Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I am a huge fan of Downton Abby so when my mother told me we were going to a themed tea, I was really excited. We tried to dress the part as best we could. The service staff at the tea house were all dressed as parlor maids. I wasn't able to snap a good picture.
|Blossom, my sisters dog, just had to get in the picture!|
|tea sandwiches are always so lovely|
|I forgot to snap a picture of the desserts before I started digging in. The Rosemary Madeline was already eaten as was the Charlotte Russe.|
Monday, May 13, 2013
|Soap nuts are the fruit of the Ritha tree found primarily in Nepal.|
|The shell contains "saponin" which is known for it's ability to clean and wash.|
|Place 5-6 soap nuts into cotton sack and soak in warm water for 10 minutes.|
|Place in washing machine with soiled clothes. You can use the same nuts up to 3 times.|
|Hang clean clothes on the line for 100% natural laundry|
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I had no idea, normally I just purchase potted herbs from the farmers market, but I was feeling ambitious this year.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The first garden bed has been planted with broccoli, onions, lettuce, spinach, peas, basil, and thyme. We shall see how everything goes. I have three more garden beds to plant. I hope something grows this year. Some things are hit or miss with our limited amount of sunshine. We did do some clearing in the fall, so that should help maximize the light.