Memorial Day Flag Etiquette

Memorial Day Flag Etiquette

With Memorial Day Monday I thought I would post about Flag etiquette . Flag Etiquette Memorial Day : The flag is flown at half-staff only until noon on Memorial Day.  Other days that the President proclaims that the flag be flown at half-staff include:  May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day; September 11, Patriot Day; and [...]

Every Day is Saturday * Book Review

Every Day is Saturday * Book Review

Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week by Sarah Copeland Chronicle Books From beloved cookbook author and recipe developer Sarah Copeland, Every Day Is Saturday brims with inspiration. More than 100 beautiful recipes that make weeknight cooking a breeze, gorgeous food and lifestyle photography, and easy-to-follow tips for cooking delicious, healthful, sustaining food provide [...]

Memorial Day * Picnic help

Memorial Day * Picnic help

Monday is Memorial Day ! Have a family picnic planned? Well if you do you may need my DIY to take care of Insects.... For your table : Mason Jarslemon/limes slicedRosemary sprigswaterfloating candles (dollar store) essential oils : rosemary, citronella , lavender In each jar placed lemon/lime slices. Then place springs in and then fil [...]

35 Skin-Nourishing Recipes for Making Milk-Enriched Soaps, from Goat to Almond by Anne-Marie Faiola Storey Publishing Handmade soap is made extra-special with the addition of milk! Soaps enriched with milk are creamier than those made with water, and milk’s natural oils provide skin-renewing moisture and nourishment. In Milk Soaps, expert soapmaker Anne-Marie Faiola demystifies the process with [...]

Book Review * Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches

Book Review *  Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches

Thursday ! Cozy Mystery and Recipe : Its Tea Time

Lisa Book Shelf blog

51fquMjEyLLDaisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country is known for its elegant  finger foods—but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer . . .

Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy’s Tea Garden, and Daisy and Aunt Iris are simmering with anxiety. A bad word from the culinary curmudgeon could really hurt their business, but Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread—not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad?

Schumaker takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done, which Daisy hopes is a good sign. But when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog—and whispers of scandal in his past—Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift…

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Growing Your Own Tea Garden

Growing Your Own Tea Garden

The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard by Jodi Helmer Fox Chapel Publishing Companion House Books You Love To Drink Tea. Why Not Grow Your Own? If you’ve ever considered raising your own tea, this comprehensive guide is the place to start. Growing Your Own Tea Garden is packed with inspiration and [...]

Homemade Pickles * Summer staple

Homemade Pickles * Summer staple

In my Kitchen this Thursday I am sharing some great pickle recipes. Make these now and be ready for Picnic Season this Summer. 8-10 cucumbers/sliced then3 onions3 cloves garlic /thin sliced1 tsp each : dry mustard,turmeric,celery seed2 tsp dill seed1/4 C Salt4 Cups vinegar4 C Sugar Mix well and place in jars. Refrigerate for at [...]