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Let Him Eat Cake

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy First Birthday to my one and only nephew.

I like the look of concentration he has while considering his cake. We all should enjoy our treats as much.

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LINDAM.1 11/2/2014 8:49PM

  Fresh Fruit any one?

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MYOWNHERO 7/8/2012 7:51AM

    What a cutie pie!

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MAREANNIE 12/5/2011 12:11AM

    So precious!! God Bless...enjoy him.

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NARNIAROSE2003 7/18/2011 10:50AM

    That's adorable!

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JEANUT 7/18/2011 5:57AM

    LOL they are so cute at that age

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I Think I Shall Never See A Poem as Lovely As A...Part Dos

Saturday, February 05, 2011

♫ Lemon Tree Very Pretty...but this fruit IS possible to eat!

This is my backyard lemon tree. The subject of my second citrus tree blog. These lovely lemons are sweet and juicy. I'm guessing that the variety is a hybrid, possibly Limoniera or Meyer since the fruit are pretty round and full.
My family members always ask if the lemons are ready when they pay a visit. These lemons make perfect lemonade, but the secret is making a sugar syrup instead of trying to make the sugar dissolve without the aid of some heat (Thank You Alton Brown for the syrup idea.) I not sure if splenda would make a good syrup, but you could probably use agave nectar since it is already in liquid form. But even if you use old fashioned cane, everything in moderation...this is worth it for me.

Here goes the recipe:
Perfect Lemonade


1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)


1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving juice enough lemons for one cup of juice (4 - 6 of the store-bought ones.)

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water (I use filtered), more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

That's it! Let me know how it came out.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/27/2014 1:12PM

    You are listed as motivator of the day. In the spark people email notifications. Yeah! Congratulations. Loved this Lemonade recipe and will sure make it. You can do some terrific healthy salad dressings as well with your lovely yellow fruits.

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EJB2801 3/27/2014 9:39AM

    And you can make the syrup according to directions with the full cup of sugar, but just use a bit less of the syrup when making your lemonade.

I do like sweet lemonade, so I would probably take your moderation advice and use the full syrup but drink less of the finished product. That's what I do with homemade hot chocolate here in chilly rural Pennsylvania!

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APRILSHOWER555 3/26/2011 10:21PM

    I am a lemon eater. More so since my surgery! For some reason, I crave lemon wedges with a little salt after most meals!

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NONERSAYS 2/24/2011 4:03PM

    My neighbor had a lemon tree, and said we could have as many lemons off it as we wanted. Only, the lemons cross-pollinated with a lime tree and the year after that with a grapefruit trree. Now I'm not entirely sure WHAT you could call the fruit other than nasty. lol

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CATLADY_56 2/7/2011 2:25PM

    I love lemonade. I drink Crystal lite. I don't have a lemon tree. They don't do well in the climate in Wisconsin. emoticon

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I Think I Shall Never See. A Poem as Lovely as A...Part one

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Juicy Oranges on the branch.

This is the first of my (3) citrus trees growing in my yard that I will share with you. The lovely California sunshine this year and some extra rainfall lead to a bountiful crop of oranges as you can see. This tree is located in the (unfenced) outside of the house, so people often come by and pick a fruit or two. We have enough to go around.

I usually just wash and eat these. Occasionally, they end up in a chicken recipe or in sangria...

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APRILSHOWER555 2/5/2011 12:57PM

    Absolutely delightful! I love fresh fruit!!!

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Just Had to Share

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My nephew's first holiday season.

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    That is just too cute! All dressed up, and no tears. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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APRILSHOWER555 12/28/2010 5:58PM

    Awww...what a cutie!

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MARLINDA5 12/19/2010 11:53PM

    Very cute - thank you for sharing

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FRANCHYS 12/15/2010 3:05PM

    He's sooo cute! loving his outfit from heat to toe!!! Sending happiness your way! emoticon

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CALGARYDAVE 12/14/2010 11:40PM

    Great pic!

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KATIBUG49 12/14/2010 11:13PM

    He's cute! Looks like a little man.

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JERZRN 12/14/2010 11:09PM

    So darn cute!

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Christmas Quiz via Debbie & Lynn!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Have you been naughty or nice this year?
-Pretty Nice, IMHO.
What do you want most for Christmas?
-A better year for me and for all.
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
-No, I'm jaded. But I do like "The Night Before Christmas" Santa.
What is your favorite food at Christmas?
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
-I can only afford something for my nephew, and yes, I have it.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
-Unfortunately (see above).
What is your favorite Christmas song?
-That is a hard one. O, Holy Night or "Christmas Time" from Charlie Brown.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
"A Christmas Carol" (1951) or "A Christmas Story" love that Ralphie!
What is your best memory of Christmas?
-Anytime watching kids be happy - I worked at a rec center where we gave toys to the needy every year. It was a lot of work and some hassle, but it was worth it!
What do you look forward to most at Christmas?
-Looking at all the pretty lights.
What are you doing for Christmas this year?
Going to stay with family.
Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
-A nice, smart dude who smells good.
What kind of Christmas tree do you have?
-Fiber Optic
Do you take part in a secret santa?
-I work at home, so no secrets here.
Do you go to any Christmas parties?
-Have not for a few years.
Have you ever had a white Christmas?
-Once, when I spent the Holiday with my Ex's family. I'm from Los Angeles, so we don't see much snow.
How early do you wake up on Christmas morning?
-Same as most days, unless things still need to be put in the oven.
Do you still get a stocking?
How many Christmas cards do you normally send out?
-A few Hanukkah and a few Christmas.
What is your Christmas wish?
-For things to work out.


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