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Old 11.12.2014, 18:09
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I store it in the freezer so I would think not...but it's the only explanation I can come up with for such flat cupcakes given I use this recipe all the time.
I could be dead wrong, but I think that would not be a good idea. I would have thought a standard air tight container in a cool part of the pantry was good enough.

Even though a freezer is fairly "dry", there's still too much risk of moisture exposure to taint the baking powder.
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Old 11.12.2014, 18:17
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There was no chocolate behind today's door on my advent calendar, so I opened tomorrow's and ate that chocolate instead.

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My daughter too is having endless troubles with the concept of opening only one door per day on her advent calendar!
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Old 11.12.2014, 18:20
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My daughter too is having endless troubles with the concept of opening only one door per day on her advent calendar!
I got a nice fancy advent calendar for my toddler son. As it turns out, he does not like chocolate
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Old 11.12.2014, 18:33
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So, because I'm a caring and responsible owner, I took my dogs out for a lovely long walk in the woods, during which they both got thoroughly caked in mud and one of them rolled in fox poo. When we got home, I put them in a nice warm shower during which they looked at me like I was drowning their puppies, and then shook wet fur all over my bathroom.

Seriously, I don't think toddlers were this painful.
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Old 11.12.2014, 20:50
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I'm hooked on lemon tarts.

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Old 11.12.2014, 20:59
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I'm hooked on lemon tarts.

Evil, evil things. Really evil. Damn.
While I'm busy with pre-Christmas workouts
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Old 11.12.2014, 21:05
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While I'm busy with pre-Christmas workouts
I do that, too, probably too much ...lemon tarts still complicating my usual routes, coz I detour to have that tangy texture. Evil.
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Old 11.12.2014, 21:22
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I drove a colleague's car today and had to start it with a key like it was 1989
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Old 12.12.2014, 00:55
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I do that, too, probably too much ...lemon tarts still complicating my usual routes, coz I detour to have that tangy texture. Evil.
If you're going to indulge in tartes citrons, I hope you at least got some good ones!


I'm realising that I have slowly but surely developed a semi-addiction to bakery goods once arriving in Switzerland. All those carbohydrates are not good for a gourmand like me as it is.......

...and yet, I'm still missing toasties, especially at work (my old workplace had a toastie machine on every floor's kitchen area)...
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Old 12.12.2014, 08:38
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I can't think much about food these days. Just lemon tarts. The luxury 1st world offers.
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Old 12.12.2014, 09:35
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I drove a colleague's car today and had to start it with a key like it was 1989
Oh dear, that shows how long it's been since I've been in a driving seat. If a car doesn't support starting with a twist of a key then I really wouldn't have a clue how to start it.
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Old 12.12.2014, 10:41
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I can't do the Darth Vader voice with my new bladeless Dyson fan

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Old 12.12.2014, 11:07
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I can't do the Darth Vader voice with my new bladeless Dyson fan

That inspires me to change the voice of my TomTom GPS to Darth Vader voice. Currently it has the voice of a Hungarian grandma who always shocks me whenever she says, "Oh god, this is terrible!!..."
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Old 12.12.2014, 17:22
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You want the details?
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Old 12.12.2014, 17:29
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

So I broke the bank and bought 4 new Michelin winter tires and believed the tire guys that my summer tires, which were bought just last March, were no longer any good.

Just got Switzerlanded today. I couldn't believe how stupid I felt. Sigh. If only I were fluent in french! Aaaaaaargh!
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Old 12.12.2014, 17:41
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Just paid my health insurance.

I decided on the annual option so there goes a fair chunk of my bank account just like that. The flipside is that I save CHF 50 for the year. So it's only meant to be mildly depressing.
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Old 12.12.2014, 22:12
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

doing the dishes. I hate it!! it ruins every meal! I just want to drink my Port but the kitchen is a horrible mess. That's just not how it should be.

And no, a dishwasher doesn't change much! someone still have to put those dishes inside that thing!
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Old 12.12.2014, 22:27
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Dishes are therapeutic. Unlike vacuuming.
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The automatic flushing toilets at the airport were far too enthusiastic!
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Old 15.12.2014, 19:56
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I need to save money so I bought second-hand books through Amazon. Obviously we don't have the same understanding about what "acceptable" means!

My books are a weird brownish coulour and smell funny
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