Friday, July 7, 2017

Air Conditioning, Bowling, TV

What a morning we had on Thursday. We both got up at 6 expecting the A/C company to arrive between 8 and 10 and, on the principle that if you aren't ready something happens, we both got cracking anticipating their arrival. Around 8:45 we got a call from the company saying the technician was outside but had realised we live in a high rise building (9 floors is a high rise?) and they didn't do high rises. Why on earth not? There are balconies etc. Anyway, she gave me the name of a company who did so I phoned them right away and a technician eventually arrived at about 10:30 which impressed me. He took off the front and checked everything out. Phoned the company who made the machine and parts are still available although they wouldn't price them because they had to be obtained through a retail company!!!! Puts the price up no doubt. Anyway, he departed and said they would let me have a quote ASAP.  He also gave me the filter to clean, after 16 years it was pretty filthy.

We then rushed through lunch and headed for the bowling alley where I proceeded to beat Matt three times. Apparently they had 30 kids bowling downstairs and today they are having 81 kids (not normally open) but business is business I guess. Can you imagine, 81 kids at once. Phew.

Dropped off the DVD at the library. Meant to go in and tell them this copy was OK but was tired by this time which is why I didn't write this blog til Friday morning. After dinner I watched TV starting with Jeopardy, then Father Brown and finally Poldark. I don't watch much TV!!!

I thought this might be a useful recipe to have.

Sugar-Free Cheesecake

A rich and creamy, crustless cheesecake made without sugar!

7 eggs
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp no-calorie sweetener, granulated
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 cups cream cheese
1/2 tsp fresh lemon peel (optional)
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line bottom of a 9" springform pan with baking paper. Lightly coat paper and sides of pan with cooking spray.

2. Separate eggs. Reserve 3 yolks, and discard 4 yolks. Set aside.

3. In small bowl, beat egg whites and salt with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

4. In separate mixing bowl, beat 1/2 cup of the sweetener and 3 egg yolks until thick. Add lemon juice.

5. With mixer on low-medium setting, beat in cream cheese, a little at a time, until well blended and fluffy.

6. Add grated lemon peel, if desired, and mix in gently.

7. Gently fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture a little at a time, pulling egg whites up through cream cheese mixture.

8. Pour mixture into pan. Shake gently to level batter.

9. Bake 10 minutes at 400°F. Reduce temperature to 300°F and bake for another 40 minutes. When top of cake is set, turn off oven and keep oven door closed. Allow to cool for another hour in oven. Remove and continue to cool on a wire rack.

10. To make the topping: In small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of sweetener with sour cream and vanilla extract. Spread on top of cheesecake when completely cooled.

Servings: 12

Source: dLife

Have a great day


  1. You'd think the company would've told you that when called, or at least asked about your place.

    I miss cheesecake.

    1. You'd think so, especially when I gave them an apartment number Diane.

      It's Matt's favourite but not mine. I enjoy it though.

  2. I dropped a book at the library last week and told them that the pages went 12-14-13. Seems it got printed with a page in backwards, or whatever you call it. Took me awhile to realize what was wrong when I was reading it. It was an old book so surprised no one ever had them correct it.
    Buildings around here are limited to 37 feet in height. Alas, no high rises.

    1. How odd, never heard of that before.

      I don't think of this as a high rise Denise.

  3. It is odd that the company would not ask you if you live in a high rise. At least they gave you the # of one that seems to be good and hopefully you will have air soon, unless you do already. 81 kids would make me go screaming in the opposite direction:) A sugarless cheesecake?? I wonder how it tastes?

    1. It was odd Birgit. However this other company seems good and they are now coming to install a new unit on Monday morning. I could have had a replacement part but the machine is 16 yrs old.

      You and me both, 81 kids sounds like torture to me.

  4. That cheesecake recipe looks amazing! Have you tried it with the sugar substitute and if so, which one? There are so many. I don't like stevia though. I would want to use splenda.

    1. Haven't tried it yet JoJo, but I was thinking Splenda too.

  5. You would think one of the questions asked from the A/C company was what type of structure the A/C unit was in. Wasted time for the tech and your wasted time; could have been sorted out so much easier with their just asking a simple question to begin with.


    1. Precisely Betty, stupid isn't it? However, all sorted now.

  6. So you beat Matt three times! Did you give him some stick about it? I would have.