Saturday, September 11, 2021

Fresh Nectarine Almond Cookies with Apricot Jam

 This year, the Nectarine tree did really great.  More than I can handle, actually.  With extra nectarines, I topped my favorite Almond Cookies with fresh Nectarine and Apricot Jam.  It turned out great.

1.  1-1/2 Cup shifted flour with 1 tsp Baking Powder, 2 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed Mills.
2.  Mix 3/4 stick softened butter in a bowl with spatula - about 10 times, then, mix in 1/3 C sugar.  Hand mix till pale.
3.  Add 2 tsp Cook's Pure Almond Extract (optional:  and 1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract ) to #2 above.
Mix #1 and #2 together well.
Heat oven to 400'F
Use 1" cookie scoop the dough and place on top of parchment lined cookie sheet.
Peel and slice nectarines.  Slice into wedges, then, into halves.  Top the cookies after making thumbprint dimple with apricot jam and with nectarine.
Bake for 8 min - 10 min. 

Fresh Summer Corns from Davis Ranch, Sloughhouse, Sacramento Photo Journal

 I think I will make another run to the Sloughhouse to get another bag of fresh picked white corns.
FYI - 13501 Jackson Rd, Sloughhouse, CA
You can package them and freeze them for later use.
Or boil for 3 minute and Enjoy with all kinds of toppings or eat it as is.  It is so fresh and delicious.


Smiling Summer Dragon Fly

 This dragon fly is so happy with the hot summer, it even smiles.

Have a Great rest of the Summer 2021 - Mask Up and Be Safe.


 I thought I had to wait till it turns tannish in the backside before I pick them, but one morning I discovered all the seeds dropped off!!  It was amazing.

About 2 months later, the sunflower's head started to dip downwards from the weight.  The stem/stalk begin to look dry. 
Better Luck Next Summer.

My Lotus Garden 2021 - Photo Journal

  This year, these group of Lotus grew really well.  Although the original two plants I purchased back in 2019 still did not blossom, the ones I purchased this year "Little Green", just sprouted with the summer and gave a great show.  The ones from the variety seeds I purchased even thrived and gave beautiful flowers.  The only thing that is different from all other Lotus I planted - Pink Lips, etc. these new ones did not give as much scent in the air during it bloom.

Peeling seed after soaking for a couple of days.

This is from the seed.
Time to rest.  This pot of Lotus is from 2019.  It grew beautiful foliages but did not bloom.
The different species grew different seedings.
It was a great show this summer.