Fresh Rhubarb

File 2017-05-17, 12 40 02 PMYes finally something fresh again from my garden….Rhubarb is ready for some good stuff. I love to make this flan we call “Weihe” in Switzerland. So yummy and soooo easy to make too. File 2017-05-17, 12 39 45 PM

Make a pastry from flour, butter, water, vinegar and salt. Let it rest for about 1 hour in fridge. Roll the pastry out and place in backing dish, add the cut up rhubarb. Place in oven for 10 min. Now add the egg,milk and sugar mix to the flan backing in oven  for another 45 min or till egg mixture is solid.

Ohhh sooo yummy

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

img_4020Wishing you all a sunshine filled Day.

“Happy Mother’s Day”

to all the blessed Mothers out in this big beautiful world.

No matter where your Mother is remember she loves You with all her heart.

She is Your sunshine and believes in You

Antigua Holidays

 

IMG_2824Spending some time together with my hubby…yehhhh just him and I in the beautiful Island of Antigua. I tell You I was in paradise for sure.

Sooo miss it now…:-)))

The ocean turquoise blue and so clear and warm. The resort “St.James Club and Villas” truly a fantastic place.

Let me tell you the people just sooooo happy all the time…but how could you not living in the sunshine all the time and having the sound of the evening crickets chirp you to sleep. IMG_3859 Once the crickets stop you know it is time to get up!!!….and the birds start to sing….as you hear the surf of the ocean hit the shore and the palm leaves swing in the wind…So Peaceful and relaxing.

We where able to go onto two snorkeling trips. One with a catamaran along the Caribbean side of the Ocean that we booked and one right from our resort.  Guess what, that trip we won at Monday nights mangers party …luck us the ocean was calm on the second last day of our holidays.

IMG_3811Conch shells where lots to be found…smiles without the conch in it and to get the pink colour one had to find the one that was still housing the conch in it…and hubby dove down to the ocean floor several times to find some for us….We had seen a stingray and several schools of beautiful fishes even two big barracuda where close to us too…..

I think the pictures will tell you a story all on its own.

I sure can tell you I really miss that part of our world…and I am happy to say all that rain has finally stopped that we have been getting since we came back …..so I can be outside again enjoying my gardening now all is green… (cry not ocean blue….)

Memories are beautiful to have too….one day we will be back.

 

 

Rhubarb & Plum Jam

file-2016-09-12-7-03-31-pmHome made Rhubarb with Plum Jam…

 yummysweetinmytummy…

Really so fast and super easy to make in less than one hour. Had cut up rhubarb in my freezer from June. what to do with all this growth of rhubarb I ask myself that time. Freezer it was. Ahhh, now the Plums are coming….so cut them all up with skin attached even better.file-2016-09-12-7-05-10-pm

 

 

 

 

So 1 kilo fruit 500 gram white sugar and off in the pot to cook ….and wow sooooo good. pour the am into already hot maison jars, lid on, and cool.  Once cooled I store them in the freezer. Good for a year for sure if you do not eat it before.

ps this gave me 3 -4 smaller jars.

 


 

file-2016-09-12-7-19-55-pmHausgemachte Rhabarber mit Pflaumen Konfiture …

soooo yummysweetinmytummy …

Wirklich so schnell und super einfach in weniger als einer Stunde zu machen. Hatte seit Juni geschnittene Rhabarber in meinem Gefrierschrank. Was mache ich mit all diesem Wachstum von Rhabarber, frage ich mich zu der Zeit. Ap in die Gefriertruhe!!  Ahhh, jetzt heisst es “Pflaumen” los geht es diese in Stücke zu schneiden sogar besser mit der Haut. Lach bei mir gingen diese in den Zyliss. So 1 Kilo Früchte messen,  500 Gramm Weißzucker und ab in den Topf zu kochen …. und wow Die Konfitüre ist fertig und sooooo gut. in die heissen Glässer abfüllen und verschliessen dann abwarten bis sie kalt sind und ap in den Eischschrank. Dort beibt diese  gute fuer ein Jahr sicher wenn Du sie nicht vorher isst.

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After 30-40 min all ready to be filled up into the hot glasses, lid on, cooling off (pop goesthe lid) and next day ready to go into freezer.

