Eye on the Time

My teacher friend Jen S. stopped by for tea snd conversation after school, Thursday afternoon. Towards the end of our visit, she checked the time on her watch

Wow, I said. Now those are big and bold numerals.

Jen said she often looks at her watch and it’s 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, 5:55

We’ve got to “Spring forward” for Daylight Savings Time tonight. We will miss the lost hour for a few days.

Hot Cross Bun Season

Hot Cross Buns. I just read that they are to be eaten on Good Friday. Ooops!

Listed as Easy Hot Cross Buns – King Arthur Baking Company Recipe with dried fruit and currants. Do you like Hot Cross Buns?

And From All Nursery Rhymes

The song was first published in the “Christmas Box” London, 1798. However, the song appeared earlier as a street cry. The “Poor Robin’s Almanack for 1733” published the following lyrics:

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One ha’ penny, two ha’ penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons
One ha’ penny,
Two ha’ penny,
Hot Cross Buns!

The Grumpy Farmer

Meet The Grumpy Farmer. He smiled for the photo and didn’t seem grumpy at all. I was introduced to his product by Renee who had purchased his poured soy candles previously.

Here’s his candle booth at the Home and Garden Show in downtown Pittsburgh. I bought a couple of Caramel Crunch candles. Thinking of gifts.

David is a retired PA State Trooper
There was an Irish Coffee House and a Morning Joe Flavor

New Summer scents are coming soon. Here’s the fall and Christmas line up-I copied from his page
Pumpkin Caramel Crunch
Wild Berry Cheesecake
Country Kitchen
Pumpkin Pecan Waffle
Apple Orchard
Cranberry Woods
Suede & Smoke
Leather Teakwood
Banana Nut Bread
Gramma’s Sugar Cookie
Autumn Festival
Christmas Tree
Magic of Christmas
Gingerbread Man
Winter Woods
Mistletoe Kisses
Strudel and Spice

Doug Oster at the Home and Garden Show

Doug Oster lecturing on gardening.
Mr. Oster provided free tickets for us to enter show
His daughter passed out free Heirloom Tomato seeds
I looked for a worm to photograph but they were shy

From his website

Gardening Green with Doug – Pittsburgh Earth Day’s Green Voice weekly e-newsletterevery Wednesday in your inbox”

“Doug Oster received the Outstanding Documentary Emmy for Gardens of Pennsylvania, a one-hour special he conceived and produced for the PBS affiliate, WQED.”

Doug posts weekly videos on his YouTube channel, In Doug’s Garden. He is also the author of two gardening books, Steel City Garden and A Gardener’s Notebook.

Selfie With his life size cardboard cut out

Fridge Door Clutter

A magnetic pad shopping list, Xmas cards, photos from childhood- I had to get a new fridge cause there were no new or used parts available for my old model. A fridge has to have a good seal.

A Face in the Red Onions

Slicing onions to sauté for rice snd beans supper I looked down snd saw a face in the onions Center. No one in particular. Just a little face. two faces in two slices. Smiling. I felt a little bad chopping them up.

Why, hello there.
A little chopped garlic on the left