Friday, September 26, 2008

Say Salsa

HOT SUMMER SALSA: 8 cups peeled, cored, chopped fresh tomatoes; l to 2 cups seeded and chopped fresh jalapeno peppers (use rubber gloves when doing this, also you can use more or less to taste);2 cups chopped onion; 8 cloves garlic, minced; 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro; 1 tablespoon salt; 3/4 cup cider vinegar and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Pour hot salsa into hot pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Seal jars with two-piece caps. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Makes 4-5 pints. Or just sit down and eat it. Rebecca eats it on her scrambled eggs.


These are ever-blooming iris, and I have some to share. A reminder that the Quilt and Craft Show at Dearborn First Methodist Church will be October 3 and 4, that's at Mason and Garrison in Dearborn (one block off Michigan Avenue). Handmade and antique quilts will fill the sanctuary and Salad Luncheon starts about 11:30. Artists Barbara , assisted by Kathy, and me too, and several others including jewelry, needlework and handmade items. Stop and see us, we will be downstairs. No admission to the craft show (10-7 on Friday and 10-4 on Saturday) the luncheon is $6.00 and admission to the quilt show is $3.00. Annnnnd while you are in Dearborn you can check out Fall into Dearborn festival on Saturday, music on the stage and Art on the Avenue (formerly held in June) and an auto show and farmer's market. In case I didn't get everything exactly right, go to Or, just come both days and stay all day. be there or be square.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Post-It Chickens

My favorite chickens.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cool School Shoes and student-of-the-month

At least I got a picture of Rebecca's feet. And Charlie is student-of-the-month, how bout that.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thankful People

Sarah Jane and Benjamin (names of my great, great grandparents, we don't know anything about them but we hope they were thankful people.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jackie's family

From left to right, David, Aiden, Tracey, Hannah, Jason, Paul and my friend Jackie. oops, don't know the doggies, they are Jason's and Hannah's.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday's Witches

One black cat is enough for me; this gal has, not one, but three.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Game On

This is Charlie, Number 8, first game, new season, Victory Honda is our team!!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Town Peddler Saturday

Mary Margaret and Mitzi

this is laurie, she has advice for you.

Helen, the witch of the week

Friday, September 5, 2008


You may not be impressed but if you knew how long I have waited for this thing to bloom you would at least sympathize. It is Candy Mountain and it wilts every day and only blooms for a little while in the early morning. But it's really taking off now, we'll see....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September sunflowers

Rebecca liked this one, but I thought if it would be scary for her rock band poster hunks that are on her walls now.

This is a little short sunflower planted by a visiting bird (or squirrel).