Hello everyone, May I introduce myself I am Apron. I am a home cook I like to cook and bake for my husband. I used to bake for my mum and step-father. I make lemon scones, oatmeal biscuits, chocolate spice cakes, yam herbal slices with sheeps cheese and goats cheese. I like making cheese flans. I reside in a small cottage with a cottage garden which houses cornflowers, geraniums, and a variety of roses. Also windchimes as another pass-time of mine is feng shui. I also like to grow plants for bumblebees and butterflies.
Must be nice to live in an area with the climate to enjoy butterfly gardens.
Being in South Texas there are few flowering plants that will survive without massive amts of "bought" water every week.
I do have some nice tropicals for color and a couple a stands of native wild flowers but the optimal spring growing season is short.
If I do put in any veggies they have to be finished by mid June or else the plants burn up.
Welcome to Chef Talk!
Thank you for welcoming onto your site. Good to see you. Your garden sounds interesting. Your climates sound rather hot without water, here we get too much water which brings in a lot of slugs and bugs. Do you cook with your vegetables from your garden? I baked some homemade lemon scones yesterday. What kind of food do you like to bake? Thank you once again. Look forward in hearing from you. Apron.
I give the kids flashlites and empty coffee cans with a few inches of kosher salt in the bottom and let them at it lol.
Otherwise the spring onions (as well as lilies) would disappear.
My current baking favorite?
Since it is so hot here on the Texas coast anything that doesn't take too long to bake or skips the oven altogether.
I have been buying huge cookies from a bakery (an hour drive ;-) to make ice cream sandwiches and have put together a few lemon refrigerator "cheesecakes" (thanks durangojo) .
That sounds like a great idea to give the children cans to catch the slugs in. The slugs here ate my marigolds recently even though I put down slug pellets. They ate the plants rather than the slug pellets!! Rather like I had a mouse once that needed catching as he was eating the food in the house he decided to eat a chocolate mint biscuit instead of the mouse pellets!!!
Your cookies are a great idea to make ice-cream sandwiches delicious. I like the idea of refrigerator cheesecakes in the heat. I like herbal iced tea when it is warm. You are right skipping the cooker is a great idea in the heat. We have salads here I make fruit salads and put yoghurt on them. My mum used to make her own ice-cream with lemons and evaporated milk. Do you make your own ice-cream? Here in Scotland the weather is suppose to be rather hot tomorrow around 27oc a bit hot for me! See you again later got to go and make the tea. Apron