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Late summer garden tour


One last look, before fall seriously sets in.

 I feel so LOVED, and blessed with wonderful people in my life.  Thank you everyone for your kindness, cards, phonecalls, emails, visits, goodie bags, icecream, mac and cheese, chicken casserole, soup, and flowers.  You have made this event one that will always fill my heart with warm memories.  I just have to show you this very cool “edible arrangement”…..what a great idea.   It has pineapple daisy’s with melon centers, stawberries, chocolate covered strawberries, and grapes.  “Edible Arrangements” in Plymouth made this one.  Thanks Nan. 


Tomato Prolifery



 This is an annual event, the making of the tomato pie.  You may want to try this rich bit of late summer goodness:

Tomato Pie

4 tomatoes, chopped

1 sweet onion, chopped

10 to 12 fresh basil leaves, chopped

9-inch pie crust, baked

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Layer half of tomato, onion and basil in pie crust, repeat layers.  Mix mozzarella, cheddar, and mayo together.  Spread mixture over top of pie, top with parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes.  Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. 

Thank you Susie, for this recipe…..years ago. 

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b.jpgb.jpgb.jpgb.jpgb.jpgb.jpgI’m back after a short diversion,  feeling better and hope to use this recuperation time to advantage…….I have many wonderful friends, and here is one of the best……she has many names (Bibbs, Kabibbles, Bibbideeboo for starters).  She is almost two years old, and has settled into being the sweetest, yet sassiest cat over the past year.  She adores me and the feeling is mutual.   

Jeff has been building the portico over our front entry,  in preparation for the roof that needs to be replaced.   This is a very fine looking portico in progress, me thinks….


Jeff has plans to insert a piece of metal work, something like this: