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Monday, June 24, 2013

A recipe, simple flowers, and a Pinterest win



Summer begins with strawberry season. They are so juicy and so sweet. I freeze lots of them, but wanted to make a sauce as well - something to use in the winter over ice cream, cheese cake or pancakes. This sauce uses both strawberries and rhubarb, with a hint of vanilla, and I thought it turned out well. Click on the link, here, to go to my recipe site.
 

Feverfew is a plant that seeds itself all over my garden, sometimes in inconvenient spots. I pull it out in some spots and let it grow in others. I like using the flowers to fill in bouquets. But it's simple and pretty on its own, tucked into a dark green brandy bottle for a vase. 
 

Pinterest is a great place. I like pinning all sorts of ideas and do try them out. Some are failures, but this idea was a winner today while I played with Little Miss A. My version is not as elaborate as the pin, but was a hit nonetheless. We placed houses on the roads, drove cars, made a park, and had a wonderful time together.

Are you on Pinterest? Do you use the ideas or just enjoy pinning? 

 

22 comments:

  1. I love pinterest- and have done quite a few things- right now I'm getting ideas for my 18" Madam Alexander doll (like American Girl doll) - lots of fun ideas there.

    Love feverfew - I've got to get some going in my yard.

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  2. Great idea creating your own car mat! I might have to try that with our grandson.

    Love your recipe too. Yum!!

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  3. I'm definitely going to use that Pinterest idea! Thanks! I think I have used some recipes from Pinterest but the whole thing is often a bit overwhelming. If I checked every day it would be less to deal with, of course.

    Feverfew is lovely! I will check to see if it likes to grow here - I don't think I've seen it before...

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  4. hi lorrie,
    your strawberry jam looks good. the recipe sounds wonderful,thanks !!!
    wish you a great week,
    love regina

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  5. Your recipe looks soo yummy Lorrie and I also have feverfew here - it sure sprouts up all over the place!

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  6. Now that does look like a simple way to create hours of fun for the little ones. Wish I knew about that when my boys were young as they loved to play with cars and trucks.
    So far I have resisted joining Pinterest, but I do occasionally enjoy looking at other peoples boards.
    Your strawberry sauce looks and sounds delicious.

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  7. The rhubarb and strawberry sauce sounds delicious, Lorrie.Those flavours go so well together!
    The roadways on the carpet look like great fun.

    -Karen

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  8. I only ever make a conserve with the strawberries and rhubarb, I'm sure using them to make jam would be nice as well and I'll check out your recipe.
    I was reluctant to get involved with Pinterest but now I love it. Many good ideas are shared, and lots of photos to drool over.
    Judith

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  9. Looks yummy! Yes, I do some of the things I pin. Yesterday I made a corn, black bean salad that I had pinned...... very good! Anxious to do the tape on the carpet city with my granddaughter..... not quite old enough yet (her not me)!!! ha!

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  10. Ohhhh..... and I adore the Feverfew flowers! That was the main thing I wanted to tell you!

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  11. Strawberry season is over here. My daughter and I made about 15 pints of strawberry jam Mother's Day weekend, I have only 4 jars left. Oh course, I sent half home with her and have gifted a few. Peach season is just beginning! Have a wonderful day. Bonnie

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  12. That is a simple idea that will bring lots of creative play!

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  13. So funny...I am posting a recipe for strawberry sauce later today as part of my Fruit On Tuesday series! Great minds think alike?

    I love that Pinterest idea! I will pass it along to my married children for their children. I certainly don't do everything I pin, but I have followed through on a few things. (Kati is much better than I about that. It seems she is always doing something creative that she learned about through Pinterest.)

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    1. Okay...I'm losing it! Raspberry sauce was the topic of my post today, although strawberries can easily be substituted, and I have done so on many occasions!

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  14. The tape road is such a cute idea! I do enjoy pinterest but have to really limit my time there. It almost nauseates me with all the stimulation of things you think you can/want to do. It's such a useful tool though to save the projects/products you like.

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  15. Strawberries......Strawberry jam......mmmmmm!
    Clever idea from Pinterest, I'll have to remember it for the girls.
    I'm having a hard time keeping up with Pinterest but when I have time I can spend hours there in awe.
    Have a good week. xo Carole

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  16. Home made jams are always the best! Your strawberry jam looks so red and luscious. I love Pinterest and I have this idea pinned to use for a future visit from my grandsons :0)

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  17. Your strawberry/rhubarb sauce sounds very good Lorrie. I love the idea of the roads taped out on the carpet. That's a great idea for kids. I am on Pinterest but seldom go there as I just don't have the time. Have a great week!

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  18. Hmmmmm...it does sound good. I certainly pin more than I do, but some of "my" finest ideas come from Pinterest. Your little grandgirlie looks perfectly content with her town.

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  19. That strawberry/rhubarb sauce sounds & looks great!

    Warning...don't leave the masking tape attached to fabrics or carpets for weeks on end. I have been making masking tape fences (for farm animals and zoo animals) on the carpet for our grands for years. Unfortunately, I left the fences up for a little too long once...and have marks on the bonus room carpet.

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  20. Strawberry jam - YUM! I like pinterest and use it to bookmark a lot of things that I want to refer to later on. I haven't done many repins lately though!

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  21. What a simple but good idea.

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