Aug 30, 2012

Tip of the Day

Yes Virginia,

There is a Santa Claus, and there is such a thing as the perfect boiled egg!  And peeling them couldn't get any easier!

Place eggs in a pan. Cover with cold water. Add salt to make peeling easier.  

Bring to a full boil.  Turn off the heat but leave setting on burner for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.  Then drain and run cold water over them until the shell is cool to touch.  Drain cold water off but LEAVE about two to three inches of water in bottom of pan with the eggs. 

Put a lid on the pan with the eggs still in that couple of inches of cold water.  Hold lid tight and ((((SHAKE)))) the begeebees out of the eggs.  The shells should now slip off easily. 

Works for me! It's my favorite way to easily peel eggs!   
Click on the picture to enlarge. 

Aug 28, 2012

Lets take a Hike

Are you ready? 
Grab a hat, its sunny out!


But first check out my hibiscus! 

Now lets hit the trail ...

It takes about an hour
but it's worth it.

Kind of sad to see
the ferns dying off so early! 

Aug 24, 2012

Baking, Canning & Company

Oh how I love this time of year!


(zucchini breads)
and more baking 

(more zucchini breads)
and canning 

(green & wax beans)
and pickling

(vegetable medley) 
and more pickling! 

(pickled radishes)

And to top it all off we had company!
My oldest sister and her husband spent
this past weekend with us!
Always a good time! 

Aug 8, 2012

Aug 5, 2012

Canyon Falls in Upper Michigan

Come and wonder
as we wander

beyond the
beautiful ferns

to a peaceful
place in the woods

down the boardwalk
we'll keep following
that trail

to the rivers edge

and past the snake

and the stair-
stepping rocks

to the sound of
the falls 

and more falls

until we see the cause
of all that noise 

and slabs of rock cliffs
as though cut with a saw

and the canyon walls
of the rivers bend

and the vines that
crawl those walls

 I hope you enjoyed
our little adventure!