Thursday, July 1, 2010

"The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by...

"The summer morn is bright and fresh,
the birds are darting by

As if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool clear sky."

- William C. Bryant

Today is the first day of July 2010.  Welcome the day, a new month and the first vine ripened tomato in my garden.  How sweet and luscious the first fruits of summer ;~)

Baby Austrian Pine Trees hatching in my garden this year. 
 Found this great growing kit by  while shopping in Wegman's early June.   The box contained everything I needed to grow my own Austrian Pine trees; growing medium disk, cocoa pot, packet of seeds and a plastic bag to create a terrarium facilitating growth.  I bought one box for me and one to take as a prize when I visited Barry & Meghan in West Chester, NY.  Seedlings shown here were planted a little over two weeks ago.  All six seeds germinated. I'll keep you posted with their progress this year.


Kara takes the cake; to work that is ;~) It has become a practice where Kara works as the Graphic Designer to bring in a treat for the office staff on a rotating schedule. They always appreciate Kara's homemade offering's. This week it is Kara's turn.  I am sure she will once again score rave reviews with this Firecracker of a treat...

 First she baked this delicious Angel Food Cake. 
 Then she cut off the top of the cake, scooped out some of the center cake. 
 Next she filled it with fresh whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries.
 Replaced the cake lid, frost with  more whipped cream add garnish of fresh berries.
 Kara filled the center of the cake with extra fresh fruits and whipped cream.

 One slice removed shows the fresh fruit and fresh whipped cream filled center.
  My mother used to make this cake when I was a young girl. 
Bake some happy memories for your family and friends this Fourth of July weekend ;~)

For extra party fun and drama why not wear a ricerafferty tutu skirt to the party or picnic?
Ricerafferty now featured on website.

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