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Friday, 26 May 2017

A Very Short Post


Luna expressed her wish to see this Lavender Rose plate ( that had scones on it in my last post).
So, Luna, here is the plate with its matching tea cup and saucer.



When I cut down one of my Chive plants I kept some of the flowers and steeped them overnight in vinegar. It gives the vinegar a lovely colour and a mild onion taste. DH asked what I plan to do with it. Well, maybe nothing. I don't bother making my own salad dressing . But it was fun to do it and I did have the perfect little bottle!!!

My Basil is doing great in the South window. I can hardly keep up with using it ( I'm the only one here that will eat it). I did send some home with #2 Daughter yesterday but there's still lots left.


That's my very short post today. We are having very warm weather and I'm getting my work done in the cool of the morning so I can sit and read in the afternoon.

Thanks for visiting,

      Granny Marigold

17 comments:

  1. I have never had luck with basil... maybe because I try to grow it in the garden! Yours looks nice and lush!

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    1. I have only ever grown it in pots either indoors or out on the porch.

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  2. Pretty china, pretty vinegar, and congrats on growing basil indoors!

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  3. You have such beautiful dishes. That Lavender Rose is so pretty. I love the vinegar bottle too. Basil is the one plant missing from my little herb garden. Today in Walmart I bought a citrus basil plant.

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  4. I am having to start over with my herb garden since moving home, basil was one of the first started. Love the beautiful china.

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  5. Thank you for the picture of your lovely plate and cup. Oh it is sooo pretty.

    May I 'grab' it, and use it in a post? Linking back to here, of course.

    I am rather out of pictures to take. We only have lily of the valley and our tuberous begonias growing yet. And I have already shown them.

    Again, thank you.

    And your chive flowers in vinegar, look delightful. And sure it tastes good too. How about chive flowers in light olive oil...?

    Get your work done early! That's the only way to do it, from now on.

    Lots of gentle hugs,
    Luna Crone

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    1. Yes, you may "grab it". I'm pleased that you like it.

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  6. I always enjoyed growing herbs, but never seemed to get around to using them. Just lazy I guess! That little vinegar bottle is so cute!

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    1. That is why I tend to grow herbs in pots either in my sunroom and when it's consistently warm out I put them on the porch right by the table where we eat when its nice out. Basil, especially, is lovely to pluck a few leaves and have them in my salad or on a piece of pizza.

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  7. Pretty dishes and doily! I don't think I will get enough blossoms this year to make vinegar as just started a pot of kale this year. I do like using it though. Your basil looks great. My things don't seem to be growing much. Maybe the weather with cold and then real hot and then cold. I will be glad when it settles down. Nancy

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  8. You could try drying some Basil! I love the smell of fresh basil but never use it in anything, perhaps I should try:)

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  9. Hi Granny Marigold, your vinegar is such a lovely colour. I would just have it for that alone!
    I got out of the habit of growing herbs. One year while we were living in Nova Scotia I too had a glut of basil. Maybe just a few plants in pots this year....
    Have a good week!
    Robin

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  10. I like that chive idea..love flavored vingars too :)
    have a wonderful week :)
    hugs,Patty

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  11. Oh, I love dishes. I think they are treasures. You always feature such lovely ones!
    I hope you are enjoying some warmth and blue sky.

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  12. Hello Granny,
    I have been playing catch up with reading of your blog posts. The aprons and plates are beautiful. No, I can not imagine all of the work that went in to that one apron and it sell for 50cents. Your scones look so yummy...and I love to read also.

    I hope you have a lovely remainder to your week.

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  13. One thing you could do, if you really have "too much," is chop or process the basil leaves with a little olive oil and put it in ice trays in the freezer. The little bits are great to throw into so many kinds of dishes in the winter, from eggs to pasta to vegetables...

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    1. That's a good idea and I just might do that....but, it would have to be something only I planned on eating since my DH is not a fan of Basil.

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