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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #7814739

Partners have been assigned and this swap is closed to new participants. If you missed this one and are interested in participating in others, please check out the swaps Swaps Forum: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/rrtrade/all/

This month we're sharing regional foods and other goodies from our Home State. Since the definition of "Home State" has a different meaning for each of us, it may be where you were born, a State you've lived in, or where you live now. If you have room in your box, please include a plant or two. Foods may include spices or rubs, salsas or sauces, sparkling cider or wine, pickles or relishes, jams or jellies, honey or molasses, and cheese just to name a few so you get the gist. You can make them, shop your local Farmer's Markets, or purchase online. Many of you have also asked for a painted rock as special memento and you're welcome to include one.

1. Value should not exceed $20 prior to postage.

2. If you are NOT mailing a bottle of wine, USPS is fine. Please use a Delivery Confirmation number, whether you send by Priority Mail or Parcel Post.

3. If you ARE mailing a bottle of wine, the only legal carrier across state-lines in the US is UPS. Check your local regulations for in-state mailing. A local winery or broker may be able to mail for you.

4.Post a photo, list your goodies and be sure to thank your buddy.

5. Partners will be assigned Saturday, May 22nd or sooner.

6. Our deadline for mailing is Monday, June 21st...the First Day of Summer!

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1093670/
This is a link to our Haves/Wants: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/985206/
And our Likes and Dislikes: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1012872/

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2010
4:20 PM

Post #7814740

Our participants are:

Bettypauze
catbirdsue -- wine's ok (likes blackberry)
* ClanCampbell -- NO wine please -- Rec'd from deejay9
Cris316 -- no really spicy foods, please. Also allergic to grapes & bananas.
ddbydeb --- NO wine please
clpgirl -- wine's ok -- prefers White
deejay9 -- wine's ok
Elfs_Garden -- wine's ok, peanuts are ok, NO sugar jellies or jams please / diabetic
froggies_girl -- wine's ok
* FruitOfTheVine -- wine's ok -- Rec'd from MaggieHanson
* GardenChick1982 -- Rec'd from Erin
happgarden -- wine's ok
* heavenscape -- peanuts are ok, NO wine, NO sugar jellies or jams please / diabetic -- Rec'd from Cris316
jsxtiger -- wine and spicy foods are ok
MaggieHanson --
* momoftwo607 -- allergic to strawberries and bananas. No jams or jellies please. A bottle of wine is OK -- Rec'd from Becky
Quilter5bdsr -- NO wine or sugar please / diabetic
rouxcrew -- wine's ok
taters55 -- wine's OK (likes White & Chardonnay)



This message was edited Jul 1, 2010 9:23 PM

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2010
4:39 PM

Post #7814808

:-) got mine.
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #7815021

I got my buddy..woohoo!! Now I can finish deciding what to get :) Gonna hop over to the likes/dislikes and see what I can see..
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2010
2:51 AM

Post #7816028

Got Mine Too!!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2010
4:19 AM

Post #7816088

Got Mine

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2010
7:09 AM

Post #7816386

I got my name! :-)
This is going to be so much fun!
Kris, Alabama is know for the taladega races, BBQ cooking, the rebel flag. How about your state flower the Camellia. The State Wildflower of Alabama Oak-leaf Hydrangea...
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2010
9:01 AM

Post #7816655

Hope you all are OK with your buddies, it was luck of the draw from a Hat.

Are you feeling better, LK?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2010
11:45 AM

Post #7817127

Very happy with my buddy! I am still congested, but slowly getting there.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 22, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7817562

Fruity you have a dmail, I got mine!!!!
I am back from the lovely state of KY and my garden has gone plum nuts while I was gone. Squash is going wild, I even have some heirloom patty pan squash that managed to come up and a couple mystery vines, I'm thinking cucumbers maybe, won't know till they start fruiting. My Black Russian tomatoes are producing well and the other heirlooms aren't too far behind.

Joy
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2010
3:17 PM

Post #7817622

Rec'd it and have replied, rouxcrew. Wow, your veggies are way ahead of any around here! Must be that Texas sunshine and your ultra rich soil.

Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7817772

Got my vegies beat too. Only thing I can harvest so far is snow peas,,my tomatoes are tiny. Wonder why? It got to 92 degrees here today,,,hot!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 22, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7817850

How's the herb garden? I still don't have anything up in the flat I sowed *yet* except a lone White Sesame. Send me some of that heat, just don't remind me in August I asked for it.
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2010
5:03 PM

Post #7817868

Everything is comming up,, but it is slow growing this year for some reason. Ralph thinks it is because there is too much shade. It starts getting sun around 11am to 7pm I would think that is enough sun?
I hope not cause I donot want to move this. But I also want my herbs,,,sigh,, I still need to finish the inside of the "floor" But cannot make up my mind as what to use. I want poured concrette and puch in scrap glass into a design or lay stepping stones into a grid pattern. Ralph and DB want to just Mulch it and be done. They donot want to do all the work,,,lol

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7818187

I heard that tomatoes won't produce unless it is under 90 degrees.


http://www.weekendgardener.net/blog/2008/07/how-temperature-affects-tomatoes.htm

Temperature: Many tomatoes don’t produce fruit when temperatures fall below 50° F or rise above 90° F.

If you live where summer temperatures are either too cold or too warm, try special cold or heat tolerant cultivars.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 22, 2010
9:22 PM

Post #7818654

Well don't tell my heirlooms, they are blooming and setting fruit like mad and we have had 90's for a while. But the night time temps are below 75 which is one of the old stand bys for tomatoes. The blossoms will not set fruit without the evening cool. In a short while, our night temps will be above that and we will be just keeping the plants alive till things cool back down. Then we have a huge head start on our fall tomatoes.
If you look at the right bed, you will see several green ones as well as my chives, parsleys and the varigated basil in the front of it. My parsley and regular basil have both started flowering, my prostrate rosemary, lemon and pineapple mints, and oregano are going strong. I had a garden tomato sandwich on homemade bread with garlic mozarella (our goats) and fresh onion from the garden. Topped it off with a slice of my yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Life is good sometimes.

Joy

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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #7819064

Got my name...yeah! This is going to be fun!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
7:41 AM

Post #7819393

Dropped my jaw when I saw you garden, Joy, and smacked my lips over your mater samich...um um good.
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #7819492

My garden never looks that good,,whaaaaa
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2010
10:51 AM

Post #7819882

Oh my! The description of that sandwich was enough to send me over the edge...wowzer!
I have been planting all day and need to pick strawberries, besides the ones I have been putting in my mouth.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:01 PM

Post #7820071

I have that problem too when picking strawberries or blueberries. I need to go and pick BB, we have a pick your own that is $1.50 a pound and last year my DH and I picked 35 pounds in about an hour. Our BB are not those teeny tiny ones, many are the size of quarters. In fact we switched areas so I could get some nickle sized ones for baking. The others are great right out of the freezer in a bowl, with cold cream on them. It slushes up and is wonderful!!! My boys would always eat 90% of them that way.
Joy

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rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:03 PM

Post #7820077

Fruity here is the corn

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rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #7820089

And here is the squash and pepper beds

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MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:12 PM

Post #7820095

This has nothing to do with gardening or the swap, but I just have to share. This is my husband and our 7 year old daughter. They went to the "Father Daughter Ball" last night.
:) She had a BLAST!

