Saturday, 30 May 2020
Mostly about what's happening in my Kitchen
I was chatting with Kate, my eldest granddaughter and she was telling me that she found that using Dawn Platinum ultra power dish soap took out stains in clothes that had been through the dryer. I said I'd have to look for it next time I went shopping but before I had that chance she brought me THREE bottles of it. That's so typical of her generous nature. I haven't had any stains to try it on so far but I'm sure I will. Like Lily pollen once they start blooming. There's never been a year yet where I didn't manage to get those orange stains on my clothes.
I tried a new ( to me) product for my coffee. I usually drink freshly made coffee black but we often make a full pot and warm up a cup later in the microwave. That's when I like to use the Nespresso to whip up some milk and sweetener. This oat-based stuff is okay but I think I'll stick with my usual addition.
Our pole beans are coming up rather sparsely so I'm soaking some old Rattlesnake beans to see if they're still any good. If they sprout we can stick them in the spaces where none have come up.
Rhubarb is ready and so I made a rhubarb cake. Actually I made 2 cakes. The recipe said to use a 9X13 pan but I used two 8X8 instead. The white on the top is just the topping that had less butter mixed into it. We sampled the other cake and it's delicious.
Do you know that you can make a aphid spray by boiling up 3 fresh, chopped rhubarb leaves in 16 cup pot of water ( I don't really measure)? Once the mixture comes to a rolling boil turn off the heat and let it stand overnight. Next day strain out the rhubarb bits. Pour the remaining liquid into a spray bottle and label it. Spray plants that have aphids and that should deal with the problem. DO NOT USE ON EDIBLE PLANTS.
This turned into a rather long post. Are you still with me? Thanks for visiting today. I hope all is well at your house.