Yes, I know this is an apple tree. That’s not the mystery object though they are a little mysterious in that the tree used to have only small green crabapples and now has decided to go whole hog this year and become a fully fledged, actual apple tree. I even made apple sauce out of a few of the big juicy ones to try them. Delicious!
They are rather like Macouns or Cortlands, but I am calling them simply “those darn apples.” Because now the whole ground is littered with them. I can’t stand waste, but who can eat that many? I put a bag in my pantry a week ago. Those apples are still waiting to be peeled and turned into pie. They have … Continue reading
Happy Tuesday! I simply feel like sharing this photo of my cat when she was younger. So here it is:
I don’t think the Buddha minded at all. In fact, Sabby, the cat, has grown quite a similar belly to the revered enlightened one since this image was taken. 🙂 I wonder if rubbing Buddha’s head had anything to do with it.
“Well worth waiting for.” That’s what I think each morning when I go out in my backyard in the springtime and see the abundance of wildlife that has hatched or bloomed. While I have been too soft-hearted to snag a tulip (can’t decide which one to kill and bring inside), today, I did break off a small piece of my recovering lilac bush — recovering because last year it was covered in a wild vine that chokes whatever plants it grabs hold of. With the vines removed last summer, the lilacs had a chance to bounce back this May, albeit a … Continue reading
I simply want to wish my fellow human beings and animal friends a very wonderful Easter Sunday.
Now, here’s a sweet treat (and naturally gluten free). My gentleman friend (GF) and I made a Martha Stewart recipe for coconut almond macaroons. We added chocolate chips and they came out quite delicioso!
The very simple recipe:
1 cup natural cane sugar
3 large egg whites
3 cups unsweetened shredded cocounut
3/4 cup sliverred almonds
1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
1)Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2)Whisk together sugar and egg whites in a medium bowl. Stir in coconut, almonds, vanilla, salt, and, if desired, chocolate chips.
3)Drop the coconut mixture by 2 tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches … Continue reading