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Monday, January 14, 2013

RASPBERRY PIE AND OTHER THINGS!!


Raspberry Pie made from raspberries from our very own yard!!  I froze them last year.  It was very yummy.  We would not be able to afford to buy as many raspberries as we would like so it is so nice to have our own!


I bought some Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.  One lady mixes 2 tsp. of honey, 2 tsp. of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with 8 oz. of water.  Put this in the microwave for 1 minute and then stir to blend for a drink. I was doing it for awhile and need to get back to it.


I love my Berkey!!!!!  Does anyone else use a Berkey?


Our winter weather is back which is normal for this time of year in Northwest Indiana.  I know we need the moisture but I was spoiled by the few lovely days we were given.  We didn't get that much snow but it is colder than I like!


Oh well, I guess this gives us all time to have a cup-o-tea and do some armchair gardening!!  In case you need something to look at this site for the Ally Fowler garden videos are fun and help to pass the dreary days faster.

14 comments:

Shawn Ann said...

so what is the purpose of the apple cider vinegar drink? Just good? Love your beautiful tea cup. My daughter gets much use out of our old tea cups. She got a fine bone china floral pot for Christmas from her gramma that she uses almost every day along with my gramma's tea cup and saucer.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, The lady's blog that gave those proportions to drink the apple cider mixture did not give the reasons but just said the vinegar was good for so many purposes. I think it needs to be Bragg's Organic. I googled it and altho I don't think these things have been proven, it may help with weight loss, lower cholesteral, lower blood pressure and some more things. My husband's mother use to drink so figured it must be good for me! lol It is so nice that your daughter enjoys tea cups. How fun! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

nutmeg gardener said...

I am jealous of your raspberries! Our planting just never took that well and the few berries we get are usually scarfed down by birds. Your pie looks yummy.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener, It took me awhile to get my raspberry bushes going so don't give up! I moved mine a couple of times!! Raspberries are so expensive to buy from the stores. Try again!! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Annie*s Granny said...

I had to look up "Berkey" to see what it was! We have a filter on our refrigerator, so the water and ice cubes come out of the door tasting great. We had a reverse osmosis system for drinking water at our AZ house.

I hope my raspberries do better this year than last year, when I got carried away pruning them! I'd sure like to move my raspberry bed, it's really in the way now that I enlarged that section of the garden. I'd like to turn the bed a half turn, so it runs parallel with the back fence.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Annie*s Granny, Our Berkey is portable so it was nice to collaspe it to take when we did go to AZ! I hope you get lots of raspberries this year to make up for last. I want to move some of mine but think I will only do a few runners this year to make sure they take off okay. If only I would plan ahead!!! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Daphne said...

Oh yum pie! I so love pie. I ought to make one again soon. I need to figure out how to make my gooseberries work in my pie when I defrost them. I might even blend them up to make it smooth.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, I am not much of a cake eater but I do love pies! What do gooseberries taste like? I have never tasted one. Do I want to grow them!!!! Thanks for commenting! Nancy

kitsapFG said...

MMMmmmmm... raspberry pie... but I will have coffee with it rather than tea please!

Lisa said...

Hi Nancy!
I'm with Annie's Granny in googling Berkey, so learned something new today. We also have filtered ice and water through our refrigerator door and that works nicely for us.

Isn't the best taste of all to eat summer flavors from your garden in the wintertime?! We don't have raspberries here, but do have blackberries and I've been enjoying them on my (mostly) daily oatmeal. Your teacup is lovely, and your temps look coooooooold! Have a good day!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kitsapFG, You can have coffee instead of tea anytime you come to visit!!! We drink both. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, We don't have the filtered ice and water on our refrig. We have good tasting water but we don't listen to the radio and I drink quite a bit of water. Altho it happens seldom there has been a time or two when there was a boil water advisary. I wonder if I planted the wrong kind of blackberries as mine or quite large and seedy and we prefer the red ones. The blackberrys I planted were Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry. Thanks for commenting! Nancy

Vicki said...

Your pie looks delicious! We are also getting a touch of winter right now. Last Saturday it was 72º and today we have 9" of snow! We have been "studying" all the seed catalogs from the mail, and my husband has tree fever bad. He loves to buy trees.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

:)Vicki

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Vicki! I bought some seeds this week but it is suppose to get down to about 0 degrees at night soon. Dream on! Nancy