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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hibiscus Flower

Last But Not Least – End Of Summer August Blooms

Where oh where has the summer gone……?:) I guess I am ready to sing the blues, because my garden is already displaying its signs, of the beginning of an end, of a summer season. Fewer and fewer of the perennials are blooming, so the annuals are taking advantage of the space to spread out their crowns and show off their blooms.

So, let me share a few more pictures of the floral beauty I have been enjoying this year.


Top Diet Myths

Not everyone loves potatoes, but who doesn’t love bread?????? How can anyone resist the aroma of a fresh baking bread……hmmm…yuuummmm………I’m sure not many of you! I love them both, with or without butter. My theory is that everything is good for you, in moderation, and in addition to some type of regular exercise (walking is my favorite).

After I read this article I decided to copy and paste it into my post to share with all of you, my wonderful readers.

Sorrel Borsch

Sorrel Borscht (Shchav) – Recipe

If you like tangy flavored soups, you will love Sorrel Borscht (Shchav). My first experience with tasting this dish was in a Polish restaurant, while visiting my family in Poland. My husband really liked the slightly tangy taste of this soup, so I have been preparing it during the sorrel growing season. The main ingredient is sorrel, of course, a simple herb but not easily found in a grocery store, but rather in a specialty food shop, or a garden (your own or your friend’s).

You can find a ready made Shchav, in the Kosher section at your favorite grocery store, but it’s taste does not measure up to the fresh, home made version. Once you make it at home, you most likely will never want to buy it pre-made.

Sorrel leaves

Sorrel Leaves – My Organic Garden

Fresh sorrel could be a little challenging to find in a local grocery store, so the best place to look for it is in a specialty food stores, or to grow your own. I had a difficult time to even find seeds, until I inquired about it in our local gardening/farming store. They did not have it in stock, but were familiar with this herb, so I was very pleased to be able to order it.

Let me introduce you to this vegetable/herb, if you never had a chance to experience its taste or appearance.

Atkins Diet - slice of Pecan Chocolate cake

Pecan Chocolate Cake – Atkins Diet

Dieting is not an easy task to keep up with, but worse yet, what do you do about celebrating a Birthday, and you need a special cake for the occasion. How about a cake for someone on Atkins Diet (high fat and extremely low carbs), which means no sugar and no flour……a couple of main ingredients you always use in making cakes! to the rescue!! I found a real nice recipe for a Sugar Free Pecan Chocolate Cake, but I was quite skeptical about the outcome of this project….cake without flour or real sugar…only sugar substitutes….??? Would it taste like chocolate flavored cardboard??? Would it be very dense? Would it be very flat???