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Jayne
Rhode Island
Interests: Well, clearly my family, cooking, and baking, right? But photography is right up there, too. Because I've been making food and taking pictures since childhood, photography is one of the major strands in the braid. Other strands include reading, writing, listening to all types of music, drawing, designing and making quilts (though it's been years...), eating (kind of goes with the cooking and baking part) camping, fishing, gardening, talking, listening, and playing. There are more, but this will do for now.
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Hi Lori, Thanks for your question - I haven't looked at this post in a while, and it was fun to scroll through and look at my kids when they were three years younger! Anyway, we don't use much water at all - maybe an inch at the most in the bottom of the pot, and yes, we cover the pot completely. Enjoy!!
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Hi Kath, yes, the same amount should work whether frozen or fresh. Have fun!
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2013 on Jalapeno Hot Sauce at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Jessica, I have a kitchen scale, so I can measure the weights of the ingredients. Some recipes I use call for weight (especially baking), while others call for teaspoons and cups and so forth.
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Hi Devin, Glad you like the eggs. Ive heard that hard cooking eggs in the oven (each egg in the well of a muffin tin) yields eggs that are easier to peel, but I havent tried it myself so I cant say for certain. Not sure what to tell you on the peeling - sometimes I have a hard time peeling them, other times I dont. What kind of food coloring set-up did you use? I cant really help unless I have a few more details....
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Maria, I just re-read the post, since it was several years ago, and according to what I wrote, I got 9 jars with pectin, and 7 without. So 28 oz of the non-pectin version.
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zgingrich - Make a beluga cake! And think of this - in your daughters eyes it will be the most wonderful cake EVER. And hers is the only opinion that matters, really, isnt it? When my nephew was little, he was a HUGE fan of Thomas the Tank Engine. Obsessed. So I was making him a Thomas cake for his birthday, of course. But I couldnt get the eyes right. (I know...its a claymation train. Not a human.) I scraped icing off the cake-trains face and redid the eyes. Again. And again. And no matter what, they just didnt look like Thomas the Tank Engines eyes. FAILURE!!! But I couldnt do any more to the cake without probably ruining it, so I put the piping bag down and walked away. Or maybe I ran out of royal icing...who knows. Anyway, my nephews birthday party was the next day, and when my sister brought the cake into the festive, balloon-filled dining room and we all - family and friends - sang Happy Birthday, my little nephew looked at the cake and broke my heart into a million pieces with these words: Thats the best Thomas I ever saw! So make a beluga cake. It will be perfect. :)
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I should have explained that part - our kids and a couple of their friends were building/grooming a new mountain in the back yard. Not just swinging or throwing shovels! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2013 on Over Coffee at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Tamar - Im sure it would be fabulous - and prettier - with the red onions! Go for it!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2013 on Savory Baked Eggs at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Thanks Lynne! They dont come down during the day, and at this point I dont have a way to loop them up or anything, but most of the windows Im making these for face north and dont give us a lot of sunlight anyway. The batting (or blankets) I used for the quilts is thin enough to let a little light through. In the summer Ill just switch them out for ordinary curtains. Im thinking, though, that a panel or dowel inserted along the bottom could then be looped up over the same dowel or curtain rod that holds the quilts up top....
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2013 on Seeking Imperfection at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Karen - if youre serious about commissioning a window quilt, just send me an email - jayne (at) barefootkitchenwitch (dot) com - to let me know what youre looking for. :)
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Hi Donna B! Julias interests tend to flit from one creative pursuit to another these days...most recently she was learning to knit, and now (thanks to a school project) shes sewing again. But this time its a hand puppet, not a quilt. Ill see if shell let me post the finished puppet. :)
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Karen, I definitely accept commissions!
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Donna B - your version sounds SO GOOD!! Thanks for sharing!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2013 on Savory Baked Eggs at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Kristin, Actually, the marmalade isnt very liquidy at all after its been canned...its liquid when I poured it into the jars, but thats because its just been boiling. After canning and cooling, its a great consistency.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2013 on Lemon Ginger Marmalade at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Kat! Well, the main video I was talking about is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8sDIbRAXlg, but if you read the comments, a lot of people are concerned about the person using tap water, after, I think, two people died after using unsafe tap water in Louisiana. I boiled my tap water, but not everyone does. Or you can use distilled. The video I showed to Alex wasnt actually with a kid using a neti pot, she was using a sinus rinse bottle, but its a cute video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZgueuvJIsQ, and then theres also this little boy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjIVJVb9jY0, again with the tube. I just found this one, and its my favorite of all of them - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7dLYbkKS3k.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2013 on Irrigation at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi na, Thank you so much for writing...I actually dont get vertigo very often - prior to this time it was around three years ago. And other than horrible spinning playground and backyard experiences when I was a child, I think thats been it. Maybe one other time, but Im not even sure of that. Its definitely not a frequent thing for me, thank goodness!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2013 on Dizzy at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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I dont have Menieres Disease (hadnt heard of it til I read your comment so I looked it up) - Im so very sorry that you do! I cant imagine having this happen with any more frequency than twice in about three and a half years. Do you have flare-ups very often? Hugs to and prayers for you. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2013 on Dizzy at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Meg, Sorry you had such a bad experience with these. As I remember, the recipes from a cooking school cookbook Ive got. Maybe using a silpat is the key. Anyway, Im glad you have another recipe to fall back on!
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Hmmm...not really sure what works and what doesnt - Im not always successful either. I think if the eggs are room temp theyre easier to peel, and yes, let them dry first. But honestly, I dont know what the tricks are. Sorry! Anyone else out there have a suggestion?
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2012 on Coloring Eggs at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Bethany, I would cut the recipe in half, and you will probably need to increase the baking time somewhat. Good luck! Jayne
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2012 on Eggnog Flan at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Donna B., Their bedrooms dont get a lot of light in the winter - they face north and west, so what little light they get isnt really warm, sunny light anyway. I think Id rather just let the quilts block the drafts. The kids arent in their rooms a lot during the day time anyway. But well see.
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Hi Lynne, Im not really sure how its going to work. Neither bedroom gets much sun, especially in the winter, so I might just let them hang as they are. Theyre in school during most of the weekday daylight hours, and theyre outside playing or whatever on the weekends, too. I guess well just play it by ear. Ive figured I can attach loops at the ends and buttons at the tops and pull them up that way. Thats what I did when I made curtains for Alexs nursery, too many years ago....
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The cheese has kind of stalled, actually. Im planning to spray it and flip it over today and hopefully it will get molding some more. Im also impatiently wanting to just cut into one of the smaller ones, fully-molded or not, just to see how the insides are looking. When I do, Ill certainly post about it!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2012 on Eau de Camembert at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Hi Jill D! Thanks for your comments! I dont have a tutorial for the potholders, unfortunately, and thats partly because Im trying to figure out a better/easier way to make them, both for me and for anyone else interested. Im glad you wrote - now Ive got an extra little kick of motivation to get this figured out soon! Jayne
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2012 on Witch in Progress at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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Oh, roo, I definitely laughed. Or, rather, desperately wanted to laugh but held off until the kids were on their way to school. I think that was the reason I wrote the post - because it was one thing after another that morning and then the elbow to the eye just made everything ridiculous. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2012 on Mommy of the Morning at The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
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