Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Very smooth and creamy and it was still thick in 2 days
This is my homemade double boiler - a stainless bowl over simmering water
Fresh from the success of my Vanilla Pudding I decided to try a Chocolate.  I hoped using flour as the thickening agent would work better than my success with cornstarch in the past.  I also like the fact that you can use cocoa. I did add a little chocolate for a more intense flavor but it didn't need it.

Mix all the ingredients in the top of a double boiler and put over simmering water that touches the bottom of the pan and stir with a wire whip for about 10 minutes until thick.

3/4 C. sugar
6 T. cocoa
2 T. butter
3 C. milk
1/3 C. flour (add 1 T. for pie)
3 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp. salt

Remove from the heat and add  2 tsps. vanilla  and if desired 1/4- 1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.  (I didn't think it really needed it but it did make a rich zing to it.) 

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