But you don't know it.
- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- AWKWARD PHOTO OF THE DAY
- TWEET TREATS
- DID YOU KNOW...?
- GARDEN UPDATE
- GARDEN GIGGLE
- GARDEN GOODIES~SHARE OUR GARDEN RECIPE #0064 NANAIMO BARS
- WHAT IN THE WORLD?
All morning long we were getting flash flood warnings and then severe flash flood warnings, until about 3pm when the skies turned black and decided to open up and POUR! People always ask me what do we do when we get a flash flood warning....basically it means try to stay indoors, or if outdoors, go to higher ground; Don't be an idiot and try to cross flooded intersections or riverbeds, they can be deeper than they look. Pretty standard info for where we live.
- He is Addled,
- He’s casting up his Accounts,
- Been at Barbadoes,
- Piss’d in the Brook,
- Drunk as a Wheel-Barrow,
- Has Stole a Manchet out of the Brewer’s Basket,
- His Head is full of Bees,
- Has been in the Bibbing Plot,
- Has drank more than he has bled,
- He sees the Bears,
- He’s kiss’d black Betty,
- He’s had a Thump over the Head with Sampson’s Jawbone,
- He's Cherubimical,
- Wamble Crop’d,
- Half Way to Concord,
- Got Corns in his Head,
- He’s been in the Cellar,
- He’s in his Cups,
- Loaded his Cart,
- He’s been too free with the Creature,
- Sir Richard has taken off his Considering Cap,
- Kill’d his Dog,
- He’s Eat a Toad & half for Breakfast.
- Been to France,
- Been to a Funeral,
- His Flag is out
- As Dizzy as a Goose,
- Got on his little Hat,
- Going to Jerusalem,
- He sees two Moons,
- He’s eat the Cocoa Nut,
- Pidgeon Ey’d,
- Been among the Philistines,
- Lost his Rudder,
- He’s burnt his Shoulder,
- His Shoe pinches him,
- Got the Indian Vapours,
According to local legend about 35 years ago, a Nanaimo housewife entered her recipe for chocolate squares in a magazine contest. In a burst of civic pride, she chose to dub the entry not "Daphne's Delights" or "Mary's Munchies", but "Nanaimo Bars".There are different variations, including mint, mocha, peanut butter and cherry. They will be a hit no matter what. (Editor's Note: See our variations below)
(1/4) cup sugar
(5) tbsp. cocoa
(1) egg beaten
(1 1/2) cups graham wafer crumbs
(2) finely chopped nuts:pecans,almonds
1 cup coconut
Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken until mixture coats a spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan. Set aside.
Second Layer: Filling
(1) 3oz pkg of cream cheese, softened
(2) T instant vanilla pudding mix
(2) cups confectioner's sugar
Cream butter, pudding mix and cream cheese together well. Beat in powdered sugar and milk until light. Spread over bottom crumb layer. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
Third Layer: Topping
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
In a double boiler over hot, not boiling water, melt chocolate and butter. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second filling layer and chill in refrigerator. Cut into 1 1/2"squares.
- Try using egg nog in place of the cream in the custard
- add 1/2 cup of peanut butter to filling layer
- For Cherry Version: Add this to filling layer : 2 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice, 1/4 tsp. almond extract & 1/3 c. chopped maraschino cherries
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1227 Genghis Khan dies in China
1896 Arthur Oakes takes over a failing newspaper, making the NY Times into one of the top newspapers in the country
1920 Women in the US win the right to vote by ratification of the 19th amendment
1940 Walter P. Chrysler dies at age 65
1941 Adolf Hitler orders that the systematic murder of the mentally ill and handicapped be brought to an end because of protests within Germany. It would later be revived.
1963 James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, graduates
1991 Coup attempt against Gorbachev begins
1992 Larry Bird retires
2012 The first new spider family found in North America since the 1870s is found in Southern Oregon and was named Trogloraptor for its fearsome front claws.