• Tea time

    From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to All on Thu Feb 25 22:03:48 2021
    Good afternoon, All!

    What is marshmallows?

    Denis
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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Denis Mosko on Thu Feb 25 16:39:58 2021
    Re: Tea time
    By: Denis Mosko to All on Thu Feb 25 2021 10:03 pm

    What is marshmallows?

    Marshmallows are a confection made with (mostly) sugar, water and gelatin.

    They make a nice treat but I wouldn't eat too many of them. ;)

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to Alan Ianson on Fri Feb 26 16:53:20 2021
    Alan!

    What is marshmallows?

    Marshmallows are a confection made with (mostly) sugar, water and
    gelatin.

    They make a nice treat but I wouldn't eat too many of them. ;)

    ;() Russian make a nice threat mostly with water and gelatin.
    But they make it on last step with a bit little sugars ("pudra") on top (from/by opening hand with "pudra").

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  • From Denis Mosko@1:153/757.1315 to Alan Ianson on Sat Feb 27 13:27:20 2021
    Subj.

    2All:
    Reply by netmail with klusges, please.


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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Denis Mosko on Sun Feb 28 23:07:46 2021
    Hello Denis,

    Reply by netmail with klusges, please.

    I did reply by netmail. You'll get it on your next poll.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Tue Mar 2 22:52:16 2021
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in a message to Alan Ianson:

    Marshmallows are a confection made with (mostly) sugar,
    water and gelatin.

    They make a nice treat but I wouldn't eat too many of
    them. ;)


    Agreed. I eat perhaps one or two a year, unless called upon to make an ambrosia salad... which the local deli will gladly provide if they don't run out of it before I get there. We use the full-sized version only when we're on a camping trip & our daughter insists on 'smores cooked over the fire.... :-))



    ;() Russian make a nice threat mostly with water and
    gelatin.


    Alan said "treat"... not "threat". These are different words, which have different meanings & are also pronounced differently.



    But they make it on last step with a bit little sugars
    ("pudra") on top (from/by opening hand with "pudra").


    I'm curious about the meaning of this word in Russian because of its similarity to "powder" in English & to "poudre" in French.

    I imagine you're referring to what we'd call powdered sugar or icing sugar or confectioner's sugar. In English, the adjectives refer to the size of the sugar particles... is that what you have in mind? If so I can relate. :-)




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  • From Denis Mosko@1:153/757.1315 to Ardith Hinton on Wed Mar 3 15:05:24 2021
    Marshmallows are a confection made with (mostly) sugar, water and
    gelatin.
    They make a nice treat but I wouldn't eat too many of them. ;)
    Agreed. I eat perhaps one or two a year, unless called upon
    to make an ambrosia salad... which the local deli will gladly provide if they don't run out of it before I get there. We use the full-sized version only when we're on a camping trip & our daughter insists on 'smores cooked over the fire.... :-))
    "Deli" - Delivery service?

    ;() Russian make a nice threat mostly with water and gelatin.
    Alan said "treat"... not "threat". These are different words, which have different meanings & are also pronounced differently.
    Treat - Russian "sud" or what?

    But they make it on last step with a bit little sugars ("pudra") on top
    (from/by opening hand with "pudra").
    I'm curious about the meaning of this word in Russian because of its similarity to "powder" in English & to "poudre" in French.
    Thank for Powder!


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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Wed Mar 10 23:56:25 2021
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    I eat perhaps one or two a year, unless called upon to
    make an ambrosia salad... which the local deli will
    gladly provide if they don't run out of it before I get
    there. We use the full-sized version only when we're
    on a camping trip & our daughter insists on 'smores
    cooked over the fire.... :-))

    "Deli" - Delivery service?


    Good guess... especially since, with restrictions placed on where we can go & with whom because of COVID-19, many people are having food delivered. But what I meant was a delicatessen, a specialty shop &/or a corner of a large grocery store which has e.g. cooked meats & pre-prepared salads for sale. :-)



    ;() Russian make a nice threat mostly with water and
    gelatin.

