I am so grateful today because I have a little potting shed to play in.
I hung a little clothesline across the potting shed to hang my garden gloves.
The other day I bought eight succulents to plant in tea cups.
I will share the patio table centerpiece soon.
I love coleus plants. And this little coleus will be planted
in a terra cotta pot and be right at home in the Fern Grotto.
Little watering cans to decorate the bench of my little potting shed.
Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I had a delightful one.
I'm going to take a friend some banana bread, but before
I give it away I wanted to taste it. I made three
small loafs of banana bread. I eat one, took a
photograph of one and wrapped one for delivery.
Awile back at the thrift store I found a
cookbook by GladysTaber. Called the Stillmeadow Cook Book.
Susan Branch is a fan of Gladys Taber and I can
understand why. Reading the recipes turns back the
clock to my early days of cooking as a young bride
and new mother. The cookbook was first published
in 1965. I was married on July 17, 1960, at the age
of 19. Raising three children in the 60s cooking
was a real job. Without fast food restaurants
to catch a quick meal and a break from cooking that
I would have enjoyed. Cooking was a chore. Three meals a day,
packing school lunches and sweetheart's lunch for work
I put some long hours in the kitchen every day.
So here is a nice and simple delicious Banana Bread recipe.
I hope you enjoy.
Blend mashed bananas, sugar and eggs, and shortening. Add nuts. Sift dry ingredients and add to dry ingredients and add to mixture. Mix swiftly, pour in pan. Bake
The bananas should not be green, just yellow, flecked with brown at the tip.
I couldn't help stopping for afternoon tea to taste the Banana Bread with a little bit of cream cheese slathered on a slice of bread.
Lomonosov Blue and White Cobalt tea set
I am a little late for the fourth of July with my red, white and blue,
but my roses are blooming again and 'Ingrid Bergman' was begging to
be picked. She is a beautiful and fragrant rose. I wrapped the
bread in a box set I found at Wal-Mart in the baking section. I have
two boxes left. The twine is from Wal-Mart too.
Thank you for visiting. Joyously, Betty Linking to:
I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend holiday.
We celebrated the 4th on the Bluffs at a friend's home overlooking
the Sundial Bridge. The fireworks were beautiful and
the weather was perfect for this time of the year.
I have a couple of posts in progress I
will post them in a few days.
Today I'm so grateful for the Little Things.
I love grapes. My dad grew grapes and every summer
I would sit around watching television eating the sweet
and delicious grapes.
I was reading that several grape phytonutrients are now
believed to play a role in longevity. Since my last birthday
I'm all over longevity. LOL.
The pomegranate tree has a good crop of fruit this year.
I squeeze the pomegranates and have juice all year long.
Pomegranates juice pack a mighty punch in safeguarding
our health. Pomegranates contain a unique and powerful
antioxidant called punicalagin. Research has shown the most
abundant antioxidant provides protection against
heart disease, cancer, and cognitive impairment.
Heart disease runs in my family and sometimes
I think I have some cognitive impairment. LOL..
The juice also makes the most beautiful ruby red jelly.
"Of all human activities, apart from the procreation of
children, gardening is the most optimistic and hopeful.
The gardener is by definition one who plans for
and believes and trusts in a future, whether in the
short or the longer term."
from Through the Garden Gate
I'm a wife, mother, sister and friend. I have been married over 50 years. We have three children and six granddaughters have blessed our life. I love homemaking, traveling, blogging and gardening. Tea time is a wonderful part of my day and I hope you enjoy your visit ♥.