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Much busy. Very running.

A friend of mine from Texas, who now lives in Georgia, came out for a visit this past weekend. She's a ferocious Scrabble player, but we only managed to fit in a single game, and scrottie trounced us all!

It was very stressful to try and arrange for sight-seeing for an out-of-town visitor on top of needing to make it in to the lab to keep an ongoing feeding experiment running, especially because the feeding experiment is so labor-intensive it generally takes two of us to run. The grad student who is also working on it has been very gracious about my tardiness on Saturday and Sunday, and my running away in haste on Friday afternoon.

I have other thoughts and stories, but they'll have to wait. I'm still trying to push on a second experiment because it NEEDS to get rolling NOW so we don't run out of time at the end of July.

We did make it to the 20th Century Cafe for hot butterscotch. It was more amazing than I'd anticipated. Not over-sweet. I need to figure out how to make it at home.

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randomdreams
Jun. 28th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
Okay, so what is this sense of the word butterscotch? I've had hard candies and sweet syrup with that name.
rebeccmeister
Jun. 28th, 2016 04:13 am (UTC)
I'm glad you asked, because that gave me the nudge I needed to find a starter recipe for making my own at home.

So, butterscotch is like caramel, except it's made with brown sugar instead of white sugar, so it's more flavorful and less cloyingly sweet. Both are subsequently mixed with some butter and cream to create sauces.
randomdreams
Jun. 28th, 2016 05:28 am (UTC)
That's what I was imagining, actually. I'll have to try this some time.

So how did you consume it? I am presuming that even bicycling fanatics aren't going to just tuck into a bucket of the stuff with spoons. There must be some sort of solid conveyance mechanism, right?
rebeccmeister
Jun. 28th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
In this form, it was presented as a beverage, what with the added milk. But as a sauce, it would be amazing on ice cream. I think it occasionally makes appearances on cakes, too.

Whatever you do, DON'T search for "butterscotch" on Food and Wine's website, or you will suddenly be very hungry...
randomdreams
Jun. 29th, 2016 03:56 am (UTC)
I've seen it as syrup for ice cream, yeah. Back in the brief period where my dad didn't consider gatorade a perfectly acceptable dessert, we'd have ice cream with our choice of hershey's chocolate syrup, butterscotch syrup, boysenberry syrup, and a couple others. The chocolate was my fave, but I'd be willing to give butterscotch another try.
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