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23 March 2013 @ 10:22 pm
Turtles and Pies but NOT Turtle Pie  
Well, I seem to be settling in on tumblr. I can do all the basic stuff now, have some people to follow, have some people following me, and have the best extensions (what you need to make the site actually...useable) up and running. So far my blog there is made of lots of Robert Carlyle, OUAT, some David Tennant, and fair number of turtles. Yeah...a lot like here except for all the turtles. *g* They're cute and people pictures of them eating raspberries and I can't resist.

I think going forward I'm going to definitely be keeping my long, intricate text/picture posts here while posting more 'I feel like playing with photoshop' stuff and quick meta over there. But also I'll be repurposing things between the two - like I've been reworking picspam art I've done here to post there as well and I've written a little meta there which I'm going to add here for possible discussion. There are lots of likes and reblogs there but most people don't talk to each other much. But it's been less than a week so I'm sure I'll find a few people to talk meta with eventually.

For those wishing for turtle pictures here, have one of Rose! She is a bit blurry but I was taking the picture with one hand while holding the lid up of her feeding container in the other and trying to keep her from succeeding in leaping out. She wants to let you know that she is moving soon! To a lovely 75 gallon tank. I remember when she was a tiny turtle and her current tank was huge. Not so much anymore. I have the tank and the accessories are on order - once they arrive it is moving day.

Do you have any shrimp? Check your pockets.

I also have a pile of Ginny/Midnight pictures at this point and I've just downloaded them from my camera. Expect a post tomorrow of them snuggling or fighting or both. :)

And, last, have a photo of my latest pie. This one definitely had enough thickener to give it structure while not being jelly and the lattice crust allowed some steam to escape. However, I have decided that, while pouring in frozen fruit might be quite easy, I might want to try precooking the filling next time since the amount of thickener needed obscured the taste of the fruit. It was still pretty damn tasty though.

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daybreak777: blackberriesdaybreak777 on March 24th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
Rose has grown so much. I like her little 'hands'. So delicate.

So still too juicy? I was wondering how pie-dom was going. But you said pre-cooking might mean less pies! Oh noes! ;-)

What about fresh fruit? Blackberries were dirt cheap a few months ago but then they went up. I can sometimes get a pint of organic blueberries for only a dollar a pint but yesterday they were two dollars. I don't eat raspberries do I don't know about them. But fresh might work too?

I'm totally your pie sounding board if you want one. ;-)
Chloris: Food cupcakeschloris on March 24th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
She is a sweet turtle but has a strong bite. I'm always careful to keep my hands away from the food so she doesn't get confused. And she will be happy to have her new tank!

Not too juice - actually just the right amount of juicy and firmness. However, I needed more thickener than I like the taste of.

As for fresh fruit, it is VERY EXPENSIVE here still so frozen is the way to go. Also, the point of this is to make a frozen berry pie that I love and can make every winter. (Fresh I'm already an expert with since I generally make pies with the season.) I think I'll probably make one more before I take a break to make other things.

I did like your idea of lattice crust! It definitely helped. And I think you were the one to suggest precooking so I will look to you for pie chat if I need it. :)
daybreak777: apple piedaybreak777 on March 24th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
Okay! Happy to lend an ear. Try a bit of sugar too when you pre-cook. Just that and the berries' own juices might help.

These tips are mostly trial and error. And from Bridget! Happy baking!
ericadawn16: Amusedericadawn16 on March 24th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Aww, so cute.

Yeah, I never got the extensions, feels like I do enough without them.
Chlorischloris on March 24th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Yeah? Nothing made sense to me without them! I have to say I LOVE xkit *snuggles it* and tumblr savior is quite useful as well.
Stacie: Disney: Tuckersheerpoetry on March 24th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying Tumblr. :) I didn't know about extensions. I wonder if they're new since I left? Hmm. Also, Tumblr makes it kind of hard to have conversations, unless people reboot and add comment, if I remember correctly (or if they've changed something).

Rose is so cute! And such a big girl, moving to a big tank!

Yummmm, pie! Good luck with the continued (tasty) experiments!
Chlorischloris on March 24th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
It's still hard to have conversations there but people do so there is hope. :)

She is VERY MUCH looking forward to her bigger tank. This one is way too small for her to move around much in.

Thanks. I do love experiments I can eat.
~Lirpa~: Once Upon a Time: Rumple: Naughty Impkatje0711 on March 24th, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
You might be horrified to know I love turtle soup. *slinks away*
Chloris: Once Upon Regina AHHH!chloris on March 24th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Stay away from my turtle! *looks at you suspiciously*

I never had turtle soup pre-Rose and now it would be like eating a cat.
Opalshinyopals on March 24th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
turtle and pie? this post is what I dream about at night! XD

lol nothing makes me feel old quite like the learning curve that is tumblr. Like, how can a website exist when it basically needs browser extensions to make it the slightest bit tolerable?
Chloris: Tennant red scruff specschloris on March 24th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
Hee. I am happy I could make your dreams come true!

Considering that being over twenty is a big deal there, I do feel especially old. What I can't figure out is why they have no interest in designing in any way to converse with people.
Maia: First Shootsgreen_maia on March 24th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
Rose is so beautiful and so wonderful, and she is getting so big!!!

That pie looks amazing!!!

I'm looking forward to the Ginny/Midnight pictures!!!

Chlorischloris on March 26th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
She is a wonderful turtle! I can't wait to get her new tank setup. And neither can she since she is outgrowing everything. :)