 

Our Backyard Life

IMG_7524With this summer so gorgeous we have had all kind of visitors in our backyard. Here are some of our regulars that stop by. A Cardinal and a red & black Squirl, numerous amounts of chipmunks and rabits. I thought I have seen it all..but get this!2013-07-31 15.23.45 In the past month we had a groundhog on the deck. Four raccoons in the trees and yes a skunk just wondering up the driveway and on another evening just wondering though the lawn as I and hubby sat quietly enjoying a summer evening together on the deck.IMG_7528

IMG_7610Mit diesem Sommer so herrlich warm oder soll ich eher ” heiss” sagen, gibt es alle Arten von Besuchern in unserem Garten. Hier sind einige unserer Stammgästen….

Im letzten Monat hatten wir ein Murmeltier auf dem Sitzplatz, sowie vier Waschbären in dem Baum. Ja auch ein Stinktier spazierte unsem Parkplatz entlang. An einem anderen Abend  war es sogar in unserme Garten und watschelte  so ruhig durch den Rasen als mein Mann und ich unseren Sommerabend zusammen auf dem Deck genießen wollten….ap ins Hause heiste es dann!

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Just about to chump
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In action …love it

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Bis bald wieder

 

A Bouquet of flowers 

img_6004Oh I tell you every time I come home to Switzerland I see a Garden full of flowers at my Mom’s home. But what really seems to be special is this bouquet of flowers.

   My mom has them grow wild in her grass and every time she has to cut the grass they get cut down:-((  img_5942

 I told her I would cut the grass today for her, but what do I do with all the flowers? Yes just cut them was her reply …. No way will I cut them off just like that. At my home in Canada we can’t wait to see some flowers grow and now I have to chop them down…really:-(

img_5941So no grass was cut today and I decided  to make myself a nice spring bouquet for my  memory to keep when I am traveling back to Canada

Tomorrow I’ll cut the grass it has to be done   

  


  

Special Deliveries Are In Order

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My Mom is Celebrating her 80th. Birthday!

“Yes fit as a little kitten”

I said on the invitation for her Party and believe me she is going, going and goin.

She loves to go on her walks, plays cards with her friends. Public pool is opening up soon so…swimming ;-) is a good for sure. You should see this pool! Wish we had something like that locally.

Getting groceries by walking to local store and, ohhhh I bumped into a friend and we had coffee. Sooo cool when have you gone groceries shopping lately and bumped into a friend and just had a coffee?

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reading card from my hubby and cardigan fits perfect

Ohh yes the garden is starting soon to grow…what can we plant FLOWERS for sure, You should see it. Miss that garden. Oh ,not to forget the cockatiels that my dad so enjoyed caring breeding them in our backyard.

So Happy 80 Birthday “Mutt” You are truly a special Mom.


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Meine “Mutt” feiert ihren 80. Geburtstag Heute!

“Ja fit wie ein Chätzli” sagte es auf der Einladung für Ihre Geburtstags Feier und glauben mir, sie geht, geht und geht da ist immer etwas los…fast immer….lach.

Gern geht sie Spatzieren oder in ein Lehren-Theatern. Spielt Karten mit Ihren Freundinnen. Das Schwimmbad ist bald offen da sollte ich anrufen ;-) ! Ich wünschte, wir hätten so ein Öffentliches Freibad bei uns in der Nähe

Lebensmittel  einkaufen kann sie zu Fuss gehen>  ohhhh hatte noch eine  Freundin getroffen und wir hatten noch einen Kaffee gehabt. Sooo cool! Wenn hattst Du das letztemal Lebensmittel eingekaufst  und hattes jemand angetroffen und noch schnell einen Kaffee getruncken hier? Unhörbar hier bei uns …..über den Grossen See

Ohh ja der Garten ….was können wir an BLUMEN planzen? Oh nicht zu vergessen die Nymphensittiche, die mein Vater so genossen hatte, Pflege und Zucht in unserem Hinterhof hatt sie nun auch übernommen.

So “Mutt” zu Deinem  80 Geburtstag wünsche ich und Familie Dir alles Liebe.

Ich Ha Di’ Liebe

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