Happy May Day! What better way to start the month than with some beautiful flowers!
I went for a short hike last weekend and looked at wild flowers in the East Weaver Basin Trail. It was beautiful, there were quite a few flowers! But it was raining quite a bit!
I managed to get some nice photos of these flowers, native to Trinity county, California. Pictured here is the Calypso Orchid, a native wild flower.
The hike was great, quite a few people, I hope to get back this week on a sunny day.
Hound’s Tongue is another native wild flower to Trinity county. It has beautiful bright green leaves that are broad, and then one large stem or stalk coming out and there are flowers at the top of the stem. There was a lot of Hound’s Tongue flowering and growing everywhere. Where at the Calypso orchid we saw one!
The Trinity county native wild flowers are so beautiful! Many of these flowers do not grow at my house, the area we went for a hike at was very wooded, wet, and hilly. This native wild flower is from the Primerose family.
Next sis the beautiful Henderson’s Shooting Star, this flower is very tiny and delicate with several flowers shooting out, of one star shaped flower. It’s tiny stalk with multiple stalks coming out which have the flowers. There were lots of shooting stars.
These are called Showy Phlox, in the Phlox famly apparently.
This natve wild flower to Trinity county likes the wooded and rocky hillsides, They also bloom in May.
Lastly we have Mountain Larkspur, which is a tall stem with lots of purple flowers. We only saw some tiny ones.
I love apple blossoms, especially the ones with pink.
Apple blossoms soon to be apples. Once again in the cycle spring to fall.
I absolutely love cheese fondue! It had been awhile since making it, but I had a friend from Chico, CA come and visit and we had some! It was delicious!!! I love to have apples, and white wine of course!! Or red, whatever you prefer! Red goes well with the chocolate fondue also!
We also had broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans, which were not a favorite of mine. I much preferred the broccoli and cauliflower. I also roasted some garlic, and had bread squares for dipping.
Cheese Fondue Recipe
- 1 Cup White Wine
- 1 TBLS Corn Starch
- 1 1/2 Cup of Emmantheur
- 1 1/2 Cup of Grueye
- Salt and Pepper.
- Put white wine and cornstarch in a small container, with tight lid, and shake, set aside for later.
- Grate cheese, however you like, small or large, set aside.
- Prepare vegetables, crudites, bread, and fruit for dipping. Suggestions, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, roasted garlic, apples (we like Fuji for fondue) and anything that sounds good to you. Squeeze lemon on apples to prevent them from browning.
- Prepare fresh french bread, by cutting into smaller pieces such as large crouton size. Sourdough or regular french, any bread with a good crust. You can serve the bread cold or hot.
- Put white wine and corn starch mixture together and saute in a saucepan until almost boiling.
- Add cheese, and continually stir, until all the cheese is mixed and melted.
- Put in Fondue pot and light the candle and you are ready to serve Fondue!