:: I had planned on baking cookies two days ago, but the afternoons have been so busy that it just has not happened. So this morning as my beautiful room temperature butter stared back at me accusingly, I decided to shake things up a bit and get my cookies baked early. I am always at my best early in the day, and that time is normally monopolized by lunch making and carpooling before work. What did I learn this morning? An added benefit to summer....early morning baking rocks!
:: Virtually any garden item can be harvested and infused in vodka, olive oil or vinegar. The possibilities are endless.....and delicious!!
:: When I knew that big storms were headed our way last night, I quickly ran outside and cut a few of our newly bloomed peonies, for fear the torrential rain would make them drop all of their petals before I could enjoy them. Mother nature sure does it up right. As I mourn the passing of my beautiful lilac flowers, she cheers me up with these delicate fragrant blooms, and reminds me that it is all a cycle and as one thing ends another begins.