Saturday, September 19, 2015
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: 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...
Here are the rare treats we had.
Grilled Beef Panini
|Prior to cheese.|
|My humble grill.|
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.
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
Monday, July 22, 2013
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.
The Cosmos in a Cosmos
Sunday, July 14, 2013
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 ...
A Dutch Baby In The Oven? Sounds Like Hansel and GretelThis 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.
preheat oven to 400 degrees
place 10 inch frying pan with 3 tbs butter in oven to melt
|Love my tiny measuring cup.|
3 or 4 whole eggs
3/4 c white flour
3/4 c milk
|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.