Monday, November 1, 2021

Slicing, Spicing and Stirring the Meal


Help, Darlings

Today I have two recipes to share with you. Each is based on my sudden urge for something new and my unique pallet, so I hope you will enjoy them.

 First is my twist on Greek salad dressing. After refrigerating add a warm water to thin out a little or you cam substitute coconut milk for the coconut cream.


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Evelyn’s Creamy Greek Salad Dressing          


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, concentrate
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh Greek oregano, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp regular dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ¼ cup fresh sweet basil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp butcher grind black pepper
  • ¼ cup coconut milk or cream



  1. Cropped fresh herbs in chopper, then Combine all dressing ingredients in a food Ace blender and puree on setting 1 once.
  2. Then blender on Smoothie setting once. Push mixture on upper of glass down.
  3.  Blend mixture on puree setting 1 twice, pushing down mixture in between pureeing. This heat mixture for about 2:45 minutes and release the favor in the dry herbs
  4. Once done place in a air tight jar; let cool and serve
  5. Or, to heighten favor let refrigerate over night or 24 hours.


This second receipt is for seasoning flour for frying various meats.


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Seasoned Flour for Fish Or Chicken Or Pork Chops


2 cups of flour

2 tsps seasoned salt

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1egg white

2 tbsps water




  1.     Mix egg white and water mixture in medium flat bowl, set aside
  2.     Place all ingredients in a gallon plastic bag, except egg mixture
  3.     Shake well to mix
  4.     Followed by adding fish or chicken or pork chops to seasoned flour
  5.    Coat well and then remove from bag
  6.    Cover  fish or chicken or pork chops with egg white and water mixture
  7.    Add fish or chicken or pork chops to seasoned flour again for crusty topping
  8.   Cook as usual.


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Until next,

Stay well, Darlings

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Redesigning Portions of My Mary Garden

 Good Evening, Darlings 

I am just posting this quick update of my Mary Garden. For a while now, I have wanted to do something about the view behind my bench and the Boston ferns.  I wanted to make the area a little more intimate without changing the initial setup too much. Below is the result.



Beautiful, right!

This redesign will offer some privacy during the cool fall evenings.

How I did it.

I bought the divider and sprayed it with a polyurethane sealant spray to weather proof it. Then I added some young Dipladenia flowering plants. I also made the plant hangers. The hangers are simple and light weight. I read where these plants grow downward fast and flower often making them perfect for the hanging baskets. When these Dipladenia grow over the pots, the effect will   be beautiful. However, I might have to raise the pots higher. Time will tell.

Until next time,

   Chow, Darlings

UPDATE: All the Dipladenia flowering plants in bloom today. A quick turn in the main garden. It's a little windy but it feels good.

Hanging Dipladenia in bloom