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Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring

Are you all thinking about your herb garden?I am.I try to plant things in my herb garden that I can use in some of my craft endeavors.I make soap so I plant spearmint and peppermint.I try to grow lavender and rosemary.I have different mints to add to my soaps as I am not a tea drinker.Lemon balm is also nice to grow.I always add basil,because I love it and then there is oregano that is good to add to your chickens (if you have them)water.Helps to keep them healthy.
Right now the sky is grey and the weather horrible with a day long rain.But the flowers and plants will soon be waking up,then we will be very busy.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Recipe

Try This Great Bread Recipe

2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 can tomato paste
1 1/2cups flour
1 tsp.baking powder
1tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp.each thyme,parsley,and basil
1/8 tsp.garlic powder
1/2 tsp.onion powder
Beat eggs with oil and tomato paste.Stir in sugar.Sift dry ingredients together and stir in egg mixture.Beat until smooth.Put mixture in greased and floured 8x4 pan.Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes,or until done.Let cool in pan for 15 minutes.Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I can see bits of my herb garden peaking out form under the snow.Will Spring ever really come?
New Recipe
Sweet Lemon Bars
1/4cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter
1cup unbleached flour
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2tsp.baking powder
1/4 tsp.salt
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 tsp.fresh minced lemon thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried

Preheat oven to 350.Cream butter and sugar.Add the sifted flour.blending until smooth.Using your fingers,press the mixture into a 8x8 inch pan.Bake 20 minutes.
Beat together the eggs,sugar,baking powder,salt lemon juice and lemon thyme.Pour over crust
and bake another 20 minutes.
Cool and cut into squares.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I haven't done much with my herbs over the winter. I did however find this great recipe.
                                                        Zucchini with Basil
3/4 pound small zucchini
2 tablespoons flour
Salt to taste
freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
3tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400
Do not peel zucchini,but trim off and discard the ends. Cut the zucchini into 1/4" slices.Toss the slices in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the zucchini,tossing often,taking care not to break the slices.When golden brown,slide zucchini onto a 8" pie plate.Sprinkle with garlic ,basil and cheese.Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes.
Give it a try and leave me some comments on how you liked it.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Recently I made some moisturizing cream that I really love .Give it a try it is so easy to make.
16 oz baby lotion
8oz.coconut oil(solid)
8oz.vitamin E cream
Mix together with mixer until it is the consistency of frosting.
Store in airtight container.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Summer has ended and the beautiful fall days have arrived.The herb garden is preparing for a long winters nap and the last of the harvest is complete.
 Here is a new suggestion for you to use some of the herbal blends that you have created.
        Herbal Dip
Stir your favorite blend with chopped tomatoes,and minced jalapeno into sour cream or plain yogurt.Yummy with some flavored crackers.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer is here and the herb gardens are busy producing the wonderful herbs we all love.
Time to try a new recipe?
Zucchini with Basil
3/4 pound small zucchini
2tbl.flour
salt to taste
3tbl.chopped fresh basil
3tbl.freshly grated Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper
2tbl.olive oil
1 clove garlic,finely minced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Do not peel the zucchini,but trim off and discard the ends.Cut zucchini into quarter-inch-think slices.Toss the slices in the flour seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in skillet and add the zucchini,tossing often,take care not to break the slices.When golden brown,slide zucchini onto a eight -inch pie plate.Sprinkle with garlic,basil,and cheese.Place in the oven and bake 5 minutes.