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By: GardenGrrl , 11:10 AM GMT on January 09, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen; Start your ovens!

Over the hard cold snap this weekend I tried out several new recipes. These are my first tries at making Czech style Kolaches.



So feel free to post pictures of your food, recipes cooking and baking hints, this is all about having fun with food.


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190. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:15 AM GMT on February 25, 2017
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189. sandiquiz
5:15 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
This may be the only way from now on to read what is written as ingredients or instructions on tubes of lipstick.

I bought a 15x handheld magnifying glass for this... cost £3:50! How much did your lens cost??? lol

Enjoy it :)
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188. plapman
2:58 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
Good morning GG. It's good to here you got Roxie out for a walk. Have a good day.
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187. WeatherWise
2:47 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
Have fun with your lens. Sounds neat not that I could manage such gear. However, most of the time I will leave my purse behind but get where I am going with my camera on my shoulder. Got to Sunday evening service once without my purse but had my camera on my shoulder. Someone asked if we were taking photos tonight. I couldn't believe it. Was a first. Had left my purse home but had my Bible and my camera. Was funny.
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186. GardenGrrl
12:25 PM GMT on February 24, 2017
Good Morning am off to try out new lens. Not sure how good an idea it is. My hands are quite sore from hand cutting trim and such for the never ending cabinet project. (Just haven't been happy with results yet. Need a bit more practice to have it look professional and not okay home-made.)

The new lens does indeed weigh a ton. Am going to use the mono-pod with it today. Inside the house, from about 50 feet I can get pics of 1/16th inch lettering very clear. This may be the only way from now on to read what is written as ingredients or instructions on tubes of lipstick.

Good Morning Bug, had to ask Aunty Google about asafoetida and it is quite interesting. As a spice I guess it combines all the worst smells of everything. It's parent plant is also a component of Minoxidil. So I guess it is true that foul smelling food can indeed "put hair on your chest".

Good Morning Shirley. I am all for some tick control. Mosquitos too. Being disease spreading vectors I love the idea. We we will never fully eradicate them but keeping numbers low without pesticide is a great idea. Pretty neat those kids are engineering something like that.

Hi Mom!
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185. WeatherWise
2:06 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Back again, GG. So, are you in an area of high tick activity? What to you think ot the tick robot going to Texas or have you heard about it?

VMI-built robot will hunt ticks in Texas

I guess my worry would be about the birds and animals that depend on the ticks for food. Then my other thought is - sure would love for it to run around the farm where my daughter has her garden and animals. I am already a bit worried about the ticks as the girls and I will be going out to the farm. I just have to remember to take my knee boots. I did last May but forgot and left them right by the door one day and so many latched on to me like crazy. I called myself checking for them but they were so tiny I did not see them. My ankles were itching the next day. I took a magnifying type mirror and called my daughter and she looked and said that it was ticks - deer ticks. She got them out.

One day while out at Raywood's I picked up a tick remover but have not had the occasion to try it out. Perhaps I should take that with me. It is called The Tick Key -

wwwTickKey.com

http://www.tickkey.com/why_tickkey.html

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184. WeatherWise
12:27 AM GMT on February 24, 2017
Hi GG, I finally got out for a late walk - a friend and I walked hoping to see the deer but NOTHING.

As I was returning it was pretty dark seem all of a sudden. I notice that a neighbor's forsythia bush was completely in full bloom. I stopped and took a couple of photos with the flash on. I could not believe it. What in the world....What's left for spring as everything has already bloomed. I saw a tree with pink blooms along the way and there is one with white blooms right across the street.
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183. palmettobug53
8:02 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
GG, I've considered an asafoetida amulet around my neck but that's a bit much.

Dad always called raw onions 'breath freshener.' "Have a little breath freshener with your dinner?" LOL

There's nothing better than a pot of fresh green beans (Kentucky Wonders, Blue Lake, pole beans, etc) with slices of raw Vidalia onions to complement them. It sounds kinda weird, I know, but, boy, is it good!
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182. GardenGrrl
5:25 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
Good Morning, currently cooking weather has given way to outdoor grilling weather. Going to be in the 80's today.

