Friday, January 29, 2010

Flashback Friday ~Looking Forward to February

It's still Friday on the West Coast so still time for a Flashback! I'm going back 3 years to February of 2007 to remind myself how beautiful February can be here...and its right around the corner!

I can fill my pots with bright color

The Lenten roses come into bloom

The Primroses will be showing their pretty faces

A little early, but forcing is a good thing where daffodils are concerned!

Pink Pulmonaria makes an early show

Tiny iris look very cute

And Jigs practices posing for his annual spring portrait!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flashback Friday ~Roses of July

With all of the winter storm sweeping much of the country recently..and all of the gray skies and rain we are getting here in the Pacific Northwest I thought a flashback to the sunny rosy days of this past July would be nice. No words necessary..they speak for themselves!

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Loony Toons ~ Subtitled Daffy Does Hot Pom Toddy

Today was maybe not such a good way to start the New Year..or maybe a good way..I'll get it over with quick. I seem to have picked up a bug of sorts and have been hacking my brains out today. I'm not a big fan of cough syrup and rarely have any on hand, so I figured it might be time to improvise. Hall's Lemon Honey drops can only carry you so far. Enter the Hot Toddy...cough syrup's kinder and more tasty cousin. Now I've never actually had a Hot Toddy before today, so I had to go search out recipes on the net. There are many..but one that called for Grenadine piqued my interest. *Light Bulb* Grenadine is made from Pom Juice..which I still have a stash of in my fridge. From this was born the Hot Pom Toddy! Anyone making an early 2010 Christmas can put me down for Irish Coffee Cups. Although Daffy is pretty cute.

Hot Pom Toddy

1-2 Tablespoons Honey (I like it sweeter)
Juice of 1/3 lemon
1 oz Bourbon (or Whiskey or Rum)
2 oz Pom Juice
1 tea bag (I used Bengal Spice, but I think Lemon would be great too)
Enough hot water to steep the tea

Coat the bottom of a Irish Coffee Cup (because the Hot Toddy is such a pretty color you want to show it off) with honey. Add lemon juice, liquor and Pom Juice. Prepare hot water and steep tea. Pour prepared tea into waiting cup. Garnish with lemon slice or cinnamon stick or both!

I have to report that I didn't cough once while I was drinking this.....the jury is still out on how long the effects will last. Might need to try a second! I should sleep like a baby tonight.

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