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Saturday, 9 July 2016

This and That








Thunderstorms are somewhat unusual around here but last night we had one and my but was it loud. Every time there was a flash of lightning the rain fell even harder and I lay in bed wondering what damage my flowers would sustain. Had the storm been forecast I would at least have pulled the pots of Petunias under cover.  Well, nothing was ruined and IF we get some sunny days I think most everything will pull itself up again. Unfortunately the weather forecast is not terribly promising.

While taking stock of how badly things were beaten down I realized that certain plants had become quite overgrown and today youngest son came to dig out the worst thugs. Spiderwort was the first to go. From an 8" pot a few years ago it had spread to a good 3 feet in diameter and was sprawling over.
Next he dealt with a grass that was supposed to look so great but never did. Can't remember what it was called but I am keeping only one grass and that is a gold-barred one that grows about 4 feet high and actually looks nice.
Next to go were 2 large patches of Lysymachia ( not sure about the spelling). It had mostly reverted from variegated to solid green and didn't look nice any more.  You get the idea. Anyway, I hope to keep things a little more under control now.

In the kitchen this week I tried to use up bits of this and that in the fridge.  Half a container of cottage cheese, a cup of sour cream and an 8 oz box of cream cheese plus another half box... ended up as a cheesecake.  I tried to make a blueberry glaze but I think there was too much glaze and not enough berries. Oh well. It tasted great. Also had a cup pf cherry pie filling leftover. Used most of that.


Also in the fridge was milk that was needing to be used. I should have doubled the recipe but didn't think of it. Now we have baked custards and still more milk to find a use for. That's cinnamon on top not the usual nutmeg that egg custard calls for. I'm not a big fan of nutmeg.


Well, this post certainly turned out to be lengthy. I thought I had very little to say but apparently once I get going.....


Thanks for visiting today.


Granny Marigold

14 comments:

  1. I haven't pulled out much, but I certainly have cut back a lot in the garden. We were just looking this evening at what we need to change for next year.

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  2. I always freeze extra milk in 1 cup portions to use in recipes. We never actually "drink" milk--it's always for recipes and this way I only have to buy it once a month or so.

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    1. I did try that at one time but found that I tend to decide to bake something NOW and don't want to wait for the milk to thaw. Maybe I'll have to try again.

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  3. Our garden really does need a good sort out. Such a good idea to make good use of the food needing using from the fridge. Those bakes custards look delicious.

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  4. I always enjoy your posts. The cheesecake and custard look delicious. Wish I could clean out and come up with dessert that look that good.

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  5. It always seems to happen we get thunderstorms and winds just when the garden is looking it's best. I hope your garden recovers!
    Your cheesecake looks delicious. I found some apples lurking in the fridge so made a pie today.
    Have a great week.

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  6. We finally got some much needed rain too... my flowers are singing! I "hoed out" the overgrown plants last year and also hope to keep a better handle on things now. I don't care how much glaze was on that blueberry cheesecake... it looks delicious! Have a good week!

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  7. I made banana bread tonight..leftover too far gone bananas:( We have had storms the past few days...soon the rain will shut off and we will be hot and dry:)

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  8. Very industrious work in the garden and the kitchen. I only managed to make some cookies from store-bought cookie dough! :)

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  9. You did a great job of using up your leftovers! Glad your storm did no real damage. What worries me is when they forecast there may be hail and high winds. Nancy

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  10. I am even farther behind on blogging now as that thunderstorm killed our computer and modem (despite being plugged into a good surge protector). Shaw replaced the modem, but no computer yet. Have to make do with my pathetic little phone for now:-( And wow, that was one scary storm!)

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    1. Oh no! What bad luck you had in spite of the surge protector. I did wonder why you hadn't posted for a while but figured you just were too busy. Hope you get a proper computer soon.

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  11. The cherry pie filling looks so nice ♥

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    1. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Summer.

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