So what am I doing inside? Waiting for the UPS truck. The 100mm-400mm fancy zoom lens I had been eyeing for the last two years with no special sales or price breaks was being sold open box with the full manufactures warranty for $250 off by a very reputable camera shop plus the seller doesn't charge sales tax and free shipping. (Huge savings there!)

With this lens, unless they make a longer zoom, I have a complete kit and don't need to purchase anymore lens. Of course I may buy some polarizing filters for my favorite outdoor lenses. Figures they are all different sizes.

Hi Sandi, good thing you got your gardening done before Doris came to ruin the day. That was some storm. Cool picture of the potato scale.

Hi Shirley, looks like you are getting the rain now. Hasn't seemed to put a dent on your backyard bird TV. Love the picture of the lady cardinal and grey titmouse together. I think all of us have finished having the flu so lets get back to cooking and birding.

Hi Calpoppy, sorry Mr. P is still feeling down. Needs more spicy chicken soup maybe. Jalapenos are very popular here to add to everything. I learned about the habaneros at the Jamaican Food cooking class. They also call them Scotch Bonnets. They do add a nice flavor if you either de-seed them (still a bit hot) or drop them in whole and don't squish them. Well, unless you like turbo hot.

Word of caution! Wear disposable food prep gloves when handling habaneros. Even after washing your hands they leave enough residue to make it feel like you have been pepper sprayed if you rub your eyes some time later.

Hi Tony, Roxie is just going to parade all round and round the yard today waiting for that UPS guy.

Hi Bug, no kidding about the can of Lysol. Dang that has been a prevalent flu going round the country. Eat lots of onions and garlic at work. That should keep you healthy and keep anyone with arm fulls of paper work from coming near your desk.

Ylee, I like how think. Let's see, 2.5 pounds for the boots, .75lb for radio, 1lb for jacket, .25lb for safety glasses (feels like it.), another pound for clothes, so I guess that would put me at 110. That works. So why do my pants feel so tight? Dryer must be running hot.

Hi LC, good to know you had some pre-wetting of the ground. That does make for some good rain for the plants and soil. Stay clear of dams though.

Hi Jane, really, the maple buckets are out already? It seems so soon. Pretty soon all those beautiful bulbs of crocus and tulips will be coming up.
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181. JanesVacation
1:26 PM GMT on February 23, 2017
Hi GG, I see you've been sick. I hope all is better now! It has been a week of 60 degree days here in Michigan. What a wonderful break from our normal February snow and cold. The maple syrup buckets are up - a real sign of spring. Take care!
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180. WeatherWise
10:54 PM GMT on February 22, 2017
Hi GG, Hope your week has gone well so far. Think you said your week was short so perhaps it is almost over. Nothing exciting here - today was a cardinal kind of day and a rainy and now so much falling rainy day....with NO sunshine. Kept waiting for the sun to shine and NO luck on that. NO walk. That is prob my fault as probably could have walked between the long NOT much falling spells. I just did not - today or yesterday. Going to have to kick myself out of here tomorrow and walk no matter what - perhaps a double walk even. Have a good evening and take care.
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179. sandiquiz
7:24 AM GMT on February 21, 2017
Quoting 177. Ylee:

Remember, the dock scales are only accurate to 10 lbs., and you will be wearing steel-toed boots, just sayin'...... :' )

LOL - He has a point! I used to weigh myself on my Grandad's potato scales!
They were only accurate to half a stone!!

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178. LowerCal
6:00 AM GMT on February 21, 2017
Actually we couldn't have had a better run up to the deluge - light and moderate rains this month with dry days sprinkled in. Soil is damp but not saturated. By Sunday nothing was still soggy from Friday's downpour.
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177. Ylee
2:16 AM GMT on February 21, 2017
Remember, the dock scales are only accurate to 10 lbs., and you will be wearing steel-toed boots, just sayin'...... :' )
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176. palmettobug53
7:43 PM GMT on February 20, 2017
I'm beginning to think I need to bring a can of Lysol to spray around when I get on WU this past week or so.

