The gardens are doing well..the rose chafers are on their last two legs..they lived way too long IMHO..but at least the tea roses etc..will not be harmed by them.
I had a sweet visitor on my magnolia.. I swear he was looking at me:)His eyes moved:)
Love Bright Lights Swiss Chard....perennial spinach (will only know next year if it is..but it was for Frédérick}...the little purple peppers are so cute♥hope they grow up though..
Iceberg rose..so hardy here..a housewarming gift when we moved here ...well ,I guess almost 15 years ago..
The herbs are doing well and I have hellebore seeds there now too:)..hoping to transplant next Spring..
Noah turned 7 July 4th and his mom gave him a Harry Potter party..there is really nothing she did not think of..
he is a very lucky little boy~ all 4 alphabet boys are very lucky..
I don't remember my youth like that at all..I only remember a Pin the Tail on the Donkey in a long narrow hallway off the kitchen..in someone's home..or was it mine?
The cousins and a friend slept over...Alain had a fire out back..the children had so much fun..and the weather cooperated~we got to chat with their neighbors and friends and Alain's parents..and Grizz..
always nice to catch up and watch the Littles grow...
We brought the boys to the beach the first day of holiday..and I made them chocolate chip muffins..handy to pack and they liked them a lot..so I am recommending them to you~
I found them here..
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup melted butter,cooled
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large room temp eggs
1 cup milk or buttermilk(I used buttermilk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups choco chips..I use milk choco
Preheat oven to 425
Spray a 12 cup muffin tin
In a large bowl toss together the flour baking powder ,baking soda,saltand chocolate chips.Set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, butter ,milk,sugar and vanilla.
Slowly add to dry ings and GENTLY fold until just combined.
Fill muffin cavities and bake at 425F for 5 minutes..reduce heat to 375 and bake for another 13-15 minutes.
Let cool 5-10minutes and enjoy warm..
I like ..no, I loved..how these puffed up..and tasted great even the next day~
I think they could be a good base for many types of muffins..
I like a muffin that gets a nice dome♥
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Grizz..in a fantastic castle built by Giuliana with Noah's new magnetic light blocks.."Magnatiles"~
Nope...never had these growing up;)