Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Winner of the Keepsake box was Marcia Smith.
thank you for donating!

The Brocco-dale story---

Airedales love their veggies!  It's a good thing that this year's quilt is, "Garden Party" depicting Airedales in the garden.

Sue Forrester writes:
Emma is the youngest of the Aussie As at Wombat Bend, Oz

She's the veggie queen of the pack, happy to munch anything without a face. 

Her favourite place is nose-first into the broccoli patch, and when all the florets have gone, she'll start on the leaves. If ever I can't find her, I just check the veggie garden first. 
Emma the Brocco-dale!

She's saved her pocket money for making a donation to this year's Quilt cuz her view is that;
 Life is a Garden Party just for her!

Helping Airedales, it's the right thing to do.  Please donate today!

Broccoli Salad
lydia ross

In a large bowl combine--
  • 1-2 lbs broccoli, cut into small broccoli florets
  • (not cooked)
  • 1  cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 -1 cup raisins/cranberries or any dried fruit you like.
  • 1/4 cup salted sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews
  • optional--1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled.  

In another bowl--whisk together:
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise  or regular mayo
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt or lemon flavor
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix with broccoli mixture and toss well.  Chill until ready to serve(at least 2 hrs)
depending on the amount of broccoli used--you might need to double the sauce


  1. We just love that picture of you snaggin' broccoli, Emma! We love it too!
    Mom says that this salad recipe sounds delicious! Thank you for posting it!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  2. mmmm broccoli! I just love it in soup, raw, salads--well just any way it comes. this looks yummy! and Emma--you get some for me too!

  3. Emma says she doesn't mind how much broccoli her Mum grows, she'll eat the lot. Today she tipped out her moneybox and sent her donation for her Quilt tickets. She said she'll shaire the Quilt with her brothers and sister. The Aussie As think it's time the Quilt came to Australia !

  4. Emma is doing a two-fer ... eating healthy veggies AND getting her daily yoga as well. What a healthy girl!

  5. Emma - I am so jealous of your broccoli patch. All I got were a few piddly cherry tomatoes from the planter "garden". You are SO lucky to have all that veggie bounty. Pinky
    Lydia - the broccoli salad recipe sounds delicious. I'll have to give it a try. Candy

  6. Emma will live forever!! Broccoli are full of cancer fighting stuff ;-)

    I'm going to try the salad! Love all the recipes!


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