Monday, 17 October 2011

Highlighting dense fluff

Bloggie friends! These are some of my highlights in the past week:

I baked Herman! He was very yummy if a little dense! LOL!



I entered this writerly competition. Unfortunately I saw it the day before the deadline and rushed off an entry with the minimal edits and re-writes. I doubt I’ll get anywhere! Let that be a lesson to you all budding writers – never rush your stories!

I tried my hand at “fluffy American pancakes” with varying degrees of fluffiness success!


I swooned at the Aussie vs All Blacks rugby game (the match was pretty awesome too LOL!)

Charlie says: All week I search for autumn.


Yes, bloggie friends! It’s only 68 days to Christmas!

86 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

OMG, the countdown has started!

I bet Herman would taste wonderful toasted, with some fava beans and chianti, bwahahahaha!

m.q said...

yummy treat. is it all for you Charlie??? :)

Brian said...

Those yummy things smell so good! Hey, why isn't my Christmas tree up, we're running out of time!

KarenG said...

Yes, Herman looks very familiar! Funny how that "friendship cake" recipe can stay the same across continents. And your pancakes appear to be fluffy and delicious, just awaiting a mound of butter and maple syrup!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty! Always good to read a post from you. And I like fluffy pancakes, so those look good to me.

Mr Puddy said...

We live in Australia, but we support All black ! cause my dad is New Zealanda : )

Tucker The Crestie said...

Glad Herman was yummy! Good luck in your competition!

Au and Target said...

It's October so I think you win the prize for first Christmas mention :-)

Lynda R Young said...

WOW!!! They are some fluffy pancakes! Impressive. Best of luck with your story even if it was rushed.

Tracy Jo said...

I think the fluff in your pancakes looks perfect. Something about you baking Herman just makes me giggle. ;-) Cheers to another fluffy, fun week!

Melinda Szymanik said...

Eden Park where the Rugby World Cup semi-final was played is literally just down the road from our house (we could walk to the grounds). I was way too nervous to watch the game but could hear the cheering from my bedroom. T'was a great game - bring on the final :)

LynNerd said...

I say yay for you for writing something at the last minute and entering anyway. You go, girl! Those pancakes look mighty fine and yummy!

Patsy said...

tut tut, Kitty. You have no excuse for being so late with that competition - I blogged about it weeks ago!

Good luck with your entry though and well done for coming up with something and sending it off, despite the rush.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Charlie, you come here and we can look for SPRING together!!

Gail Crane said...

Oh, Kitty! I was trying to forget Christmas! I dare say the shops will soon be full of it and the supermarket shelves will be hijacked by toys, fripperies and all those tempting goodies that play merry hell with good intentions.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Your baking/cooking efforts look yummy! The pancakes look perfect to me--what's different about pancakes in your part of the world? Are they more like crepes?

I caught bits of rugby this weekend too--have no idea who was playing or who was winning. Frankly, I couldn't tear my eyes away from all the yummy thighs! Whew!

Smooches to Charlie!

P.S. The word verification is "tease," which is what all those rugby players' legs were!

Clarissa Draper said...

Who are you calling Dense!?
Who are you calling Fluffy!?

Well, they both look delicious. Glad you had a fun week.

Lexi said...

Highlighting dense fluff? I feared for a moment you'd somehow intuited that I did a rare bit of hoovering this morning...

LTM said...

(and I hope you made a lot of new friends, cutie!)

omg! Only 68 days!!! *shivers* I've got to get shopping! :D

Scratches to Charlie. There's autumn all over the place here~

Madeleine said...

Bless Charlie. I just want to hug him!
Good luck with the competition entry. I do things like that write something and send it in without enough rewrites and edits. x

KarenMcG said...

Herman seems to have turned out pretty good...if "looks" count!

And those American pancakes; I'm American and I don't recall any of my pancakes looking so scrumptious!

Charlie, we're in our autumn, too.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thanks for telling mum how few shopping days there are for Mum to get all our Christmas presents - we'll have to look through all the magazines and leave them open at the required pages! Has Charlie done his list for you yet Jenn?
Sorry to hear you cut your entry being tight for time but it it's read last it will be remembered better than the earlier ones.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Esme said...

68 days until Christmas-unbelievable. Wow Herman has changed. In the Sea there are Crocodiles was first published in Italian so I am sure you can get it there. Do you need a good recipe for pancakes?

Margo Benson said...

Ooh, Herman and the pancakes look good, Kitty!

Charlie will find a bustery autumn here today.

Noooo....it can't only be 68 days to Crimbo!! Dear Father Christmas....

BTW, thank you for your kind comment over at mine - much appreciated.

Happy Monday,
M

Janet Johnson said...

