2 . One in darkness who is headed for brightness. This person begins life like the type 1 person with all the sorrowful events befalling upon him. We live just above the redbud line that stretches across the middle of Pennsylvania. But we only need to descend our mountain road and head south a few miles into the rich limestone valleys to see field edges and hillsides of redbud covered with clusters of pea shaped lavender blossoms that have sprouted along their branches and even their trunks. To me, these small, native, flowering trees represent the most lavish display of spring color, and so late every April we take at least one trip into redbud country..
Last but not least is the perennial Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale). About two feet in height with coarse, hairy, divided foliage, the flowers are six to eight inches in diameter and bloom in June. Single to double, the colours include white, pink, salmon, orange and red, many with a contrasting central eye.
Ignore Mr Macho slippers they are mine. He wouldn step on to the balcony bare foot and I promised him if he just popped my slippers on quickly and obliged, they wouldn be in the photos. HOW AND EVER, these made me laugh so much, they have just somehow ended up on the blog.
So too are pepperwort and pepper root because the rhizome is edible and has a spicy, radish like flavor that gives a zippy touch to a spring salad. Even its species’ name honors the rhizome because concatenate is Latin for “joined together,” yet another description of the root. I’ve not been able to account for other nicknames lady’s smocks, crow’s toes, and milkmaids but Cardamine is Greek for bittercress, which is appropriate for a member of the Mustard family.
Assemble the shortcakes with some cream on the bottom of each biscuit, then a scoop or two of fruit, and the other half of the biscuit. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.4 cups all purpose flour, plus more for the counter 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 Tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed 11/2 cups cold soured half and half cream, plus more for brushing the tops Preheat the oven to 425 Place the rack in the centre of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper..
The head chef, Jason Rutigliano, works from an open kitchen/tent adjoining the restaurant. He does wonders on induction plates in lieu of gas flame, which isn allowed on the island. When he not cooking, you see him sporting a selection of neon coloured headbands and talking to guests with gusto about the island farm, which supplies much of his produce, and the sustainability of the whole endeavour..