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MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:22 PM

Post #7820117

Another picture from the ball

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MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7820123

One more picture (dancing with her Daddy). I wish I could figure out how to post more than one at once.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 23, 2010
12:31 PM

Post #7820139

Maggie, your daughter looks so beautiful! Who made the dress for her?

Joy, your gardens are very nice! Wish I had the space, and decent soil like that!
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 23, 2010
12:36 PM

Post #7820154

Thank You, Linda. I wish I could say I made it, but I didn't. I ordered it from formalkids.com. Next year we'll have two daughters...maybe I'll venture to make their gowns.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #7820359

Looking better with every pic, Joy. We don't have a BB farm around here that I know of, but did pick 10 lbs of strawberries a week or so ago for $1.10 a pound. We've had strawberry shortcake coming out our ears, hubby's favorite desert other than carrot cake, and I froze the rest.

Maggie, your daughter looks like a Princess. Oh how pretty she is in her formal carrying her bouquet, not to mention her handsome Prince of a Dad. I hope your move goes well:)

Keep the pics coming, they don't have to be about gardening, just whatever strikes your fancy.






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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7820363

CUTE " BELLE OF THE BALL " WIll Be Long Time Memories . its about that time to put my tractor away
& Call it a day . JOY Great Gardens . Enjoy the matter samwish :)

susie
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2010
2:34 PM

Post #7820427

Hello everyone...
I am kinda new to dg and I was makin my way around when I stumbled upon this lovely room
Maggie you have a beautiful daughter, I bet she will remember that night for ever!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
2:53 PM

Post #7820492

Welcome to DG, GardenChick!

If someone else missed this round and would like to participate, please post your interest. We certainly don't want to leave our newest Chick out of the fun. Who's out there lurking that would like to sign up?


happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7820526

Handsome DH, beautiful daughter, life is good.
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7821087

Maggie, you are truly blessed :)

Welcome, GardenChick..you'll have a great time on DG!

I didn't get any shopping done this weekend! Doug came over and we went to the Cruise night and of course we had to go on his motorcycle :) I love riding it, but he took me out on the highway for the first time. I told him let's not do that again for a while LOL..
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7824414

SO...FOTV twisted my arm! haha. Didn't take much twisting. =) I am allergic to strawberries and bananas. No jams or jellies please. I would love a bottle of wine. Everything else sounds good too. My likes/dislikes are posted.

Erin

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2010
7:38 PM

Post #7824512

At least you didn't make me drive all the way to NY to twist your arm...LOL Gotcha down, Erin. Welcome & Thank You for joining us! Lovely Tall Bearded by the way.

We're now officially closed to new participants.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2010
7:43 AM

Post #7829091

Just spotted my first Northern flicker woodpecker =) Exciting!

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MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 26, 2010
3:43 PM

Post #7830705

Thank you for the compliments. I hope she remembers that night forever. I know I will!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 27, 2010
11:15 AM

Post #7833473

Your thoughts please...

I was at a store and they had the most perfect item for me to ship, omg if I did it from here it would cost a mint.. so my question is, without telling you who my buddy is, would anyone mind if I didn't ship until June 24th and that way I could ship in a flate rate box???? only means that someone will have to wait till very end of the month of June to receive...
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 27, 2010
11:17 AM

Post #7833481

ok with me

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2010
12:33 PM

Post #7833709

Sounds good to me Betty! I don't think anyone would mind waiting.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #7833740

Just had a hale storm and it knocked down all my tall iris and bee balm =(. I will have to find a way to put them back up. (sigh)

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 27, 2010
12:52 PM

Post #7833764

Ohhh goodness, they look like miniature marshmallows to me..how dreadful..perhaps once the hail has melted and weather gets warmer they'll lift themselves up..lets hope...

thanks everyone, think that's my best option, mail on your side of the border...
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
1:24 PM

Post #7833860

Here are some of my Iris that were knocked over by the hail

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
1:45 PM

Post #7833926

Betty, dear heart, you're more than welcome to mail while you're at the reunion. You know what they say, good things come to those who wait! ;)

What a bummer, Erin. What are those tiny blue flowers?
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
1:53 PM

Post #7833950

forget me nots
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
1:56 PM

Post #7833962

Oh thank you. We have them around here too but don't spread near as nicely as yours.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
1:57 PM

Post #7833964

Yeah , they do pretty good in my lower garden. The whole garden is blue!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
3:30 PM

Post #7834246

So sad about the hail. We have had a couple of strange storms like that, one Tuesday as a matter of fact, but not nearly that heavy! We just had it for a minute or so. So said wait all year for those to bloom and they are so beautiful. Use to be I hated cutting the iris and bringing to work, but actually between the winds, rain, hail, and now heat I get to enjoy them longer bringing them in.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 27, 2010
4:40 PM

Post #7834480

I'm much the same, admire all the beauties outside and hate to cut them, should be making bouquets right and enjoy inside/outside...perhaps what we should do is plant a garden just with cutting flowers??? ahhh an excuse to make another garden!
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #7834522

Betty, you always send the most fastastic things..I doubt there's anyone who would mind having to wait for your presents :)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
5:37 PM

Post #7834608

Our July BLAST is open, hope to see all your smiling faces there:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1101690/

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 27, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7834654

I couldn't get the link to open, had to go in search of it...

hope you don't mind, I'll post it in hopes that we can access it from this thread!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1101690/

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 27, 2010
6:01 PM

Post #7834656

Isn't that strange, didn't work for me either...
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
6:23 PM

Post #7834716

You're there now. Thank you, Betty.

Anybody else game?
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
6:26 PM

Post #7834728

You twisted my arm AGAIN!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
8:30 PM

Post #7835092

You can't possibly be talking about Moi, Erin? Now you know I'd never do a thing like that. Thank goodness you just saved me from another trip driving to NY :)



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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2010
11:17 AM

Post #7836540

fotv, if you are going to NY stop by here and I will go with you since it is on your way anyway...rofl

That is a beautiful moth or butterfly, he looks like he is fuzzy or furry. What a cool color.

I will check out July...gosh hate to even be saying that word makes summer sound like it is over... :C
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2010
12:06 PM

Post #7836688

What a beautiful Lunar moth.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2010
1:20 PM

Post #7836929

So that is what it is. It is really pretty.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2010
1:37 PM

Post #7836987

yup! Thats what they are. lol. They are beautiful aren't they? =) Erin
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 28, 2010
3:43 PM

Post #7837296

Yes they are but the only thing we see the next day are their scattered wings, guess they're delicacies to our birds. I'll be right there, happ. Just think of all the nurseries we could hit on the way...ROFL!

Woohoo! Maggie send the most incredible box of everything imaginable from the Great State of Alaska, stuffed to the brim and beautifully packed. I'm sure I'll probably forget something but here goes.

Let's start with the card that says "Too much of a Good Thing is Wonderful" with the sweetest handwritten note. That card says it all cause she really did send waaayy too much and everything is wonderful.

