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Old 05-21-2017, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Nice warm day today, got up to 65 degrees so I dug two rows in the garden and planted 200 onion sets. Forecast is for temps in the 70's this week and lows in the 40's. I don't have a tiller so I will work on the garden with my shovel and hoe this week as my back lets me. Not as big as I usually have, only 20x40 this summer.


All the relatives are back to their respective states and things have, more or less, returned to normal. Well, as normal as it can be here. I grilled a huge rib eye steak for me this evening as a reward.

 
Old 05-21-2017, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Glad you were happy with your company and now that you are alone again, back to your normal routine. Enjoy the weather and your steak!
 
Old 05-21-2017, 11:47 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Jim, that sounds like perfect weather. Nice work on the onion sets. We had three consectutive miserable days of around 95 with high humidity and it broke records for the month on May. Now it's cooled down beautifully. Jeanji, I would love to know the recipe for that ginger and tumeric drink that sound so refreshing. Do you make it from fresh ginger?
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Glad you were happy with your company and now that you are alone again, back to your normal routine. Enjoy the weather and your steak!
Steak was great! And they didn't stay with me, I live in a small trailer in the desert 20 minutes from the nearest city. NO ONE ever visits or stays here. Everyone stayed at my older sisters 4000 sq ft ranch. I did have fun taking them to the mountains, trout fishing and watching them gasp for air at 11,000 feet.
 
Old 05-22-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Jim, that sounds like perfect weather. Nice work on the onion sets. We had three consectutive miserable days of around 95 with high humidity and it broke records for the month on May. Now it's cooled down beautifully. Jeanji, I would love to know the recipe for that ginger and tumeric drink that sound so refreshing. Do you make it from fresh ginger?
I used both fresh turmeric and ginger. Watch out for getting fresh tumeric on things, that yellow will stain anything and everything.
Here's the recipe I used. I did not mix the sparkling water and syrup in a pitcher, I make individual glasses and can control how strong I like it.
Scroll and scroll down some more for the recipe, I really dislike chatty recipe bloggers.
http://brooklynsupper.com/turmeric-ginger-lemonade/

I did come across some recipes that used dried tumeric and ginger, they are out there.

Last edited by in_newengland; 05-22-2017 at 12:56 PM..
 
Old 05-22-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^^ Sounded so good I copied this.

Thank you for sharing the site.
 
Old 05-22-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: WA
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Candied ginger my Mom always enjoyed; she would purchase it from See's Chocolate, throw away the dark chocolate, just eat the ginger !


Candied ginger is sold in bulk at a local store, good for upset stomachs. Ginger, covered with dark chocolate is addictive Though ginger again, is good for the tummy and Dark chocolate for the heart !


After church, wrote snail mail letters; do you enjoy receiving handwritten letters/write handwritten letters; also texted
my brother who lives in OK. His 1st granddaughter is graduating from high school; we reminisced about our graduations. We enjoy sharing what we remember as no one seems in the family cares to hear about them. Bless with a caring brother!
 
Old 05-22-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I used both fresh turmeric and ginger. Watch out for getting fresh tumeric on things, that yellow will stain anything and everything.
Here's the recipe I used. I did not mix the sparkling water and syrup in a pitcher, I make individual glasses and can control how strong I like it.
Scroll and scroll down some more for the recipe, I really dislike chatty recipe bloggers.
http://brooklynsupper.com/turmeric-ginger-lemonade/

I did come across some recipes that used dried tumeric and ginger, they are out there.
Thanks! Copying it for future reference. Now it's turned very cold again but it will be a good recipe to have on hand when the heat returns.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Candied ginger is sold in bulk at a local store, good for upset stomachs. Ginger, covered with dark chocolate is addictive Though ginger again, is good for the tummy and Dark chocolate for the heart !
Yes ginger is good for digestion. I like the little pieces of crystallized ginger after a meal.

I have learned to appreciate and prefer dark chocolate ... when I was a kid I liked milk chocolate, but one's tastes change after we grow up. The same way wine, caviar, Scotch, certain cheeses, etc. are an acquired taste.
 
Old 05-23-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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