(I love the fact that he checks my blog, so it follows then, that I love the fact that he
I love you Mattie. *muah*
We have been entertaining quite often lately which requires planning food, cleaning up the place, making food, entertaining, and cleaning up the place again and all this cleaning/food making takes time you know. Then of course, the weather has been beyond lovely which beckons one outdoors...
But the true culprit of my lackadaisical blogging has been that I am simultaneously enjoying three excellent books all at once. A good book is a stealer of time, THREE good books are impossible! My precious few "free" moments are swallowed up in the turning of one page or another and I love it. I do love a good book. (Incidentally, I have a separate BOOKS blog post in the works, where I can blather on about all the goodness I've discovered and it will be coming soon!)
I really am BEHIND on picture-blogging though. Since I last wrote: This scene, taken just a week or so ago, is entirely different. Pleasant, soft and GREEN. Spring, spring- I love you so.
In other happy news- some time last summer I found a recipe for "Fake pineapple" made from zucchini. I was super excited at the prospect of using zucchini in a new way but I won't say I wasn't also a bit pessimistic as I was canning it up. Verdict is in, though, and it is GREAT! I used it to make Ham and (fake) Pineapple pizza for pizza night a few weeks ago and I promise you- no one had a CLUE it was fake pineapple!!! I found the idea/recipe was here.
Since I last blogged I made a new batch of soap. Probably my favorite so far, this one is scented Lemon Verbena. In one batch I added dried Lemon Verbena, hoping all the books were wrong and that the herb wouldn't turn brown. It was an experiment- and it FAILED miserably. Guess the books were right and if I want to add herbs I will have to rebatch. *Sniff* I hate the idea of making the same soap TWICE.
The other half, instead of adding herbs, I added this sparkle powder a friend had a bunch of. Just to see what it would do. It is pretty but only appeared in the top inch of the soap. Ah well.
Even though the "looks" of the soap aren't as GLAMOROUS as I had hoped, it is by far the most delicious smelling soap I have ever smelled. Oh.My.
Since my last blog post, the daffodils and narcissus POPPED.
Last week it was wonderfully warm and later this week it should be also- but today is dreary and chilly. Days like this I wish we had a furnace I could just push a button on to get the chill out and then be done with it. Who wants the trouble of starting a fire and bringing in wood for ONE day?!? Instead, I made grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for lunch. When the plates were set at the table, every hand immediately went to the bowl to get warmed up. It was too funny.
Hi Mattie! I blogged!
Hi everyone else! I am still here!
How are things in your neck of the woods?