A soft rain most of the night and not so hot today. So nice to be catching up on inside chores.
I have finally come to the conclusion that I am attempting to start gardens in not
the best place. It is very damp and shady here by the woods and finally learning what will grow
in this new location. Roses just will not grow without every problem. Do have one Red Knockout left and maybe it will survive. So many insects and my new turnip green patch which was
beautiful last week looks terrible. I like to do everything natural as possible and
finally put dust on them before the rain.
Carrot bread was made this morning. This is such a simple recipe and almost forgot
about it until I started going through my recipes. You do not have to use your mixer
just mix by hand. One large loaf was made or you could make 2 smaller.
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts
Combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl and beat by hand
Stir in flour, soda, cinnamon
Stir in shredded carrots and walnuts
350 degrees - 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean
Cool before turning out of well greased pan (I always put parchment paper on bottom of pan)
this is good - a glaze of 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice plus 1 tsp lemon peel.
Stir until moist and spread on bread
I took an image and already 2 slices had been enjoyed.
Since I struggle to keep weight on - I doubled the glaze :)
The jar of fresh herbs on my table is so very fragrant. Love the scent.
Sage, Basil, Thyme, Mint, Rosemary and Thai Basil...