"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, December 12, 2011


I've posted about dragees before, so type in dragees in the upper corner to find out more about them.  Once, I could only find the silver ones of my childhood, but now I think they make all sizes and colors.  I love them during cookie baking and decorating, but they really aren't so toothsome to bite into.  Anyway, you'll find my recipe for sugar cookies by digging into my past blogs.  Again, upper corner.  Hey, I'm still recovering so I'm borrowing from the old stash. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Flu Who?

Here's a story.  There is this lady who hardly ever gets sick - never even gotten a flu shot.  A friend developed Guillaume Barre Syndrome after a flu shot, so she decides never to get one.  Then she gets bit by a flu bug and 15 days later is still having symptoms (mouth is raw, can't hear).  She was so sick in fact, twice, she thought she was minutes away from death.  She watched the news, certain they would come across the screen with an announcement that an epidemic had begun with a new terrible strain of flu.  No such pronouncements.  Ebola or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever thrown in with this new strain...  Moral of this story, she will be getting an annual flu shot from now on.