Oh my God..tell me where the years have gone?
Look at my Littles..now..they are almost as tall as I am..well maybe not Noah yet..
but look at those precious fall faces..♥♥
A blog is a great thing..you can look back..I also look at albums..and Shutterfly books and DVDs of my photos..
but sometimes I just blog back in time..and come up with pics that just get to me.
Like these fall ones..
I love their growing up faces..but I would eat them up at those ages...
I was looking for my stuffed acorn squash recipe that Mylène our oldest daughter shared with us..
keeper..no kidding..I make it every fall..more than once..
I bake my squash longer at the beginning..I use hot Italian sausage.
It is delicious.
In Provence..there are so many great papeteries..where you can pick up watercolor paper..paints..brushes..and look they give out samples of paper..genius.IMHO.
I mentioned Jacques rekindled his passion for crème brulée..in Provence..well I found a small batch recipe and it's a keeper..
From Jasmine Cuisine.2009!!
For 2..it made 3 that size for me..the size above..
Here it is translated for you~
225 ml heavy cream (35%)
1 vanilla bean pod
25 grams of sugar
2 egg yolks
4 tsps brown sugar
Preheat oven to 170C
Slit vanilla bean in half and scrape seeds out..put into a casserole with the cream..
On medium heat warm and bring to boiling..let boil 1 minute on low heat.
remove from heat and infuse 10 minutes.
Beat the egg yolks w/ sugar until pale and foamy..
Add the infused cream and pour into ramekins.
Place the ramekins in a pan..and fill pan half way w/ water..
Bake ap 30 mins..or until the middle is slightly trembling..I made sure it was ever so slightly so..I don't like a liquidy CB.
Remove from the water bath..and let cool..
Refrigerate at least 4 hrs before serving..
I torched mine..sprinkle sugar on top and torch..it has to crackle when you spoon in♥
Fall..in QC..is pretty much paradisiac:)
I took a stroll around my favorite park..it's always my fave.
And my blessed calendulas!! Still going on..
PS personal garden journal~I need to keep notes..
Today Saturday Oct 21rst~
I am almost finished putting the gardens to bed.
1.Leaving the back .. very very back side one as is..I had to break off all the phlox and rake up the hostas..and clip some hydrangeas last Spring in that bed after leaving it intact..I just find there is too much in there and not my fave..so it is getting neglected..and i can wait till Spring.
2.Leaving a lot of the hostas..easier I find once frost has killed them off..to rake us the mush:)
Even left alone..they come back so well.
3.Ripped out several roses..and clump blue irises..they were taking over the round bed and really bloom for too short a time..too invasive.Hope I don't regret that..huge bare patches now.
4.Planted early tulips front walkway bed..supposed to be 50 but at least 15% were rotten in the bag:(
5.Took in 2 clumps of Dahlias..going to try once more..;)
6.Did the pond bed..potting shed..front beds..garage beds and side beds..circular one..and side one.
7.This yr giving the group 3 clematis a break and only cutting them after winter..
8.Hope we don't have another total water ban next yr.
9.Praying for rose chafers and Japanese beetles to become extinct.
Asian beetles too.
10. Next yr..Terry's calendulas and giant Nicotiana again..Susan's nasturtiums..tomatoes,from seed..I won't start the tomatoes as early indoors.Not sure if I should plant Linda's perennial sweet peas now or next Spring~
11. I want Gaura next yr..it's been yrs.. and Provence had it..after such a drought the gaura was still there..we have drought so I need some..more Verbena Bonariensis..Provence had 4 O'Clocks too! Hot pink..that has been years also.I could have sworn I had a few seeds in my pockets..no..:(12. I'd like more lavender..one type does well here but which one?
It's here..no tag.
12.All the fairies and their "stuff" are in a box..hope to spray paint their furniture this week.To be ready for next Spring.
I will not plant football seeds again;)After chopping down the pond bed..this football plant was still much too invasive..yet had been hiding from some boys who had looked everywhere for it.
Oh and PS..half your seeds are in the grandfather clock..half downstairs in the cabinet that was Jacques,,the paint stuff cabinet ♥