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Why does everybody say 'chocolate brownies'? They only come in chocolate. Nobody ever makes a plate of vanilla brownies. I'd eat a plate of vanilla brownies. I must work out how to make some.

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Why do all the books and TV shows talk about Ben and Jerry's icecream as though it's so wonderful? I just tried it. Bulla's is better. I think Peter's premium is about the same. And it's so sweet! I know icecream's supposed to be sweet, but vanilla is supposed to have a slight tang to it, not sour or bitter but a little kick to remind you that pure vanilla is not sweet at all. It's there in Bulla's and Peter's but there's no vanilla kick in B&J's at all. Before this, I wouldn't have believed that icecream could be too sweet. Live and learn.

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Priorities, priorities! What do I buy first?

1. A blender/liquidiser - so many recipes call for pureed fruits and vegetables, not to mention the lure of the homemade smoothie.
2. Flannelette sheets. Winter's coming and I've only got cotton sheets at the moment.
3. Books and DVDs. I have three longish flights ahead of me, I need something to do on the plane.

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Date: 2013-04-03 03:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sraun
Try looking for recipes for "blondies" - they're the closest thing I'm aware of to brownies without chocolate.

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Date: 2013-04-03 10:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mmegaera
Ben & Jerry's is a New England company, and sells to New York, which is why it gets a lot of references in entertainment programming. I am of the firm opinion that locally-made ice cream is the best, and here in the Pacific Northwest Tillamook (named after the county where they make it, which in turn is named after the local Indian tribe) is the brand to look for. Best ice cream I've ever had.

As for "chocolate brownies" I don't think I've ever heard anyone call brownies anything but just plain brownies. Maybe "chocolate brownies" is an Australianism?

And if you want, I have a terrific recipe for blondies.

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