A bar of Moose Poop Soap...LOL
A Skeeter Skinner Knife and a Skeeter Trap. If those don't do the trick I'll use the Skeeter Slapper with a Whale's Tale, good for those pesky flies too.
An AK key chain and a beautiful Scrimshaw bookmark with the most delicate carvings and a jar of Smoke Salmon Caviar (OH My!)
Fireweed Syrup I can't wait to pour on pancakes, 2 packs of Alaskan Jack's Sourdough starter, a 12 pack sampler of Alaskan Teas, a genuine ULU knife made of birch and stainless steel that I'm so happy to add to my knife collection, a pair of birch "Bear Claws" to serve salad or pasta, and a wooden crate of 3 Jams and Jellies.
Next was a coffee mug from her hubby's AFB that says "The Frozen Chosen"...that's gotta be so true, 2 packs of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon in wooden crates (Double Yum!) and last but not least two metal wind chimes with leather straps. One has AK critters and trees and the other one has mosquitoes and says "Bite Me" LOL!

Maggie, if you were here I'd give you the biggest hug and a smack on the cheek...you can't imagine how thrilled I am and Thank You so much for making my day!

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

May 28, 2010
4:02 PM

Post #7837330

LOL, now you are a lucky girl, did she send a transport to deliver her swap items..you sure made out like a bandit...bet you are smilling from ear to ear!!!
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2010
4:12 PM

Post #7837350

Ummm.. Miss FruityTuity.. I do believe that Maggie meant to send ME that mosquito windchime, since I do run our lovely windchime swap and so please head it on over this way for me.. thank you so much :-)

I know, I know... "BITE ME" ROFL!!!!!

synda

synda
Carrollton, OH
(Zone 6a)

May 28, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7837476

Fruit...Just talked to Maggie,she is so happy that it got to you safely! And so happy you are pleased.She said she had so much fun shopping for it all !
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2010
3:53 AM

Post #7838730

I'm lovin' those chimes too! You received a great package!
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 29, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #7839192

Synda has been my DG secretary for a few days. I spilled coffee in my laptop and the mouse only partially works now...whoops! I'm so glad the package arrived in good time and shape.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2010
7:29 AM

Post #7839202

It's all wonderful and far far beyond my expectations! She sent mine early due to her upcoming move. Believe it or not, Maggie fit all that in a large flat rate box, amazing packing job.

Wonder who'll be next? There's no hurry folks, mail out isn't til June 21st . Except one of you are mailing sooner...you know who you are. And another is mailing later as she's made prior arrnagments.

MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 29, 2010
9:00 AM

Post #7839405

Tonight is my last night in Alaska!!! I'm sad and excited. A week or so in Ohio to visit family, then we're on our way to Warner Robins, GA. I'll post pictures from this adventure as soon as it starts.
:)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2010
9:05 AM

Post #7839419

We'd love to see pics, Maggie. All of you have a safe trip and move.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2010
3:43 PM

Post #7846595

OMG, from frozen tundra to Georgia, what a temp shock that will be...LOL
I love that bite me wind chime, that is just unreal...love that...love everything, but that is a riot...
This will be a fun swap...
Be safe moving!

froggies_girl

froggies_girl
Ocean Springs, MS

June 2, 2010
3:17 AM

Post #7850980

Sorry that I've been MIA! I got a really bad sinus infection. After I slept for 2 days, my oldest daughter finally figured out that I was dehydrated and that's why I couldn't stay awake. She has me back on my feet now, but I'm still a little weak. Haven't even had a chance to start on my fence, but it will come together this weekend when I feel stronger.

Haven't had a chance to start getting things for this swap, but will begin this weekend. We are having a Red, White, and Blue-berry festival Saturday! I'm so excited about it! Hope to find some really good local things there!

Everyone take care! love, julie
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
6:45 AM

Post #7851357

My sister inlaw found 2 monarch caterpillars just before memorial day. She gave one to my kids and kept one for her kids. The little caterpillar has eaten enough milkweed and is now in a 'J' shape on the top of our cage. The kids are excited and so am I. I haven't seen a monarch caterpillar in YEARS! =)

Pictures a little fuzzy but you can still see the little guy (or gal)!

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GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2010
11:30 AM

Post #7852204

I went to this wonderful little shop that had all kinds of garden decor amd birdhouse, feed. Everythin you could think of for your garden. I got my goodies and should be sending them out by friday. I love any reason I can get into that place. Its so neat.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
12:21 PM

Post #7852350

Becky is the place your talking about online. If so share with us!! =)

Erin
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2010
12:39 PM

Post #7852423

I don't think so Its a mom and pop kinda place I will do some checking tho to make sure.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
12:40 PM

Post #7852429

Thats cool! Those are the best places!
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2010
12:51 PM

Post #7852470

It does have a web page but it doesn't look like you can order from them there.
Its called the Backyard Bird Shop...a lot of unique bird houses and wind chimes all sorts of stuff.
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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
4:08 PM

Post #7853071

That link does not work.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 2, 2010
6:16 PM

Post #7853472

Linda, try backyardbirdshop.com
It works.

Joy
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #7853503

It does if you type it into your browser.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 3, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #7855161

Ok, that worked, thanks!
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
11:02 AM

Post #7855387

No problem! =)
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 3, 2010
6:46 PM

Post #7856705

Received my box today. Will post pics of the goodies tomorrow :)
Still rounding up items for my "out" box and hopefully will get it sent
on Monday.

Maggie, you're daughter looks absolutely adorable. What a lovely
idea a father-daughter ball !

Welcome GardenChick! Looked at your want list & can't help your
garden grow - no peanuts here.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
11:58 AM

Post #7858714

Sent my box out today! =)

Erin
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2010
2:09 PM

Post #7859098

I can't find peanuts anywhere unless I go online, then I go a little outta control with the shopping cuz I know it will be on our credit card. Its the only one we ever use online, my hasband gets the bill and it could be an episode of I love Lucy. Once I even bought a vaccume and kept it hod in the closet for a week. Then he noticed the floor was clean I had to tell him
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7859180

Thats soo funny Becky. I'm the same way. lol.

Erin
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7859182

Sent mine out today. =) ;)
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2010
1:42 PM

Post #7867511

Erin I got your package today...thanks you so much. I sent yours out this morning. My husband and I are going to try the spiedie sauce tomorrow
And lol I was making my little guy pancakes when the package arrived what timing :)
I was very suprised Thank you

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momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #7867792

Yay! I am soo happy you got it and quickly!! I hope you enjoy the spiedies!

Erin
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2010
3:18 PM

Post #7867818

The syrup was delicious******can't spell******
My son ate it up

;)
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2010
3:24 PM

Post #7867840

Pure syrup is always the best!! =) My kids like it too!!
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2010
8:44 AM

Post #7872419

My box is heading out today - it seems to weigh a ton !

To the lady in MD who sent my box - charm, persuasion and
some really cute mascots won't sway me - I'm a true
New Englander Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics for me lol.
The hat I can wear out in the garden to keep the bugs away
from my head & the cute little cup is on my window sill.

My DH appreciates the Old Bay but the flamingo(?) didn't
chase the cats out of the garden - they pooped right
under its nose :( They did however walk around it several
times before they felt secure enough to sniff it.

Thanks for the goodies - much appreciated :)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2010
11:06 AM

Post #7872804

Wee need pictures please?

