Friday, August 24, 2012

Another rainy day

between the raindrops I got to take a few pictures. Not that there is much to share around here that isn't waterlogged except the Mandevilla. She has been nonstop blooms.

The Sweet Autumn Clements has just started to bloom the Maypops are getting ripe which I plan on sowing the seeds from
and the creepy critters along with the weeds have taken over everything else. We are suppose to have a little break from the rain tomorrow so I hope to get lots of weeding done.. or maybe I'll keep painting and forget about the rain and the weeds...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone go do something fun !
hugs, Cherry

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Painting flowers instead of playing in the flowers

Rain, rain, rain yes I'm complaining

I hate to complain but enough already ..
  I have cleaned this house from top to bottom and cooked some fabulous meals all while waiting on the rain to go away..  The flowerbed are now weed beds
and the grass is knee high...

Since I can't enjoy the outside I decided to spend this rainy day working on a few project that I have wanted to do for awhile. Like making a 7' sign for our kitchen

here's a little bitty sneak peek

and if all goes well I hope to have it hanging by the weekend.
I'm giving away rainy days left me know where to send yours cause we have had enough..

hugs ya'll have a wonderful and blessed evening, Cherry

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Azalea Inn and Gardens ~ Apple Crumb Bars

Azalea Inn and Gardens is a beautiful local Bed and Breakfast Inn. I have never had the pleasure of staying there but they were supper sweet and allowed me to take my niece Dani's Bridal shots there which you can see some of here.
Last week they shared this recipe on their Facebook page
and I knew I had to taste them ..
I have always been a recipe collector but I haven't tried anything new in a long time so I whipped these up and fell in love .. everyone that tasted them, loved them so I knew I had to share them with ya'll..
Let me know what you think if you give them a try..

Apple Crumb Bars
Serves 24

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups butter, divided
5 cups thinly sliced cooking apples
 I chopped mine also 
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
I added a pinch of cloves
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cranberry juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
1. In a mixer with paddle attachment combine brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter until crumbly.

Reserve 2 cups for topping; lightly pat remaining crumbs into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan.
I used Parchment Paper and it work great ..
Arrange apples on top of crumbs; set aside.

2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cranberry juice and remaining (2 TBS) butter.
Bring to a boil and cook until thick add vanilla then spread on top of apples. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

I also added broken walnuts on top the apples and when fresh cranberries come in season I will toss some of them in also..
I didn't have any cooking apples so my apples took longer to soften so I just cut the oven off and left it till I was ready to serve them. They turned out perfect.

I saved one just for you ~ enjoy
hugs ya'll, Cherry

 If you are heading to Savannah give
 Azalea Inn and Gardens a call you will love your stay.

Azalea Inn & Gardens
Bed & Breakfast
217 East Huntingdon St
SavannahGeorgia 31401


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Friday, August 3, 2012

It's a beautiful Friday and it's August already

How can it not be a beautiful day when I'm still getting some pretty and tasty tomato's. I think we have eaten more tomato's this summer than ever before..

I don't think I have ever shared my egg crate that I found a few years ago. I love that it is from GA it sits on the walkway out back so I can see it coming and going everyday.

Two of my favorite watering cans sit's on it with some rusty roses that I picked up at a craft show

pretty, pretty...
the yellow/ red ones on the right are called Hillbilly

see more pretty, pretty

here is the different variety's that I tried this year all of them did great but the Hillbilly did fabulous and is still going strong
I love all the different colors, sizes, shapes and flavors.
Each one has it's own unique flavor.

and I love my can's, pales and rust..

and I loved getting to spend a day with this gang at the beach.  We had so much fun..
I am trying to embrace August but dang it
 I wasn't through with July yet.
Have a beautiful Friday everyone and a fun weekend
Sending hugs and love from me to you , Cherry