Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
When you go to allrecipes.com it is the first recipe shown for baklava.It is also one of the first recipes that come up on google search for baklava.
Give it a try.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:20 PM
Monday, December 7, 2009
I don't know why the links would not work on my last post. I kept trying and trying to get them to work and made sure I typed them in properly, anyhow the name of the shop that I won this absolutely gorgeous necklace from is www.noblestudiosltd.etsy.com
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:26 AM
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Brrrr it has been downright cold here lately. No, we don't have snow in North Florida, but we have had rain and very chilly days and nights. In fact we did have some sleet last night. Brrr. Yep, I'm a wimp when it comes to cold weather.
Oh, and look at what I won recently!
Really super cool items.
Here is another recipe to share with you.
Buttermilk Walnut Pie
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons plain flour
1 pinch salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 nine inch pie crust
Cream butter,sugar and vanilla together. Add eggs, flour and salt. Beat well. Sprinkle chopped walnuts into bottom of crust. Fold in buttermilk and pour mixture into crust. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until set.
Well..the holiday season is underway...here's wishing you some warm cozy days, and may you enjoy the season.
~The Garden Goose!~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:06 PM
Monday, November 30, 2009
I trust that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving day. We had a few family members to visit and had a great time, eating and talking.:0)
I have enjoyed the cooler weather, and it has finally been cold enough here to tentatively call it "winter"..at least for a couple of days...ha.
That is the funny thing about Florida living..our fall and winter weather is rather wacky at times. One thing that we can count on though in late November/December/January/February here is that usually rain will precede a cool spell..and this afternoon it has rained for a while so I expect by later tonight the weather will usher in a cool spell for us.
Luckily all of my plants are still hanging in there and none as of yet have suffered any frost damage..knock on wood here.
I did move my prized jade plant indoors a few days ago and decided to try and start a few cuttings off of it. I have had the parent plant for about 5-6 yrs now and it is a lovely specimen.
Oh! I wanted to tell you all to scoot on over to www.notquitejunecleaver.com and get your hands on a copy of Susan's first cookbook! It is a book devoted to everything "Pies"..good down home recipes you will want to add to your collection.
Now here's a recipe I'd like to share.
This is so very easy, but oh so yummy. Give it a try the next time you want a fast, easy chicken meal.
Baked Crispy Chicken
8 boneless chicken breasts
1 stick of butter melted
1-2 cups Rice Krispies
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dip chicken in melted butter, the roll in crushed Rice Krispies. Bake in shallow baking dish for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees until brown and juices run clear.
Here's wishing you all a very lovely week! Thanks for stopping by.
~The Garden Goose!~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:31 PM
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wanted to let you all know that we have revised the Small Town Living Compilation Cd's to encompass all issues of the magazine through to Aug/Sept. 2009! That means that you receive 18 issues of the magazine on a cd! Over 1,000 pages of information!
What a terrific gift for yourself, a friend, or family member!
Stop by the website at www.stliving.net to order your copy now!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:35 PM
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wanted to let you all know that my friend Susan posted a nice interview on her website with Ellyn Anne...the Apron Lady.
Check it out here:
Also Susan is having a lovely drawing to accompany the interview, don't miss that either.
So stop by and check it out, and find out what the "Tie One On Day" is all about too.
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:35 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Posted by Tina Leavy at 5:24 PM
Saturday, October 31, 2009
GEE WHIZ..I have tried for the last week to get onto all of my blogs as well as the ning forums for our Small Town Living site with no luck..my computer went on a real wonky fritz. So I am currently on my hubby's laptop writing all of my posts and we will be getting an external harddrive for my computer and transferring all of my photos onto that and then deleting a lot of things off of my computer with the hopes that it will then run a bit better for me. but..ugh..technology can be aggravating at times.
well, we took a trip to Ocala last weekend to put in our bid on a home, but that fell through at the last minute as we did not wish to get drug into a bidding war on the home. So we continue to look for a home. Ours is being listed with a new agent who is very nice and seems to definitely have her act in gear compared to the last agent..this gal is a dynamo and quite helpful with advice, and a "go getter", so we really are hoping that things go quickly once we have the new agent.
Weather here today has started to cool down again after this mornings rain shower.We have had a rather odd bit of Fall weather here..it just can't seem to decide whether or not to remain summertime or to go ahead and embrace the changing season :0)
On another note my husband is hosting a giveaway, all you have to do is visit his shop at www.wilsongraphics.etsy.com and email him and tell him what you think of his work..then leave your address and you will receive a nice vinyl decal from his overstocked items...his email is pauldavidwilson at gmail dot com.
I do hope that you all are having a great weekend. Here's wishing you a Happy Halloween too.
~the Garden Goose!~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 1:41 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Things around here have been a wee bit busy as of late.