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 9, 2010
12:02 PM

Post #7872996

Mines slated as I said to go out when I cross the border on the 23rd...sorry! Looking forward though to seeing what goodies you`ve all received.
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7873647

Sounds like stuff is flying all over the place...LOL
Well being from the show me state, if you can post pics I would love to see them...
I think I will finish up all my swaps this weekend. So my box may go out on Monday...
jsxtiger
(jax) Dundalk, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 9, 2010
4:41 PM

Post #7873756

...even tho ya heart is with the Red Sox's...ya kin "adopt" the Orioles as foster children!!! The Oriole flamingo has kept foxes outta me gardens! ...so wat's a little cat? The "Terrapins", and "Ravens" jist came along fer the ride!

glad ya liked the box. I really wanted to send crab cakes...but too expensive! Enjoy!

jax (glad ta meet ya, too)
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2010
8:43 PM

Post #7874659

Oh! I got my box today from Deejay9... I don't have the pic uploaded yet..will get it done tomorrow :) But needless to say.. I love it all!! I've already tried a couple of the items LOL.. thank you so much, Susie!!

I'm going to send mine out on Friday, I think.. no excuse, just procrastination LOL!!
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2010
3:19 AM

Post #7874985

Jsx,
I have a colony of ferals living in my yard, 11 cats and they
seem to enjoy hiding in the flowers & jumping out at each
other. They also treat the garden bed as a huge litter box.
So was kind of hoping... well, you know...
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #7876289

Yeap, finished my box at lunch today, and it is cool I think anyway.
It will go out Monday...as planned.
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2010
7:20 PM

Post #7877326

Ok, finally got online tonght.. very long day and I'm sitting here yawning like crazy..so going to do this and then go to bed :)

Here's a pic of the neat stuff I received from Susie..
Michigan Mosquito Eggs .. actually the best malt balls I've ever tasted.. good stuff!! :)
Cherry Chocolate Covered Cherries...more good stuff..I broke into these first..they are wonderful!
Cherry Almond Butter..I haven't opened this one yet LOL...it has chunks of cherries in it..maybe on toast? I'm taking an English Muffin to work tomorrow, so it'll go with me :)
Pure Michigan Maple Syrup.. haven't tried this yet either..that's going to happen this weekend when I fix myself a nice breakfast..
The last item is a cute tote bag with the moose on it and it says "Moose Country.. Hastings, Michigan"

What a great package!! Thank you again Susie..I enjoyed trying the goodies and can't wait to try the other two :)

Now.. a few more threads to answer and then bed..

Hugs to everyone!

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 10, 2010
7:41 PM

Post #7877392

Yummy! it all sounds good!

froggies_girl

froggies_girl
Ocean Springs, MS

June 11, 2010
11:17 AM

Post #7879071


All of you are getting such nice gifts! Got some really thoughful and generous friends on this forum!

I am finally over my cold and sinus infection. Still got a little cough, but I feel so much better.

The Red, White, and Blueberry festival was "delicious." I got some things for the swap. For myself, I got some blueberry preserves, some homemade cherry cake, and 2 plants. A red-leafed crinum and a firecracker plant.

Got my fence up and have been adding things each day in honor of Colt. He officially deployed Wednesday. His birthday is today, so I got up really early and posted a "happy birthday" to his Facebook.

Well, maybe my box will come soon! love to all, julie
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2010
4:32 AM

Post #7881062

This is what I received from GardenChick1982. A delphinium, a small mushroom stake and a pamphlet on Oregon plants.

Thank you,Erin

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2010
5:22 PM

Post #7882895

Susie, I never knew Michigan was famous for Cherries. What a great box, Chris! Any chance you can save some of that Cherry Almond Butter for the Round-Up? I bet I'm already too late but it sounds yummy. The Cherry trees Susie sent for my birthday have easily quadrupled in size.

I thought about you while we were on vacation, froggies. You had a rough week and hope you're doing OK. Your fence adding a yellow ribbon each day is a heart-felt tribute to Colt we can all appreciate!


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momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2010
5:31 PM

Post #7882917

I take it Colt is over seas? It tore me apart when my brother was stationed in Iraq for a year and a half. I was very depressed. Glad to say that he is retired now and a vet of the iraqi war. I will pray for Colt's safe return home to your family. Many , many thank yous for protecting all of us who live in the land of the free.

Erin

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2010
6:05 PM

Post #7882990

Yep TRAVERSE CITY IS The Huge Cherry Festival LOVE The Big Black cherries .
Susan Sounds as if you had a great Vacation sure wish I could take one . :)
I Hate to go by myself & Daddy won;t go away from the house .

been a long day in the hot muggy heat so it is my time to lay back & watch a movie Have a great evening & Chris I do hope you will enjoy all the goodies :))

susie
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 12, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7883062

We sure did, Susie, it was one of our best trips. Last week-end one of Hubby's co-workers and a friend came to visit from OH. We hadn't seen him for almost two years and our time together was way too short. I can't wait to meet you one of these days...you of all people deserve a vacation. It was miserably hot and humid here today too with highs in the 90's but we did get a break with a two hour thunderstorm that cooled us down in the 70's. At least I won't have to water for a few days.

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GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2010
10:10 PM

Post #7883602

I didn't really ship any treats for Erin, she doesn't like jams and jellies and other than cheese Oregon is not as famous for food other than berries & cheese which doesn't ship well. Sorry. I did realy take a lot of time looking and picking out things for you .
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
5:17 AM

Post #7883906

You could have ordered something online and had a company ship something,if you thought that you wouldn't be able too. I found a website on Oregon, and it says that berries,crab,oysters,hazelnuts and they do specialize in dairy products.Their is even a website attached to this site for blue heron french cheese company, they even have gift baskets for everything that Oregon has to offer. http://www.blueheronoregon.com/store/c/75-Gift-Baskets.aspx

Erin
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
5:36 AM

Post #7883940

There was this one too. http://www.oregonwine.org/Home/
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
6:23 AM

Post #7884014

I guess I should say right now that I was unable to find anything suitable for my swap partner too. So I guess I am going to be publicly chastized as well. I am offended that someone would be so publicly rude to a swap partner. This could have been handled though Fruit/Susan in a much better way.
I am sure someone here will find stuff I could not. I did look and I DID find a couple of things, HOWEVER the stuff I found was either too expencive or just plain TRASH. I will be sending my swap partner a gift card and an apology. I hope this will be enough.

I have NEVER not sent something out after joining a swap and I am sooo embarassed that this has happened now. I knew I was in trouble when I could not find stuff before the names were sent and I did mention that I was having a problem. So it is my fault I stayed in the swap. I can only hope that MY swap partner will be better understanding than Becky's partner is.

This being said I will not be doing any further swaps. I have some family problems which will be creating finacial problems in the next few months.
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
6:25 AM

Post #7884019

Cool thanks erin I never really thought of sending a gift basket. All the things you learn on your first swap !
Nextime I will have to stay away from my loved little garden decor shop, there hand made and painted items cost to much to send a large assorted package, guess I should have just gone online and had a cheese basket sent. Would have saved me a few trips into town. Lol ( the shop closes early and I didn't make it in time )
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
6:28 AM

Post #7884029

Thanks kris It does kinda make you feel low

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
7:06 AM

Post #7884123

IT IS Not easy to Find things What Don't cost an arm or leg to send but can be enjoyed Hey Kris your Known for aligator so I'm sure as long as you do not send a live Gator your Partner will be just as please no Matter what .

Becky your not the only one who Woke up to find a someone unhappy with you :) or our Gifts . I Got the same type of message on another forum so Now Don't feel Bad :)))) We have big sholder :)

everyone need to know that we don't alway get what we would like in these swaps . & should be very happy that our partners even sent out a box many Just drop out of sight . :) & Send nothing at all .

well back off to the great outdoors while I can .

susie
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #7884168

Susie, it wasn't that I was not happy with what I got, I didn't get to try anything. No one said that I was UNHAPPY , sounds like your the one who is unhappy and taking it out on everyone else. I have already talked to Becky about the whole thing, and she understands.

