Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
"I am still convinced that a good, simple, homemade cookie is preferable to all the store-bought cookies one can find."
Thursday, August 23, 2007
1 egg, lightly beaten
5 cups sliced peeled peaches
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate with one of the pie crusts. Brush with some of the beaten egg to keep the dough from becoming soggy later.
Place the sliced peaches in a large bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix gently. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the peaches, and mix gently. Pour into the pie crust, and dot with butter. Cover with the other pie crust, and fold the edges under. Flute the edges to seal or press the edges with the tines of a fork dipped in egg. Brush the remaining egg over the top crust. Cut several slits in the top crust to vent steam.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until the crust is brown and the juice begins to bubble through the vents. If the edges brown to fast, cover them with strips of aluminum foil about halfway through baking. Cool before serving. This tastes better warm than hot.
Adapted from All-Recipes
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ozs. canned diced tomatoes, with the juice
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients well and place in loaf pan or glass baking dish (shape into loaf if using baking dish). Pour topping over top of loaf.
2/3 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour.
Adapted from The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook by Paula H. Deen.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap."
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
"There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen."
"If everyone would look for that uniqueness then we would have a very colorful world. "
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
"Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again."
Monday, August 6, 2007
2 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil (for a lower fat version- I have subsituted 1/4 applesauce and 3/4 oil with great results)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp cloves, cinnamon, and ginger
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
2 cups grated zucchini
1 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup raisins (optional)
Combine sugar and oil, add eggs one at a time. In a seperate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add dry mix to sugar, oil and egg mixture, alternating with the zucchini and pineapple. Add vanilla. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans (I've used 8 x 8 glass pans too, just watch cause it bakes faster). Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Some of the garden plants I bought from the store and some I planted from seed. I am hoping that the from seed plants I can harvest after the store bought ones are done. If the growing season lasts that long :)
-Christian Nevell Bovee
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
“A blog is an ideal way of doing a brain dump on a daily basis of what is going on right now, the weird, the exciting and the awful things ... I also wanted to have a record for myself, just for posterity."