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Saturday, November 30, 2019

garden chronicles, the clematis

I adore clematis, I want to dedicate this page to the varieties I have on hand with pictures to follow next year when they are in their glorious bloom! California is finally getting its winter weather, the perfect time to take stock in the garden! I have sprinkled clematis throughout the rose garden, I can't wait for the years to come to see them ramble through my many roses...

clematis in the rose garden
Guernsey cream 2 on entry gate
avant-garde 2 on south side path
bourbon, center path, left side
killian Donahue, center path, right side
blue, unknown, 2 top center path
earnest markham top path south
montana on swing
multi blue, 2 behind tunnel
h f young bottom center path right side
dark blue unknown clematis, center path left side
Vancouver cotton candy above bench bottom
Nellie moser, above arch top

white garden
Guernsey cream

still need to plant
mrs n Thompson
romantika
henryi 2
Snowdrift
charmaine

Saturday, November 23, 2019

tuscan salmon

 
Tuscan salmon
 
salmon
olive oil
s&p
 
sear in hot oil, 5' per side
remove and set aside
 
 
in pan drippings melt and sauté
 
2 T butter
5 T garlic
small onion
 
add
handful of sundried tomatoes and fry for 2'
1 cup white wine
 
 
simmer and reduce sauce
add 1 3/4 c cream
season to taste
 
add
 
3 cups spinach, stir until wilted
1/2 c parmesan
 
simmer until well blended
 
add fish back in sauce
top with chopped parsley
 
 
 
 
my husband calls this fish candy~

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

tiramisu cheesecake

hands down my new favorite decadent dessert...

 tiramisu cheesecake

preheat oven to 325
use 9" spring form pan

 crust
1 1/4 c of crushed vanilla wafers
1/4 melted butter
2 T sugar

mix and press in pan, bake for 10', let cool

filling

lady fingers
1 c Kahlua
1/4 c expresso, I used starbucks double shot

dip the lady fingers in the above mixture and arrange over over crust, drizzle any remaining liquid over lady fingers

combine

8 oz cream cheese
16 oz mascarpone
1/4 c sugar
mix at low speed

in separate bowl whip together
1 c whipping cream
1/2 c powder sugar
2 T vanilla

combine mascarpone mixture with whip cream
fold in 1/4 c Kahlua
spread over the the lady fingers
refrigerate until set

decorate with
whip cream
chocolate covered coffee beans
cocoa powder


Monday, November 18, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

chicken piccata

 
thin sliced chicken breasts
flour
s&p
 
coat chicken with above mixture in a baggie
sauté in olive oil until golden
remove from pan
 
add
T butter
T olive oil
sauté
 garlic
artichoke hearts
 
add
c of white wine
1/2 c chicken stock
simmer until reduced by half
 
add
olives
capers
juice of one lemon
 
add chicken back in and simmer 2'
sprinkle with fresh parsley