The Broccoli Salad is in a lot of cookbooks I have. I make it so often I just wing it but you probably would like a little better idea, where to start.
8 cups broccoli, bite size
1 medium red onion, diced
2 lbs bacon fried crisp, cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cup dark raisins
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
2 T. cider vinegar
1/2 t. black pepper
1t. seasoning salt
whisk and pour over salad
At this point you can add sunflower seeds or sliced almonds. I have added apples, and I have used craisins. It is hard to mess this up and it is good for a couple of days. I like it best when the broccoli is cut pretty small.
The Raspberry Pie is a new recipe for me from my friend Pam. We had it at her house just a week before I took it to Barn House. It is so pretty it wouldn't necessarily have to be delicious, but it is!
Fresh Raspberry PieCrust
1 1/2 Cup flour 1 1/2 T sugar 1 t salt
Combine 1/2 Cup oil with 2 T of milk. Whip with a fork.
Combine everything together and press into pie plate.
Bake 8 minutes at 475. Cool thoroughly.
Fill the cooled shell with raspberries. It takes more than you think, I used 5 pints, they were small berries. Set aside.
Combine 1 Cup Sugar, 2 T corn starch and 1 Cup water.Boil until clear ( 2-3 minutes) Add 3 T Raspberry Jello mix. Cool.
Pour cooled mixture over berries. Cool in refrigerator.
Serve with whipping cream or ice cream.
This is easy and fast! Very yummy, I imagine people think it is a healthy dessert and I'm pretty sure they don't want to know about the oil and sugar. Let them focus on the berries...
So are you wondering how the Sweet Peas fit in? I love Sweet Peas, I have A Thing for Sweet Peas, and come to find out so does Lisa at A Thing for Roses! I love everything about them. I love how they just keep blooming and blooming. If they are growing on your fence and you pass by, I LOVE the fragrance! It is so fun to have a bouquet on your table, walk by and you get the slightest whiff... They are so fragile they look like tissue paper. They are the greatest. So then I ask, why don't I plant them every year?? Packets and packets of them? Probably because in Oregon they need to be planted in February, or some crazy time...
I always mean to get them planted, but usually don't. I was more than just a little excited when I saw Sweet Pea starts, at our local farm store this winter. I grabbed them up and let them sit in the box for way too long. But I did eventually got them planted. I waited much too long to get them strings to climb up but finally I did... Oh my, I am so glad! So I'm thinking, I am so special, I have Sweet Peas! Then last weekend at Barn House, amongst every other wonderful thing, I see this...
You can't see them very well from the photo, but on the outside of the fence, SWEET PEAS, all lined up in perfect little groups of white , lavender and purple. What a vision, what a lovely garden! I also love the wash tubs! How cute are they hanging on the fence? I have a wire fence, I have wash tubs, I think I have an idea!