Monday, May 24, 2010

Frost Warning - - -

So, tonight at about 7:30pm I planted two urns for the front entry, came in to hear a frost warning on TV - how about that?

They are Ok as in an entry but talk about timing. I put spikes in the center and used a color combo of light yellow, white, rose and purple. Think it's the first year I haven't added heliotrope to the pots.

Weeded the garden today - not planting anything so covering the beds with fabric then mulch. The pool bed will be the only one I have to take care of once the garden is covered. It has a nice mixture of weeds and perennials:)

Happy gardening, everyone.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What to choose - - -

So, Sis and I had our Mothers Day brunch on Monday - food and gifts, doesn't get any better. (Thanks, Shirl)

Anyway, after finding my way to the ladies' room, I chuckled to see two doors. One was marked WOMEN and the other LADIES.

At first I thought it may be a joke and one was for the men but after (very) careful consideration, saw a third door labelled MEN.

Obviously it doesn't take much to entertain or confuse me:)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I made scallops the other night. I have several recipes which are delicious but this time I just heated oil and butter til it was a bit golden.Tossed the scallops for about 2 or 3 minutes and seasoned with Montreal steak spice. (Chef son loved them so if it passes his palate, it's good!)

Rhubarb Season

Remember when you were a kid and pulled fresh rhubarb from the garden? We would chew it and screw our faces up if it were tart. Mom gave us a little sugar and we'd dip the stalk - yum!

Below is the best the loaf I've ever made using rhubarb. Not too sure where I got the recipe as it's written on a torn, discolored piece of paper - my regular filing system:)

Rhubarb Tea Bread

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup oil
1 egg

Mix: 1 cup sour milk
1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup nuts, chopped

Topping: 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter

Mix sugar, oil and eggs together. Add sour milk/baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.

Pour into greased pan. (Recipe calls for 2 pans but I think the loaf is too small when made in 2 pans.)

Mix and sprinkle topping ingredients on loaf.

Bake 325 50 - 60 minutes.