I'm still knocking on wood that Hubby and I continue to escape the Cruds. Better shut my mouth. You know what happens....
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175. plapman
3:07 PM GMT on February 20, 2017
Good morning GG. It's going to be wet here again today. Have a good day and get roxie out for a walk.
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174. calpoppy
2:19 PM GMT on February 20, 2017
Hi GG! I hope I did not give you your cold:)) So sorry! Nice to see you about FB, a friendly face is always nice to see there. I tend to eat when I have a cold, I crave hot sauce and such. Even though I am not hungry it seems to make be feel better to eat. Mr. P is still down with his cold, he got hit with a longer one then I did.

On your soup with the addition of a habanero, I use a jalapeno pepper for my chicken soup. I do fork it several times, and it does give the soup a really nice flavor addition. Plus lots of black pepper. I also add kale at the end for more nutrition!
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173. WeatherWise
1:57 PM GMT on February 20, 2017
Hi GG. Hope your day at work today goes well for you. Just kind of a relaxing morning here after two early get-up-and-go morns. Seems I was zonked early last night. Knew better than to go to bed that early. I did go a bit earlier though. Hope I will last a bit longer this evening. Take care.
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172. sandiquiz
11:31 AM GMT on February 20, 2017
Hope you are feeling better, and strong enough for two long days?
I have spent two hours in the garden this morning. Bending, tugging, pulling, chopping....Oh, my poor old back!!
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171. GardenGrrl
11:02 AM GMT on February 20, 2017
Good Morning All, am getting ready for work this morning. Thankfully it is the short week. Two days of work. I can do that.

Hi Ylee, certainly did feed this dang thing. Going to have to step on the dock scale and see the results lol.

Hi Tony, so wild everything started melting up North and you have a wet dog coming home from your walk.

Hi Mass, how bought that 60f in February? Hope the trees don't get too confused. Great you got to get out and grill. There is something joyfully decadent about grilling outside mid-winter.

Hi LC, wow, 4 inches is quite a bit on dry soil. Glad you did the drive to LAX okay. That on a dry day is an adventure all in itself if I remember that area correctly. Well then it's off to work here. Will try to get a peek at your blog when I get to work and caught up.

Have a great day All.
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170. LowerCal
10:19 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
GG, good on ya for staying out while you're not quite 100% yet. Sick leave is good for the employee and the organization. It's tough for some contractors to stay out while contagious though and that can end up cratering productivity.

Re. viral treatments (of cold or flu) I remember the original advice was that for Theraflu to be effective you had to take it in the first two days of symptoms. However I was told by my current physician a couple weeks ago that it can help at any stage. Don't know that I'll ever put that advice to use as I'll be very wary of symptoms in the future even after I've had the flu vaccine.

My neighborhood was able to handle 4" of rain in 24 hours without any real problems. I was even able to handle a nonoptional freeway drive to LAX during the height of the storm! Not everyone in the Los Angeles area was so fortunate. More details in my current blog entry at comment 635 for those interested.
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169. masshysteria
8:28 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
Hi G/G! ~ Sounds like we're in the same boat. I've been sniffling, sneezing and exhausted for the past couple of days myself but have more adhered to the "starve a cold and feed a fever" mantra that Ylee mentioned below. Luckily, I haven't had a fever just the usual aches, pains, etc. associated with a miserable headcold. Fortunately, my fall flu shot has helped me in the reduction of symptoms, etc.

Don't fret about the pounds, though, you'll have plenty of time to wear them off once your cold leaves. You keep such a hectic busy schedule normally and, with much warmer temps on your horizon, the extra poundage should all melt off within reason. Just relax and be good to yourself for now. You deserve it!

P.S. Our temps unexpectedly reached 60F degrees today! Hubby went outside to grill up a storm for the week ahead! Glad that's the only storm we're encountering right now. Looks like the latter portion of the week could bring more sunshine and 60F weather as well! Can't wait till it becomes a more permanent occurrence around here! The snowmelt off our roof looks like a dripping faucet. What a relief we don't have to pay our City's water and sewerage dept. for that type of water leakage come quarterly bill time! Its high enough as it is due to the past few years of drought. Thankfully, it's lessened considerably due to this season's much needed precip. replenishment.
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168. Ylee
6:53 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
Well, you're supposed to feed a cold, you know! Get better soon!
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167. plapman
6:39 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
Good morning GG.
I hope you get over your cold. Colds are terrible things.
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166. GardenGrrl
5:57 PM GMT on February 19, 2017
Good Morning. Feeling more chipper today. Luckily my boss found someone to work this shift. Went to bed quite early last night and slept until 10am!
I swear I am going to gain about ten pounds with this stoopid cold. I cannot quit eating. Good thing I bought lots of veggies, but it's anything with starch or fat I really want. This has been quite good for the birds. They are loving all the new green leafy's.

