Saturday, September 19, 2015

Nature, My Garden and Me: Plant Bulbs Now For Joyful Color in Winter!

Nature, My Garden and Me: Plant Bulbs Now For Joyful Color in Winter!: Daffodils (February) We can all use some Screaming Yellow Daffodils during the dreary winter. Flowers outside in the winter? I...

Friday, April 24, 2015

MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening: Snacking During The Game

MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening: Snacking During The Game: No, I wasn't actually at the game. In the background, that's my large picture of the most beautiful baseball field ever, home of...

Snacking During The Game

No, I wasn't actually at the game. In the background, that's my large picture of the most beautiful baseball field ever, home of the San Francisco Giants. The Giants played the Dodgers in LA, and it was televised. I don't mind the Dodgers, which is highly unusual for a Giants' fan, because their announcer, Vin Scully, is remarkable in accuracy and positivity.

Here are the rare treats we had.

Grilled Beef Panini
Prior to cheese.

My humble grill.
Using the George Foreman Grill, I placed
1. sliced sourdough bread slathered with jalapeno ranch dressing, top and bottom
2. sliced tomatoes
3. barbequed thin-slice beef (chuck steak) dappled with mustard
4. grated mild cheddar cheese
The thinly sliced chuck steak was grilled and saved from the day before.

 Quacamole Dip

Avacadoes--smooth texture.
Pringles Potato Chips because they are so uniform and perfect. (See photo at top.) And avocado is so creamy good and nutricious.

Mash together:

2 ripe avacadoes
2 tbs sour cream
Quacamole dip mix (until I create my own)

We also had gourmet Hank's Root Beer purchased at a locally run shop, Overland Meat and Deli here in Apple Valley, CAL. Buy local.

Happy to shop local here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MzTeachuh's Soup Ebook is Out!

http://www.amazon.com/MzTeachuhs-Soup-Seasons-Family-ebook/dp/B00EUF51UK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377731110&sr=1-1&keywords=mzteachuh%27s+soup+for+all+seasons
Hope you all buy and enjoy this! It's only 99 cents! Such a deal.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Flower of the Week: Cosmos


This summer I purchased packets of wildflower seeds--and cosmos was included. I have also purchased cosmos in  flats, and even gallon containers with larger plants. Here are the basic three colors, white, pink, red. and occasionally, some combinations of colors.



This blossom was a surprise one beautiful summer's morning. But it is unusual, cosmos generally has a solid color, even if a blend of red and white creating some tint of pink or purple. This white blossom looks like a child got creative with a Crayola marker.

Bees love these flowers, butterflies, too. Cosmos is often included in seed packets for Butterfly Gardens. They have long delicate stems and the flowers poke out their faces like a curious kid. They are easy to grow.


This flower is indigenous to Mexico, also called the Mexican aster.




Here is a post I put up using the name Cosmos as a play on words linking to a William Blake poem.


The Cosmos in a Cosmos
http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2012/06/cosmos-in-cosmos.html?spref=bl

Sunday, July 14, 2013

MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening: Meatless Monday: Dutch Baby Souffle

MzTeachuh's Enjoying Cooking and Gardening: Meatless Monday: Dutch Baby Souffle: A Dutch Baby In The Oven? Sounds Like Hansel and Gretel This recipe is also called German Pancake. I think it goes ...

Meatless Monday: Dutch Baby Souffle

A Dutch Baby In The Oven? Sounds Like Hansel and Gretel

This recipe is also called German Pancake. I think it goes way back to colonial America when the Germans emigrated, mainly to Pennsylvania, and were facetiously called "The Pennsylvania Dutch," because the Dutch had first come to New Amsterdam (New York.)
History lesson aside, this is quick, easy and fun. My sister-in-law gave me this recipe in the '70s, I think, probably from a Sunset Magazine. The recipe has changed somewhat over the years.

Dutch Baby
preheat oven to 400 degrees
place 10 inch frying pan with 3 tbs butter in oven to melt

Love my tiny measuring cup.
in the mean time, mix these ingredients:
3 or 4 whole eggs
3/4 c white flour
3/4 c milk
pinch salt


It poofed!
Make sure melted butter is all over the inside of the frying pan. I use our cast iron one. Pour mixture into the pan, place in center of preheated oven. Set timer for 18 minutes. We have a window in the oven, so the kids would always be excited to view the Dutch Baby 'poof' after about 12 minutes. 

With a cup of coffee.


We serve powdered sugar over it, but being made of eggs, it is versatile and cheese or mushrooms, or whatever your fancy dictates would be good over this souffle. You can put mushroom to fancy it up for dinner. Serves four.