Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wednesday Rambling

This is what I saw when looking out my kitchen window the other day. The hens have made our little garden pond their new watering hole. Even our dog will pass by her water bowl to take a drink from the pond. The cat likes to come by and is fascinated by the fish.
I am not good at sticking to one project til it's finished. Lately I've been working on these blue crocheted slippers from Erika Knight's Simple Crochet. I made a white pair awhile ago and they are very soft (cotton) and comfortable. They work up really fast and just use single crochet stitches.

This morning, having some extra rhubarb in the fridge, I decided to make some rhubarb muffins for breakfast. Here's the recipe for anyone interested:

Rhubarb Pecan Muffins

2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. veg oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped pecans*
1 c. rhubarb, in small pcs.
Combine sugar, buttermilk, oil, & vanilla. Add dry ingredients-flour, soda & salt. Gently add rhubarb & nuts. Pour into lightly buttered muffin tins. Sprinkle with this topping:
Combine: 1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped pecans
Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

It's almost 80 degrees here this morning--really exceptional weather for out area so I can't wait to head out and hang up my laundry and do some gardening.


  1. Hello Deb, I love your watering I i want to add some water features to our garden. We live on the water but would still like something like you have. Muffins look wonderful I i need to make some I will try them. Thank you Clarice

  2. Wow Debbie, I think you could open a bakery! Thank you for this recipe too. I enjoy having a pond very much, but I am thinking about getting rid of it, because it attracts the racoons and they are very destructive and pose a potential danger to my cat. We will see if they show up this year. You can do so many things! I can't crochet. I try, but it just doesn't work well for me. Love the blue that you are using for your slippers. My neighbors have chickens too. We are allowed 3 in our very big city and believe it or not we have three homes on our block that have chickens living in the yard. They come over to my yard a lot to eat bugs and snails. Wonderful garden helpers!

  3. The little pond in your garden looks very nice.In my parents garde,there also is a pound, and my father has made small houses which are standing around the pound. And we have a lot of small figures there too. May be I take a photo some day for my blog.And your muffins looks tasty!

  4. Hi Debbie, I've been 'lurking' for a while. Just wanted to say you have a wonderfully inspirational site here. I'm wondering if I may link to you on my site to save scrolling through my favorites on Netscape?

  5. beladesigns10:24 AM

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