THE YARN – PLANTING HYACINTHS – DATE NUT LOAF

16 11 2012

HELLO

The sunset was spectacular tonight.  Looking to the west it was peachy oranges with lavender and gray clouds and looking towards the east it was pink and blues.

Its chilly and ice froze on the bucket that I don’t have plugged in last night.

 

 

 

 

 

DATE NUT BREAD

I had lost my favorite date nut recipe, had it for many years.  I used to listen to Gus Saunders’ Yankee Kitchen on WBZ- Radio in Boston in the 80’s and got many wonderful  recipe’s including that one.  After I went to Nova Scotia in the fall of 2011 my friend Susan, sent me  a recipe book called “Taste of Nova Scotia”.  What a great book chock full of great recipe’s. including one for date nut bread and it was very similar to the one I used.  I did change it some reducing the sugar, it taste wonderful.

OLD  KITCHEN TOOLS

 

 

 

 

 

I remember seeing this cute nut chopper all my life.  It could have been my grandmothers for all I know.  I am still using it and it still does a good job.

GETTING THE HYACINTHS GOING

 

 

 

 

I have found some of the hyacinth glasses today and decided it was time to get them going.  I have had  the bulbs in the fridge for at least 6 weeks.  You fill the glass just to the end of the bulb.  You will have to watch the water level daily.  Keep in a cool place until some growth shows on the top.  I just love the smell of these in the middle of winter.

WOOL FROM THE BAG

I started making a hat from the wool from the bag but most of it is very coarse so it will go into a rug instead.  I am going to start a hat tonight from Wilbur yarn and some Targhe yarn that I have left.

I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog.  Hope you have a wonderful day.

Carole

 


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17 11 2012
Bealtaine Cottage

Thanks for reminding me about the Hyacinths!

17 11 2012
Kellie from Indiana

My mom had a chopper just like that. I remember her putting me in front of it to chop tons of walnuts! What are you doing with the hyacinths, forcing them to bloom? Im sorry if thats a dumb question. Im a suburban woman wishin to be country!

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