Spring has brought many visitors to our yard...here are some of our guests..Jopining the fun at Outdoor Wednesdays.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Expresso Steak Rub
3 tablespoons espresso beans, freshly ground
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
Mix together all ingredients. Brush steaks with extra virgin olive oil and dredge in rub. Grill to your favorite temperature. (My fav is med apx 8 min. each side)
Yield: Coats two steaks
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|I used a cut out after the round was baked, but still warm, then sprinked with baking sugar and lavender jimmies|
|Jasmine tea complimented the flavorful lavender shortbread cookies|
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
I have been collecting Apothecary jars and cloches for a while. This week I began assembling them to give as Mother's Day gifts. First layering the glass bottoms with a dark sand, next a whiter sand..then I added minitures. This is so simple and yet a fresh look for Spring. I am still looking for the right brown gingham ribbon to attach to the handles with the lime satin ribbon that I have from Christmas time.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Outdoor Wednesday found a mix of micro climates. Within 3 days, the ground had experienced extreme temps from 40 to 79 to a frost. The bulbs and flowers prevailed.