"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Doggie treats

Well, here we are in the kitchen!
Anyone remember the tall white tupperware salt and pepper shakers from the 60s? My Mom gave me hers a few years ago....I treasure them!--these were on our supper table for years.
They were on the table on cold winter evenings as we ate meat loaf and macaroni and cheese. On a sweltering day, as we sat down to a summer supper of fried "taters", pinto beans sprinkled with finely diced onions, and hot buttery corn bread, the white salt and pepper shakers were always there handy.

I also love my "jadeite" salt and pepper shakers, any my tiny blue mixer! Oh...and the tiny Wonder bread, that I saved from daughter's Barbie kitchen toys from about 20 years ago! LOl

Today I'm making Tammie and Bindie's favorite doggie treats! They love them!
All you need is a jar of wheat germ (about a half a jar or a whole jar for a double batch) and 3 jars of baby food, (six if you double the recipe) any meat flavor! Our girls love chicken, or beef. I also throw in sweet potato, they love those. You add just a bit of water if the mixture is dry.

I double and triple the recipe.......so many little jars! LOL
I make them big batches. The only thing is.......they have to be kept in the fridge. There are no preservatives added. (well--except for what might be in the baby food)

After the dough is mixed, I spray "Pam" on my hands and then make small balls, then place them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet (flatten them down with a fork) and bake them at 350 for about ten minutes.
They kind of look like peanut butter cookies, LOL!
You can get fancy and roll the dough out and use doggie bone or heart shaped cookie cutters if you like.
You can also substitute baby oatmeal cereal or wheat flour for the wheat germ.
Store them in a sealed baggie in the fridge. I think they only keep for two weeks, but they are gone long before then in our home! LOL
So glad you stopped by my kitchen today!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A walk around Ansonbourough

The cobblestones in Ansonborough  were brought to the United States as ballast in the ships--back in the 1600s and 1700s.

Literally walking on history here......

This is the oldest house in Ansonborough

Aren't they PRECIOUS!?

Most of us paint our porch ceilings haint blue here in the South. These people added clouds.

Neat, trim houses with bright color schemes. Check out this red mailbox!

Their house number is thirteen!!--no wonder they hung up a horse shoe for good luck! LOL!

I was drawn to the deeply etched glass in this thick old door--isn't this amazing?

Stopped for a little rest at the  Andrew Pinckney  Inn. Its a colorful little boutique hotel decorated in the British West Indies style. The canary yellow Inn was built around 1858 and used to be a tenement building. We have not stayed here, but I read that it is beautifully decorated with Carribbean colors and plants, chocolate brown and cream colored rooms, lots of leather and dark stained furniture, and a very nice rooftop terrace. There is also a three-story atrium filled with tropical plants.

Beads today.....no beads! LOL--just my leaf necklace

I had to stop, admire, and make pictures of these beautiful pink blooms!

Who wants to go in? LOL

There are lots of lovely dinners here, I love peeking in to see the pretty tables and flowers set up! The last four pictures were made a different evening--there was a lovely dinner in the driveway about to get started.

If this was my dinner party.....I'd invite y'all in!!
OH!!!--and NanaDiana could arrange the seating!! LOL

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mystery building

I  have always been drawn to this building. I've photographed it many times over the years, especially during different seasons and sunsets.

I finally went and did some research to see what this Gothic Revival style building was!

It was built in 1871, when the Grand Lodge of ancient Free Masons of South Carolina laid the cornerstone.

Much remodeling over the years, especially in the 1920s and 1940s, caused this building to lose it's orginal character. You can see how they closed off those big tall windows to make them smaller.

The three story building had a big 40 foot coved ceiling in the Grand Lodge room and it had five big gas chandeliers.
The upper floors were used for the Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina to gather and conduct meetings. They helped to finish building the structure in 1872
Historic Charleston photo

I've always wondered about the old building, and now I know!