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.