This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster! Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.
A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.
travel to Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island
Texas Signs amused us
Art Museum at Vassar
Mid Atlantic: Longwood Gardens
Winterthur Children's Park
Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG Corning Museum of Glass -
from other summers:
Leslie's new toy has arrived.
Oh, oh, cluck, cluck.
We saw some very unusual clouds - altocumulus undulatus.
The cool of autumn brings a taste for bean soup.
We pressed apples for cider.
Then Peri came for a visit.
Frankie came to visit.
Hubbardsville Mall is a destination.
Frankie and Grandpa enjoy a water fight.
New Years Day sundog.
A Balloon Chase is always fun.
Frankie plays LaCrosse. And we see the second game.
The ballet recital features Peri!
Candy graduates with a BS/RN.
Then there was a new moth. (Eight spotted forester)
A hailstorm surprised us in June.
The daffodils are in bloom in April.
In May, it's tulips and bleeding heart. And pinks and purples.
Tomatoes are ready to start.
And there are beans.
So are onions.
Spring finds us in Maryland and Delaware.
New Castle, Delaware, is a quaint river town. may not be published yet.
The flowers were lovely.
And so were the birds and other animals.
Longwood Gardens has opened it's Children's Indoor Garden with wonderful whimsical fountains.
Oh, my, there are orchids!
Fall trip to Vermont and New Hampshire.
Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Orioles game
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
American Indian museum
Fireworks on the Fourth of July
Garden - heirloom tomatoes
Garden in June
We made Dill Pickles
And we picked blueberries and made blueberry buckle and cobbler.
We love the minimalist (NY Times) no-knead bread.
In July the daylilies are blooming
A strange vine appeared
It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.
House and Garden
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park 2
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In case they ever move the recipe, here it is:
In a large bowl mix oil, sugar and salt.
Add boiling water to large bowl and stir until all is dissolved.
Sprinkle yeast into a measuring cup with 1/3 cup warm water. Wait a few minutes, then stir.
Add cold water to mixture in large bowl. (The stuff in the bowl should now be the right temperature to add yeast. If too hot, wait a few minutes; if too cold, put the bowl in the microwave to heat it.)
Add yeast to large bowl.
Add eggs to large bowl, reserving about 1 tablespoon.
Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
Turn out dough onto floured board and knead for 5 minutes, adding more flour as needed (but not too much). Dough is ready if it springs back after being poked with a finger.
Put back into bowl, cover with dishtowel, and put in warm oven (heated to 170-200, and then turned off beforehand) until doubled - about 1 hour.
Turn out onto floured board and knead for 1-2 minutes.
Divide dough into thirds.
Take one of the thirds, and knead for another minute. Form into 8-12 small "snakes" for bulkies, or 3 large snakes for braid. Make bulkies by knotting each small snake and pinching the ends together. Place bulkies close together pinched-end down in greased pan (I use Pam). For braids, pinch ends of 3 large snakes together and begin braiding. Pinch ends together when done. Place in greased round pan or loaf pan.
Repeat for 2 other thirds. Put formed loaves/bulkies into oven (pre-heated and then turned off, as before) for about 45 minutes.
Remove from oven. Turn oven to 350.
Brush tops gently with reserved egg. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, if desired.
Bake for about 30 minutes (loaves) or 20 minutes (bulkies). Times will vary. Watch for moderate browning on top, but be careful not to allow scorching on bottom.
Remove from pans, and put on dish towels to cool.