Lace and Stollen
One perennial missing is my bergenia cordifolio . It was among my favorites that needed extra protection and extra fussing. I say I won't replace those kind of plants but who knows if I happen on one at a plant sale. I was grateful that they didn't get any of the new clematis I planted last spring. They were all still under too much snow... Now they are exposed and vulnerable but haven't seen pig since the sheriff went over there.
I'm also hoping that some that look destroyed like my honeysuckles will come back from the roots. I did order another today just in case. One cannot have too many honeysuckle vines.
I have the scones quest pretty much mastered so I am pursuing the perfect stolen recipe. Since it was heavy rains today I worked on that today...a cold grey day indeed. I'm looking for the recipe that will be reminiscent of the stollen my husband's beloved Hungarian grandmother made for him as a child... A German friend gave me three German cookbooks with stollen recipes and I chose the one using the most butter and the fruit was soaked overnight in rum... we all know more butter is better...and the rum can't hurt.
Happy husband tonight!!
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