About the Plot

Gardenwife’s Plot isn’t just a double entendre, but a triple: A plot can be a garden, a grave or a story.

I’ve been blogging since 2002 and the subject matter covers many different areas here: Gardening, humor, pets, life stories of interesting people, photography, surgeries, scrapbooking, and geeky tech goodness. I don’t post as often as I used to, and many old links from my Movable Type days don’t work, but it’s all here for the record.

I’ve been happily married for more than 20 years now, still crazy about that man of mine. Technology is my passion; I love the Internet because I can find the answer to almost any obscure question that pops into my head. I’ve been online since 1992, since the days of lightning-fast, 14.4 baud modems and monochromatic BBS, yet it still never ceases to amaze me.

9 thoughts on “About the Plot

  1. i have come to this site looking for a jpeg restorer. for some reason its saying not found, could you forward me a new link please

    Thank You in advance

  2. Hi!

    I saw an image of yours (the Midland Theatre in downtown Newark) on TrekEarth that I would like to talk with you about. If you would be so kind, could you email me? Thanks!!!!

    ~Stephanie H

  3. Hi, Stephanie. I replied to your TrekEarth note. Did you receive it? I never heard back from you.

  4. http://dinusyarden.blogspot.in/

    Hello! This is me! Do peek into that link and do not fail to revert. Read with attention. You may find yourself there and probably relive a little memory!

    Am peeping in here after a long time. Lots of things have happened, eh? Wow.

    Dinu

  5. Hi! I just purchased a Dak 2 bread machine for my daughter, and of course, there wasn’t a manual with it. I have a couple of questions if you can please answer? First, how do I make sure that the seal is properly placed in the machine bottom? And secondly, what settings do you use for quick breads without yeast? If you could shed any light on this for me, I would be very grateful! Thanks!

  6. I posted a blog entry with the manual: Zojirushi bread machine bonanza, plus DAK Turbo Baker II owner’s manual. Check out Hillbilly Housewife’s bread machine manual page. Really, once you see how they work, the rest is a pretty simple matter. Note, however, that the DAK machines like having the ingredients added in reverse order: Dry first, then wet. Most bread machines’ manufacturers tell you to add liquids first, then dry.

    As far as the seal goes, you’ll notice the gasket has one side that’s indented a bit. That’s the side that goes down over the raised metal circle that surrounds the post upon which the paddle attaches. Just make sure the bottom of the machine is free of crumbs or debris, put the gasket in place, then put the basket on and press down on it a bit while twisting. It has to go in “just so”, as there are guides that lock the basket in place. I’ve never had a problem with leaks.

    I haven’t made quick breads in my machine yet. They typically contain more sugar than regular yeast breads, so I think overcooking would be your main concern. I’d try the basic bread setting with a light crust. If that doesn’t work, try the wheat setting. It’s a process of trial and error with each machine. Two identical models, side-by-side, can have differences in temperature, just like ovens. You may have to get to know your machine, and in the process make a few over-risen loaves and a few bricks. LOL

    Hope that helps!

  7. Thank you for posting a PDF version of the DAK bread machine cookbook. I accidentally donated mine to the library during a recent “bit of a tidy-up”. When I used to have time, I enjoyed making many of the recipes in that book.

  8. You’re welcome, Diana! Those little bread machines are real workhorses. I use mine all the time. Glad to help.

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