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Basic Salad Dressing, STITCH FIX Score, and Creativity.

A couple of requests for home made salad dressing with  a guarantee that you will not want store bought dressing again! Use this on traditional salads with lettuce and venture out to chopped raw veggie salads too. You will love it and your bod will appreciate the lower sugar yumminess of this one. ML's Basic Salad Dressing ½ cup minced onion or shallot 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white Balsamic vinegar ½ teaspoon salt 1 squeeze lemon or orange juice You can mix all of this together in a mini processor/blender for a thicker … [Read More...]


Heavenly Hydrangea

This morning I thought I was in heaven. These Limelight Hydrangeas just a few steps from the tennis courts caught me completely off guard. Something about plants that I just want to snip--for nearly 40 years I've had this problem. I do ask permission these days since I am not as slick about it as I used to be! A good cause. I can't imagine what it is like to have a child in the hospital nor having to stay indefinitely away from my home. If I did though, there would be flowers or foliage or plants. Gina volunteered our garden club, Pine Needle Garden Club of Augusta, to provide … [Read More...]


My New Funky Hat- Cyperus papyrus

My New Funky Hat- Cyperus papyrus Why couldn't YouTube pic a more flattering thumbnail shot of me? Taking 14 little Wal-Mart vases over to the Ronald McDonald House today with my friend Gina.  She is in charge of coordinating table arrangements for the RMH here in Augusta every week. I found these Cyperus papyrus stems at a friend's garden while I was visiting and decided they would be perfect for the tables. A whimsical change up from flowers! They are my new funky hat--Cyperus papyrus or umbrella plant. Here is the lineup of umbrella stems before we packed up. Of course my phone … [Read More...]