Monday, May 16, 2011
CHAT OVER THE GARDEN GATE
The above picture is of my garden. Not much going on yet. Right now I can look at it and see hope and promise. In a couple more months all I will be able to see is chores that need to be finished. Please ignore the long grass, we were letting it grow so that we could harvest dandelions. Ever since I first spied the cover of Joan E. Aller's cookbook, Cider Beans, Wild Greens and Dandelion Jelly, I have yearned to make a batch of dandelion jelly. Here's a picture of mine. Goodness! My windows are dirty! It never stops raining long enough to get them cleaned. And when it does, there's so many other jobs that need attention outside, washing windows gets moved down the list. Anyway, the flavor of the jelly was a pleasant surprise. It tastes like a mild lemony honey. It will be great in the winter with biscuits. As they say, summer in a jar.
I lost a lot of comments in my past three posts from Blogger's snafu. Such a shame because the best thing about this blog is the "conversations" that we have back and forth via the comments posts. Unfortunately, some of the comments were from new commenters, that I was using to backtrack to their blogs. That's what I get from procrastinating about putting their blogs on my favorites list. When will I ever learn?
Speaking of procrastinating, after Erik and Erin's announcement I dragged my scrap bag out of the attic and started working on a postage stamp crib quilt that I began over twenty years ago! I might be a master of putting things off until tomorrow, but eventually I do finish my projects, even if it does take me two decades! I'm hoping that by posting this project, you will all help keep me on track by shaming me into finishing it.