Sunday, July 8, 2018

Attracting Hummingbirds. Making my own nectar.

Hummingbirds are visiting my backyard feeder again this year. I make my own sweet nectar for them using 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup sugar. Boil water first. Add sugar and stir. Let cool. This keeps in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. I change it often.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Strawberry tart.

Make something delicious with fresh strawberries. 

Strawberries are the most cultivated berry in the country. They are grown in every state and are available at most farmers markets, if only for a brief time in colder climates. Nothing beats fresh, local more here:

Today I decided to use my tart pan I bought from the local thrift store. I knew I wanted a light tasting crust. I don’t like a pie crust that crumbles when you cut it.
Next I wanted a filling to resemble a cheesecake but not too thick or rich. I only want it to be about one half of an inch thick. I don’t like the creamy pudding texture most tarts have. Plus not too sweet.
Lastly the fruit topping should be fresh. Not fruit cooked in with with filling.
Ok, so now to find a recipe that fits my needs.

Purple flowers in my garden .