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FB, frozen brie?!?, stuff

December 7th, 2006 (11:27 pm)
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A couple of people have inquired about what's happening with this chapter and why I haven't summarised / translated it yet. Simply put, as a number of people are aware, people have been stealing the translations and making scanlations with them... again. Which means, at the least, I'm not looking at working on FB until my own physical copy arrives--probably just before or after Christmas. And whatever I write up will contain very little if any actual translated dialogue. It's going to take time to write up once I get the issue simply because I'm going to do my best to make sure it *can't* be used to make scanlations from. Those on my flist are aware that I typically release the full translation on LJ. I'm sorry, but if I write up a full translation for the chapter, it will not be available to my general flist either. I will give the FB fandom this much, it's been very educational. While not all bad, it definitely wasn't all good by any stretch. Educational is probably the best way to put it. :/

And... somehow, I managed to stick the brie and gouda cheeses I bought for Xmas munching in the deep freezer. >_<;; Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with *frozen brie*?!? I'm trying to thaw out the gouda and see how it's doing but... ^^; I have to admit, this is a first for me. :P

But! I started the... Christmas(??) baking! Wai! Only it wasn't Xmas stuff. Boo! ^^; While out buying various groceries, we also picked up some ripe bananas for banana bread. So I've now got lots and lots of banana bread. ^^; Next up though, is the eggnog cookies a la Ysa-chan. ^___^ Those cookies were really good! Unfortunately, as I was reading through the recipe today, I discovered that they eat up eggyolks. So does Ichi-san's vanillekipferln recipe IIRC. Which means, I'm going to have an excess of whites?? I could've sworn I had something to eat up excess whites last year, but I don't remember what. So... does anyone have any suggestions for recipes that eat up eggwhites? Preferably not meringues though. ^^;

My petted cashmere has finally been balled and is slowly starting down the path to scarfdom. It's currently 6" long. ^^; Fortunately, when we weighed the ball we figure the final length of the scarf should reach 36-40"; possibly longer. It's going to be so warm and soft! ^o^ (I was sorely tempted to go back for the same yarn in a different colourway since they had 3-4 balls in a bluish colourway. Mine's in a purply tone). The pattern being done is a basic tulip lace pattern from Vogue Knitting--The Ultimate Knitting Book. The scarf will basically consist of 4 rows and 4 stitches around of garter stitch border along with 3 pattern repeats done on Crystal Palace needles (US 9... 5mm?) So far, so good. If I'm really on the ball, maybe I can finish it this weekend. Umm... we'll see. ^^;

So the baking plan this weekend will be:
- eggnog cookies x 2
- vanillekipferln x 2 <-- if I get off my butt and make some vanilla sugar soon, oh and buy almonds too
- choux a la cremes? <-- hard to say if I'll have the energy for this one. It takes all night. >_<;

Oh yeah. I suppose I should think about Xmas shopping too. Eep! ^^;


Posted by: harrellj (harrellj)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 9th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)

Thanks for that. The chart looks like it'll definitely come in handy. ^_^

Posted by: monkey monkey (sakuratea)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)

You can take the frozen brie and make baked brie en croute with some puff pastry.

Posted by: sharibet (sharibet)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)

I frequently freeze eggwhites when making yolk-heavy recipes.

My most common uses for eggwhites are in making mousseline buttercream frostings, and baking cakes, such as white velvet butter cake or lemon-poppyseed cake.

You can generally substitute whites for whole eggs in most cake recipes. Use 1/4 cup whites for each whole egg called-for in a recipe.

Posted by: Ysabet (umadoshi)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC)
Nana movie broken glass (follicons)

. . . I didn't realize the fanbrats were at it again. -_- Ugh. *hugs*

But yay cookies!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)

Sorry to hear that you have found your postings which I have enjoyed greatly so exacerbating! Too bad! Just shows how foolish a small group is. Do what you need and remember that most of us are very impressed with whatever you do!

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
free-range soylent green by active_apath

*grumble* How many warnings have you given on this? How many times have you said, "no more"? Hell, I know of at least twice, and I came along halfway through the series. *grumble*

Stupidstupidstupid brats!

Your scarf, on the other hand, sounds like bliss incarnate. *envies* I've been petting the cashmere a bit, too, this fall. I should get myself some. Except I still have the wool from last year to knit. And the bamboo from the spring. And the cotton/alpaca blend from late spring. And…

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 9th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)

The cashmere is simply dreamy. ^o^ While things have let up for the past few days, I think it's the -20C weather that decided things. The brain completely froze over and refused to acknowledge anything existed but warm softness. :P

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
Swedish Chef - Cooking

For the brie, you could wrap it in phyllo and bake it. (Throw some cranberry relish or apples in between the cheese & the pastry for extra yumminess.) Or you could just warm it on its own. I think it would be okay in that case.

Posted by: shoomy2003 (shoomy2003)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 12:52 pm (UTC)

Oh man, I'd be so ticked off if people were taking my translations and making them into scanlations too. Even just knowing what is happening in the chapter is good enough for me.

I completely respect your position on this matter. I hope that you've confronted those stealing your work!

Posted by: shoomy2003 (shoomy2003)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)

Oh and how much did it cost to buy cashmere for a scarf?? I'm making scarves this Christmas out of Chenelle!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 9th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)

It depends on what you buy, but the stuff I'm working with is Jade Sapphire's 100% cashmere (6-ply 55gm; 150yd) and goes for ~$40/skein; I'll be using two skeins for my scarf. On the other hand, you could make a scarf with 1 skein of 2-ply laceweight which goes for about the same price IIRC. Jade Sapphire has the double whammy of being both a luxury yarn combined with being hand-painted/dyed. ^^;

Posted by: sephnoir (sephnoir)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)

*Huggles Shadow* It's a shame there are so many idiots in the world. I completely agree with you about it being an education, at least the good mostly outweighed the bad.
Try not to let it get to you ^^ (though I know how hard that can be) we're constantly on the lookout for fake scanlators on loads of sites.
I hope you enjoy Christmas! Wish I could bake things like that. *Skills go as far as cakes and that's it)
Seph ^^

Posted by: f_ireworks (f_ireworks)
Posted at: December 8th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)

I don't get why people do things like that. I'm sorry that you have to go through this uncomfortable situation. You have done so much for the fandom; it makes me really mad that people would do things like that. *hugs*

Cashemer scarf! *dreamy eyes*

Excess eggwhites... the only thing I think I know about is an angel food cake. I seem to vaguely remember some cookies, too. If I can find anything today, I will leave you a comment.

Good luck with the baking and the shopping! (I only have on gift from my list... I'm starting to panic.)

Posted by: Joie (hymnia)
Posted at: December 10th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
Yuki - gomen

Thanks for explaining what's going on with FB. I'm really sorry that happened, and especially that these kinds of things have diminished your enjoyment of FB fandom. :(

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