I am drooling over Herman! Yummm . . . Where do you live again? ;)

Marg said...

Oh gosh, don't say that about Christmas. That means cold weather. Looks like you have been so busy. Those pancakes look so yummy. We need to make some of those. Hope you have a yummy week. Take care.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Okay, now I'm really hungry! I think I need some pancakes! :-)

Talli Roland said...

American pancakes, yum! And poor Herman. I hope you enjoyed him, regardless of density. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Hmmm... so how WAS eating dense Herman? *snort* I make fluffy pancakes... they are from scratch and i think it is the baking powder...

Good luck on your contest!

Words A Day said...

They look very fluffy to me, and delicious:)

Good luck with the flash competition!
I missed that game/chance to swoon:)

I'm off-line for a bit, but will keep an eye on your blog.
Take care x

Debbie said...

Herman looks nice. I'd have some, but I've just eaten some fruit crumble I made earlier. Such yummy winter puds.

Thanks for the reminder of xmas. Was trying to forget about the madness.

The Golden Eagle said...

Herman looks tasty. LOL.

Good luck in the competition!

I can't believe Christmas is so close; it means that 2011 will be ending so soon after. Aaahh!

Theresa Milstein said...

Look at Charlie sniffing the greenery!

Looks like you had some fluff success with the pancakes.

Sorry you had to rush edits. I hate when that happens! I wish you luck anyway.

ABBY said...

Charlie
How is that hunt going?
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, those are fluffy pancakes.

Herman looks yummy! :D

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOT the "C" word!! Nooooo!! Not til after Thanksgiving! lol

I have to say "Herman" looked quite delicious!!!

Good luck with the contest, you never know...maybe not having much time will be lucky!

xoxoxo

Lydia Kang said...

Those pancakes look good to me. Where's the butter and syrup? Charlie?

Life 101 said...

Dang what I wouldn't give for s wedge of that cake/pastry/sweet bread thang.
And, I thought we'd covered the bit about shooting down your chances before the judges have their say. Don't make me come over there missy.

Al said...

But the all Blacks won :-(

Ah well time to remember ANZAC

Susan Fields said...

Looks like you've been doing some baking! We baked our fall sugar cookies this week, complete with frosting and sprinkles - yum!

Jayne said...

I had to hop back to find the history of Herman - what a lovely idea! A friendship cake. And no worries if he was a little dense. Friends are supposed to be there through thick and thin, after all!

(Boom, Boom! says Basil.)

Tell Charlie I'm searching for autumn, too. But considering I'm wrapped in a shawl today and have gloves in my bag, I think I found it!

Soggibottom said...

Ah. NO, NO, NO..... not Herman....
:-) do you want some real DEVON CREAM TO GO WITH HIM ? :-)

Ah, Charlie dear babes, good to see you as always :-) CHARLIE SAID HE LIVES FOR DEVON CREAM ....... I can cat lip read :-) even from here :-) x x x

rumpydog said...

Oh Dog! I better start on my letter to Santa! So how did them pancakes taste? They look yummy!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Yum! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering! I would love some of those pancakes right about now...:)

Jackee said...

Eek! Only 68?! Your cake looks awesome. Pancakes too.

Tell Charlie autumn is definitely @ my house. :o)

Have a great day!

Medeia Sharif said...

I checked out the link of the rugby game and I swooned, too.

I'd love a batch of those pancakes.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Both Herman and the fluffy pancakes look absolutely delicious!

68 days till Christmas?? I am already so far behind!

laughingwolf said...

you'll do fine with the flash, kit [fiction, that is!] lol

you mean i gotta google for the recipes? make me work, why don'tcha :P

forget xmas, samhain is FIRST!

orbit said...

Mmmmm. My dad says those pancakes look scrumptious. What the hell does scrumptious mean, by the way??

Jessica Bell said...

Yeah, can I have some of those pancakes PLEASE??? :o)

Ann said...

Well hello Old Kitty. Tell Charlie there is plenty of chilly autumn over here....with the threat of winter whiteness even!

Best of luck with your entry. I am sure you are not giving yourself enough credit.

Herman???

Travis Erwin said...

I should send you the recipe for my wife's vanilla pancakes. They are quite fluffy and tasty.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Mmm! Yummm. You know, your American Pancakes are fluffier than mine and I live in the darn country! Lol...

Care to send me the recipe? ;)


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Kat_RN said...

The trick to American Pancakes is in the skillet, really. You need a nice thick cast iron one, then once you get the heat right, it is a breeze. Yours look pretty good for a first attempt. Good luck with the contest.
Tell katnip lounge that almost anything would taste wonderful with a bit of chianti.
Cheers,
Kat

Mia Hayson said...