Have a nice day! =)

Becky , contrary to what others are saying I'm not MAD or UNHAPPY WITH YOU!

Erin
GardenChick1982
(Becky) Gresham, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
10:09 AM

Post #7884565

Thanks Erin
Have a fun happy day in the garden everyone please
Take the good weather and have run while its here
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
10:28 AM

Post #7884623

Well I am an idiot!! My DEAR husband just pointed out to me that we lived in Nevada for 7 years and since it is where my family lives that would count towards the spirit of this swap. And since I have to go there for a week I can get my swap buddys stuff while I am there. My Dad will be at the hospital for his treatments for 3 of the 6 days I will be there so that will give me ample time to get a little shopping in. I will be very late sending, But at least I can send something other than a gift card.

Erin,, I am sorry if you are mad at me, however I feel I need to stand by what I said. You may have meant it differently,, but you said it in a very bad and public way. Of course,, I responded in a bad and publc way to so I would say we are both guilty of bad manners today.


DeeJay/Suzie how could ANYONE ever not like a box you sent!! I am in shock!! After all the boxes and great stuff I have seen you send I cannot believe you sent something not wanted!!!!

Well I am going back to hide in my corner,, I have said toooo much today already!!

Elfie/Kris

momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 13, 2010
10:41 AM

Post #7884665

Done
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7885874

The way I view swaps is we're all here to have a good time and enjoy each other's company. It takes time to get to know our buddies and to learn their likes and dislikes, or at least it did for me when I first joined DG last March when I didn't have a sprig growing except grass and Susie and others welcomed me to their groups. I guess what I'm trying to say is we all have learning curves. Geez, I hope none of you are upset with me cause I don't have a beef with any of you and count each of you as my Friends.



Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2010
8:50 PM

Post #7886351

Fruit/ Susan I have no beef with anyone, wellll except me,lol. Just stressed about this too much and your buddy Ralphie got my head back on track so I hope all will be well from now on. By the way he did not understand the here kitty kitty thing? And said he still would love to get to meet you and hubby and go fishing sometime,,, maybe we can figure something out for next spring???

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 14, 2010
6:58 AM

Post #7887089

Good morning, it's a sunshine day so not going to go and read previous posts, nope..just saw pleased/not pleased so skip/skip/skip...

You know, even if I received an empty box I'd be saying ok, from my neck of the woods, what could be hard to find, what is it's secret meaning..I just join these things to be part of 'dg friendship' chit chat...

Hope my dear swap buddy isn't chomping at the bit, I've everything and more for this swap, am pleased with the contents but it's a choice as it's packed in a flat rate box, do I repack and sent it tomorrow??? or do I wait until the 24th and mail from your side as I thought I would...better stick with mailing from USA because it would take longer from here..

So if you are one of the 'lovelies' in this swap who hasn't received a package, know it's on it's way and that it is reflective of my neck of the woods...
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #7887138

Good morning everyone!

Heck, I thought my box was going out today, but hit a snag, something I ordered won't be in until Wednesday...dag nab it...LOL Oh well.

froggiesgirl, glad you are feeling better. Those summer colds and sinus are awful, least in the winter there (atleast in Missouri) isn't anything fun to do so you don't feel like you are missing out on anything.

Bettypause, boy if I was you I would wait. Doesn't it cost more and take longer to mail between the two countries? Love the swaps hate the postage...LOL altho I have to say everything I have mailed has been well taken care of...

FOTV, hope you had a nice vacation and glad you are back, we missed ya. Did you go fishing and catch alot of fish?

We are still having rain and rain ontop of rain. Awful about those poor people in Arkansas camping, I have camped there before in tents. So very sad.



Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 14, 2010
8:06 AM

Post #7887279

Prayers for their families...

Yes, does cost quite a bit more, we don't have 'flat box rate'..last month while in Buffalo I picked up quite a few flat rate boxes so I could see just how much I could put into each, sure wish that we could have flat rate..

Customs seems to delay the delivery of swap packages..but that's ok, never know what's in the mail and great that they check everything out...

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2010
9:10 AM

Post #7887440

Betty, you are not alone in not mailing yet. I haven't mailed mine and I am on this side of the border! I have been patiently waiting for one or two things, they are semi perishable and can't mail on a Friday because of it. Was going to mail today but it's Flag Day and I don't know if mail runs. So I will start again tomorrow morning, hopefully. Your presents are always so good, I can't imagine anyone not being happy with waiting for it.

Glad to see you back Fruity, would love some fish but it might be a bit rank by the time it got here. Starting to get jalapenos out of the garden, so I can make some more of the bread and butter ones. I was wanting to make watermelon pickles for my box but melons are late in getting out here and we are known for them. Hmmmm, maybe I could just send a famous Hempstead watermelon? Just put stamps on it. ROFLMAO at the thought.


Joy

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 14, 2010
9:44 AM

Post #7887536

They could always play football with it until it gets delivered..lol..

Thanks for the compliment..always hope I meet some of the needs/wants of my swap partner...

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2010
11:43 AM

Post #7887870

I was under the impression that the PO always did that with packages anyway. LOL
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
12:09 PM

Post #7887948

Oh, I would love a fresh good watermelon from Texas...oh that would be wonderful. When I lived in Texas I had a second frige just for watermelon. My XH (think I will leave out the D) would laugh when I would say Hey were are out of watermelon, he said it sounded like i was talking about milk or something...well to me it was a staple necessity... :D Come to think of it I would love some real breakfast tacos, and real tamales, and and...LOL

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2010
1:46 PM

Post #7888245

Wow, never thought about not having breakfast tacos. We have a lady who does phenomenal tamales periodically and I always stock up the freezer.
Hempstead ships out the most watermelons of any city in the country, all through our local fruit market guys, DiIorio's. In fact they have hundreds of acres in watermelons themselves. We use the fridge out in the barn for our melons, they sure are good.

Joy

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2010
2:08 PM

Post #7888302

Ooh boxes coming in and y'all are making me hungry!!!

I'll be sending my box out late too. Got too much going on right now, but managed to start with at least 2 goodies!! Don't worry buddy.. I hid those goodies well from DH's prying eyes!
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
2:28 PM

Post #7888351

Oh Joy, you are killing me...LOL I miss breakfast tacos sooooo much, wonder if they are as good as I remember...LOL, fields of watermelons I would be in 7th heaven. I tried growing them here one time and but I could not figure out how you tell if they are ripe on the vine. Wanna talk about disappointment grow a watermelon for months, waiting and waiting, then slice it open and see that it is not ripe! Oh the disappointment... I read all the stuff about the curly things dying about the melon being yellow on the bottom, and I am apparently tone deaf cause thumbing doesn't work for me...LOL
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7888783

Shoot, Elfie..."here kitty, kitty" was about one of the catfish hubby caught but I forgot to attach the pic. I'd love to go camping / fishing with you, Ralphie and the G-kids. Let's work on either a Fall or next Spring trip!

Sorry happ, here's the weird photo of the Catfish again.


