Well, This is one reason why I want to be in the garden today, I thought this hummingbird was very happy to model for the camera! He posed for me in summer... He is spectacular huh?
|Here I am, Where have you been?|
|Winking for the camera!|
|Where's my close up shot ?|
|This is my best side!|
One favorite flower of the hummingbird, is this one, "Penta".. I like using these flowers, but they really don't last...
When the heat comes in the beginning of March and April, gone like dried out pages of a book...
Since after I lost a fair amount of my bushes "Orange Jubilee's" that hummers love, I put out my feeder for a replacement... I usually have one out for them but, realizing that the "Orange Jubilee", was providing for them, I thought nature was better...
So "the family" of hummingbirds made sure the feeder was the best restaurant on their route...
Just in case, for those that really don't know the simple syrup recipe for Hummers....
4 parts water
1 part sugar
Stir to dissolve sugar...
No food coloring, or preservatives... no need...
Store in the fridge,
probably about a week no more,
and wash throughly the feeder everytime, so to not spread disease...
SEEDS, SEEDS, SEEDS,.....
I have ordered my seeds, From Burpees...
Corn, On Deck HybridThe first-ever sweet corn you can grow in a container.
Item Number: 61000A - 1 Pkt. (50 seeds)
Carrot, Kaleidoscope MixOur exclusive blend of wild colors!
Item Number: 53050A - 1 Pkt. (1000 seeds)
BorageYoung leaves used in salads and lemonade.
Item Number: 61481A - 1 Pkt. (200 seeds)
Sunflower, Teddy BearSoft, fluffy, cushion-like flowers on shorter
Item Number: 35378A - 1 Pkt. (150 seeds)
Cucumber, LemonHEIRLOOM. Lemon yellow cucumbers are tender
and sweet, excellent for salads and pickling.
Item Number: 53561A - 1 Pkt. (50 seeds)
Cucumber, ArmenianHighly ribbed oriental.
Item Number: 62505A - 1 Pkt. (100 seeds)
Tomato, Black CherryPlentiful clusters of juicy-sweet deep-red tomatoes
with a blackish hue.
Item Number: 64705A - 1 Pkt.(30 Seeds)
Pepper, Hot, Hungarian WaxA Mexican favorite that's four to five times hotter
than jalapeño: distinctive pungent flavor.
Item Number: 52944A - 1 Pkt. (100 seeds)
Eggplant, Early Midnight HybridEarly, nearly seedless fruits are a gourmet treat
inside and out.
Item Number: 62400A - 1 Pk.t (30 Seeds)
Nasturtium, Alaska MixColorful, edible nasturtiums tolerate poor soils and
heat or cold.
Item Number: 46920A - 1 Pkt. (50 seeds)
The excitement is unbearable, I can't wait to plant that corn in a container...
If this works for me... The possibilities... Finally!
Cocktail Garden Time
So the search is continuing for and cocktails appetizers ...
|For Each Serving|
|2 oz||Dark Rum|
|1 oz||Blue Curacao|
|4 oz||Lime Mix, see below|
|Lime Mix: Blend Together 1 Cup Lime Juice & 1 Cup Sugar Until Sugar Is Dissolved.|
|Keep Refrigerated Until Use.|
Fill a shaker with ice cubes, add all the ingredients and shake until well blended. Strain into a margarita glass filled with fresh crushed ice.
Helpful Tips:You must use the exact ratios to result in this deliciously dark margarita that is perfect for any celebration...
What goes with Midnight Margaritas You may ask?
Atomic Buffalo Jalapeño Poppers
- 10 jalapeno peppers
- 10 bacon slices, cut in half
- 10 mini sausages or smokies (or 20 if they are very small)
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 cup grated monterey jack
- 1 tsp chipotle powder
- 2 shallots, minced
- Slice the jalapenos lengthwise. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and membrane. If using bell peppers, quarter them after they are seeded.
- Mix the cream cheese, monterey jack, chipotle powder and minced shallots. Fill the hollowed out portion of the peppers with the cheese mixture.
- Place the smokie on top of the cream cheese. Wrap the half slice of bacon around the jalapeno. If the bacon is not staying tightly wrapped, it may be necessary to use a toothpick to hold it in place.
- Smoke the ABTs in the smoker, set at 225F, for 2-3 hours, or until the bacon is browned
*To cook on the grill: Cook on a medium heat grill until the jalapeno is tender and the bacon is browned. Keep the lid covered while cooking.
* To cook in the oven: Bake the ABT’s in the oven, set at 425F, for 20-30 minutes or until the bacon is browned.