Sunday, August 9, 2009

Jersey Peaches in a basket

These are what summer memories are made of. When it's cold and rainy, I think back on when my DH and I were at Hillview Farms in Gillette, NJ picking peaches. Peaches so ripe that when you bite into their fuzzy flesh, the peach juice runs down your arm. You can taste the sunshine...

Here's a picture of some peaches that are destined for a summer peach pie.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June Garden

I thought it was way past time to post a photo or 2 about how the garden has grown. Fennel on the right, alyssum and lettuce on the left. Borage in the back.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gorgeous butterfly on a beautiful lilac... Taken in Madison, NJ last month.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wolves of New Jersey

Today I visited the Turtle Back Zoo with my niece Molly. We saw some great exhibits but especially enjoyed the Wolf Exhibit. There were two white wolves who came right up to the window.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


This is my first year growing the herb Borage. An interesting fact is that because of the presence of nitrate and potash, Borage will emit tiny sparks with a slight explosive sound when burned. It also has some medicinal uses and attracts bees. Sounds all to the good!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Until I can get to the shore, I will have to settle for making my own Cinnamon Sticky Buns. Thank goodness they're not that hard to make - but oh so delish! I've made many different recipes and like the one in Williams Sonoma Breakfast book.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Checkerboard Cake

Is it a chocolate cake with vanilla squares or a vanilla cake with chocolate squares? You be the judge.