Saturday, September 26, 2009

Matt & Harley

Matt has been on a trip for two weeks and we have missed him. But not at much as his very best buddy Harley. The cat sits at the door and waits all day and night for Matt to get home. As you can see they are a real pair........
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Some angels from Station1528....

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Check the website for more angels....

Sarracenia purpurea American Pitcher Plants

American pitcher plants are feed on ants, flies and wasps that proliferate in and around our native wetlands. They are most common in the southeastern coastal plain. Only about 5% of the original stands of Sarracenia remain today in the southeast.

Fair Scones...yummmmmm

Scones at the Puyallup Fair.
Fisher's Scones are a staple fair food here in Western Washington. Served with butter and homemade raspberry jam; folks stand in long lines and take home bags of the scones as they leave the fair.
Yes, they really are delicious.....we have certainly had our share......

Receipe.......from Recipezar
First, these scones are quick, easy, great and a perfect project for a beginning baker. need to know how to pronounce Puyallup...I wouldn't want anyone to embarrass themselves!!..."Pew-allup", not Pooyloop!!...Here in Western Washington the Puyallup Fair is a huge annual event. It is one of the largest in the US. The fair is all about food for me! And Fisher Scones are the biggest draw...they sell something like 80,000 a day or something like that!! I have many fond memories of Fisher Scones. I found this recipe on-line, the poster said that she came across the recipe in a 1930's Fisher Cookbook her grandmother had. The original recipe called for raisins, but they no longer make them that way. The ONLY way to eat these is warm with a big slab of butter and raspberry jam, just like they serve them at the fair!! Store them in an air tight container and they keep well. They taste nice cold, but way better heated up in the microwave, and don't forget the butter and jam! FYI...Make sure you sift, then measure the flour per instructions. NOTE: I took this recipe and made some changes to it and I think this new recipe is even better Mrs. G's Fair Scones Mrs. G's Fair Scones...try them both and see what you think!

8 scones (change servings and units)

2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (the original recipe calls for Fisher Blend Flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure your baking powder is still active!)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins (if you are omitting the raisins, add another 2 Tablespoons of milk)
Sift and measure the flour.
Re-sift with other dry ingredients.
Work shortening into dry ingredients with the fingers.
Add rasinins to flour-fat mixture and mix thoroughly (you may omit raisins).
Add milk to mixture. (If you are omitting the raisins, add another 2 Tablespoons of milk).
Turn out on to a floured board and divide into two equal pieces.
Roll or pat each into a round and to the thickness of biscuits (3/4 inch to a full inch).
Cut into wedge shaped

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Be sure to check out this great blog.....

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Chartreuse on Etsy

Handpicked on Etsy
Chartreuse has come to mean a color about halfway between yellow and green, while traditionally it meant 'yellow with a green cast' after the French liquer of the same name. As a fashion color, designers bestow it with trendy color names including pear, pistacio, apple, and camouflage. In my design career, I've found chartreuse can offend the eye of some people, while others appreciate as I do how a touch of chartreuse can enliven a color scheme. How does chartreuse affect you? It typically makes me smile, and I hope that is your reaction to this showcase of handmade and vintage creations found on Etsy. Click on the pictures to go directly to these listings. Prices range from $5.00 to $110.00.
From top left to bottom right, today's featured artisans include: ara133photography, dkruegerbotanicart, ModernEraDesign, BrazanDesign, IndigoCrane, Station 1528, retrostop, ErinJade, KnotOriginal, RosyUndPosy
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Labels: bags, chartreuse, Lighting, pictorial art, Pillows, scarf, Vase

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dancing with the Stars..Kelly Osbourne

This is the Kelly we all knew before tonight on Dancing with the Stars ....DWTS is one of our favorite shows......

Kelly did a wonderful Vinnese Waltz - Her Dad & Mom were very proud. She seemed like a different person. Ozzy and Sharon were moved to tears.

Kelly Osbourne’s natural fear that she’d be hopelessly clumsy did not come true at all: she turned out to have a lovely smile, plenty of grace, and much more natural ability than anyone (especially Kelly herself) expected. She is partnered with Louis van Amstel.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Good Morning Coffee.....

Monday morning and back to work. Just a few of our favorite coffee posters.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chickadees in ETSY artist Jennifer Lommers

Jennifer Lommers is one of our favorite artist. We met her this summer at the Everett Waterfront Art Show. We will post more of her work during the year.....

Vase to go...

I made a new vase...sold it already.

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Large 24"tall vase -black with purple/blue flowers.
If you would like a custom one made just for you please let me know.

Matt does....The Kendall Katwalk..North Cascades.

Matt said.. "oh Dad it was an easy hike..even you and Mom could do it ".......
HaHa...I don't think so. It looks spectacular but if you can't view if from
a roadside stop we probably won't see it.......

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Mountain Bear Grass.....

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The Katwalk offers a remarkable hiking experience--striding on a narrow shelf hundreds of feet in the air. The trail, blasted into the cliff face by dynamite crews hanging suspended from ropes, is perfectly safe once the winter's snow has completely melted off. If snow lingers, don't attempt to cross--it's not the place to slip and fall. There is, of course, more to this hike than the just the Katwalk. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) climbs from Snoqualmie Pass through old-growth forests, dances through a log-littered avalanche slope (a perfect place to see just how powerful an avalanche can be), and traverses broad, steep-sloped wildflower meadows.

Climbing moderately for the first 2.5 miles, the trail runs through forests on the flank of Kendall Peak. At the junction with the Commonwealth Basin Trail, go right and continue up the PCT. Just past that junction, the trail steepens into a series of long switchbacks.

The forest thins as the trail gains elevation, and about 3.5 miles into the hike the forest starts to break up as small clearings and meadows appear. Soon, the trail angles across the open meadows below Kendall Ridge. Red Mountain fills the skyline ahead while wildflowers color the ground around your feet.

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Squish goes to the game with the guys.

Squish says...Go Cougs......good job yesterday guys! Win..Win..Win....

Do they call Maicey --Princess or Doll? No they call her Squish??? Go figure.

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Mom and Dad Coug

Peppie paints the house...

Peppie...a good friend from Peru.... paints the house. If you need a terrific
handyman/housepainter we know a guy who is the best.

Great job Peppie......
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