Our neighbors came to stay in their Summer home next to us for a few days last week. I just love my neighbor Elana because we have a lot in common when it comes to natural foods, herbs and such. We always are delighted to see each other and exchange good foods. She brought over some tallow from their cows. It has the most beautiful smell to it…. smells like the crispy fat on a good, cooked steak. It’s a very stable fat too. If you are one to think that it’s full of cholesterol that’s bad for you, you need to read “Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon” and “Real Food by Nina Planck”. I won’t try to convince you, they’ll do a much better job than I could ever do. : ) Any books by Mary Enig who is the top scientist on the study of lipids (fats) will really win you over.
Elana also brought over some fresh rosemary, some delicious salad greens, olive oil and some cheese that has a dark beer in it. It was very tasty. We ate it up for lunch that afternoon with crackers and fruit. Thank you Elana and Tim! : )
I taught the girls how to crochet a single strand. Now I’m trying to learn how to make a dishcloth so I can teach the girls. They crocheted chains a mile long in our home last week. They crocheted for hours. It was fun!
They’ve been doing water colors too!
Some pretty dishes I found at the thrift store the other day. Only $1.50 a piece by Homer Laughlin. The larger plate had the snowflake pattern in the middle at one time too… I can see traces of the gold color still residing in the middle.