Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Recipe for Creamed Cucumbers - July 3 Blog Carnival

I have three foods that I love especially when they are fresh picked in the summertime: corn on the cob, tomatoes and cucumbers!

Here is my husband's recipe for creamed cucumbers. I love the tart apple cider vinegar with the smooth cream. This gets devoured in our house every summer.

2 or 3 cucumbers sliced
apple cider vinegar
whipping cream

place the sliced cucumber in a bowl. Pour in apple cider vineger enough to cover all the cucumbers. Cover bowl and place in fridge for 3 to 4 hours (overnight if you like the vinegar taste).

Pour cucumbers into a sieve to drain. Put the drained cucumbers back in the bowl and pour in whipping cream until covered. Place covered bowl in fridge until time to serve.

We are starting to pick cucumbers from our garden so I will be making a batch in the near future!

God bless!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

LazyTcrochet - June's Etsyblogger of the Month!

What can I say about LazyTcrochet! I think she is so talented and offers some of the most beautiful items on Etsy. Here is one example of her incredible work.

This is another beautiful creation...the Terra Cotta Capelet

Tricia ~ Keep on crocheting!! I love your items!

Hail No ~ Not Again!

On May 30th last year a tornado ripped through our neighborhood. We suffered a hole in the side of our house, a flatten privacy fence and damage to our roof. We recovered nicely from this and my thoughts as the anniversary rolled around was "it won't happen again". Well...we had a different type of small disaster...a hail storm. Here is what we saw.

My husband had to use a snow shovel to clear off the front porch.

The front poor flowers!

Hail, hail everywhere!!

This is how the back deck looked.

Here's a handful of hail.

Hubby had to clean out the gutters...they were stuffed with the stuff.

Thankfully, no damage other than some sad flowers that have since recovered. I hope that May 30, 2010 is uneventful!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Newest Creations!

I finally got around to posting more items in my etsy shop!! Here is a sampling...
The newest Mini Key Fobs
Recycled Decoupaged Jar
Pretty Pincushions that are my original design!

I hope I get a sale or two!

God bless!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Wicked Weekend

It's here...FINALLY!!! I will get to see the Broadway show "Wicked" on Sunday!
My daughter and I are taking my mothere to see this show. We have been listening to the cd for years. It will be hard not to sing along. By all accounts, my friends that have already seen this version of the show, Broadway Across America, say it is wonderful. The sets, costumes, voices etc are awesome. I can't wait to be transported to Oz!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

WOW!!! Blog Candy Giveaway

Keepsakes by Melissa is having a Blog Candy Giveaway. Visit her BLOG ~ Creating From the Heart for details on how to enter and photos of the all the yummy items she put together. Here is a list of what you will find...

~ 1 Queen & Co. Bucket of Summer ~ a tin pail full of yummy embellies
~ 5 different Basic Grey Rhinestone Stickers
~1 Basic Grey 6x6 Lime Rickey Pad
~A Sizzix BIG Shot Machine!! And I will also throw in some cutting and embossing templates too!"

Once again HERE is the link!!!

God bless and good luck!!