Saturday, August 31, 2019

Van the Man

It was a toss-up whether to post this tomorrow when it is really September, or today which is Van Morrison's 74th birthday, but I decided to do it on his birthday. Over the years of this blog, I've written many times about Van. My life is so much richer because of his music. It is always hard to think of which is my favorite of his songs, but this one is right up there.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blueberry Fool

Blueberry Fool

I've had this recipe on a little post-it note in my recipe box for ages. I have no idea where it came from, but it is absolutely delicious, and incredibly easy and quick to make.

Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in a saucepan.
Add 2 cups blueberries and 1/3 cup sugar.
Mix together, and take off heat.
Add 1 1/2 cups whipped cream and put in the fridge.

Honestly, that's it! I love this and will make it every summer during blueberry season from now on!

I think I'll add this to Weekend Cooking on Saturday, since it has been ages since I've posted a recipe!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Today's picture/Dragonfly 2

We have a houseful of spiders and daddy-long-legs in the late summer, and I thought this was the latter until I took a closer look. First dragonfly we've ever seen inside. Tom brought it out and it flew away. It doesn't look much like the other one, but I'm quite sure it is a dragonfly. The second picture is blurry but I wanted a closeup.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Today's picture/Dragonfly

This morning our son-in-law Matty found this on the lawn. Seems like it just died a natural death. I've put it in a big glass jar.

Addendum: I got a comment below from someone who used to have dragonflies in the yard, but no longer. I did a little searching to see why they might be gone, and I read that dragonflies are connected with death. It seems they show up after someone has died. Well, yesterday afternoon a neighbor called and said that two of our neighbors had died. I find that very strange. Coincidental probably that this is the first dragonfly I've ever seen closeup (and dead), but still makes me shiver just a bit.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Quote du jour/John Muir

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

John Muir 1838-1914

More about the man here.

The canned tomatoes I buy are from Muir Glen, and this quote was on the can.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Farm and Garden Report 2019 - First Potatoes

This year I bought a couple pounds of Yukon gold seed potatoes to plant in our new vegetable garden.  I was also given some purple potatoes from a friend who had more that she could use. These potatoes came from a nun who does the gardens at a home for elderly nuns. We ate many, but let some of them wrinkle up and sprout eyes, and we planted those as well. We have quite a good size potato patch.

This evening we dug for the first time, and found these beauties.

They are in the oven baking right now. We'll have them with pesto made with our basil; a salad made with our lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers; and some leftover tabouli made with our parsley! Ah, the bounty of August!

I'm sorry I haven't written more often. It has been a very busy summer with the little ones, and also planning a move for Tom's mother and step-father from Independent Living to Assisted Living. That takes place on Friday, and the kids start school in a couple of weeks so there will hopefully be more time for ye olde blogge.