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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Living on the edge

Living on the edge
Two brothers in Brazil are literally living on the outside of a building in Rio’s Old Center and all in the name of art. Since May, twenty-seven-year-old Tiago Primo and his twenty-year-old brother Gabriel, have been sleeping, working and eating on the side of a building 33 feet (10 meters) up in the air for twelve hours every day. They plan to continue this display until August.
via at: http://cakeheadlovesevil.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/living-on-the-edge/
Life can only be understood backwards,but can only be lived forwards.~ Author Unknown ~

People drank gold powder mixed in with water in
medieval europe to relieve pain from sore limbs.
The last land battle of U.S. Civil War was fought in Taxas.
1281, the Mongol army of Kublai Khan tried to invade Japan but were ravaged by
a hurricane that destroyed their fleet.
Peter the Great executed his wife's lover, and forced her to keep her lover's head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom.
The frist lighthouse built in the USA was in Boston, MA in 1716.
Uses for lemon's
Use a lemon to get rid of ink spots.It is best to apply the lemon juice before the ink dries, so make sure you have a lemon on hand at all times. After liberally treating the ink stain, wash clothing in cold water and watch the lemon work its magic.Whiten your nails
soak nails in lemon juice for 10 minutes or, for a quick fix, simply rub the lemon wedge directly on your nails.
Get rid of blackheads get rid of those pesky blackheads, treat them with lemon juice each night before going to bed. In the morning, rinse your face with cool water. After a few days, your pores will begin to shrink and your blackheads will be less noticeable.

Ice Lemon Cookies
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon zest, about 6 to 8 lemons
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes, chilled
5 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup lemon juice
Lemon Icing, recipe follows DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a food processor work bowl, add sugar and lemon zest. Process until sugar and zest are well mixed, about 20 seconds. Scrape into a large mixing bowl. Reserve about 1/2 cup of lemon sugar in a separate bowl for later use. Add flour, baking powder and salt into food processor and pulse briefly to mix. Add cold butter into food processor with flour mixture and process with short pulses until mixture resembles cornmeal and no large lumps of butter remain, about 10 pulses. Pour this mixture into the sugar and lemon mixture in the large mixing bowl and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks, vanilla extract and lemon juice together.

Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, pour in the lemon/sugar and flour/butter mixture and stir until combined, about 15 seconds. Then, while the mixer is still running, slowly add egg/lemon juice mixture and mix until well combined and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, about 15 to 30 seconds.

Scrape the dough into a large bowl and refrigerate until cold, but not solid, about 30 minutes. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Take the dough balls and roll the tops into the reserved lemon sugar. Use the bottom of a water glass to press the cookies flat, about 1/4-inch thick. Bake the cookies until slightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove the parchment paper with the cookies from the tray to a cooling rack and cool completely, about 1 hour. Once the cookies have completely cooled, ice with Lemon Icing.

Lemon Icing:
1 pound (2 cups) confectioners' sugar
6 tablespoons lemon juice
In a medium bowl, whisk sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Spoon onto cooled cookies, and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Let stand on a cooling rack until the glaze is set, about 1 hour.

Yield: enough for 3 dozen cookies
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1 comment:

Lisa & Gerald said...

Big hugs back to you...My friend.. Oh ya about the movies that we seen Harry Potter is a great movie for the family ..It's the orphan movie that's not a family movie sorry for mixing you up...Hope you have a great night...Hugs Girl friend....