Posted by: Debra LaValley | July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011

"Last one in is a rotten egg!"

I can’t believe that it is July already! Time really does speed up the older you get … or maybe we are just too close to a wormhole! LOL! July is not my favorite month – it tends to be too hot and humid. However, if I am near a body of water, I am much happier! In my youth, I would have already been swimming many times by now. As of today – I have not been swimming. I purchased a new bathing suit recently and can’t believe that I now own an “old lady” bathing suit. An “old lady bathing suit” to me is one with a built in bra! I have yet to wear it out in public. The next thing you know, I will have a bathing cap with sequined flowers! Hahahahaha. Maybe when I am 90!

Many things have changed over the years in addition to gravity’s effect on my body. I remember there was always a Fourth of July Parade in Penacook – but the town hasn’t seen one in years. I couldn’t tell you where the nearest parade is taking place. It seems that folks are too busy now to take the time to have a parade. There are too many texts to send, too many calls to make, too many videos to watch, too much to do on the computer. I just saw on the tv that kids today spend approximately 7 hours a day on electronic entertainment/media. I have always loved tv – but growing up managed to spend many hours enjoying the outdoors. I still enjoy being outside. I will be grabbing my camera and heading out shortly after posting to see what nature I can photograph.

Enjoy your day – enjoy your summer! Try and spend a lot of it outdoors – and remember your sunscreen.

There is a promise of a thunderstorm today! I do enjoy a nice light show.

Summer Recipe from the La Valley collection:

Rhubarb Pie

2 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 well beaten egg yolks
1/4/ cup thick sweet cream
pinch of salt

Melt butter, add the rhubarb and 1 cup of sugar. Cook slowly for 8-10 minutes until the sugar melts and rhubarb is soft. Separately, mix 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, cream, and salt. Add the fruit mixture and cook until thick (approximately 3 minutes). Pour into shell. Top with a meringue. Bake at 300 degrees for 15-18 minutes until meringue is golden.

If you love lemon meringue pie – you will love this!

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