Thursday, July 28, 2022


 Hello and Good Morning!

I woke at some point in the night hearing rain!  We did not get a lot...if we got 1/4 of an inch I would be surprised (the rain gauge shows that we received a little bit), but things are dripping this morning.  What a relief.  Of course, the sun is back out and the humidity is already annoying, but at least we had a little moisture.

Yesterday's office visit was quick.  I don't think I was there even a half hour!  I saw one other person in the mail room when I went to fetch my mail (all junk).  I was at Trader Joe's before 10 and home before 11.

I've been busy this morning with my Thursday financial reports, but am taking a break as my computer keeps freezing up when I'm trying to run the last of them.  

Some of you expressed interest in, or indicated that the basil lime shortbread that I made last week sounded good (and it is!!), so I thought I would share the recipe with you.  Who doesn't love shortbread?  Butter and sugar - a lot to love - LOL.  Years and years ago when "Victoria Magazine" was first being published, I subscribed.  I LOVED that magazine (the original one, not so much when it was taken over by others).  They always had interesting and tasty recipes too.  It's where I found the recipes I use for a Blueberry Gateau, home-made Ginger Ale and, of course, the Basil-Lime Shortbread.

Basil-Lime Shortbread

  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1.5 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup chopped Fresh Basil
  • 2 TBS Fresh Lime Zest

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Beat in vanilla and salt.

In a separate bowl, toss flour with basil and zest.  With mixer on low, add flour to butter and mix till dough just comes together in a ball.  Remove, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 300.  Put parchment paper on cookie sheets.  Roll out dough (~ 1/8" thick) and cut out in rounds.

Bake 8-10 minutes or till edges begin to brown.  Cool on wire racks.

If you make it, I hope you enjoy!  It is rich (duh), but so good!!

Time to pour another cup of coffee and get back to my reports.  Have a great Thursday!


  1. I never knew their were savoury shortbreads until a few years ago. An old boss brought in cheddar garlic shortbread - I was hooked!!

  2. I've been doing a deep dive into shortbread lately after watching Ted Lasso. I still don't have a working oven but when I do it will be shortbread and scones all day every

  3. Never baked shortbread, have wanted to try the pistachio one and had to put the nuts in the freezer. I am such a procrastinator. My limes would probably dry in the fruit bin before I got to them.

  4. Thanks for the recipe. I LOVE shortbread (and basil, and lime). How could I lose??? See you on Saturday.

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe - it sounds delicious! I hope your Thursday went well :)

  6. This sounds delicious! I have plenty of basil in the garden, so I just need to get some limes!

  7. Oh my. Shortbread is one of my favorites!! This sounds amazing.