Hi Shirley, believe it or not I "limited" myself to two boxes of Lindt chocolates instead of buying the whole shelf? NOw I'm wishing I would have bought the rest lol. Their creme and truffle box chocolates blow the others out of the water, including Godiva and Perugina. I see you are getting Goldfinches.

Hi LC, that has been the color standard for years in lieu of waiting 48 hours for a dish sample to incubate. Did these guys not get the color chart at med school? Hard to believe that someone can get through med school but not be responsible enough to limit antibiotics to actual need. How you doing with all the rain now?
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165. LowerCal
5:51 AM GMT on February 18, 2017
My last physician said green or yellow was bacterial otherwise-not.
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164. WeatherWise
7:12 PM GMT on February 17, 2017
Hi GG, WTS (Did not know you were not feeling super - sorry) There is some bad stuff going around. Glad you felt like getting into the chocs, GG. You know what they say starve a fever and feed a cold - so perhaps you are over the feverish and in the cold stage so eat on. I am still putting off that CVS run, they called a second time this morning to tell me my prescriptions are ready. Just know I am going to go inside and get a choc fix to bring home instead of just going through drivethrough. Perhaps there will be none left by now. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cardinals and my flicker sketch. I still need to add color to my late night sketch - I keep looking at it and saying okay but have not moved to start the color. HOpe you have a good weekend and feel even better.
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163. GardenGrrl
4:37 PM GMT on February 17, 2017
Good Morning All, feeling a bit better but fading fast as I have been up for an hour.

Hi Shirley, thanks, that is a very cheerful gift. Yes, I got into the candies last night. Was really craving sugar. I may gain five pounds with this cold. Could not stop eating yesterday.

Hi LC, yeah it sure seems like they missed it this year with the flu shot mix. A number of people have gotten bronchitis and are taking antibiotics for it. Then again, don't know if it is really bacterial as too many doctors hand out antibiotics as nothing more than a placebo really. Idiots. Guess they keep missing the memo about antibiotic resistance due to over use.

Hi WTS, Syd has been such a good boy since the parakeets have come to stay here. Then again, my couch is very comfortable so thats where I crash. He gets to have me in the same room and doesn't feel a need to send out the "Jungle Call". Now the parakeets...I think they need some ritalin ;-) Man are they hyper.
Hope you get to feeling better soon.
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162. WatchinTheSky
4:25 PM GMT on February 17, 2017
Stuff going around, for sure - says I as I sit here sipping my lemon tea with honey ;-) Glad you're feeling better! Not sure what I have, a cold usually starts with a sore throat. This thing started with losing voice which usually happens after the sore throat.
Enjoy your naps and noshing :-) Hopefully Syd is sympathetic and doesn't interrupt the naps!
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161. LowerCal
8:39 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Sounds like you are already on the mend, GG. Well in progress and soon done!

I think the vaccine manufacturers might have gotten a forecast of the 3 most likely strains of flu for this season that didn't verify so well. Mrs. Cal and I got our shots but we both came down with miserable cases and flu has been "widespread" in our state for weeks.
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160. WeatherWise
5:33 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Hi GG, Hope you get to feeling well enough to open that CVS bag. I have been putting off my CVS run for fear of just such meaning the chocolates. Perhaps I will just go through the drive through. Feel better. Saw my flicker yesterday. I am thinking of trying to sketch it today. A red cardinal sketch to cheer you on.

Photo of Sketch
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159. GardenGrrl
5:29 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Hi Azgrandma, thanks. Yes feeling better. I predict naps and noshing today.
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158. GardenGrrl
5:28 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Good Morning feeling a bit better. Can still feel the glands in my neck but at least they aren't visible today. Gorgeous outside too. Am going to make regular chicken soup for lunch with extra wide fancy "craft" egg noodles I found at Sprouts. Geez, spent a fortune there. I get really hungry when I don't feel good. Mostly for fruits and vegetables which fresh cost way too much and are quite often packed in large bundles where much goes to waste.

