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#61 of 1378 Old 06-18-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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ernalala- the reason why the strawberry ice cream often crystallizes is because the fruit adds additional water so you have to either reduce the water in the recipe somehow or puree the strawberries
Well, actually I did that, and it was cooked together with the milk and then cream added really no watery substance. The strawberries were even pureed AND strained to a half-fluid fruit paste.

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NAK, typing with one hand

Hey ernalala, you speak DUTCH!?!? That's great! I gathered you were from Belgium but wasn't sure which part

Re neighborhood creeps, I have one too. The guy who lives across the hallway from us. He used to tell DD to "shake hands" with him, and wanted to carry her :. In the end I told him to lay off or I would call the police. This is the shirt story; won't bore you with details, but it worked. He now crosses the street so he doens't have to run into us when he spots us . The people here have pretty much never heard of keeping your hands to yourself when it comes to kids, which is annoying. But this guy is a Creep with a capital C. I don't know if that is the advice you were looking for but well... it worked!

Geigerin, you shouldn't have to read the old thread . Perhaps we should all introduce ourselves again. I'm Olivia, expat solo mom by choice of two. And you?

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I would LOVE to make ice cream today. Unfortunately, the "staaf mixer" broke, but they still have lots of fresh ice cream for sale here. We might make a trip to the mall just for that.


Ithappened, Austrian? Hahaha....

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our icecream made from normal cream turned out really delicious, just thought i'd let you all know!
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Wow, I can't believe that we already filled FOUR pages. HWAT, glad you found the toy, my DD can't stand losing her fave toys. Is George really attached to the toy?

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ernalala- weird! then its vary mysterious to me why it would get crystals

as for ice cream. I got this little under 15 euro ice cream maker off of amazon.de. I don't make ice cream a lot but whenever I crave it (1-2 a month) and its great for that. The only downside is you have th prefreeze the container and our freezer is so small (its like a mini-fridge) that the contrainer pretty much takes up the entire thing.

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I'm german, i lived in Nordrhein Westfahlen ( don' take my word for the spelling on this!!) near Bielefeld . (some people know it, that's why i mention it.

dh is very british, i met him when i was 16 & an exchange student , we were sitting next to each other in the cinema & i got scared so i took his hand. ( i know,weird, so not like me!) so, that's that
We decided to move to england because we always wanted to homeschool our little ones, & it is illegal in germany.
Sadly he doesn't speak a lot of german yet.

Waldorf, sort of, we have circle times in the morning & before bed, & no plastic toys, (ok, ONE little people prate ship ) we do a lot of painting, finger knitting,sewing & bees wax modeling, but we also have millions of books, which is not very waldorfy. i went to a waldorf kindergarten, which was very lovely, but then went on to a posh traditional school, so i am not sure how waldorf is going to work for us as my little ones grow, but i definitely want nature / seasons based learning.
Wow! What a small world. I lived in Osnabrueck 2002-2004. I loved it there. It was such a small city, and I could walk everywhere, even to work. I also appreciated the local dialect. It's easy to understand.

So, you and your husband have been together since you were 16?! That's amazing. I imagine you have a very close bond.

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Geigerin- My husband is Austrian and we live in Austria (Tirol). I know you weren't asking me but was excited to see someone knew where Austria was (you'd be surprised how often people ask me if I speak "Austrian")
: ROTFLMAO. Sounds like people around here who think 'Mexican' is a language.

Yay, Tirol! Do you like to ski and hike? It is so beautiful there. I keep telling my husband that if we had the opportunity, I'd move back to Salzburg in a second. Of course, I have a list of such places:

*Banff, Alberta, Canada
*Boulder, Colorado
*Block Island, Rhode Island (near my hometown)
*Montreal, Quebec, Canada
*Interlaken, Switzerland

Those are a few favorites, anyway. Montreal is probably most realistic since my parents are only two hours away in northern New Hampshire...Of course, we'd have to learn French.

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yes, the pre freezing is hassle. We, luckily have a chest freezer in the cellar so we always keep it in there.

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Woah...this forum moves quickly!

So, let me check:
We have a Dutch mom living in Belgium, an American mom living in Austria, and a German mom living in the UK. Right? That's awesome! (Also, I think I saw a Canadian in the mix...will take me a minute to get names memorized)

As for me, I am an American living in America- a native New Englander living in the midwest. Quite a culture shock, actually. We are TTC #1 and have 2 cats and a Great Dane (uncropped). I'm a private studio teacher on summer break.

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. Montreal is probably most realistic since my parents are only two hours away in northern New Hampshire...Of course, we'd have to learn French.
Not true! Montreal is a truly bilingual city. You'd have no problems.

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ohhhh! I love Great Danes. A Harlequin Great Dane is one of my fantasy dogs!

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Is George really attached to the toy?
George has got a favourite toy,too . It's a Sigikid cat with red trousers, ummm, looks like this , my cardreader is broken, so i can't show you a nice picture, had to google this one.

