Sunday, July 14, 2013
It's true about the peonies~:) And a new to me cake~
About the peonies first~
I am almost certain you are tired of hearing about peonies..they have finished blooming outdoors here..but I have some blooming indoors..♥
A little while back at Debbie's Blog..she mentioned that we could cut off buds..keep in the fridge.. and then just take them out ...of the fridge ,place in water...and they will bloom..I saved 5... I should have saved way more..3 have bloomed ...2 to go..And next time I will leave them even longer in the fridge..who knows ?..."if we could wait until Christmas?":)
I would save some red and white ones~
Althoug pink might be refreshing in December~
Thank you Debbie for this invaluable tip.
Sunday was extremely hot and sunny ..No dessert left ..and I knew I would be over the stove for penne and rapini..so didn't really feel like making an elaborate dessert..
Who came to the rescue?
My friend told me what she was making for dessert and sent me a link:)You can find Linda's Blog and the recipe right here..
It's so good..and whips up in about 5 minutes..You can use any fruits..:)
It is a keeper!
I used tiny wild red...berries.. what I thought I had planted ... raspberries.. turned the color of blackberries..
Go peek and see what Linda recommends.
I am sure it will be on your go to dessert list for summer with our abunfance of fabulous fruits~
You know by now that gardens please me..and this may be the summer I wish lasted forever.
I love this heat..the rain..( a lovely new word for me..: Petrichor~ the scent outside after it rains~)
I think I would rather be moist and have the opportunity to cool off a bit inside..compared to always freezing in winter..:)
Never thought I would say that..as winter is beautifull here.
the gardens please me..and they are pleased to have a nice new little deck to bake on:)
And all the little flying insects are that much closer to me..nothing that bites..:)
My olive tree..(no olives yet..:) )..attracts special wings in flight type:)I see the flutter with my lens~
The herbs are the best they have ever been~
Mon Jardin.. :) Ronelle..is full of memories..
The lavender topiary is from one of my daughter's 2 Mother's Days ago~ It has moved to a bigger pot twice!
The Olive Tree ..from Nancy~
A Rosemary Christmas tree shaped plant in terra cotta ..from Nancy too..~
Nasturtiums..unruly~But I love them..
Tomatoes..small:)I just like to watch them grow~:) Like Lucas..and Max and Noah and Oli~
I have a few planters ..per say.. that are very dear to me..
One of the nicest young women..that I met in my career..could not bring her planters to California..and left me her blues..and some terra cotta.
Sometimes people leave such an impression on you..
I wish she had stayed:)~
Like I wish summer could stay..~:)
I am sure I will find many things to be grateful for this winter..~
Have a good week!