Freezing Zest in Wax PaperMy good friend visited a few days and showed me how she freezes lemon or orange zest and juice from one fruit. She uses a zester or fine grater on waxed paper, then folds it over several times and lays it flat.
Clay Pot GalMy good friend Andrea, lives in an apartment. Outside her door is a place she can put a decoration or plant. She had one that "disappeared". She went looking and found it on the floor above her. DH wanted to make this to replace it for her.
Children's Garden Gifts (The Path Garden)Looks like someone has been busy decorating in the "Path Garden" again. Hubby found these last Saturday. He hung two of the bird houses in trees, put the smallest on a pole back in the garden, and placed the shells back where they were left.
Chicken and Black Bean ChiliI submitted this because so many people like black beans and Mexican flavors. I have not made it and most likely will not because of the chiles and some of the other ingredients (allergic).
Recipe for a Happy MarriageJust being sentimental. ;-)
Butter Almond CrunchSounded easy so I'm going to try making this for Christmas gift giving along with my favorite Divinity Fudge. The Pineapple Fudge was a hit last year.
Tipsy Flower Pots (The Path Garden)I had been wanting to make on of these planters for The Path Garden for a couple of years. Just hadn't gotten around to it. The 99 Cent store had the clay pots so I got 5 and asked DH to go get the rebar for it.
Cream Puffs (1920)This is from a Jan. 15, 1920 newspaper clipping. A simply delicious scratch recipe.
Nearly Sugar Free PieThis can be made in a few minutes and in the fridge before dinner. Here are three pictures for a step by step recipe.
Take a Short Car RideYou have all heard about "the good old days". Well, they were. We never have had enough money to throw away. We traveled once every year or two to see family.
December RosesWith winter being so bad in many parts of the country now I hope everyone will enjoy the roses that we have blooming in the yard. Some of them are as big as my hand.
Old Fountain into New PlanterOur old southwest fountain finally "bit the dust" and no longer held water. Try as we would, it could not be saved. So we decided to fill it with dirt and added some plants and a bird nest to add interest to the front yard. We always try not to add to the landfill.
Oven Rack Pull Out From Paint Stir SticksMake an oven rack pull out of wooden paint stir sticks using this pattern. I painted them white first, let dry and then painted family/friends names along with flowers and vines in their kitchen or favorite colors.
Peeling Hard Boiled EggsWhen peeling hardboiled eggs, roll eggs on center divider of sink under cold running water. Squeezing the egg with your hands. The shell will peel off easily and the membrane holds the shell almost whole.
Path Garden ChairsIn the Path Garden I made a place for visitors to stop and rest if they want to. Two green chairs were donated. I painted flowers on the chairs and wrote "Stop and Rest in the Garden Chair" across the top and "Please Do Not Remove" across the bottom.
Garden: GG Vi's PhotosHere are a few pictures, not too much blooming yet. But I'll be looking for some good shots this summer. Enjoy, GG Vi