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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #7888951

I really need new glasses, having see what it was I can now see it in the thumbnail...big ole cat!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 14, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #7889114

When I went to my opthamalogist 12 years ago, he had the gall to say "at your age" you need bi-focals. I'll never forget that was the week before my 40ith birthday. I still went back for yearly exams and kept wearing contacts til my arms got too short to read fine print or do cross stick or drive at night. That was a year and a half ago. Hate wearing glasses with a passion, especially when it's so hot sweat falls like bullets...but now I can read our street sign in the fork of the road and can easily read my neighbor's license plate clear across the road. Am I nosey or what? LOL Guess vanity is a double-headed beast, especially as we age.


happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #7889366

I have always worn glasses or contacts, when my poor DH reached 41 (he had never needed glasses) was shocked he couldn't see and kept saying can read this, can you read this, then on the radio they said the average age for bifocals is 42, so he went to the eye doctor...when he got glasses he whined and whined...finally one day I looked at him and said hey, since I have been wearing them forever I really don't think you have any right to whine...he smiled and said oh yeah... Time for new ones tho, I have just been putting it off, hate spending the money on that when I can buy some plants or something...rofl.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2010
4:12 AM

Post #7889854

I Agree Joyce I have had the say Bifocal for 5 yrs now I Had catoract surgery back in 07 Still wearing the same Glasses that I wore before the surgery , Doc tells me yearly I Need new Glasses I Tell him as long as I can still read with these that I paid $380. for I will keep them till they break . but if they are not broken why replace them .

just cause your one eye changes more then the other they think you will have to run out & buy a new pair every year .
Well as you say I Can buy plants for that kind of money :)

well today is my big brothers b-day so got to go wish him a great day & Hope you all have a safe & fun day also.

susie
ddbydeb
Summerville, SC
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #7890405

Oh Lord now I am really longing for a Texas Watermelon! I love the yellow and the orange ones we used to get back home. I have been here in SC for over 30 yrs but still call texas home.
I hope my swap partner likes what I put in I put in things from here that I loved so if you get it and dont care for it just send it back LOL! if I could have made shrinp and grits and sent it I would have I LOVE them! We have a new tradition on Christmad for the last 2 years . I have to make Shrimp and Grits. Now I am hungry dang it!
MaggieHanson
Warner Robins, GA
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2010
9:02 AM

Post #7890506

Oh...shrimp sounds fabulous!!!!! I know what I'm having for lunch.

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #7890717

Boy I love shrimp, especially on the grill, marinated in butter, wine and garlic. And grits, love 'em. Here in TX they are more a hashbrown area but my AL roots sing grits.

I got my package put together and shipped off this morning! My buddy needs to be sharp on Thursday, it has perishables in it so we don't want it hanging around the PO too long.

And it's official. I am truly blonde. I am sitting at my computer looking at the note that was to go in the box. Sigh. And some local honey and preserves that didn't get in. Darn it. Oh well, I am not sure they would have fit, so I hope my buddy likes what I sent. I agonized over this swap more than most, just couldn't get that watermelon to fit in a Priority box!!!!!!!! I thought about cutting it up first, but then my buddy might not like watermelon wine. ROFLMAO
Oh well, I will go to DiIorio's and buy a Black Diamond and a Texas Yellow to honor all of you poor souls who don't have them "next door". Bone-y pa-teet
Joy


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happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2010
11:58 AM

Post #7890920

OK, you little southern gritty gals, you can have your grits...moved to NC and they served me grits in a diner...still to this day not sure what I was suppose to do with them, tires crossed my mine...sorry just kidding, no offense...they were very strange to me. Along with boiled peanuts, which was strange...I do love traveling and trying different things tho. Hope we never get to homogenized it would take all the fun and wonder out of everything... When I moved to Texas it was 2 years before I would try a tamale because the only one I had ever tried came from a can and was horrible. Once I had a real tamale I was so sad I had waited so long...LOL Still miss them at Christmas.

That is one of the sad things about chain stores I can go to Wally World in any city and they are all the same...sad!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7891026

I love America!!!
One of the few places in the world I can get all types of International food, even Russian fare!!
If there's no restaurant to satisfy my cravings for a certain dish.. there's always online stores for the ingredients required, and voila.. you can duplicate the dish right in your kitchen.

I've been missing La. crawfish badly since I moved here, and you're right.. there's the local WM that stocked them! Happy am I.
Too bad, they don't have real andouille..

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #7891040

BUDDY.. I got my box!! Just waiting on verification from the hostess that it is you.
Your DG moniker is missing, thank God you left behind a return addy.
Will post a picture/s later before I finish off a bag of scrumptious vanilla cookies!!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7891384

My mouth is watering for an ice cold slice Watermelon. It was 90 in the shade a few minutes ago when I came in. Don't even get me started on Shrimp & Grits...YUMMO! They're just ground corn, happ, and I like them with a dab of butter smothered with any kind of googy cheese, cheddar or mozarella, any that easily melts and you can stir in, and a side order of bacon. Sounds like you had the instant kind, I was raised on Quaker Oats that need to be cooked and still buy them. Some people put sugar or honey in their grits, sort of like a serving of traditional oatmeal...I can't stand that pile of mush in any flavor. OGM, the best shrimp & grits I''ve ever eaten besides my own were at a restaurant in Pawley's Island, SC. There's nothing like the Low Country near Charleston or Myrtle Beach or Beaufort and their fresh seafood! You know what I mean, Deb.

Does anybody else remember soda fountains? Ours was in the town Rexall Drugstore where you could order a Cherry Coke for a quarter or a Banana split for 50 cents and they were served by a real "soda jerk"? Lordy I'm getting old but those were good times when I drove a bike...LOL



rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2010
3:23 PM

Post #7891466

Oh my, I remember Rexall and the soda fountain! It was close enough (back then) to the house that once in a while mom would give us 50 cents and let us ride our bikes there. You could get a Coke with all sorts of syrup, or a float. Of course the banana splits were to die for. Served in those long glass boats with a long handled spoon so you could swipe some of your buddy's. Did you have Woolworth's Department Store? They had a soda fountain too.
I remember sitting at the Rexall magazine rack and agonizing over which comic book to buy. We would pool our money so we could still get a drink, and it had to be a good one since everyone was going to read it a hundred times.

I remember last winter the Cooking Channel put grits in the baskets of the chef's on Chopped. But none of them knew what they were, it was so funny to me since half of what they get to cook is so out in left field for me.

We had our first crawfish boil in years this Memorial Day and ohhh it was so good. Got a bunch of them mudbugs in the freezer right now, I will make an etoufe with them.

Joy
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
4:03 PM

Post #7891563

Woolworth's Five & Dime was in the next town and I often splurged my allowance on fresh popcorn you could smell wafting down the street, Mary Jane's or Juicy Fruit gum. There was an Ace Hardware a couple doors down the street from our Rexall (which is still in business but is just a drugstore now) and I'm sure that's where "Santa" shopped and my trikes and bikes and Red Flyer Wagons came from. That was way before the days of K-Mart or SkyCity or Belk's. Oh my gosh, going to Belk's when I was a tween was like shopping in high cotton! Did your Rexall have fancy heart shaped boxes of Valentine's candies trimmed in lace and boxes and boxes of every toy you could ever imagine? Ours had a Lionel Train display set up in the middle of the floor that was black and white squares of lineoleum. Too bad I wasn't a boy...LOL I remember those Comic books too but was more enthralled with the boys playing the pin-ball machines my Mother forbid me to play and said they were a waste of money. TILT!
ddbydeb
Summerville, SC
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2010
4:25 PM

Post #7891622

Lord I was just thinking of Woolworths then saw the last post! They had the best food at thier grill. I swear! Lord I am getting do dang old its not funny :) Now I am dreaming of Yellow Watemelon , real tamales and grits in any form (which is easy fo rme to rectify at least) I like them fixed like Crem of Wheat too anyone remember Cream of Wheat? My Mom used ot make ti al the time and we would put sugar a touch of milk, butter and chopped up bacon in it yum! I do that with grits too now. Bill wont touch grits for any amount of money LOL!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2010
4:33 PM

Post #7891654

We always had Cream of Wheat, I wanted Malt o Meal. In fact I have some in the cabinet right now. I remember getting to order lunch at the Woolworth's grill and thinking it was the best!

