Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, America!


Ajax – 9 months old

What a coincidence.  Ajax is 9 months old on the 235th birthday of our country.  Let’s celebrate!

It’s hotter than a firecracker out in the garden.  Today will be a balmy 104°.  Yee Haw!  The extent of our celebrating will be finishing all outdoor work before 10am.  Check. 

Now we will be hibernating until the chill of the evening arrives when yours truly will crank up the bbq for some Hebrew Nationals.  Sure swamp pants will be involved.  But there will also be Ruffles and baked beans.  We’ve been snacking on homegrown plums and apricots; but dessert will be special for this birthday celebration.  Apricots from my baby espalier trees provide all the fruit.  Here’s what it looks like.


It was inspired by Miri Leigh but helped along with advise from Julia Child.  Thanks Julia.  If you’re allergic to dairy products find something else.  This baby is loaded with cow fat!

Happy Birthday, America.

1 comment:

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Yummy! (and happy birthdays)