Tuesday, March 31, 2009
1 International Tatting Day
3 National Walk to Work Day 1st Friday
5 Palm Sunday
5 World Youth Day date varies widely
10 Good Friday
12 Easter Sunday
15 Income taxes due
19 Passover begins at sundown, lasts 8 days.
20 Patriot's Day Third Monday
22 Earth Day (U.S.)
22 Administrative Professionals Day formerly "Secretaries Day"
23 Take Your Daughter to Work Day 4th Thursday
I got this info from http://www.holidayinsights.com/, if you want to know more info about April go check it out.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Grab a plate, napkin, cup and silverware and lets see what we can eat.
APPLE (Malus sp.)--Apple blossoms have a mildly sweet, floral flavor. These trees grow wild in some parts of the Northeast. If you eat blossoms from cultivated apples, make sure they haven’t been sprayed yet. They also work well as a pretty pink and white garnish.
BEE BALM (Monarda didyma)--Bee Balm is a hardy perennial. The red flowers have a minty flavor, as Monarda is a member of the mint family. Anyone who has grown Bee Balm knows that it is very easy to grow and can become somewhat invasive in a spot it likes.
CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis)--Calendula is a lovely, self-seeding annual. The deep yellow or orange petals add a beautiful touch to a green salad and can also be used as a garnish. Calendula has a slightly bitter flavor, and it best used with tangier greens.
CHICORY (Cichorium intybus)--Chicory is a common roadside weed with beautiful periwinkle blue flowers in midsummer. Many people who lived through the Depression remember making a coffee substitute out of Chicory. Make sure you don't pick flowers on heavily traveled roads because of the pollution absorbed by the plant. Chicory has a pleasant, mild-bitter taste that has been compared to endive.
CHAMOMILE (Chamaemelum nobile)--English Chamomile is a hardy perennial that prefers moist soil and full sun. The flowers are small and daisy-like and have a sweet, apple-like flavor. CAUTION: Ragweed sufferers may also be allergic to Chamomile. It contains thuaone and should be eaten in moderation.
DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)--Yes, this is the common weed. If the yellow flowers are picked young, they have a sweet, honey-like flavor. Mature flowers are bitter. Do not eat Dandelions from lawns that have been sprayed! If in doubt, ask or just don’t eat them. As you know, Dandelions will grow just about anywhere.
DAYLILY (Hemerocallis fulva)--Daylilies, which are hardy, indestructible perennials, have lovely blossoms in many shades. Their flavor is a combination of asparagus and zucchini. Some people think that different colored blossoms have different flavors. They make a nice garnish and may be stuffed for hors-deuvres or made into fritters.
DIANTHUS (Dianthus sp.)--Dianthus, or pinks as they are sometimes called, are annuals or hardy perennials that prefer sandier soils and full sun. The spicy, clove-like flavor is more intense in some species. D. caryophyllus, a tender perennial grown usually as an annual, is reported to have great flavor. Always remove the white-colored base of the petal, as it may be bitter.
ELDERBERRY (Sambucus canadensis)--Elderberry is a large shrub or small tree that grows wild in many parts of the Northeast. The blossoms are a creamy color and have a sweet flavor. The fruit is used to make wine. CAUTION: All other parts of this plant are poisonous! Do not even eat the stems of the flowers!
LAVENDER (Lavendula sp.)--Lavender is a beautiful and wonderful smelling perennial or small shrub depending on where you live. The flowers are lavender, of course, and have a perfumed flavor. The flavor may be very intense, so use them sparingly. Lavender prefers a light, well-drained soil and full sun.
LILAC (Syringa vulgaris)--The common Lilac, a familiar shrub sometimes seen growing next to abandoned farmhouses (and in yards everywhere) is remarkably hardy and easy to grow. An added bonus is the beautiful purple or white "lilac-scented" flowers in late May and June. The flowers, which have a delicate floral flavor, make a beautiful garnish or can be added to vanilla frozen yogurt for a treat.
MINT (Mentha sp.)--Mints are clean-smelling, hardy perennials. Members of the mint family are characterized by their square stems. The flavor of the flowers is minty, with different overtones depending on the variety. Other members of the mint family with edible flowers are Bee Balm (mentioned above) and Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis).
