Monday, August 24, 2015
Dinner last night was a throw back from my childhood. Salmon croquettes, creamed corn and garden salad. Topped off with fresh avocado slices. It tasted like mom's.
Remember back in June I bought a flowering vine to attract hummingbirds since we cannot hang feeders from the balcony.
Well I think there were some magic beans in the bottom of the pot as it just keeps climbing. I had to put a little trellis to accommodate it. It's not as full of blooms now, but lots of buds waiting to open. I've only seen a couple of hummingbirds ~~maybe they don't like the color of red. HaHa
I took two of the babies from the Spider plant and transferred them in small pots...they are growing like crazy too. That balcony is like a greenhouse. I love it.
When I was looking through my pictures from my sister trip, I forgot to share the Hilmar Cheese Factory. All the cheese in made on the premises. They have Visitor Center and cafe. This is just a few miles from where my sister lives.
We met a dear friend there for lunch. Her husband of many many years passed away recently, and we wanted to take her to lunch and encourage her.
Rows and rows of cheese made right there on the grounds.
In the Visitor Center they show the process to make the cheese behind glass windows.
I happen to love cheese and Hilmar Cheese is really good.
The gift shop was full of darling things, but what I wanted was too big to bring on the train, so I just looked and drooled. HaHa
What I did bring home was a beautiful cake plate. Donna has been collecting green glass ware for years and had a hutch full. She had two cake plates and wanted me to have one. I wrapped it in all my clothes in the middle of my suitcase. Isn't it pretty, can't wait to serve a cake or a ring of scones on it.