So many ways to cook collards and it seems as if my mother, grandmothers, mother in law all did them a little differently. Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year, can you believe it? Amazing how quickly a year passes by! There will be no surprises in our menu tomorrow it is a Southern Tradition to have certain things and there is a history behind why we have them. Do you have your greens ready to cook?
I can hardly believe that a year has passed. This year has held many good memories and some very sad memories. One thing is for sure without the grace and blessings of our Lord there could have been many more sad memories. Before we move on to a brand new and exciting year, I thought I'd look back on 2017 and the posts that were most visited. I can say this you, my friends, like to Clean, DIY, and you really like Home Improvement! Here are the Top Ten Posts of 2017 here at Hibiscus House.
Sometimes I just scratch my head and think about something for awhile. It might take me quite some time before making up my mind about what to hang on a wall. Why, oh why do I have this 'thing' about putting holes into a wall? I find it especially hard to do this on freshly painted walls. Today I talk about being simplistic.
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I always wondered why the grandmamas and mama called this dish a pudding. They all did, so guess that is what it was. To me a pudding was something that was more, well you know, like pudding.
This dish bakes up and when cooled can be sliced. I had forgotten just how much I love it. I will make it more often now. I hope you will like it too.
Do you like how I decorated this picture of the toilet? I had the plain shot which I will share next, but thought better of showing the toilet here. I mean look at it a Luau in the toilet! Sharing a tip today that I use when in a pinch.
Oh my how I dislike spiders! Worse for me than snakes! If I had a choice to be around either one I would choose the snake! What would you choose? Today at this appropriate time the topic is this 'Spider'.
I rarely use prepackaged ingredients. In fact I pretty much detest them. It is so easy to make from scratch most things. I have found that in extremely busy times especially with small children around it;s more fun to play with them than to cook all day. This is so easy to make and the kids will enjoy helping too! Frankly, I like it!
Hey Everybody! I was having a day of laundry when it hit me; I haven't shared this DIY mixture of laundry detergent with you. I say detergent but it is really laundry soap without some of the harmful detergents and additives found in laundry cleaners.
Hello, how are you this morning? We are waiting to see how Hurricane Irma is going to affect us here in South Carolina. I'm just sitting here drinking a huge cup of coffee and wishing I had a fresh baked loaf of bread. Today is as good as any to do a review on this little number. God bless all in the path of this monster storm.
A good question isn't it? Well, do you? Where did this custom come from? I don't know, only that if you wear white after, what? People will stop and stare. We wouldn't, we couldn't wear white; Or could we?
This little critter is enjoying the daylily
Today's topic is The Beautiful Daylily! This has been our showcase flower this year! Everyday was a flower show. The best I've ever seen. I'll put the link at the end of the post as to where we found them. Join me today for the Hibiscus House Daylily 2017 Tour! Watch your step!
Today I do a review of a kitchen full of appliances here at Hibiscus House. Keep in mind that I cook more than usual! As a matter of fact I cook all the time, so these appliances have to work hard! Having said that I still expect them to work!
It wasn't long after we painted that we started noticing scratch marks, then gashes taken out of the porch flooring and railings. What in the world was happening, we scratched our heads and gave up thinking about it.
Have you made this yet? Do you make homemade products for your home, health or body needs? I've found that although I put these things off they truly can save you money in the long run. From time to time, I am skeptical of some of these homemade products and want to be sure they are safe to be used. Every ingredient needs to be investigated for safety, well as best as any individual can investigate that is. I jumped off the buy everything a while back and haven't been disappointed at all. The deodorant I put together last year, and let me tell you one tube lasted an entire year, works wonderfully! Today we're talking toothpaste!
I was in the mood for brownies the other day and these were what I came up with. The coconut oil arrived the day before and I declared that I was going to use more of it because it just might be better for us than some of the oils out there.
We have a few different varieties of Scuppernong or Muscadines growing in our little orchard. You know there are only so many of these you can pick and eat then after a while it makes sense to save the rest before they go bad. I love the juice from them, it reminds me of the grape juice we have at church when we observe The Lord's Supper. Prepare and take the juice from your grapes to be used now or later. This jelly was made from the juice of last year's crop. It is delicious.
Strawberries, who doesn't love them? I know they are my favorite fruit and my next favorite is a good ripe banana. Of course you do have to time that just right ripeness in the berries and bananas, then eat or preserve for best taste at that perfect time! Today I'm sharing one of my own recipes and it is delicious! They do call me the 'Strawberry Lady'.
Isn't it a beauty?
Isn't it a beauty?
Farming, row crops, farmhouses, farm animals all have been on my mind lately. We lease this land out where we are to farmers, so when I hear a piece of farm equipment in the fields those memories come to mind.
A farmhouse is a building that serves as the primary residence in a rural or agricultural setting. Historically, farmhouses were often combined with space for animals called a house barn.
I know most are enjoying Holy Week, off on a trip or getting ready for the weekend. Easter is a sacred, fun and busy time. Today I am sharing something out of necessity because of the recent requests to make it easier to find them. Join me won't you:
Today I'm sharing a menu that some will know and like and some will know and not like. Either way today we're talking about Southern Traditions and eating not as high on the hog!
What do you do when it comes to spring cleaning? Do you do extra cleaning this time of year, or are you one who doesn't have to do it? Are you one who I intend to be one day (who am I kidding?) ,that doesn't need to have a hard cleaning because your house is immaculate? Join me today as we talk cleaning.
This was a couple of days ago and was just enough to coat the lawn lightly. It truly was beautiful and Chuck was off and home for the first time to see the snow fall out here. He is usually working when it does happen to snow, which isn't too often. We did enjoy it very much together. Today I share a few pictures and a video of our view from here.