Megan's Head

A place where Megan gets off her head.

My little helpers

DSC00302 I have been trying to get as much done outside in the good weather we have had this weekend, and I have been cleaning up the courtyard. I have not been alone however. Annie and Chassie have been with me every step of the way. If I prune leaves, Annie prunes leaves. If I clean up the pot plants, Annie is in the pot plants. if a plastic packet is left alone for longer than two seconds Chassie is in it! DSC00351

Sweeping is Annie’s best; the broom produces a complicated roller-coaster of terror, attack, play, taunt and pounce. At one point I brought some stuff through the house and to the front to throw away. Annie came searching for me; totally offended that I had deserted her at the back. I made my way through the house and she charged ahead, so when I came down the stairs she was already on her back on the flagstones. The courtyard doesn’t look that different. But we are all exhausted.

Then, when we were walking the slightly bigger furries this morning, Big Friendly spotted this sign. Now is it just me or…? It’s not a good one, me thinks.

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  1. Og, Man – one of my favourite biscuit was there. Known in my childhoodscapes as “Living Almonds” this can be done as described but with one major addition –

    Where it says “Transfer to covered container; refrigerate until ready to use” it should read “Roll thoroughly in desiccated coconut, then transfer to covered container; refrigerate until ready to use.”

    Like this:

    Almond Biscuits with Berry Butter (aka ‘Livign Almonds’)
    Ingredients:
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
    3/4 cup milk
    1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
    2 tablespoons honey
    [AND 1 cup desiccated coconut]

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Combine milk, almonds and honey. Add to butter mixture, mixing just until flour is moistened. Knead dough gently; shape into a ball. Roll out or pat down dough on a lightly floured surface to 3/4 inch thickness. Using a floured 3 inch heart shaped cutter, cut out the dough, rerolling as needed. Place about 1 inch apart on unbuttered baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with Berry Butter.

    To make butter:
    Place 1 stick softened butter, cut into pieces, 1/3 cup strawberry preserves and 1/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries in work bowl of food processor; process until smooth. Or, you may stir together by hand. Transfer to covered container; refrigerate until ready to use.

    OR

    Roll thoroughly in desiccated coconut, then transfer to covered container; refrigerate until ready to use.

    Hmmmm… to live for!

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