I've been working on cleaning out our garage a bit more. Trying to get more things downsized and cleared out.
And am bartering a few of the items for things that I actually can use/need at a new house. Things like crocheted dishcloths, some heirloom seeds that I don't have in my stash, and some retro looking fabric fat quarters. So it is thinning out things I don't want to move and swapping them for things that take up a lot less space and that I can wind up putting to good use. It is a win-win situation for all involved.Plus bartering is just plain fun.
Then I worked on weeding my potted plants..yep..somehow my potted plants out back wound up with their fair share of weeds in amongst the pots/plants...gee weeds are persistent aren't they? Then I had to move a couple of heavy terra cotta pots in with the grouping..boy a terra cotta pot filled with plants and soil gets heavy quickly. Next time I will make sure I use a dolly to move heavy things like that.
Today I spent all afternoon getting my house whipped back into shape..vacuuming and mopping and boxing up all the barter items to gt them ready to ship out.
Oh, and in case you haven't noticed..I have created a blog for "Small Town Living" check the side bar on the left, and I hope you'll stop by the blog and become a follower.:0)
Fall weather has finally arrived here, and wow! I'm loving it!
So very nice to be able to open the back door and leave it open for the breeze to drift through the house.And to open the windows too. Actually love to see curtains lightly swaying in the breeze.Something so peaceful and homey about it.
Stop by the "Small Town Living" blog and check out the recipe I've posted there this evening for "Crockpot Apple Butter".
I'll be updating "The Victory Gardener" blog too this evening, so be sure and pick up the latest gardening tip over there.
Thanks so very much for stopping by!
I'd love to know that you visited so please feel free to leave me a comment.
~The Garden Goose!~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:41 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here is another great blog give away that you won't want to miss out on..trust me! :0)
Hurry on over and check it out.
You know you want to!
Have fun! ~The Garden Goose~!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 4:07 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
For those of you that like to sew I came across this neat giveaway today.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:53 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
My son and I recently completed a 155 page unit study on Dolphins.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 3:35 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I had gotten a little bit bored with the looks of things on my blog here, and decided I'd like to gussy it up a bit, do you like the new look? I do, and I hope that you do too. Sometimes we just need to add a little bit of flair here and there to things huh?
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:22 PM
Monday, October 5, 2009
This gal creates the sweetest items..trust me..definite "eye candy"! Check out her give away http://sweetbfolkart.blogspot.com/2009/10/first-annual-sweet-b-blog-buffet.html
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:57 PM
Featured in this issue:
Please feel free to share the e-zine with family and friends. Thank you and Happy Fall!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:31 PM
Friday, October 2, 2009
I'm not sure if this little cardinal had mites on his head/beak area or if he is going through a molt, as he kept rubbing his beak against branches and the feathers around his beak area looked a wee scruffy..anyhow..I was delighted to be able to get a few close shots with the camera. Enjoy!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 1:33 AM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
It was a terrific garage saling day around here yesterday!..which to be honest with you is a very rare occurence in our area to be able to score such nice vintage finds. But score I did! I am still excited about the cute/fun finds I mananged to acquire yesterday. Here are photos of what I found.Ooops.... and I still forgot to get photos on here of the 2 vintage cameras I found..I'll add those in a next post....But here is everything except for the 2 awesome antique cameras I found.
And.... I scored 2 antique ladder back chairs in excellent condition with rush cane seats for $10 each!
Then this vintage wooden folding chair for $3 I'll need to repaint the yellow chair as I was unaware when I bought it that it had a fair amount of mildew on the underside of the chair and a strong musty/mildewy scent..so I will have to clean it with vinegar to kill the mildewy smells and probably sand and repaint..but I do like that cheery yellow color though..but may go with painting it a robin's egg bue..unsure of what color it will wind up....may keep it brilliant yellow, but it does have to be repainted as in currrent state the smell is a bit overpowering..so I'll have to scrub it and possibly have to sand it too.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:53 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
I've been having fun with my new sewing machine lately.... I had not sewn anything in about 9 years. Have not had a sewing machine for that long either, so hubby bought me a new sewing machine about a week and a half ago as an early birthday present...and I've been having fun getting back into sewing.
Here's a little Scotty dog mini pillow I made yesterday. Isn't it cute?
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Created this wee painting today..after about 5 years or so of having not dabbled in water color painting. I created this image..it is about 4 inches tall by about 4 inches wide.After I painted the image I added pen and ink details.
Well, we have had a bit of rain here today and yesterday..which is good for the bean plants though..I have a few varieties of heirloom bean plants growing right now.(Jackson Wonder Butterbean, Queen Anne Blackeye Pea, Provider Bush Bean, and Royal Burgundy Bush Bean) Don't the little seedlings look great?I hope you all have had a good weekend thus far!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:30 PM