    Alan said "treat"... not "threat". These are different
    words, which have different meanings & are also pronounced
    differently.

    Treat - Russian "sud" or what?


    My knowledge of Russian is severely limited, and Uncle Google was of no help there... so I must resort to explaining the idea in English. A treat, where Alan & I come from, may be a food item a person rarely enjoys because it costs more money than they are willing to pay except on special occasions &/or because it's incompatible with their usual fat/calorie/carbohydrate allowance.

    WRT marshmallows, the original recipe... which included egg whites & marshmallow root... was altered to make them cheaper & easier to produce. All the examples I've seen consist mainly of sugar, corn starch, and water. There are other sweets I'd much rather have if I want to go that route... [chuckle].




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  • From Denis Mosko@1:153/757.1315 to Ardith Hinton on Thu Mar 11 13:33:27 2021
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    ;() Russian make a nice threat mostly with water and gelatin.
    Alan said "treat"... not "threat". These are different words, which
    have different meanings & are also pronounced differently.
    Treat - Russian "sud" or what?
    :)
    My knowledge of Russian is severely limited, and Uncle Google was of no help there... so I must resort to explaining the idea in English. A treat, where Alan & I come from, may be a food item a person rarely enjoys because it costs more money than they are willing to pay except on special occasions &/or because it's incompatible with their usual fat/calorie/carbohydrate allowance.
    And threatment/treatment?

    WRT marshmallows, the original recipe... which included egg whites & marshmallow root... was altered to make them cheaper & easier to produce. All the examples I've seen consist mainly of sugar, corn
    starch,
    What is corn starch?

    and water. There are other sweets I'd much rather have if I want
    to go that route... [chuckle].
    ;)


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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Mon Mar 15 23:52:16 2021
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    A treat, where Alan & I come from, may be a food item a
    person rarely enjoys because it costs more money than
    they are willing to pay except on special occasions &/or
    because it's incompatible with their usual fat/calorie/
    carbohydrate allowance.

    And threatment/treatment?


    If overindulgence in sweets appears to be a potential threat to your health you might well be advised to learn more about nutrition. If you have no cause for concern you might feel you can afford to enjoy treats such as Nanaimo bars & Boston Cream doughnuts without having to ration them, even if others do. But either way "treatment" is a real word while AFAIK "threatment" is not. You could say e.g. that the usual treatment for type 1 diabetes is insulin... along with dietary changes which for various reasons may help their friends too. :-)



    WRT marshmallows, the original recipe... which included
    egg whites & marshmallow root... was altered to make them
    cheaper & easier to produce. All the examples I've seen
    consist mainly of sugar, corn starch,

    What is corn starch?


    corn: 1) a tall cereal plant (Zea mays) native to North America
    & having seeds (kernels) which grow in rows along a thick, woody
    axis called a cob. 2) the kernels of such a plant. AKA "maize",
    especially in the UK.

    starch: a carbohydrate found in many vegetables, e.g. potatoes,
    as well as in cereal crops such as corn, wheat, and oats.

    corn starch (also spelled as a single word): A type of flour made
    from corn kernels often used as a thickener in cooking, where it's
    valued because it becomes translucent when exposed to both heat &
    moisture. It's also used as an absorbent to keep medical supplies
    like rubber gloves from sticking together & keep baby's bottom dry.


    Sources: GAGE CANADIAN DICTIONARY, WIKIPEDIA... and my own personal experience as Chief Cook & Bottle Washer in the Hinton residence. :-Q




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  • From Anton Shepelev@2:221/6 to Denis Mosko on Tue Mar 16 12:26:26 2021
    Denis Mosko:

    And threatment/treatment?

    Congratulations upon the invention of a new word. A suitable
    definition remains to be invented. Lexiconjure might provide
    one if it were active: https://twitter.com/lexiconjure .

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