Recipe for Scones

Nothing goes better than some homemade scones  with a good book-

Here’s a family favorite- Lisa

Scones 

 

2 cups AP flour

1/3 c sugar

1 teasp baking powder

1/4 teasp baking soda

1/2 teasp salt

8 Tablespoon butter (frozen)

1/2 c Raisins

1/2 c sour cream

1 lg egg

 

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Set oven at 400 degree-

  1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of a box grater; use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in raisins.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth.
  3. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. (The dough will be sticky in places, and there may not seem to be enough liquid at first, but as you press, the dough will come together.)
  4. Place on a lightly floured surface and pat into a 7- to 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. of sugar. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 triangles; place on a cookie sheet (preferably lined with parchment paper), about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.
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Sunday Lunch

We do Sunday Lunch for my parents every week . It’s just as easy to cook for 5 as it is 3.

Today’s  Lunch  – BBQ Ribs , Rice , Bacon Con and Slaw.

 

My Bacon Corn

Fry Bacon in black skillet . Remove.

In hot skillet – Place corn ,bell pepper,onion and celery.  Add a small amount of chicken stock and cook down, (smother) . After soften .

Crumble bacon and add to corn mixture. Toss to coat.

Enjoy     Lisa

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!     Lisa

 

My Container Garden

Good Morning ! Everyone  at  Lisa’s Everyday Life

Today’s Garden Post is a look at my Garden. Since moving back to Louisiana I have been trying to garden in a few diffrent spots in our yard. Looking for a nice sunny spot that I could grow a few vegetables -to enjoy with my family.  By no reason I Am a great gardener but I like to try. We only have a small grocery store here and vegtables are limited.

 

We tried the back yard but hat didn’t work out – So this year I decided on the front lawn. My only concern was the place and lawn care. With that in mind I decided Containers were a way to go. Now I could buy something but why not use something I already owned. Save money for more plants.

 

My New garden is in rubbermaid containers -that we had sitting in the closets . Drilled a few holes and filled with container soil and ready to Go. They are sitting on bricks to drawn and can be moved for ease of mowing.  Lisa

They are doing great and hope for a bumper crop.

What I planted-

Roma tomato. Small eggplant. Squash, zucchinis and cucumbers.

My seeds – are hot peppers, lettuce, carrots and baby bok choy .

I also have a herb garden that I keep going all year long.

Another Happy place – My local garden center !

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Dehydrated Beef Jerky

 

Were Using the Dehydrator today to make Jerky-  If you are not a fan of eating it – Your Pets will love you for it. Makes great healthy treats.  Lisa

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Beef Jerky ( with soy)

Chuck Tender steak ( cut on the bias ) into pieces

Marinated over night in-

Shosin wine, Dark Soy Sauce & Sweet Soy Sauce

Sprinkled with Seasoning & Spice

Dehydrated  4 to 6 hours. (until done)

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Blackberry Picking Time

It’s that time of the Year in Louisiana- Blackberry time. They grow wild here along the road and leave  but becauses of clearing and spraying of pesticide  there’s lots less.  These sweet berries when i was a child was plentiful – but now you might have to hunt around for them. Make sure you dress appropriately -because some times these wild berries are in hard to reach spots. There brambling nature make the job tough but the reward is so sweet.    Lisa

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  • If not on public land make sure you ask before picking also.

 

So go grab you bucket and fill it up with this sweet berry. But be care of the thorns. But when you come home-

 

 

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Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler

1 lb blackberries/ cleaned ,rinsed.

1/4 c soft butter

1/2 c sugar

1 c shifted flour

2 tsp. Baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2/3c milk

1/4 c sugar ( can be adjusted )

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter & sugar,Add in dry ingredients alternating with milk. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into casserole dish . Spoon fruit over batter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 45 minutes

 

Food Craze- Edible Flowers

Good Morning !  Thursday

Today let’s Chat about Edible  flower s – yes those flowers in your yard. Have you tried it?  Most are in salads or decorations but are safe to eat. . This is one of the newest food craze – but be careful what you Eat. Lots of markets  already sell them cleaned and packed for consumption but  if you want to eat your own be careful .Take a look at these articles before eating. Lisa

Here’s some Links From the Garden Channel

What’s Cooking America      Edible Flower Chart

 

Here  my arden list –

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Roses- used in jams, jelly all types are edible.

 

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Dandelions –  blooms can be used raw or stewed. Green stems in salad .

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Daylilies – petals used in salads.

 

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Gladiolus – (antlers removed) – can be used in salads.

 

And lets not forget  those – johnny jump ups,pansy,violas,carnations and impatiens. Lisa

  • Please make sure they are cleaned and not sprayed by pesticide free. Please don’t take any chance – know what you are eating. The link are filled with great information.

Ready to Try it –  Cooking With Flowers

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Garden Vegetables Recipes – Chow Chow

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Chow Chow Recipe ( basic recipe)

5 lb green tomatoes chopped

3/4 lbs of cabbage

2 lbs onions

1 cup sugar,1 cup vinegar  And salt & Pepper to taste.

Place in jars – Keep refrigerated. Makes a great gift.  Lisa

 

Chowchow (Chowchow, Chow Chow) is a Nova Scotian and American pickled relish made from a combination of vegetables. Mainly green tomato, cabbage, or any vegetables you have. . These ingredients are pickled in a canning jar and served cold.

 

Gazpacho

 

1 cup peeled tomato /chopped

1/2 cup of each- green pepper,celery cucumber and onions

1 tsp parsley,chives

clove garlic / minced

2 cups tomatoes juice

2 Tbsp. wine vinegar & olive oil

1/2 tsp. Worchester sauce

Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix together. Cover and Chill . Serve cold.