Murder with Cherry on Top * Cynthia Baxter

Sunday Cozy Mystery

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Its Net Galley Sunday ! And I am thinking Ice Cream –

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Kate McKay had doubts about swapping her high-powered life in Manhattan for Wolfert’s Roost, the quaint Hudson Valley village where she grew up. But when she moves back to care for her ailing grandmother, Kate decides to start fresh and indulge her dream of running an ice cream shop. All goes smoothly—until she’s reunited with old acquaintances nuttier than a vat of rocky road . . .

Kate should be thrilled about opening Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe in the heart of town. Instead her spirits melt like soft serve in the summer when she learns that her childhood frenemy, Ashley Winthrop, has started selling frozen treats in the bakery across the street. Turns out, Ashley hasn’t sweetened since high school. And, once again, she’s game for some very unfriendly competition . . .

But before Ashley can kill…

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Earth Day : Dandelion Salve

Earth Day : Dandelion Salve

Homemade Dandelion Salve

Lisa's Creative Life

Homemade Dandelion Salve 


-16 oz of infused dandelion oil

Make the oil first. Pick clean dandelion tops & place in class jar cover with olive oil . Place jar in a small simmering pot of water for about 30 minutes. Take out & let cool. Leave in a safe spot for a few days (longer the better) When done strain well.

-2 oz coconut oil

-2 oz of beeswax

So when oil is ready. You need to melt  coconut oil & beeswax in a jar . When melted add  equal amount of dandelion oil -stir. Let harden & cap.

You can use it for sore muscles & soften hands.  


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Happy Earth Day –

Happy Earth Day 2018   Wild flowers that are eatable - please be careful of what you pick & eat. Most parks  services have tours or more information from professional. Some of Louisiana bounty is-  Sow thistle -found around New Orleans area . Cooked like greens. Chickweed is another plant that likes to take up [...]