Saturday, March 29, 2014


Hamish is still hanging in there...some days he is going slow and other days he thinks he is a puppy.

Saturday at home

Sausage making this week and more today!Bill is already stacking up wood to dry out for next winter.
I spotted a few spring wildflowers in the woods

I did get a long row of peas planted today and hopefully more tomorrow. It is so wet out....the mosses are going wild. I am plotting for a fairy garden very soon.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My new recipe for chocolate chip cookies

I have been testing a few pinterest recipes lately and I am not really satisfied with any of the ones I have here is My Recipe for them....

 Cream together (I do it by hand so I cannot over do it)
1/2 cup plain Crisco
1/2 stick of butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar 
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Mix in
pinch of salt 
3/4 tsp of baking soda
1 3/4 cups flour 
1/2 cup of milk choclate chips
1/2cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Bake at 325 for 10-13 minutes

March 2 2014 snow

Making cheese

Bill is making ricotta cheese for tonight's manicotti( so good)! He says it is one of the simple cheeses to make and as long as you have the milk you are good to go.

this is the initial draining

Then drain just a bit more!

Dish obsession continues

A very fun set that Elaine Madrid gave me. Perfect for breakfast or steak and beans! Then one of my Autie Caroline's tea sets. She p...