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Kick Off The Toads ~ Benefits Of Ignoring Inconsiderate People

Inconsiderate people.  Oh, so much to say…but I’ll be nice, kinda.  There’s that one person, that one person who consistently ticks you off.   No matter how many times you tell them, no matter how many times you ask them to stop doing that thing they do that pis*** you off to no end.  Like some mindless troglodyte, glassy eyed and drooling, they keep bringing their fat finger down to push on your button over and over again.  IT MAKES ME CRAZY!


Why?  Why is it so hard to just be considerate?  Let the other person go first, it’s not a race.  Let someone else have the choicest piece, unless your living in the third world, erring on the side of less is probably a good idea.  Stop needling the person who is clearly not enjoying it, ask why seeing other peoples aggravation causes pleasure.
‘Y U pee all over my toadstool??!!!’
Kick the toads off if you can.  The stress of their incessant ‘croaking’ is not worth it.
~Recipe Of The Week~
I love my lemon tree.  It flowers and gives fruit 3x’s a year, and has just bloomed for the last time in 2015.  So since the holidays are almost upon us, I thought a great gift giving idea for the cold month of December would be a citrus themed gift basket!  A moist and flavorful lemon pound cake, homemade clotted cream, and homemade lemon curd would brighten up those darkening winter days;
~Lemon Pound Cake~
~3 cups flour
~1/2 tsp baking soda
~1 tsp sea salt
~1 cup chilly room temperature butter (this is a trick from Cook’s Illustrated for light textured pound cake, overbeaten or butter that is too warm will make a ‘heavy’ textured cake
~3 cups sugar (or 1 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup raw honey)
~6 eggs room temp
~1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
~1 tsp lemon extract
~1 1/2 tbsp. lemon zest
~1 cup sour cream
Sift dry ing, set aside. Beat butter and sugar until just light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time until just incorporated add lemon juice/extract/zest/sour cream.
Take bowl out of mixer and in center add dry ing and fold in gently until just mixed.  Line loaf pan with parchment and bake at 325 degrees for approx. 1 hour and 15 min.  Allow to cool completely.  Wrap well to freeze if desired.
~Homemade Clotted Cream~
~2 pints heavy whipping cream NOT ULTRA PASTEURIZED* (can find pasteurized cream at Trader Joe’s)
*UP whip cream will not clot due to overheating and possible added stabilizers~
Pour into heavy casserole dish to 2-3 inches up side.  Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in oven at 175 degrees undisturbed for approx. 12 hours.  Refrigerate when done cooking for 6 hours.  Scrape ‘clotted’ cream off the top and transfer to jar, discard or  cook with leftover liquid. 
~Fresh Lemon Curd~


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    Trisha @ Home Sweet Homemade
    October 20 at 5:26 am

    I love the homemade clotted cream recipe, and the lemon curd! I tried to make my own once but it didn’t work out for me. Your directions look much easier though and I think I might give it another go!

    Visiting via Simple Supper Tuesday!
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      October 20 at 6:19 am

      Thanks Trisha, I think the key is in making sure there is enough liquid in dish and not too thin so that it burns. Thanks for stoppin’ 🙂

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    jill conyers
    October 20 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe with the fitfam! I haven’t had pound cake in years. It used to be a favorite.
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      October 20 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks Jill, this is a good one! Especially if your butter is ‘chill’ room temp. It makes a HUGE difference 🙂

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    Jessica Joy @The Fit Switch
    October 20 at 4:27 pm

    Oh my goodness, lemon curd is one of my favorite foods…though I don’t have it too often. You have outdone yourself with these recipes. Sorry you have to deal with such a dorkwad! Argggg. Some people, I tell ya, they are just a breath of stale air, and then some. I have to focus on finding the humor in it, or not reacting to their lack of social skills. That’s the only way I avoid letting people get to me. But again, sorry about your situation. Thanks for keeping your head up! #fitfamlove #thefitdish
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      October 20 at 4:32 pm

      Ha! Ha! Thanks Jessica! ‘Dorkwad’ is a kind euphuism! So annoying! Any way, enough of my exclamation points, this lemon curd recipe is awesome. I have to force myself to stay out of refrigerator armed just with a spoon at all hours of the day and night 😉

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    Mum in Brum
    October 21 at 2:10 am

    Wow this has literally got me drooling – far too early to be wanting cake at 10am! I’ve always wanted to make my own clotted cream – I never realised that it’s all about how long you cook it for. I think I definitely need to give this a go – thanks for sharing ‘#WAYWOW
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      October 21 at 8:56 am

      Well, its never too early for cake 😉 and I know right? Clotted cream is so easy. You guys can find it easily in the UK, but here in the states it’s almost impossible to find. Thanks for stoppin’ 🙂

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    October 22 at 1:49 am

    Ahh, lemon – what a great idea for Christmas gifts! Nothing beats homemade lemon curd and pound cake. Looks lovely!
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      October 22 at 6:11 am

      Thank you Sarah! 🙂

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    October 23 at 7:19 pm

    I so agree, I hate people peeing on my toadstool! Hate it! To watch someone that it so unconcerned and disrespectful of others! UG!

    The recipes look so good, I’ve never had clotted cream, what’s it like? And the lemon curd..right up my alley! You can do so many things with it. I’ve wanted to buy a small citrus tree, do you keep it outside in the good temperatures? How long did you have it before it bore fruit? I think I need one!!!
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      October 23 at 9:05 pm

      Well, the tree was here when we moved in, but I read a tree takes about 2 years before it bears fruit. The previous owner had it unpruned and unstaked leaning against the back wall. It was like an overgrown bush. I propped it up and cut back branches and suckers so the nutrients would be forced to the top of the tree. Since then, it has consistently bloomed and given fruit around 2-3 x’s a year. Don’t forget, I live in Phoenix, so this is perfect citrus weather. If you live in cold and frost, your tree would need to be covered or brought inside.
      Clotted cream is interesting. It tastes like ‘clean’ butter with the consistency of thick whipped cream. It can be found in Europe all over the place, but is nearly impossible to find in the States. 🙂

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    Miz Helen
    October 24 at 2:41 pm

    Your Lemon Pound Cake looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen
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      October 25 at 8:31 am

      THank you Helen! 🙂

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    Deborah Brooks
    October 26 at 10:35 am

    Wow how interesting! I’ve never made anything like that before. Thanks for sharing and for joining us for Meatless Monday
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      October 26 at 12:56 pm

      Thanks Deborah 🙂

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    October 27 at 6:19 am

    Great recipe and I could eat this up right now with a cup of tea. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round up and hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. #sharewithme
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      October 27 at 9:22 am

      Thank you Jenny! 🙂

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    October 27 at 6:38 am

    That cake looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday – link Party! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!
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      October 27 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Elaine!

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    All that's Jas
    October 27 at 8:47 am

    I don’t have a lemon tree but this worth making 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
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      October 27 at 9:21 am

      Thanks 😉

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    October 27 at 11:54 am

    Yum! I would love to have a citrus basket as a holiday gift. What a nice change of flavors during the winter 🙂
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      October 27 at 12:28 pm

      Too true Erlene! Thanks for stoppin’! 😉

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