Better for these candies to stay tiny, even if they’re not quite botanically accurate.

We’re starting to get pretty good at hosting friends here, which bodes well for our time in this new home.

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October 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

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Fondue of the Day #2574

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Fondue of the Day #2574

Sam recently returned to Berkeley from far-off lands, and it seems he’ll be here for a while as the next chapter of his life builds up. He had some people over tonight, where we met his friends Rachel and Ruth and bonded over fondue and board games. We had a nice time – these are lovely people, and Laurel was excited that she was able to come out and meet them.

Keeping a fondue going is tricky without specialized equipment. Sam had just a makeshift double boiler, and whenever the cheese became too viscous we had to send it back to the stove for a moment. The two pots nearly sealed together, and at one point the steam pressure built up so much that it all burst out in a massive pop – thankfully sparing Sam fram any steam burns.

All this is part of growing up – cobbling things together to make something nice, making potentially dangerous mistakes on the way, talking over good food. Someday we’ll all be experts in our crafts, but the little stumbles on the way there are an important part of the experience.


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October 10, 2015 at 12:38 am

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