A life without fresh eggs is just too hard, so hard that I considered buying laying hens; but paying 10 to 15 dollars a piece was just too much. Thankfully I found a lady needing to down size her flock. Many are older and most are bantams;
Saturday, July 30, 2011
It is a strange year for tomatoes. My plants are tall and healthy;But no tomatoes, just lots of pretty blooms. I have heard that others are having this same problem.
What I thought was Serrano peppers...
Have turned out to be bell peppers.
My jalapeno peppers that struggled to come up and then struggled to grow....
Friday, July 29, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Elizabeth has been so anxious to learn to cook but I tend to say "I don't have time" too often. To solve this problem I have begun letting her make simple recipes when I am busy elsewhere. In my recent coupon magazine I found a recipe for homemade granola bars that looked pretty simple to make.
While I was busy in the sewing room Elizabeth took over the kitchen; all in all she spent about an hour and a half preparing them for the oven.
Elizabeth did a great job, all I had to do was answer questions and remind her to measure in a separate bowl before adding ingredients to the mixing bowl. She was scared when measuring the liquid ingredients and had me stand nearby to watch!
How did the granola bars taste? Well, they were good but not very sweet; so we dipped them in honey!
Friday, July 22, 2011
I tried making brown sugar for the first time more than 20 years ago and it was a disaster. Recently I decided to give it a try once again.
Add some molasses to the sugar and begin mixing.
Continue adding the molasses slowly; roughly a tablespoon or two at one time.
As you add more molasses you will begin to see how the color is changing and how the sugar is beginning to look moist.
When the sugar is as dark as you like stop adding molasses and just let it continue to mix.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
This year for the Dress Like A Cow Chick-fil-a day Elizabeth had her cousin visiting.It made dressing up twice the fun.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Several years ago I tried making homemade ice cream but it had a strong "cream" taste that I didn't like. With the weather being so hot I decided to begin a search once again and settled on this recipe from the Eagle Brand web site.Another reason to make ice cream, aside from the heat, was to try out my new ice cream attachment that fits my KitchenAid mixer. It worked very well and was so simple to use.