I remember the fancy Valentine boxes of candy, I always wished I would get one. I also remember getting my teacher her end of year gift there, it was some stinky toilet water that I thought was heavenly and I could afford on my allowance.

Pin ball machines would turn you into a hood. That's what Momma would always say. My brother used to scrounge the sides of the road hunting returnable bottles so he could get enough money to play the one at the Rexall.

Did anyone put peanuts in their Coke or Dr. Pepper? Loved ice cold Moon Pies, ours would keep them in the ice cream freezer for the kids. And our soda jerk knew our names, our parents and where we lived so we had to behave.

Joy
ddbydeb
Summerville, SC
(Zone 9b)

June 15, 2010
4:42 PM

Post #7891683

Joy oh the memories ! Yep I was just telling my grands a week or so ago about putting penauts in my coce and dr pepper. They looked at me like I was nuts so I told them we would try it sometime! My Momma had a ceramic shop so we always had ice cold bottles of Coke and Dr Pepper and Lance Peanuts to pour in them. I can remmeber gtting a coke out of the machine and it was partially frozen. Man there was nothing better than that on a hot Texas day.
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 15, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7891736

Rexall Drugs WOW what a flash back ! And yes the cherry cokes !

Jaye, Glad you are enjoying your cookies :) Sorry I didn't put
down my DG name on the letter as well. Did the plants survive?
I was sooo anxious about them.

Let me know
happgarden
Kansas City (Joyce), MO
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2010
7:29 PM

Post #7892154

OK, my grits I picked the whole thing up with the fork and it was kind of like plastic. I am guessing they weren't made real well...
My first job at 14 or 15 was being a soda jerk at the soda fountain I use to hang out at when I was a kid...LOL. It was a local drug store and you could get a coke with a million different flavors, 2 "older" (probably 30) women came in every day and got chocolate cokes, we made vanilla cokes, and lemon cokes, we made limeades/lemonades from scratch and made our own simple syrup (did not use sprite like some places do today). Do you remember phosphate's? And yes it is spelled correctly it took me 20 minutes on webster...LOL Cherry phosphate's were so pretty and pink... I think I got 50cents an hour but it was close to house so I could walk. We had shakes, malts, sodas, you name it. The coke came in huge bottles that we had to lift and pour in the top of the dispenser, sticky! YUCK! I hate sticky fingers...lol

The best hot dogs I ever ate were in the Macy's store in the basement. The buns were strange but grilled on both sides with the best chili and messy...om.

So funny about the pinball machines, girls could not go near them, so when I grew up I bought one...rofl. My neices and nephews thought I had the funniest house with a pin ball machine in the dining room...course they loved playing it!

Working in a drug store at a young age did have some very ackward moments. Wish I could tell more...but.

Now I am starving for watermelon, good food, and a good old seat at the counter of the drug store... ;D

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 15, 2010
7:52 PM

Post #7892217

Wow. I do rememeber, and the old pharmacy back home still has the soda fountain there! Sounds like we are all close in age!

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
8:41 PM

Post #7892325

Y'all are sharing memories and me, originally from Singapore, can only relate to the peanut thingy in the coke bottle and only one drug store with a real soda fountain.
Unfortunately, the customers at that drug store were mostly British expatriates and the prices were well beyond the reach of the local children. I remember powdered milk was used and my eyes were wide open when my dad's English colleague demanded fresh milk. I looked around then and was expecting a cow to appear at any moment!!
We're not a dairy consuming island then.

Joy, if you're making etouffee.. mais cher.. don't forget to give me a holler!!
Thankfully, the crawfish ponds operators will be making a killing if the Basin back in Louisiana should be contaminated..

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
8:45 PM

Post #7892331

Cris, I am totally floored not only by the goods, but by the very warm introductory, yet informative, letter.
I am priviledged that Cris gave me glimpses into her life and the history that has shaped her. Each gift, carries a story.
I hope she won't mind me sharing the contents of that beautiful letter with y'all.

To start with.. she sent me a lighthouse plaque, as representing the area where she grew up.. New England.

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #7892338

That plaque has a special place in the garden.

As a tribute to her 'gruff' Italian grandfather who cultivated in her a love for anything that blooms, she sent me packets of native seeds, Columbine, Aster and Turtle Heads Cheloni.
She also included, some Calla Lily seedlings.
They got a little stressed from the journey, but I'll do my best to revive them. In the pic, there's a Boston magnet, plus the beautiful card.

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
8:52 PM

Post #7892351

I can't believe that Cris took her time to bake me some sugar free cookies!!! Oatmeal and Vanilla cookies.

OMG!! OMG!!! The oatmeal cookies are MAHVELLLOUSSSSS... with pecans and with a hint of cinnamon!! Fantastic!!! I can't stand too much cinnamon in desserts but they were perfect!

This is the first time I've tasted HOME MADE vanilla cookies. Oh my.. and you use REAL butter!! You got to be Julia Child's protege!! Errr.. the bag was full yesterday.. wonder what happened! (GRIN)

I wept a little as I've never tasted anything sugar free that good!! DH thank you too!
The women in your family have taught you well.


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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
8:57 PM

Post #7892366

Then there are the Nantucket Nectars. Flavors are Big Cranberry and Pressed Apples along with a bottle of salad dressing. They got here intact, thanks to your great packaging.
It will also be my first time trying "Olde Cape Cod" Sweet and Sour Poppy Seed. My DH is eager to try this. He's not much into salad, but he loves poppy seed dressing. Intriguing.. sweet and sour...
All these come from her beloved Cape Cod.
Unfortunately Christmas Tree Shop hasn't launched a store around here Cris. Wish one would come soon. Always on the prowl for a good bargain!

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heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2010
9:03 PM

Post #7892386

Thank goodness I can type out my thoughts here, as my mouth is gainfully occupied munching on an oatmeal cookie!!

Cris understood completely what it's like to be a diabetic, and she thoughtfully included recipes for me to try. My sweet tooth has been on a forced diet lately!!
The recipes will also be copied and shared with my sister in France who has a daughter who's a juvenile diabetic.

I can't thank you enough for taking your time to do all these for me. I have to say, I can see this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.. and to think I almost pass this swap up!!
I will certainly be missing the opportunity of gaining a new wonderful friend.
All those feedbacks you got, as one of the most nicest people on DG.. they're so true!

In my native language for thanks... "Terima Kaseh Cris"..loosely translated... "Accept My Love, Cris".