The Sumo Tangerines are out! They are only available for about two weeks during the year (being seasonal like this they are at their best). Sprouts had some huge ones. Three cost a bit over twelve dollars. Don't care. I love these things.

Hi Sandi, your Leek and Potato soup with Cheese Scones looks like an amazing lunch. I have some Crisp Butter Lettuce that would go great with that as a side salad.

Hi LC, thanks. Am certainly working on it.

Hi Ylee, bet she was skipping too with her half price catch of goodies.

Hi Tony, glad you are getting a break from the freezing temps. Amazing how a sunny day just above the freezing mark melts everything in the cold Northern areas. One would think with all that snow it would keep it cool enough not to melt off quickly.

Hi Bug, Chayote squash is a neat thing. It has a firm texture when cooked but doesn't taste like squash. It tastes *succulent green* for lack of a better descriptive. It also takes on a bit of the flavor of what ever you are cooking. I highly recommend people try them in a soup or casserole type dish.
Chayote can be peeled or cooked with peel on. I peel mine. The white seed core is edible but I trim a bit of it off if it is rather large and seedy. They also slice a lot better than regular squash. I think they are actually classified as a fruit.
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157. azgrandma
5:15 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Hope you're getting better!
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156. palmettobug53
4:59 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Oh, dang! Your squash and chicken soup sounds divine. My mouth is watering; I need a bib.

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

There's a lot of differenct Cruds going around here in Charleston. No far - knock on wood- Hubby and I have not picked any of them up.
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155. plapman
3:15 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Good morning GG.
We're getting a nice break in our temps. It will melt today and tonight. Have a good day.
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154. sandiquiz
12:06 PM GMT on February 16, 2017
Hope you are feeling better - if not here is some hot leek and potato soup with cheese scones!

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153. Ylee
1:31 AM GMT on February 16, 2017
Wife brought home a bag of half price chocolate, today! Get better soon!
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152. LowerCal
11:05 PM GMT on February 15, 2017
Be well soon, please.
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151. sandiquiz
10:03 PM GMT on February 15, 2017
Oh, bless, sorry you are not feeling well. Hope your homemade "concoction' gets you feeling 100% quickly!
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150. GardenGrrl
8:13 PM GMT on February 15, 2017
Hi All, wasn't feeling well so left work really early today. Not sure if I caught the bronchitis funk going around or just a matter of missing my allergy shots last week and being exhausted. Had the strangest craving for Chayote squash and chicken soup. It is also half price chocolate day.

As luck would have there is a CVS drugstore and a Sprouts right next to each other on the way home. CVS had my two favorites; Lindt assorted cream box chocolates and Russell Stover boxed with only chocolate and nut candies. Both rather hard to find, especially the only chocolate and nuts. Half price people. These were half price. (YAY!)

Oddly enough, I haven't even taken them out of the CVS bag yet. Pretty sure when I feel better they will receive the attention fine chocolate deserves.

On to Sprouts for the chayote squash and about half the produce section. The parakeets and Syd are losing their little minds over some of the stuff I put in their cages. The whole leaf and stem of a baby bok choy had Syd doing an eating parade up down his perch with the now coveted vegetable.

Was so tired when I got home that the whole roasted chicken made it to the fridge but everything else sat on the table for an hour while I napped. Then came the soup;

Equal parts Chicken Bone Stock and Chicken broth, large piece of peeled ginger, whole habanero, several whole cloves of garlic, lemon grass. Let it cook covered on low through another nap. Then added half a Chayote squash cubed, some Bok Choy and Napa Cabbage, cook a bit, add some rice noodles and thin slices raw onion. Once noodles done ladle up a bowl and add some chopped already roasted chicken. mmm.

Very important, don't break up a whole habanero unless you want really fire hot food. Don't squish it much after it is cooked either. A whole unbroken pepper adds a touch of spice and nice flavor to soups. I wanted the "make me sweat" effect so pushed on it a bit with spoon after it had been well cooked. Huge difference between handle with care flavor and sweat out whats ailing you with that little push.

I'm feeling more alive already.