68 days! OH NO!

*RUNS AROUND* *GOES CRAZY*

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

YIKES! I'm not ready for Christmas yet...

Your baking looks wonderful. How did Herman taste?

RaShelle Workman said...

Are you kidding me about Christmas?? I just had an anxiety attack. ;D As for Herman, he looks good. And your American pancakes look DELICIOUS.

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Herman looks tasty! And so do those pancakes!!!

Claudia Del Balso said...

YUM! Herman, the "friendship cake" looks delicious indeed. ;)
RE: your entry, well, at least you made an effort. You never know, some judges are whimsical and your story might make it :-)
Charlie's comments are funny as always.

Ann Best said...

Not good to rush stories. Not good to rush cakes and pancakes! But the food looks yummy, especially Herman!!

Thanks for stopping by just now. That "scam" yesterday was downright creepy, and SCARY! (Close to Halloween too. I just thought of this!!)

Jen says HI and you take care, too!!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Margo Berendsen said...

My goodness your food pictures make me drool. And I'm on a diet! (but it won't stop my from visiting)

McGuffy Ann said...

Just want to say"Hi", and I think you are totally awesome...truly. Thank you for always coming by, commenting, and just being you. Yay for YOU.

Stephen Tremp said...

Those pancakes look like the would last all day, the kid that stick to your ribs. Only 68 more days? Not sure if that's good news or bad news. I'd better get shopping!

notesfromnadir said...

Pancakes look good & I'm craving them now.

Charlie, enjoy the fact that it's NOT autumn! It'll be there soon enough.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I was loving the kitchen successes when the days until Christmas think made me choke a bit on my Diet Coke. Argh.

Thanks for the fun up to that point. I look forward to following you in the future. Especially because I sometimes dream about living in the UK...a girl can dream, right?

Jamie Burch said...

Now I'm craving pancakes! Hope you had a fabulous week and are on your way to a wonderful weekend.

Take care...:)

Angela Felsted said...

Thanks for the Christmas countdown.

My pancakes always come out inconsistent. Sometimes they're are perfect and brown, other times I burn them. I think you did well.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Hi Old Kitty! Thanks for your kind comments on my interview at Lydia Kang's blog. Your pictures have made me ravenous....

Shakespeare said...

Wow, so glad I found you.

Herman looks tasty! lol

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Charlie! Nice to meet you ~ you commented on our Spooktacular pics on Hansel's Halloween blog! xx

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

OMC, those flapjacks look yummy. Hope Autumn finds Charlie soon :-) We're gearing up for a spooktacular Halloween in New York.

Tracy said...

Ahhhh, that looks yummy!
Well, autumn is alive and well here and it's lovely!

Soggibottom said...

Another match tomorrow.. better go to bed early to get up early so you can watch it... no.. can't do the guys over the water :-) near to us. :-) Gonna go with the hackers :-)
HI CHARLIE OL BEAN my you look as dapper as ever, you lucky little fella. JUST GIVEN YOU A VERY BIG HUG from Devon... :-)
I have heard Autumn is a comin back matey... even for a few days then great... good luck mum with the comp... fingers crossed. I have a feeling you are so much better than you think you are.. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF :-) X X X

Niki said...

The final is tonight. Yay! Can't wait. Hope you get to watch it.

Your fluffys look yum :)

Lisa Potts said...

The fluffy pancakes look yummy! And Charlie is gorgeous as always. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Manzanita said...

Those are some Papa Bear Pancakes. Takes a real He-man to eat that stack. Looks divine
Love, Manzanita

Jemi Fraser said...

Herman seems to have turned out rather well!

I'm so not ready for Christmas shopping season to start!!!

William Kendall said...

*steals a fluffy pancake through cyberspace....*

Brigid said...

Delicious pancakes Old Kitty!! Isn't the rugby fab? Good luck with your competition, fingers and toes crossed for you.

Mr Puddy said...

Hey Charlie, by some reason your post today is not working " A salute and a tiny boost for a big ego!"
I can see in google reader but I can't make a comment for you : (

Aguilar Elliot said...

Herman looks fantastic, and so do those pancakes.

Esme said...

Jack's story is quite fascinating. He had a blood transfusion yesterday and is doing much better.

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Wow, Herman took a turn for the better! Looks yummy! And the pancakes look very Americanized! :)

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

"American Fluffy Pancakes?" My human Tommmy says she had some today--and appreciates your effort! :) And Charlie--looks intent on his search for Autumn. The colors of his search accent Charlie's positive!

Noir

My 2 Pesos said...

I'm so hungry now!!

Cheri said...

Drooling over here looking at your pancakes! Hi to you and Charlie!