ROSE (Rosa sp.)--Roses can be shrubs or climbers. Some are hardy, some are not. They all prefer rich soil and full sun (except for a few species that will grow in some shade) The beautiful, perfumed flowers, which come in shades of pink, red, yellow, or white, have a perfumed flavor. It is important to remove the sour petal base.
SCENTED GERANIUM (Pelargonium sp.)--This is a tender perennial usually grown for its scented leaves. Scented geraniums come in many "flavors," ranging from rose to nutmeg to lemon and mint. The flowers may be white, pink, red, or purple and resemble the flowers of the annual ivy-leaved Pelargonium. The flower flavor generally corresponds to the variety. For example, a lemon-scented geranium would have lemon-scented flowers.
SQUASH BLOSSOMS (Cucrbita pepo sp.)--The blossoms of the annual squash plant are a vibrant yellow color and possess a mild vegetable flavor. They prefer soil enriched with organic matter and full sun. Squash blossoms, like daylilies, may be stuffed or made into fritters.
SWEET WOODRUFF (Galium odoratum)--Sweet Woodruff is a spreading, groundcover perennial with pretty, star-shaped white flowers in early May. The flower flavor is sweet and grassy with a hint of vanilla. Sweet Woodruff prefers partial to full shade and rich soil.
This list came from-http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/ediblefl.htm
Have fun and let me no how everything taste.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My mom means the world to me and I don't care who knows. I made a scrapbook page with her being the star on it for my book of me.
Monday, March 23, 2009
- Teresa needs to lay off the sauce!
- Teresa needs help!
- Teresa needs a party at the beach.
- Teresa needs you
- Teresa needs to quit trying so hard
- Teresa needs a single miracle
- Teresa needs one more miracle to become a saint.
- Teresa needs’s profile on Classmates.com
- Teresa needs your help!
- Teresa needs a strait jacket.
Well as you can see I guess I drink alot and I need help for it. Going to the beach sounds like a great idea and with you going that would be great. I won't ask again because I don't want to be pushy. I would really be surprised if you don't go, so pretty please go with me. Maybe I should find a old friend from high school to go with me. Now I need to figure out how to get my profile set up. This is driving me crazy, how do I set this up. I guess I better go find the sauce.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This is Bonnie and me.
Here are the two LOs I did. I'm getting all the pictures on paper and the 4 of us are going to do the journaling together. I have two more pages started, hopfully it won't be long till the next crop so I can get them done.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit."
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I have only read one other book that was about time travel and it was The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger. This book was great. It would be a great book for a book club to read. Lots to talk about.
I also read about the Amish, love stories, etc... Go check out my book list on the side bar and you will see what I have been reading.
My question is what have you been reading and is there a book you would recommend me to read.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Two sizes of ribbon put ontop of each other.
Pocket page layout for my homemade cards that I get. The ribbon was used to add color and a line to show me were my cards go.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
I have been reading allot and waiting for the warm weather to kick in. It is suppose to be in the 50s and 60s the next 5 days so there will be signs of my plants starting to grow here real soon. I will be starting my veggie plants soon, and I got some seeds for some flowers. I Will Not Buy Any Flowers This Year. For anyone that knows me I'm trying to budget the money and I this is my first steep at doing it by buying seeds. For those that don't know me I would spend about $200 a year on flowers. Way out of budget this year.
The kids are getting all excited because they can go out and play. They were out yesterday and of course came in all muddy, but they had fun and that's the main thing. We are going to go out this weekend and finish picking up the yard I hope as long as it don't rain.
The neighbors got horses and the kids are all excited about it. They will stand there and talk to them. Its funny because you know the horses are like what are you talking about. As long as the kids don't cross the rode there not hurting themselves or the horses is the way I figure it. I'm not looking forward to the smell of the horses this summer. Hopefully they will keep it cleaned up pretty good.
So there is alittle update on us, I hope everyone is doing well and hope to add more to my blog soon. Take Care.
Monday, March 2, 2009
8 International Women's Day
10 Purim begins at sundown.
15 Ides of March
17 St. Patrick's Day
20 Spring (Vernal) Equinox
20 International Earth Day
25 Feast of the Annunciation
I got this info from http://www.holidayinsights.com/ , go there and you will find more interesting things happening in March.