So today I was wondering what I should blog about. I got up kind of late, so I missed my morning garden time. When it cools down this evening, I think I'm going to bring in a few calla lilies for an arrangement. Still feeling excited about my jelly experiment yesterday, although Dale was less than impressed with my efforts. Oh well....that's a man for you.
Tomorrow I am heading down to Wilmington to pick up a hibiscus for the garden. I just love hibiscus....they're so beautiful, and this is the perfect climate. It's supposed to be crimson red. No idea what the name is, since it's a seedling grown by a lady in her yard. I've never been one to care much about "names". I just get what I like, and what looks pretty.
I think after I get some work done today, I'm going to bake. I have been having a craving for shortbread cookies the past few days, or possibly some biscotti. I love to make biscotti! For some reason the whole process fascinates me. Most of the people I know who bake don't really like to do biscotti because it takes so long to bake the "loaves", then slice them, then bake again...I like it. When I do my annual Christmas baking binge, I always try to do at least two types of biscotti. Last year I did Chocolate Cherry biscotti, and Lemon Tea biscotti; both were great, although I think next time I make the Lemon Tea ones, I'm going to put some sort of nuts in them; pistachios might be good.
I think I shall make some shortbread, and since I'm in a cookie mood, today's recipe will be one of my favorites from allrecipes.com. It might even be the ones I make today.
Lavender Shortbread Cookies