Emis is a white dog, i think either steiff or happyhorse.
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Geigerin- I have lived in Boulder and Banff! I also love Interlaken.

Anyhow, we have a malamute. I LOVE dogs.

I am a big time skiier, hiker, climber so living in the Alps is a huge improvement over NYC.

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Woah...this forum moves quickly!

So, let me check:
We have a Dutch mom living in Belgium, an American mom living in Austria, and a German mom living in the UK. Right? That's awesome! (Also, I think I saw a Canadian in the mix...will take me a minute to get names memorized)

As for me, I am an American living in America- a native New Englander living in the midwest. Quite a culture shock, actually. We are TTC #1 and have 2 cats and a Great Dane (uncropped). I'm a private studio teacher on summer break.
Sorry if I confused you ... I'm Dutch/American living in Serbia, but we do have a Belgian mom living somewhere else but she'll tell you herself

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George has got a favourite toy,too . It's a Sigikid cat with red trousers, ummm, looks like this , my cardreader is broken, so i can't show you a nice picture, had to google this one.

Emis is a white dog, i think either steiff or happyhorse.
That is so cute. Do you ever make your own toys? I noticed you are creative too!

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Wow! What a small world. I lived in Osnabrueck 2002-2004. I loved it there. It was such a small city, and I could walk everywhere, even to work. I also appreciated the local dialect. It's easy to understand.

yes, it's "proper" german
I still have friends living there, how cool!

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So, you and your husband have been together since you were 16?! That's amazing. I imagine you have a very close bond.
actually sounds more amazing than it is, i'm still quite young
but, we have a close bond anyway
It was really weird, because , we just both immediately knew that we were made for each other. i know that sounds stupid
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As for me, I am an American living in America- a native New Englander living in the midwest. Quite a culture shock, actually..
I can imagine! I have this image in my mind of mid Westerners all being like in the movie Fargo

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That is so cute. Do you ever make your own toys? I noticed you are creative too!


aehm, i do, but, they don't turn out so very well:


creepy sleepy cat

Bluecat


Even though they are well loved by my childre, they are not toys i'd show off i'm better at quilts, clothing & such. non three dimensional stuff.
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Even though they are well loved by my childre, they are not toys i'd show off
I think they are adorable!

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I can imagine! I have this image in my mind of mid Westerners all being like in the movie Fargo
Hahaha!

HWAT, those are cute!

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I think they are adorable!
yes but you are always really sweet & nice :-P
no,really,thank you. i am hoping to make a waldorf doll, but that will hopefully go better. at least there are instructions online for that.
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have i mentioned how much i like the new name for this "tribe" ? just yesterday dh asked me "what are you doing?" & i just couldn't bring myself to say "i'm writing somethinbg in the no-friends-mamas thread". haha.
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MK< you're not from the mid West are you?!?!

Weren't there a lot of Dutch settlers there... no, Swedish, right?


Off to playgroup now. Have a nice day everyone:

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Off to playgroup now. Have a nice day everyone:
byebye, have fun!!
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mamas, may i have your input on this please?
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Not true! Montreal is a truly bilingual city. You'd have no problems.
Well, they do understand us when we go, but I always feel like the ugly American, unable to say anything in french but hello, thank you, and may I have a croissant...(and a few bad words, but I don't use them...lol)


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ohhhh! I love Great Danes. A Harlequin Great Dane is one of my fantasy dogs!
Our dog is a Mantle, but his mom was Harlequin. She's beautiful.

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Geigerin- I have lived in Boulder and Banff! I also love Interlaken.

Anyhow, we have a malamute. I LOVE dogs.

I am a big time skiier, hiker, climber so living in the Alps is a huge improvement over NYC.
Seriously??? I am sooo green with envy right now. My husband would be jealous, too. He wanted a malamute when we first started thinking about a dog. They are beautiful, but we are holding off on high energy dogs until I'm home full-time.

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I still have friends living there, how cool!



actually sounds more amazing than it is, i'm still quite young
but, we have a close bond anyway
It was really weird, because , we just both immediately knew that we were made for each other. i know that sounds stupid
That doesn't sound stupid at all. My grandma was in the 7th grade (13) when she met my grandpa (he was 16). They've been together ever since. Sometimes, it just works out that way.

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I have this image in my mind of mid Westerners all being like in the movie Fargo
Ha! No, the Hoosier twang sounds more southern to me. It's more of a drawl. I do live in a city, so it's not quite that bad. lol

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That doesn't sound stupid at all. My grandma was in the 7th grade (13) when she met my grandpa (he was 16). They've been together ever since. Sometimes, it just works out that way.


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Geigerin-

I think our malamute is a defective one. She just sleeps and eats most days, when its hot out, she won't move sometimes the whole day except to go outside to pee.

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just sleeps and eats most days, when its hot out, she won't move sometimes the whole day
sounds like my ds
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lol...and we got a Dane with a TON of energy. Just goes to show you never know what you might get.

I'm the lazy one around here...If I could nap every day, I would.

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