Thursday, July 10, 2014

Week 26 Thursday (7/10/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:           The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip Ever
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog

         This is one of those dips that I could modify easily, but it changes the dip’s name. I would make this dip, but take out the spinach because dark green is banned from my life. Of course, what is left is a fabulous artichoke dip. I already made Ree’s artichoke dip and it was to die for!  So now I need to compare the two recipes and see if there is a difference and then make them both and select a winner, or maybe just make them both at different times.  Who knows?

Random Reflections
The Glorious Garden – Snowcap Daisies

       The botantical name for these beauties is Leucanthemum Superbum “Snowcap”. This is how you locate most flowers at the nurseries. The foliage gets bushy and it usually has one, or sometimes two, flowers at a time. These are a great perennial and are pretty weather resistant here in Illinois. My shastas bloomed a little later this year because of our harsh winter. They do need to be deadheaded if you want continuous flowers. The white flowers really stand out among the bright colored ones.

In this area of the garden, they totally
bring attention to the birdbath

I love how there are so many blossoms on the plant

Daisies just make me smile!

The tag said:
         The height is usually 12 – 15 inches tall
         They will spread to about 12 inches
         They are hearty in Zone 5 (Illinois)
         They should have more than 6 hrs. of sun
         They don’t need a lot of water – just average
         The butterflies love them!
         The can deal with average soil
         I strongly believe in mulch to help with water

Irksome Ideas and Images

         Graffiti is a double-edged sword. I love to see it on the buildings where it has been commissioned to be drawn. I look at it as a type of art. The negative side of graffiti is when people deface buildings or railroad cars, etc. When it defaces something it becomes offensive. I wish we could change the focus of those kids who deface and let them realize their real talent is in the art field.

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