Anything I can do for you, from my neck of the woods, just dmail me!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #7892941

Jaye, that is such a lovely and well thought out package!
Sounds like Kell enjoyed the cookies too? :-)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 16, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #7893164

Jaye, what a wonderful box of goodies...now you don't have to eat all those cookies today do you? Maybe you could bring them with you to Cookies and we'll share...
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2010
7:23 AM

Post #7893263

Jaye,
Reading your delight made me weepy. Thank You for your
wonderful words of friendship. I was afraid I hadn't sent enough
or that it was too homey.
Hope the seedlings make it - I was really unsure in this heat how
they would do in the mail. Didn't want to overwhelm you with a lot
of seeds but thought a little New England in the garden might be
nice.
Baking is a real passion for me. When you make the Vanilla cookie
recipe instead of vanilla, try it with lemon or orange extract & add
some peel if you like to vary it.
Again, I can't tell you how much your enjoyment of my hometown
gifts has meant to me.



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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7893384

Very nice, thoughtful and special gifts, Cris. I bet those cookies are already gone, Betty!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 16, 2010
8:08 AM

Post #7893392

And here I was looking forward to having one with coffee...shucks, I would have shared!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #7893452

Maybe Jaye's already baking a batch.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

June 16, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #7893545

She just might being doing that..can smell them from here...thank goodness it's almost lunch, getting hungry..
Elfs_Garden
( Kris) Smiths, AL
(Zone 8a)

June 16, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7893607

Can someone Please send me those recipes?? Jaye I am not eating anything sweet right now.. I posted why on the Raise you baby Swap,,,sigh,,,
ClanCampbell
(Chris) Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #7893610

Well, I'm one step closer to actually sending out my package! I printed the mailing label.. aren't you all impressed with me??? :) I keep forgetting the stupid box at home..finally wised up and printed the label, so it'll go out tomorrow FOR SURE! Sorry, my dear buddy, that you happened to get such a bad procrastinator LOL.. hopefully the items will make the wait worth while!

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 16, 2010
9:45 AM

Post #7893689

I would like the recipes as well please.

Joy

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #7893763

Again, thank you, Cris :-)
What cookies, Betty?? Lolol!! Savoring some oatmeal right now!!

Ahhh.. LK, you know Kel well. He finished off the Vanilla cookies last night while chatting on FB. When I told him that he's being inconsiderate, he said the devil made him do it!!

Wishful thinking there Susan. The sewing machine's taking my time right now, but as soon as I return from Cookie's, I'll be baking.

Kris, Joy.. I'll send you copies of the recipes. Happy to promote healthy living!!

Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2010
10:53 AM

Post #7893877

Please remember that these recipes use Splenda
Baking Blend. The vanilla cookies are Very rich so
please enjoy but NO sugar comas ok?

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
Submitted by: dlife Source: dLife
Ingredients:
1/3 c canola oil 3/4 c Splenda brown sugar
3/4 c Splenda Baking Blend 1 egg 1 egg white
1 t vanilla extract 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda 1 t ground cinnamon
1 1/2 c old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 c chopped pecans

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Use a large bowl, and stir together the oil, brown sugar,
sugar, egg, egg white, and vanilla.
3. Use a small bowl, and combine the flour, cinnamon,
and baking soda.
4. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture.
5. Stir in the oatmeal and pecans, combining well.
6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet
coated with non-stick cooking spray.
7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
8. Remove and let cool on wax paper.
Nutritional Information: Per Serving
Calories: 73, Carbs: 11g, Protein: 1g. Total Fat: 3g,
Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 4mg Fiber: 1g,
Sodium: 30mg


Vanilla Wafers   (yield about 7 dozen)
1 cup Butter - softened 2 cups Splenda Baking Blend
2 eggs 2 Tbl Vanilla
2 2/3 cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

In a mixing bowl cream butter & sugar. Beat in eggs
and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add to mixture,
mix well. Drop by Tablespoon fulls 2 inches apart onto
baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or
until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2010
11:05 AM

Post #7893916

My box just got picked up by the postman. It is on the way, and it should arrive by the week-end!
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2010
11:13 AM

Post #7893947

More Diabetic cookie recipes I found on internet.
Both can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week
OR frozen for up to 3 months.
Almond Cookies
Submitted by: zalucki Source: dLife
1/4 c plus 2 T reduced-calorie margarine
Sugar substitute to equal 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk 1/2 t almond extract
1/4 t vanilla extract & lemon extract
1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking powder
1/8 t salt

1. In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and
sugar substitute by beating at medium speed with an
electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and
remaining flavorings and continue to beat well.
2. Combine the dry ingredients together and then add
them to the mixture. Beat well.
3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and then shape
the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the dough balls 2" apart
on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
5. Remove the cookies and place on wire racks to cool
completely.
Before baking, flatten each dough ball with a fork for more
uniform, shaped cookies.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving
Calories: 80, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g,
Total Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 10mg
Fiber: >1g, Sodium: 61mg
Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Starch

Anise-Jam Cookies Source: dLife
1 c (1/2 lb.) butter, softened 1/2 c Splenda Bkg Bl
1 LG egg yolk 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 t crushed anise seeds 1/2 c sugar-free strawberry jam
(Optional) 1/2 c powdered sugar 2 T anise-flavored liqueur

Instructions:
1. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk.
Gradually mix in flour and anise until fully combined.
2. Roll a Tablespoon of dough in your hand and place on cookie
sheet. Using your thumb, press a grove in the center.
3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven
and spoon jam into the groves. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer
until just golden. Let cool 5 minutes.
4. (Optional) Combine powdered sugar with anise liqueur and
spoon mixture over each cookie.
.
Nutritional Information: Per Serving
Calories: 52, Carbohydrates: 6.8g, Protein: 0.5g, Total Fat: 2.6g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 9.5mg
Fiber: 0.1g. Sodium: 26mg



Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

June 16, 2010
11:17 AM

Post #7893959

The last 2 recipes I Have made before & they turn out well.

Susie, I hope you didn't mind that I posted them here. Most
people know someone who is diabetic & I thought it might
be helpful to pass the recipes on.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
11:43 AM

Post #7894046

Thank you Cris.
I've never used Splenda. Been told it works in baking. Now that I've tried your cookies, I'll be using them!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #7894227

We love getting off on tangets, Cris. No problem at all and we're glad to have new recipes.

I use Splenda in everything except hummingbird food...lol Absolutely cannot tell the different from the real thing. Has anybody tried Stevia?

rouxcrew

rouxcrew
(Joy) Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 16, 2010
1:06 PM

Post #7894269

Fruity, we might be getting a bit long for our dial up friends.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 16, 2010
1:33 PM

Post #7894354

Gotcha, Joy.

Don't get lost in the woods on the way to our new room...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1108386/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1108386/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1108386/
clpgirl
Chippewa Lake, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 1, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #7936002

Major apologies to my buddy. Have had medical, family health issues. package to my buddy will go out MONDAY. And MY package came and is awesome. will be back on later w/ more details. thanks for your patience...

Cyndy
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7936672

We understand, Cyndy. You've had your hands full the past few weeks and there's no need for you to apologize. I'm just glad you're back with us and hope all is well with you and your family. You've been great too keeping me informed, much appreciated. Come on over to our new room when you have time to let us know about the goodies you received.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1108386/

tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2010
11:21 AM

Post #7947449

LOL...
This year they are all corn..
One soybean by hihyway..
Pritty soon you wan't be able to see uor house.
Just the second floor..


Tubby



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