I have recruited someone wonderful to put in her two cents worth from time to time. Hopefully once a week if possible! So I am gonna let her introduce herself and please you all make her feel very welcome!
Hello everyone seems the Redeemed Gardener is a bit busy these days since he has returned to work. Guess someone has to go earn a paycheck. He was very discouraged that he wouldn’t have as much time to garden and blog so he has asked me to help him out. While I can’t help him much in the gardening department, unless he would like everything to die, I can however write about various other things.
I guess I should start by telling you who I am, my name is Dana and I am the Redeemed gardener’s wife. I am going to do my very best to check in once a week here on The Redeemed Gardener blog, hopefully I am up to the task. You can also find me at www.Maplecottagestitcher.blogspot.com where I talk about my needlework projects and what not. I love needlework; it is my favorite thing to do. I also love to decorate my little cottage, read and I love to eat so therefore I cook not because I like to but because I like to eat. So I will share some recipes with you all from time to time so you can use up those wonderful veggies that our gardens are going to produce very soon! I for one am looking forward to fried squash, let’s hope the gardener has plans to plant some!
|This is me @ my favorite place, OBX!|
Speaking of recipes, decorating, gardening and such I am a new Pinterest convert. I have a love hate relationship with this site. I love all the ideas, they really get my creative juices flowing but too much of a good thing is not so good. It is a real time killer. I have tried some tips and recipes I have found on Pinterest and today I will share a few.
I found a recipe for Honey Baked Ham from Pam Martin-Allen that we tried on Easter Sunday and it was out of this world, smack your mamma good (just kidding I would never do that I would lose my teeth). Anyway it was so good, I normally just rub my ham down with brown sugar and good honey (not the kind at the grocery), and cook it for a few hours. But this recipe called for making a glaze of honey, brown sugar, Dijon mustard and cinnamon and pouring it over the ham the last 45 minutes of cooking time. This is definitely a keeper and the next time you cook a ham try it out. Ours is almost completely gone after two days. You can go here for the recipe.
|Picture obtained from justapinch.com Pam Martin-Allen|
The next pin I am going to share with you is a tip for cleaning the glass shower door in your bathroom. I tried it on the tub and surround and it failed miserably. This may work very well for the shower door but I don’t advise trying it on your tub and surround like I did. The recipe can be found here and it calls for hot vinegar and blue dawn dish liquid in a spray bottle, spray on and leave for 30 minutes and come back and wipe off with a sponge and water. Well it took me over 30 minutes to get it off the shower walls and probably 50 gallons of water, it was a disaster and I had water everywhere but boy was my tub and surround shiny. So I guess it worked but there are easier less expensive ways to clean a tub. Needless to say I won’t try it again.
Well I must sign off and get back to my daily duties before the gardener gets home and thinks I have done nothing but sit on the computer all day. Shhh, don’t tell!!