Saturday, September 24, 2016

Good Morning Saturday & Linky Parties Question

Good morning everyone,

   Any plans for your weekends?  Yesterday I did more dutch oven baking with a gluten free upside down cake-which actually baked better than in my gas oven in less time. This cake is difficult to bake done in the middle so in the house oven half way into the baking time I put a piece of parchment paper on top and then check often til done-but outdoors it baked much more evenly.
    I only use mixes for a couple gluten free baked goods as I know it will turn out and sometimes just easier. The fruit I used in this one was a can of drained no sugar fruit cocktail and diced fresh pears. I set up the dutch oven the same as when I do my pies-on a trivet inside the dutch oven in a glass or glazed pottery pan, coals on top and on the bottom around the edge just barely under the oven. Next time though I will place maybe two or three hot coals under the dutch oven around the center so for this it will carmalize better -but was very pleased.


   I ended up doing a grilled friday too-grilled italian brats, pork and beans doctored up a bit, grilled onions, peppers, my own canned chantrelle mushrooms-the cake was dessert.

   I am off to take a short walk this morning and gather up some more goldenrod before it gets rained on -thinking of experimenting dyeing artists papers-not sure yet.

Those of you that set up linky parties here on your blog-what company or sites do you like to use?? I tried a couple for my Creativity Wednesdays on my Hummingbird Woodland Studio blog and one I just couldn't get to work-and the other one I didn't like, had to pay to personalize it which I thought was a bit much?  Anyways if I get allot of participation a link set up would be nicer for everyone. so any help would be appreciated  Thank you

    Enjoy your weekend-we have a cold front moving in with some rain and promises of fall weather-looking forward to it.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ouch--- Bit Twice by One of the Huge Bees Here

  This summer these really huge bees had found their way to the hummingbird's sugar water. Not unusual to have to work my way around the wasps-honey bees-or other bees loving the hummingbirds nectar.

  This year we have had these huge ones-I will see if I can get a photo. Not as many right now, they are not aggressive, but this morning I took a feeder down to fill and didn't see any bees on there-but when I turned it over to fill-ouch there was one there I hadn't seen. Was it ever painful and swelled up my ring finger fast-I am glad I thought to take my wedding band off. 
   This hurt worse than when I got bit by those bad spiders or red wasps.
   I soaked it right away in strong vinegar water for about an hour and took a Benydryl-I keep that around for bites like this as it helps to fight off the swelling as does the vinegar. I then used baking soda paste and after four hours took another Benydryl. It still hurts allot but the swelling has gone down from what it was.
  and Yes bees and wasps do bite-you feel the difference as for me it hurts worse-but there is no stinger to contend with.

  That was my excitement for the day lol and blew off my afternoon with a nap. oh well
  Happy Monday everyone.

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