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?!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just one of those Dab of This and That Rambles.
Have an enjoyable, fun filled , and safe Holiday Weekend !!!!

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.
Linking up with:  "Mosaic Monday"
                             "Outdoors Wednesday"
                             "Share Your Cup Thursday"
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!
Linking up with:  "Mosaic Monday"
Dab of This and That