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Buddy at 13 Weeks, Cherry Tomatoes and Swiss Chard are In.

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Well, there is no timid puppy anymore - one morning we woke up and Ahmed the mad dog had arrived. We work every day on training and not allowing biting, but he is hard-headed. But we will work through it. We are down to tension rods to mark "NO-GO" areas and that works. It also lets the iRoomba get underneath into the kitchen and the back of the house! Thank You So Much, Andi darhling. I love it - Buddy not so much.... He has learned of the electric fence around the garden - only one time and he has figured he can go in and out the gate, but not through the lines. He has helped weed and plant, but it's turned so hot, that his favorite thing is just to hang out under the apple tree in the shade. Have done his feet a couple of times (handling everyday) and had 2 baths so far - in fact last night when I put him away - he ran into the dog room and climbed up into the shower tray.

The strawberries are in and since they aren't my favorite I made Panna Cotta so I could have some dairy with it. And tried this recipe.

Yogurt Panna Cotta

Servings: Makes 5 servings


Canola oil

1 tablespoons water

1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 ¼ teaspoons unflavored gelatin

1 ⅛ cups plain whole-milk yogurt (preferably organic)

⅞ cups heavy whipping cream, divided

⅜ cup sugar

Lightly coat inside of 9-inch cake pan with 1 1/2-inch-high sides with canola oil. Combine 2 tablespoons water and lemon juice in small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over; stir to blend. Let stand until gelatin softens, about 15 minutes. Whisk yogurt and 3/4 cup cream in large bowl. Combine 1 cup cream and sugar in small saucepan; bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add gelatin mixture to hot cream mixture; whisk until gelatin dissolves. Add cream-gelatin mixture to yogurt mixture; whisk to blend. Pour mixture into cake pan. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep refrigerated until panna cotta is set, at least 8 hours or overnight. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated.

the panda cotta was great!!!. Spinach is going to seed but Swiss chard is coming in finally. Tom replanted some Okra for me (more for the flowers than anything). Tom put in some melons yesterday as well as some squash to finish out the garden. So it's just wait for the harvest to start. And keeping up with the sprays - it's been so damn wet this year so far - the rots and fungus will do us in. Harvested Swiss chard todat and it was very tender. Strawberries looking good, but it needs a fungicide spray.

Tom's in at his brothers trying to work on a leak in the bathroom. And I think I have finally gotten all the blogs and sites gathered together now.

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