Newsletter 32 – October 8, 2009
too bad I’m not as wonderful a person as people say I am,
the world could use a few people like that”.
Hurry in, before they’re gone!
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What an octopus is.
Now is the Perfect Time to Plant Bulbs
Every fall I talk to you about how important it is to fill your flower beds with bulbs. In Wisconsin, October is the best time to plant them. The cooler weather has lowered the temperatures of the soil, and the fall rains have softened the ground. By spending a couple of hours on a nice autumn day digging in the garden, you can give yourself weeks of beautiful blooms next spring, and for years to come.
To make it even better, this week all bulbs at America’s Best Flowers are Buy One Get One Free (of equal value or lesser value). There truly has never been a better time to invest in spring-blooming bulbs. With choices ranging from the earliest snowdrops, crocus, and grape hyacinths to a rainbow of tulips, daffodils, alliums and fritillaria, we guarantee every gardener will find new, exciting bulbs to love.
Come out today for the best selection. While you’re here be sure to pick up a bag of Scotts Bulb Plant Food to provide your bulbs with everything they need for the best possible show. As I always tell you, “Next spring, you’ll be so glad you did.”
A physician’s garden.
Improve the Air Quality of your Home
benefit us in so many ways. Often
chosen for the color and texture they add to a room, houseplants are a
beautiful addition to any home. Nothing
helps create a pleasant, relaxed mood faster than the addition of a few
plants. Research has shown
that the benefits of indoor plants go far beyond decorative, proving
that people living in homes and offices with plants have fewer problems
with stress-related illnesses. The
group also had lower blood pressure than those living without plants.
Ferns are on the list of best choices for air purification, and ours are
especially nice this year. Stop
out today and pick up several for your home and office. Click to learn how Indoor
house plants remove toxins from the air
Incongruous; Where bills are passed.
think you’re going to like this. It’s actually a Rachael Ray Recipe
from Food TV, and I was surprised how good it was. Something a bit
different, yet perfect for autumn. Terrific served with a loaf of
Pumpernickel and a spinach and apple and red onion salad. Grrrreat!
Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausag e
T extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 more T, divided
pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
cloves garlic, cracked and chopped
medium onion, finely chopped
bay leaf, fresh or dried
sprigs sage leaves, cut into chiffonade, about 2 T. Additional for
c dry white wine
c chicken stock
c canned pumpkin
c heavy cream
t ground cinnamon
t ground nutmeg, ground or freshly grated
salt and pepper to taste
pound penne rigate, cooked al dente
or Parmigiano cheese, for grating
a large, deep, nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 T of olive
oil to the pan and brown the sausage in it. Transfer sausage to paper
towel lined plate. Drain fat from skillet and return the pan to the
stove. Add the remaining T of oil, and then the garlic and onion. Saute
3-5 minutes until the onions are tender.
cook pasta al dente. Drain.
bay leaf, sage, and wine to the skillet. Reduce wine by half, about 2
minutes. Add stock, and pumpkin and stir to combine, stirring sauce
until it comes to a bubble. Return sausage to pan, reduce heat, and stir
in cream. Season the sauce with the cinnamon and nutmeg, and salt and
pepper to taste. Simmer mixture 5-10 minutes to thicken sauce.
drained pasta to the pot you cooked it in. Remove the bay leaf from
sauce and pour the sausage pumpkin sauce over pasta. Combine sauce and
pasta and toss over low heat for 1 minute. Garnish the pasta with lots
of shaved cheese and sage leaves.
When I sang in the concert choir in high school,
we had a very skillful, operatically trained director.
One day she was demonstrating tonal and breath control
and sang a single note, perfectly true, with no vibrato,
for what seemed to us like five minutes.
Just as she finished, with no time for her to regain her breath,
a voice from the back of the room piped up,
”If this had been an actual emergency-”
SEE YOU SOON!!!
the Holy Spirit Guide You! God Bless