Our Lazy Summer Days Recipe Page

"Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made
summer and winter."
~~Psalms 74:17~~

The first day of Summer is June 21st, 2008.

Here's a Recipe I found for Preserving Children .......

"How to Preserve Children"
Take one large grassy field; half a dozen children, all sizes; three small
dogs; and one narrow strip of brook, pebbly if possible. Mix the children
with the dogs and empty them into the field, stirring continually. Sprinkle
with field flowers, pour brook gently over pebbles, cover all with a deep blue
sky and bake in a hot sun. When the children are well brown they may be
removed. Will be found ready for setting away to cool in the bath tub.
~Author Unknown~


We wanted to share with you the lavender pillow sachets

Lavender lifts the spirits.
You can grow your own or purchase everything you need in a herb or craft store.

2c. dried lavender leaves
1/2 c. dried cornflowers
1 1/2 t. orris root powder
1 1/2 c. dried lavender buds
3/4 c. dried juniper berries
8 drops lavender oil
4 drops rosemary oil
several 4-inch squares of fabric,
needle, and thread.
Combine all ingredients (except fabric, needle and thread) in a bowl and cover tightly. Allow fragrances to blend and mellow for at least 2 weeks. Select muslin, calico, or homespun fabrics of your choice. Handstitch or sew 3 edges of 2 squares fitted together. Fill pouches with potpourri and sew remaining seams closed. You can place these little pillows wherever you want or need them. These can be as fancy or as simple as you like. These are wonderful gifts and are pretty just sitting in a basket.

Lavender Hint:
To give your sheets a fresh scent of lavender, place a washcloth sprinkled with a few drops of lavender oil into your wash.

Another Hint:

Put some dried lavender or lavender liquid scent in a pot and simmer it. This way the fragrance will go all through the house and smell peaceful and refreshing.

Lavender Recipe & Craft Links:
Lavender Sorbet & Lavender Tea Cookies & Lavender Jelly
Lavender Lemonade & Lavender Mint Tea Punch & Lavender Shortbread
Lavender Cookies & Lavender Herb Bread & Lavender Wands
Lavender Body Powder & Lavender Jelly and Lavender Marmalade
Lavender Bath Bomz & Make Your Own Lavender Sachet
Drying Your Own Lavender & history and folklore & party ideas
Lemon, Ginger and Lavender Iced Tea & Pink Lavender Lemonade

Have a seat on the porch swing

& sip a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade.

Old Fashioned Lemonade

4 lemons
3/4 c. sugar
4 c. cold water
Cut lemons into thin slices, remove seeds. Place slices in a large non-metal bowl; sprinkle with sugar and let stand for 10 min. Press lemons with the back of a spoon to extract juice. Add water, stirring and pressing lemons. Remove lemon slices and serve over ice. Garnish with additional lemon slices. Makes 4 servings.

How About a "Lemonade Pie" a summer favorite and some cool summer specials?
Kay's Summer Cool Offs

Hint for Serving Beverages:

Take some stemmed water glasses and freeze them in the freezer. Then when you are ready to serve the tea take the glasses out of the freezer. The glasses will have a nice frost on them.

Here is an Ice Cube Hint:

If you are serving Iced Tea or Lemonade just make a few trays of ice from the
beverage you are serving. Then when the ice cubes melt it won't water down the
beverage. Related Link: Learn how to:
Make Ice Flower Cubes

California Lemonade

1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
5 cardamom seeds, ground
Boil sugar and lemon juice at med. heat for 8 to 10 min. Remove from heat and
cool. Add cardamom seeds and store in refrigerator. To prepare for lemonade,
mix one tablespoon of concentrate with one cup of sparkling water.
Lemonade Links:
Don't forget the lemonade
Julia's Picnic Planning Page


Here are some Recipes for the Picnic Basket:

Pita Crisps

Easy to prepare ahead of time. Just store in an airtight container for snacking.
3 T. virgin oil
1/2 t. sea salt (or coarse salt)
1 t. basil
12 oz. pkg. (about 5) large pita pockets cut into eighths
Preheat oven to 450. In mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, salt, and basil. Add pita pieces and toss to coat well. Spread the pita triangles in a single layer onto cookie sheets and bake for 4 to 5 min, until crisp.

Cucumber Sandwiches Dijon

1 cucumber , peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 t. salt
1T. olive oil
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 t. sugar
pepper to taste
1/4 lb. butter softened
1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1 T. lemon juice
20 slices good quality white bread, crusts removed.

Place the cucumber slices in a colander, sprinkle with salt and cover with a plate, weighing the plate down with a soup can to drain out the excess juice. Allow to sit for one or two hours pressing the juice out occasionally. Combine oil, lemon juice, sugar and pepper and combine with the cucumbers. In a separate bowl cream butter, mustard and lemon juice. Blend the butter and Dijon mustard. Spread the bread with the Dijon butter. Drain the cucumbers on paper towels and arrange on ten slices of the bread, topping with the other ten slices. Cut each sandwich into four triangles. Arrange on a platter garnished with fresh leaf lettuce.

Apple Smiles

(I made these for my kids when they were small)
 4 or 5 apples (washed and cored)
 1 cup of peanut butter
 miniature marshmallows (any amount desired)
Slice the apples into quarters and set an even number aside and spread with peanut butter. Add the marshmallows so they resemble teeth and top with remaining apple slices.  Red delicious apples work well with this as they give an appearance of bright red lips. My kids used to like to make them look like they had teeth missing *smile*

Hint: Fresh Flowers
Put Fresh Flowers in a pretty vase in all the rooms of the house. They will give a
lovely aroma, are aesthetically beautiful and guaranteed to warm your heart and
lift your spirits. Visit
Annie's Flowers & Their Meanings Page.
Related Links:
Learn2 Make Flavored Vinegar & Learn2 Picnic Without Ants

Friends.......Annie and I hope you have found something to smile about during your visit. We had so much fun putting this together for all of you! Please be sure to take some time to enjoy you own old memories and share them with others. May the Lord bless you on all your journeys.

Together, in his love.......we will all rejoice!
Love, Annie and Linda

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