Hi SD, knowing you have scones, it's a nice day and if I was feeling better I'd be asking your address. Almost bought some scones at Sprouts but they didn't look as good. Poor Roxie, it really is pretty out and I just don't have the energy to take her to the dog park. Only the Syd and his parakeets are getting a total win out of this day.

Now off to nap again.
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149. StormDrain
5:44 PM GMT on February 15, 2017
Thanks, GG.
The recipe was easy and well worth the effort. Pretty short road trip from there to here. :)
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148. GardenGrrl
11:12 AM GMT on February 15, 2017
Good Morning All, it is cold and really windy this morning so I guess I am grateful for a nice home and central heating.

Hi Barb, thanks. Have really been enjoying the video links you have in your blog. Have laughed my way through quite a few so far.

Hi Poppy, rain (in helpful amounts) you alls way would be awesome. I imagine your spring is going to be amazing. After the fire so many new flowers not seen for awhile will show up if the rain keeps coming in good amounts.

Hi Mass, good to see you still have power after all that snow. You know I actually picked that Gumby up from the pet store, more for me than Roxie. Syd really liked the Gumby too.

Hi Tony, Happy Valentines to you and Abbey and The Queen too!

Hi Prose, tell me you don't have tulips already? That is a gorgeous macro shot. Thanks.

Hi Bug, ahhh memory lane. We had some pretty cool shows and toys. The best part was they were things we could actually touch to play with, not just on a tiny glowing screen :-)

Hi Azgrandma, thanks. I was really tickled the cloud haze cleared enough to take pictures. I'm right by the airport and am looking for a higher spot about two miles back from me with a view to the horizon. Then when we get big moons I could catch planes going across. Wish me luck.

Hi Shirley, thank you for the beautiful cardinals. I was watching the Hawaiian albatross cam and they have cardinals there that look like bluejays with red cardinal heads. Very cool.

Storm Drain! Wow, those look really good. I am kind of tempted to drive up to Oklahoma and help you eat those. Blueberries would be the best in those kind of cookies. Yum! Thanks for posting your pics of them.

Hi Sandi, yes, it is my Friday can I get a hallelujah! Well you have that great set of colored pencils I'm pretty sure some good drawings are underway. Just don't get overly picky about how they look because the first few drafts are probably the best ones.
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147. sandiquiz
8:14 AM GMT on February 15, 2017
Morning - it is Wednesday and the end of the week for you?
I am out again today. I sometimes wish I didn't have so many friends! lol Only kidding.
But I do want to get on with my sketches for the book and going out for five or six hours in the day sort of gets in the way!! lol

StormDrain - left you a reply about your scones over in Poppy's blog :)
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146. StormDrain
11:09 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Hi GG,
Scone reportas promised.
I finally made calpoppy's cream scones today - with blueberries. The scones are not sweet and similar to a light, light biscuit. The scone recipe is easy to do, even if you have no food processor (almost typed "word processor" lol). I cut the butter into the dry ingredients with two table knives and stirred in the cream like I do water into pie crust dough. The scone dough kind of reminded me of working with pie dough. Couldn't find 3" biscuit cutter (I have one, or did.) calpoppy suggested, so I improvised and made 3 1/2 " Valentines...
:)



...with enough dough leftover for four smaller "freeform" scones.

Have a good one! Oh. Nice moon photo. I saw its moonset about 7 a.m. Saturday. Huge pale yellow moon!
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145. WeatherWise
5:40 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Hi AzGrandma, Long time no see.
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144. WeatherWise
5:39 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Happy Valentines! Have a nice Valentines Day. Tell someone you love them. Have a heart! LOVE??

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143. azgrandma
5:32 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Love your cinnamon teal! Thanks for sharing. Also the eclipse - missed it here as it was right at moonrise, it was still light, & think I was driving at the time.
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142. azgrandma
5:27 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Love your cinnamon teal! Thanks for sharing. Also the eclipse - missed it here as it was right at moonrise, it was still light, & think I was driving at the time.
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141. palmettobug53
4:51 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day, GG!

Mass, oh, the memories... Gumby and Pokey, Howdy Doody and Clara Bell, Capt Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, and Ding Dong School. Oh, and don't forget Mighty Mouse.

God, I'm old. LOL
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140. Proserpina
4:08 PM GMT on February 14, 2017
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