I was out taking some pictures of some of the pretty spiders (Orb Weavers) that have delightfully made themselves at home around our house! I love seeing them...it means fall is here. As I was out side taking a picture of the Golden Orb (the big black and yellow with the zig zag in the middle of its web) I saw a furry thing in my little tree/bush in the front of my window. It was a field mouse. I looked carefully and realized it was very still but breathing and awkwardly positioned. Hmmmmm...there was a reason that this little furry friend was up on this bush.
Tigger... I knew it.
My cat, Tigger, was purring around my legs with his tail wagging. He is our hunter. He loves to bring us presents and leave them at our front door. They range from birds to lizards. we have been really lucky when he decides to bring moles to us. That is such a fun treat. I looked carefully at Mr. Mousekewitz and couldn't help but sing...
"And there are no CATS in America and the streets are full of cheese!!"
(I love that movie.)
Anyway, so Sophia and I grabbed a mason jar and so gently put it up to him and with out thinking twice he jumped right in. I think he figured this was his only chance to get away from the lion that was prowling around him waiting for him to come down. So we walked down the street and let him out in the woods. I swear he said in the Russian Mousekewitz language "Thank you for saving my life."... I said "your welcome" in my Alabama -George language and then Sophia and I proudly walked back to the house.
I like saving nature....but the fact that I threw that moth in the spider web still kinda haunts me. (If you haven't read about that it is in an earlier post)
Okay...since October is here...remember to find a local beekeeper and see if they have some late honey available. I am finding out that not too many beekeepers in our neck of the woods have a lot to spare but grab some if you can. The darker the richer. The best tasting oatmeal raisin cookies are made with darker honey (in my opinion) and here is a recipe for some.
Oh! AND....leave in the comment section if you have a favorite recipe using honey. Tell us how to make it, where you got it and why you like it. Tell your friends because...
I will make all of them in the next 2 weeks and the one that is my favorite I will send you something sweet...
2 count of your choice
My mouth is watering thinking about their flavor:
"Queen for the Day"
lemon Cookie, loaded with Raspberries, White Chocolate chips and Macadamia nuts!
They are FANTASTIC and they are a local business and I love supporting my local peeps!
* 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup honey
* 1 large egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1-1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 cup raisins, chocolate or butterscotch chips
In medium bowl, beat butter with sugar until thoroughly blended. Blend in honey. Blend in egg and vanilla, mixing until smooth. In separate bowl, mix together oats, flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda; blend into honey mixture. Blend in raisins or chips. Drop dough by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 12 to 14 minutes until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool 2 to 3 minutes before removing from baking sheet. Cool completely then store in an airtight container.
High altitude adjustment: Increase oats to 2 cups and decrease whole wheat flour to 3/4 cup.