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Friday, November 28, 2008


My suggestion for any type berry that's ripe, or even a day past prime, is Cobbler.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Melt one stick butter, no substitutions, in 9x12 glass baking dish.

Mix well together
~one cup self-rising flour
~one cup sugar
~one cup milk
~one tablespoon baking powder
~teaspoon vanilla OR almond - both taste wonderful with berries

In sauce pan, heat one quart berries - black, blue, rasp or mix berries until you've got a quart

Pour flour, sugar, milk mixture over melted butter.
Pour heated berries over all and bake about twenty minutes or until brown.

This is really, really good with ice cream while looking at a beautiful knitting book.

BTW, Fiber Femmes blog has some great book reviews today.

My stove is a 1914 Acorn and to say the ovens are cranky is to put it mildly. I've learned to bake visually.

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

We're making our flight arrangements this weekend. Can't wait to see you.

Friday, November 14, 2008

*** Holiday Mail for Heros ***

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a national "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign to receive and distribute holiday cards to service members and veterans both in the United States and abroad.

The goal is to collect and distribute one million pieces of holiday mail.

"As we enter this holiday season-a time to celebrate with family and friends-it's important to remember the thousands of men and women who serve our nation in harm's way and those who are recovering in military and veterans hospitals," said Army Col. Norvell V. Coots, commander, Walter Reed Health Care System. "The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is a wonderful outreach effort and a great way to acknowledge the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform."

Holiday cards should be mailed to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456

All cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10. Cards should not be mailed or delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

For more information, visit www.wramc.amedd.army.mil or www.redcross.org/holidaymail for Holiday Mail for Heroes program guidelines.Walter Reed is not accepting mail addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier."

If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these people, who have sacrificed so much, would get.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday's child

Congrats to Olivia's family - she has a brand new granddaughter today - Bryer Elisabeth came into the world at 8:19 am. She weighed in at 7 lb. 9.5 oz, 21 inches long, with reddish brown hair. I am sure she is a beauty!!!