Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Froze Hard

Bleeding heart bush, third plant to bloom this spring

Good thing I got this photo, because last night we had a serious freeze. Today the bush is drooping, hangdog, a broken shell of a plant.


Done work for the day, about to go outside in the cold sun with a travel mug full of hot tea.

But first:


Isn't she cute? Turns 43 today, if I'm not mistaken

Everett made you something:

We'll eat them for you

Here's the recipe he used:

Chocolate Chews

1 c milk
1 c cocoa
4 c brown sugar
3 c peanut butter
3 c oatmeal

Preheat oven to 325F.
Mix milk and cocoa. Add remaining ingredients. Put one-inch balls on greased cookie sheet.
Bake 20 minutes.
When warm they will seem almost toffee-like on the inside; when cool, they are chewy.


  1. Hey stubblejumpin' gal, haven't been here for a while as working stopped blogging for sometime, but I'm baacckk. Gorgeous flower pic, hope you enjoyed the cookies.

  2. Mmmm..those cookies look really good! Amazing, with such few ingredients.

    So far, we have been lucky with the hard frosts, which took a few plants during last year's spring. I don't think my bleeding heart (beautiful pic, by the way) has even unfurled its leaves as yet.

    Sorry you lost it...perhaps it will come back from its roots. xo

  3. Hope the plant makes a come back. Cookies sound yummy.

  4. I love the look of those cookies. I wonder if using water instead of milk would make a darker chocolate?

  5. If you're going with water, why not use leftover black coffee?


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