Cold, wind blowing and a little snow predicted.
Cauliflower soup was made. She is always changing recipes. Instead of using Kale she used the remainder of her Collard Greens, Instead of Tarragon which she did not have she used her Rosemary and Thyme.
No addition of white wine - none on hand. This time she put ingredients in the blender. Kind of bland even with garlic and onions and she put in some Tabasco. Made it just right.
Then the chocolate sheet cake was made. Planned on making next week and freezing half. Like to keep something on hand in case some one comes by. Usually she eats the whole thing herself. Oh this is the best recipe she has been making for 40 years, a family favorite and so easy.
The project of sorting recipes, putting them in plastic sheets and in a binder - has begun. A must as some favorites are beginning to be so stained and worn they are hard to read.
For many years the thought of making a cookbook for children.
There are just too many recipes and the binders will be available whenever they visit.
The snow started after lunch and the pickup windshield was so icy she could hardly see to drive to
the road for mail.
Her mother wore a big rain bonnet when it rained and she vowed she would never wear one of those things.
One of the items she picked up at her mother's home after her death was her rain bonnet. The rain bonnet is something she wears at times like this.
At a younger age she would never have put this on - now it makes her smile....
Enough news from One Woman who lives in a cottage at the edge of the woods.
Oh, I think I am going to experiment with a no till garden this year. My garden is so small but supplies all she need and then some. Sure would be nice not to hoe weeds....