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Summer Basil Lemonade

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Since Basil seems to be thriving in the heat and humidity this summer, I find it necessary to use it in as many recipes as I can find! Try this special lemonade to quench your summertime thirst away. This is a favorite that has appeared on our website in the past. Always good. See my shortcut variation below: Basil Lemonade Combine the following and chill for 8 hours. Continue reading the story "Summer Basil Lemonade"

Fran’s Favorite Lavender Rhubarb Blueberry Pie

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Blueberry Rhubarb Pie with crumb topping Bake any prepared pie shell as directed on the package. Cool. For pie: Heat oven to 425 degrees. Filling: Toss together the following ingredients. *Note. You can lessen the tartness of the rhubarb by  varying the amount of Blueberries vs. Rhubarb for the filling. For sweeter flavor, add more blueberries and less rhubarb making certain that the total amount of fruit Continue reading the story "Fran’s Favorite Lavender Rhubarb Blueberry Pie"

Fran’s Quick No-knead Irish Soda Bread

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When traveling to the Netherlands, I like to purchase the UK edition of Country Living Magazine at the airport. Here is one of my favorite recipes that I have adapted to our measurements and ingredients for a variation on Three -seed wholemeal soda bread. Country Living May 2012 ed. P. 139 Yield 1 loaf Preheat oven 375 degrees Ingredients mix the following ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon. 1 Continue reading the story "Fran’s Quick No-knead Irish Soda Bread"

A Valentine Day favorite, Lemon Lavender Hearts

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Lemon Lavender Heart Cookies  1/3 C softened butter or margarine  1 egg  1 T lemon zest  1 T Lavender flowers  1 Pkg. Betty Crocker Super Moist Lemon cake mix  ½ teaspoon almond extract Heat oven to 350. Stir about ½ of the dry cake mix with the shortening, butter and egg in a medium bowl until well mixed. Stir Continue reading the story "A Valentine Day favorite, Lemon Lavender Hearts"

9 Upcycled Plant Starters using every day items.

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Seed Starters Article