Anyway last Friday night we were visiting friends and we brought a box of goodies. Little did we know that the box would be a house for a little cutie. She saw the empty box and moved right in
She was a bit playful and I got a few resultant scratches
Saturday I rode my bike to breakfast again. It was threatening rain but I was without my commuter car as I left it in Surrey about an hour south. My friend has all the tools and a 4 post lift to work on my Corvette to get it ready for a long trip coming up later in the Summer. My car has been there for weeks it seems as we hit a snag . . . and he also discovered a problem with the harmonic balancer and it had to be taken to a specialist.
I like to try new things so we bought a 2.27 kg bag of uncooked (raw) cashews
I spread the cashews out on a baking sheet
and I was preheating the oven to 350°F so I could roast them. After they were roasted, approx 20 minutes as I like them browned, I put them in a large wok so I could add a bit of vegetable oil so the salt could adhere to the cashews. I know we shouldn't eat too much salt but I don't find unsalted nuts to be very
tasty. I also wanted to try and candy some of them so I took a couple of scoops and put them in a stainless steel pot in a mixture of water and sugar. Not too much water and put the pot over high heat so that the water could be evaporated. Soon after the mixture turned brown (sugar carmelized) and I kept mixing them with my wood ladle to make sure the cashews were coated with the sugar solution
Then I spread them out on top of waxed paper to cool. Mmmm good if I don't say so myself
There we are. The salted cashews on the left and the "candied" cashews on the right. I like cashews the best
The skies look threatening with dark clouds and soon we started to get torrential rains but luckily I finished cleaning my bike just in time. Having a dirty bike was bothering me, especially the wheels (rims)
I still had a container of kerosene so I wet my rag and started to clean the underside of my Vstrom
Not a real thorough job but good enough. Notice how shiney the rim is ?
and here is the right side. I also cleaned the front rims and fork housing . When I get time I will have to get out the soap and hose and clean the topside of the bike which is covered in 2 years of dirt