Friday, October 14, 2011

Baur’s Confectionery and Restaurant - Denver, Colorado

When I was growing up in Denver my grandparents often took me to the Baur Confectionery Company Building that housed the favorite Baur’s Confectionery and Restaurant, located at 15th and Curtis Streets (1512 Curtis Street). I loved the candy (Old Fashions were one of my favorite). But my absolute favorite thing from the restaurant was the Deviled Crab. Luckily I have the recipe:
Baur’s Famous Deviled Crab
3/4 cup enriched flour
2 cups coffee cream
1/2 cup butter
Bread crumbs
2 egg yolks
4 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound flaked crabmeat
Method of preparation:
The enriched flour, coffee cream and butter make the basic sauce from which the crab is made. Follow the procedure of making a smooth paste of the flour and cream then heat slowly until warm, then add the butter. Cook this cream base until thick. Stir constantly. Add some of this hot mixture to slightly beaten egg yolks, then stir in the remaining hot mixture and add the other ingredients.
Chill two to three hours and then shape into portions, either patties or croquettes. Dip into fine bread crumbs. Allow the crab portions to warm to room temperature. The crab portions are deepfat fried at 350 degree until a golden brown. 
Absolutely delicious!
Otto P. Baur, who was a German immigrant, established the Baur Confectionery Company in 1871. In 1891, Baur moved the confectionery to 1512 Curtis Street and the company quickly emerged as an innovative and successful purveyor of candies, cakes, and other confectionery items. Baur reportedly invented the ice cream soda, by substituting ice cream for cream and combining it with seltzer water.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Must remember

* That you will try to be a better person today than yesterday.
* That you will exercise your body as well as your mind.
* That you will tell the persons dear to you that you love them.
* That you will defend the rights of those who are unable to defend themselves.
* That you will not hurt your family members emotionally or physically.
* That you will respect your elders and care for them in time of need.
* That you will respect the rights of others in their religious beliefs.
* That you will respect the rights of others in their sexual orientation.
* That every man, woman and child has the right to be here and is equal regardless of race, creed or color.
* That you will act honorably in all aspects of your personal and business life.
* That your family is first and foremost the most important thing in your life.
* That when you make a mistake, that you admit it and make amends.

and of course...
Stay hungry, stay foolish (Steven P. Jobs ~~ 1955-2011)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The pest...

Of course for every blessing there is a "problem" - Jill! She came to live with me on September 18, 2010. She is really an amazing cat and she can be so incredibly sweet but she has an evil side which certainly does cause problems. The picture shows her at her best and being very docile. It is almost impossible to get a picture of her when she is running wild through the house. Silly cat!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

7 years old!

It is hard to believe that Jack is seven today! He is the most incredible cat that I’ve ever had, he is so gentle, sweet and incredibly loving - what a JOY!

I didn’t actually find Jack until December, 2004; but from what I could track down from the Morris Animal Refuge and a veterinarian technician who volunteered there we assume that Jack was born on May 21, 2004. Jack’s first six months of life were not very happy and he lived in a couple of homes before he came to live with me. I can’t imagine anyone not loving Jack he is a marvel! Every single day that I share with Jack is a gift - he is a loving gentle boy!!
Happy Birthday Jackie!