Wednesday, March 19, 2014

THIS AND THAT


Busy Day!.  Cranberry/white chocolate/walnut scones for breakfast, meat loaf and scalloped potatoes for dinner.  Packed away the winter clothes, and washed and hung outside the summer clothes.  How fun ~ forgot some of the cute summer skirts I had.  They smell so fresh drying outside.  The crosses you see are hanging from wind chimes on the back porch.


A bouquet of daffodils from a friend just say Spring and bring a smile.



Made some more rosemary salt to add to the Family Easter Baskets.  Now I have Vanilla Sugar, Rosemary Salt, and Spring colored dish cloths.
  

I'm so hooked on this rosemary salt, I keep a little crock handy and use it in so many ways...found it's really good on apple slices.

How was your Day?


35 comments:

  1. I like your idea of rosemary salt, and I have rosemary in my garden. You are ready for spring I see.

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    1. It's easy and the rosemary in the kosher salt is useful in cooking and to sprinkle on things.

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  2. Your scones sound delicious. I love your daffodil bouquet, too. I was organizing my closet today and re-discovered some summer skirts. I love your idea of rosemary salt. What a nice gift to give and very useful. Hope you both have a good evening.

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    1. Fun to find those skirts. Somewhere in the garage is a bin of summer blouses...will have to look a little harder. Hubby likes to rearrange the garage. HaHa.

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  3. I've never heard of rosemary salt - that will be my what I learned today!! xx

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    1. It's really quite easy. You can google it for the recipe.

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  4. I love these signs of spring. I purged some of my winter clothes, too. I made rosemary salt last fall and still have some. I never thought of it on apples. I use it for cooking. May try that!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane ~ I use it mainly on cooking. Made a rub with other spices for my pork roast. I love it on slices of avocado too. Sprinkle it on my over medium eggs...etc....

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  5. I'm afraid we will be wearing long pants and sweaters for many days to come. Lake Ontario doesn't ever freeze over like some of the other Great Lakes, but it still has ice on it anyway. It's like a giant air conditioner in the summer.

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    1. PS. I have never made scones, but they are looking and sounding good tonight.

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    2. It so hard for me to imagine the cold weather when we are in the 70's and 80's already. Not every day, but pretty often.
      I usually use dried apricots, but tried the crasins and they turned out real good.

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  6. Your day was much better than mine. haha. Freezing rain blowing sideways. I was outside in it for 9 hours at an auction...and the mud we were standing in was 6 inches deep! Ugh! Glad that's done!

    Your meatloaf looks just like mine! We had that Monday!

    Drizzly scones...yum. And your laundry looks so fresh! We'll be doing that in May, I imagine. haha.

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    1. Oh you poor thing...all day in a cold auction...I hope you came home with some goodies. Good old standard meatloaf...can't beat it. Seems like I always have to add scalloped potatoes...what we had growing up, and peas.
      My "umbrella clothesline" but it works. HaHa

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  7. Hi Wanda, I Love to hang laundry outside especially sheets and towels. Your rosemary salt looks wonderful, I have a rosemary bush that we have had for years, just gave it a cut back, and am hoping it will survive.

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    1. It will...in fact it will probably come back even bigger. My friend has one I keep cutting from.

      I don't have a normal clothes line or I would hang sheets...I use our patio umbrella for the things I can put on hangers.

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    2. Barry bought two bunches of daffodils last week. We put them on the deck so they would stay fresh -- our house gets quite warm in the day time. I've promised myself I won't put the air conditioner. However the really warm weather we got at the weekend just flattened them. They didn't die, they just fell over.

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    3. HaHa...Chris this morning my fell over!! One stayed all the rest fell.

      We are having a cooler day today.

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  8. Ooooh, I love the thought of Rosemary Salt on an apple! Yum... That will be on my list of things to try when we finally get settled. =)

    I can almost smell those summer skirts dried on the line... a pure smell of summertime. =) blessings ~ tanna
    ps those baskets are going to be so loved!

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    1. It's something I've done for years, but this is the first time I've added "cooking goodies" like the salt and sugar. Of course I will add baked goods to and some watercolor eggs. It's Grandma Fun.

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  9. The day was good. Today, the first day of Spring is my Friday, so today will be better than yesterday...and tomorrow will be better than today...

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    1. I like your thinking about your days...Spring today is pretty but a little cooler than yesterday.

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  10. You've inspired me. My husband just loves meatloaf and I don't make it for him very often. I am headed to the grocery and will get the ingredients to make one. Yours looks delicious, even still cooking. And the scones ... yum.

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    1. Growing up, meatloaf, scalloped potatoes and peas were a weekly meal. I call if comfort food as it reminds me of a good childhood, with a wonderful mom and cook.

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  11. Rosemary salt sounds amazing and your daffodils are so pretty - they are such a cheerful flower :)

    Happy Spring, sweet Wanda! Love and hugs!

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    1. I had never heard of it until a blogger friend showed it and gave the recipe on her blog. Since then, I try it on everything, but it especially makes a good rub for meat.

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  12. Ooohhh, I rosemary tastes so wonderful. What a great idea. The spoon is beautiful.
    What a wonderful day. Food preparation and enjoyment, changing clothes up for warmer weather, the smell of freshly (outdoor) aired clothes....
    Happy Spring!

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    1. I have a collection of little spoons. I just love them all. Keep one in the vanilla sugar too.

      Wish I had an old fashioned clothesline...but for now my umbrella works fine for things on hangers.

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  13. The scones and the meatloaf make my mouth water. You are very ambitious today. The daffodils make me smile, as do the clothes hanging outside.
    Today I spent three beautiful hours with our dil, shopped for groceries, had lunch with DH, and am cooking Dixie pork chops and corn on the cob. Headed south tomorrow to see our grandsons. Beautiful weather here.

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    1. Family time is truly the spice of life isn't it. I got to spend this afternoon with my granddaughter who is getting married in June. We were addressing wedding invitation and talking about marriage, life, commitment...I love having adult grandchildren too. It was a good afternoon.

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  14. I've never heard of rosemary salt. I bet it's good since I like both of those. The Easter baskets you're making sound like they will be filled with unique goodies.

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    1. I hadn't either until recently when a blogger friend posted the recipe. Now I'm hooked.

      I do love making Easter baskets for each of our four adult kids and their families.

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  15. The rosemary salt sounds amazing! I know I would love it! Hugs!

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    1. If you are interested in how to make it...just email me and I'll send you the directions.

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  16. I love the Easter basket goodies you are making. So sweet that you are making everything yourself. Lucky family! Best wishes, Tammy

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  17. I LOVE LOVE LOVE daffodils! :)

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