Friday, August 28, 2015

A Dab of This and That Ramble....

Even tho the predicted temps for the next week do not hint that Fall is just around the corner.....
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there are other signs.  Daughter is busy with her crochet needles and yarn,  adding to her family's supply of beanies to keep their heads warm when the temps drop below "just a nip" in the air.
I see a jar of the well known Fall candy has been added to the table already.  Hmmm! Reminds me -  I need to add a bag of autumn mix to my shopping list.
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She is picking the last of the tomatoes and cucumbers from their garden.
Many of the tomatoes are being picked green and put in the window to ripen to keep the pests from damaging them.
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  Even the early morning shadows are starting to look a bit different....
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Yep! Change is in the air!
Dab of This and That
ETA:  Nothing like  finding a fruit fly or a gnat (not sure what it is)  doing the back stroke in your glass of wine !!! Geesh!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lazy, Hazy Days........

The hazy look in the background was caused by an afternoon Summer shower,
which causes the humidity to rise, but also makes the green grass grow.
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Dab of This and That
Glenda

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dab of This and That Outdoor Life....

A garden guardian spider my daughter found in her flower bed.
Don't know how harmless they are, but I don't think I would get close enough to find out.
Her crepe myrtle that separated down the middle.  I asked her if she thought "Bill" the stray cat that adopted her family used it to get up on their roof, as they have seen him up there a few times and not sure how he got there. Hmmm......
A squirrel in my courtyard decided it was to hot to run up and down the tree, so he sprawled out on the concrete in the shade.  Not a good pic, but had I opened the door it would have run off. Think the heat index was 107 or higher the day I took the picture.
End of a hot Summer day, a late afternoon storm rolls in....
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 Just a Dab of This and That  of little things going on just outside the door on a hot Summer day.

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Dab of This and That
Glenda 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

How Does Her Garden Grow - Part 2

A variety of tomatoes - the green will go in the window to ripen. The bowl of cukes, squash and banana peppers will more than likely become pickles.
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They did not grow the corn (to many deer cross their property), but bought it farm fresh from a roadside stand.
Of course there is always a cucumber  that wants to hide under the foliage, and not found until it gets to big to pickle whole.  No problem - it will probably end up in a salad or a batch of relish.
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A Side Note: What happens to some of the green tomatoes that refuse to turn red?  Slice, batter,  and fry those babies up - of course.
Some in her household like ranch dressing as a dipping sauce, but for those who like something with a kick: Fire cracker sauce -  2 big spoons full of  mayo (real), sriracha to taste - depends on how hot you want it to be, and honey to taste.
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Just another Dab of This and That ramble.
Glenda

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Dab of This and That Ramble......

 I am really slacking these days when it comes to posting. Just realized it has been 2 1/2 weeks since I last posted.  Would like to say it is because I have been busy and accomplished everything on my ongoing "list",  but that is not the case.  If anything - I am further behind - What is new?!?
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Remember  this not so small on going project?
I think she started this project in Jan., 2014, then with other things going on, which included major floor damage from a water leak, it was put on the back burner. Well - She started the ball rolling again. I am pretty sure she did not do much cooking while the kitchen was looking like this.
A Country Kitchen in progress....
The other side of the kitchen done before flooring had to be replaced.
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Anyone tried these?
I have not, however, daughter did, and said they were good. I  like a baked sweet potato with lots of butter, or casserole with a yummy, cinnamon crunch topping with pecans, but not a fan of sweet potato fries, so not sure if would like these or not.
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What is for dinner after a busy day?   Having a wiener roast, and toasting marshmallows over a fire pit seems the perfect thing to do.
She said the sound of the cicadas was the background music for the picnic.   I have heard them where I am, but so far not as loud as in many other areas.
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How to waste an afternoon?  Spend it on the phone with your internet support system, trying to get "them" to  straighten out a problem "they" created.  I have enough problems trying to do the simple things on a computer.  Sure don't need someone with an extremely heavy accent, on the other side of the world trying to convenience me to buy a very expensive package, blah, blah, blah.
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Just one of those Dab of This and That Rambles.
Have an enjoyable, fun filled , and safe Holiday Weekend !!!!
Glenda

Friday, June 12, 2015

How Does Her Garden Grow?


Daughter  has started harvesting some of the rewards of her  garden.
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A variety of tomatoes.
A handful of cherry tomatoes ready for a salad, or a snack.
 Add some squash to saute or pickle.
Of course some herbs.
The mint that went wild (pic on the left) is now knee high. Third crop of sage
and second of basil.
Add some pretty flowers in the mix.
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Dab of This and That
 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jam or Preserves....

Whatever it is - it sure is good!  Daughter makes fresh strawberry jam each Spring during strawberry season.  I called it her strawberry preserves, but she corrected me and said it was jam.  What ever it is, it sure is good.  Where she buys her berries, they sell out early each day, and due to a short growing season this year, she came close to missing out on getting local grown berries. So sweet, so good!
Wash, hull, mash those berries up, add sugar and pectin...........
and before you know it, you have jars of yummy strawberry jam.
Yes - some of those jars of jam are mine - all mine !!!
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 Oh! She said slathering a bit on a piece of chocolate bread is not to shabby either!
Me? Just a dab on some skillet toast and I am happy!
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Linking up with:  "Mosaic Monday"
Dab of This and That
Glenda