Friday, October 29, 2010

Always learning

A long time ago I told myself that I wanted to be constantly learning as an adult. I've always admired people who learn to paint or go to university again at the age of 50 (or whatever I considered a "great old age" while I was 20). People who are never afraid to try their hand or mind at something new.

I was going to take a university or college course every year. Not necessarily towards any goal, but just to keep learning.

That never happened. I've taken the odd Excel course or "How to Write a Mission Statement" and some adult Sunday School classes. But that's it.

It doesn't mean I never learn anything new though. I went to Calgary a few weeks ago and stayed in a house that always smells of good food (you know who you are!). And I learned one simple thing that I should have known long ago.

"Don't mix the biscuit dough too much or it'll get tough". Why didn't I know that? I know that about muffins.

This is what I know how to make now.


Fluffy, almost puff-pastry biscuits. And it's easier than making the tough biscuits I used to make.

Now you may have learned something new in your adult life too. Unless you are my Calgary friend with the lovely smelling house. She already knew this.

6 comments:

Apple Jack Creek said...
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Apple Jack Creek said...

I learned both knitting and spinning as a grownup! I tell my kids if you can read you can learn anything - you just gotta find a book that explains it, then have the courage to try whatever it is.

Your biscuits look yummy. :)

Bonita said...

yumm.... post the recipe!! My biscuits are okay, but certainly not flaky like that!!

Evelyn in Canada said...

AJC: And I admire you for that!

Bon: There you go. Another post in the same day!

Bonita said...

Thanks Ev! It looks oddly the same as my biscuits but I will try the tricks that you mentioned.... either way, it's not like there's a crumb left over with my hockey puck biscuits.... they're really just a carrier for the butter after all! :-)

BumbleVee said...

they look pretty darn special....

hey we're not far away.... I'm in Calgary too ......and today...my house smells like eggnog loaf ...