Monday, September 30, 2013
|One of the most unusual headstones I have seen.|
|Close up of the babies face.|
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
This is a recipe I found while going through a bunch of magazines. It is very easy and the results are fantastic. Your friends and family will feel very special that you have made this for them.
Peach & Blueberry Cake
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
8 Tablespoons butter [one stick]
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
4 large peaches/cut into wedges [4 cups]
1 pint blueberries
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Confectioner's sugar to dust top of cake
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
You will need a 8 by 8 inch pan or 2 quart baking dish.
1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
2. In another bowl mix with a hand mixer the butter and brown sugar till it is light and fluffy. Around 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Then beat in the egg and the vanilla extract, scrapping down the bowl.
4. Then on low, mix in half of the flour mixture and the sour cream. Once that is mixed add the rest of the flour and mix.
5. Add the fruit to the batter and fold it in. It will look like there is too much fruit, but the batter will rise around it.
6. Place in pan or dish. Sprinkle the top with the almonds.
7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours to 1 3/4 hours. Test with a toothpick in the center of the batter. If comes clean done.
8. Sprinkle the top with Confectioner's sugar. Serve warm. Vanilla ice cream goes nicely with this. Enjoy!
Doesn't this just make you want to grab a bunch and make something!
I love fresh potatoes and onions. They taste so much better.
I always buy a few jars of homemade jam, barbecue sauce, honey from the area, and here I found Peach Salsa. It all looks so good.
I just bought some of these and made a hot vinegar that is excellent on pork, rice, greens. Yum.
I love all the different colors you can get these in. I love the red and orange the best. Here they even had purple peppers.
Don't these peaches look beautiful? South Carolina grows the best peaches. Something about the dirt or maybe the runoff from the mountains. They are so sweet.
These little peppers are hot! They make really good hot vinegar in pretty jars for gifts. I also like to dry them and use in chili, soup and stews for a bit of a bite.
A nice way to say thanks for stopping by!
I love to stop by a good produce stand. I think it is another one of the reasons I like to get off the big highways. Locally grown tastes so much better than things that have been shipped from who knows where. This stand is in South Carolina. My cousin and I stopped after a particularly good day of thrifting. I will say the peaches were great and the boiled peanuts were the best I have had in a long time. A good day was had by all. Please enjoy your local produce stands!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
|"You can see it in her eyes" never a truer word said than when you look at this woman.|
|Here is the girl I used in my collage Remembering the Past.|
She looks like she just stepped out of Gone with the Wind. I can not imagine all that she has seen.
|I see Hope and self assurance here in these eyes.|
|Kindness, intelligence, a peacemaker. Her eyes are so beautiful. They are like liquid.|