Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Cat Hairs In The Icing

I think Tom Stephenson is just a little psychic
His comment about the state of the inside of the cottage had some resonance this morning as after
leaving  some butter icing in a bowl for the briefest of moments as I was making cakes this morning
 it was splattered delightfully all over every surface only a few seconds later
There was only  a few hairs to dig out of the remainder
Chris will never notice


55 comments:

  1. Ha ha, what the eye doesn't see!

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  2. Welcome to MY home! ;)

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  3. Oh, blech! But I suppose ignorance is bliss...

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  4. We won't tell lol.

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  5. What's his email....I'm telling.

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  6. Cats know what they like. Mine likes my flavored yogurt, and I often find cat hairs clinging to the rim of my big water cup if I don't pay attention to it! Albert tasted the icing like any good cook, then decided it needed something special!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  7. we have all ingested our fair share of teddy hair i am sure!

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  8. Poor Chris...he is a saint...

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  9. He He! Cats will be cats!

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  10. LOL My cat Cleat (RIP) did this once with a dip I made. I turned for a second and she jumped up on the counter and began to indulge. Ahhhh yeah.

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  11. Those bloody hairs get EVERYWHERE.

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  12. A couple of pet hairs really adds to the flavor though!

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  13. And you only have Albert, John. I now have five cats, but they're not all wandering around the kitchen counters - yet! Only two are!

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  14. What you don't know can't hurt you, can it?

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  15. Good for the immune system!
    Jane x

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  16. It's all about 'texture' anyway....right?

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  17. Cakes? As in plural? I don't care about cat hair - pass it over!

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  18. What the eye doesn't see eh John? Wehave all done it so don't feel guilty.

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  19. Our meals and drinks would never be the same without a few cats hairs.
    Briony

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  20. Builds body and strengthens ones constitution, but still makes me want to puke.

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  21. Tut tut.
    Now what would Mr Hollywood say..

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  22. Ah, pussy hairs. One of life's trials.You'll be okay as long as you don't start finding fur balls in your dinner.

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  23. Poor Chris. It's a good job that he doesn't read your blog!

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  24. John did you see the twitter from Raymond Blanc? If that bloody Ruby wins tonight I am never watching Bake Off again. I refuse. The people on Come Dine With Me, always have a cat that licks something

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    1. Too thin to cook was it?

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  25. Our cat once ate the centre of a quiche that I had left cooling on the worktop, a little bit of trimming and a garnish on the plate in JUST the right plate made everything okay again, LH never even noticed, even if he knew he would have still eaten it, he shares everything with the cats and dogs.

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    1. Albert once walked over my rolled pastry..just after he used the cat litter tray

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  26. I love your blog!

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  27. Whats a hair or two between friends.

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  28. My mother used to refer to the dog hairs that showed up in our food as "binders". We all survived.
    Cheers Peter

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    1. I will use that word peter

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  29. Did he gag at all? I'm sitting in front of the pre-bake-off-final program, reliving last year's lot. Will be doing your card tomorrow. So sorry it's taken me so long. Busy, busy, busy....x

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    1. I am sat here doing the same
      I did like Kathryn last year

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  30. it's like serving Mary green carpet!
    Els

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  31. That looks familiar. When did you adopt my cat?

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  32. Hooray for Francis! I am very pleased!

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  33. Hope it's 'no-fat,low-fat'! Hip Hip for the Winner - my favourite - I wasn't going to alert anyone as to who it was, in case they haven't seen it yet but I see someone's already done it!lol

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  34. One time I was making rolls and saw cat paw prints on the baking sheets I'd just greased with shortening. I used them anyway.

    Love,
    Janie

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  35. Being an academic, Chris will probably only be suspicious if he notices a splatter of butter icing on his favourite textbook.

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  36. This falls under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. I'm sure Chris enjoyed the cake, and i hope you had enough points left to enjoy a piece of it, too. Albert clearly made sure the icing was all right.

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  37. Everything in this house has cat fur on it or in it. We survive. Though I have considered varnishing them to stop the eternal moult.

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  38. I am soooo happy that Albert decided to give himself a little treat. He seems to get the short end of the stick being the only cat in a ever growing household of bitchy dogs. No wonder the only time he spends with you is atop the back of the chair - your lap is always occupied by a dog. I have never hear you complain about Arthurs' behavior, so if getting a few black hairs in the icing is the worst thing he does, be greatful. Besides, the black hairs will be easy to pluck out of that light colored icing - thoughtful of Albert right? Besides,. if Albert had waited for you to offer him a taste he never would have been offered a lick - so he helped himself to some that I suspect you spilled on the counter & he was just helping clean up your messy spills. The reason I know you spilt the icing, John, is because if the counter had been clean, a cat just would have thrown the entire bowl on the floor to get a taste.
    I love Albert. He is the only independent creature in the cottage and when he wants something he goes for it. He never complains that his photo on the blog is almost at the lowest position. Being posted lower than Bingsley the turkey (certainly a position unsuitable for a dignified cat). Can you tell I am partial to cats?. The cake looks yummy - is it W.W. approved? Probably 3 days worth of damn points for a slice, but far less than a Scotch egg & it looks delicious!.

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    1. I'm glad to see someone else's cat throws/kicks things off the table and counter! With Emma, it's usually my giant Gator water cup if the water level is too low and she can't get her head in far enough to reach it!

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  39. Ellen
    I shall NEVER complain about any of my animals
    I chose to look after them
    I will deal with their personalities
    It's the way of the world x

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  40. Haha. That is great, John. ♥

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  41. Hee hee hee! That looks only too familiar to me, I must confess!

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  42. Our Bertie (the French version of your Albert) was discovered this past weekend on the counter lapping up a bowlful of chicken broth.

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  43. I was supposed to have bagel and cream cheese for breakfast but 'somebody' got to it first.............

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  44. Love it, John! Cats are a stealthy lot and they do have their ways of finding special treats when we least expect it!

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