Daffodils meet the first Wednesday of the month Aug-May at 6 p.m.
President - Ruth Dexheimer
Vice President - Mary Lou Van Note
Programs - Paula Rayan / Linda Steer
Secretary - Midge Barrett
Treasurer - Kathy Bruce
Awards - Gloria Arnold, Midge Barrett, Gayle Gossett
Civic Beautification - Jaqua Ballas, Nancy Livesay
Communication - Jean Conrad
Fairy Tale Festival - Kathy Bruce, Ruth Dexheimer
Fun with Flowers - Nancy Leonard
Seasonal Events (Silver Springs and SpringFest) - Nancy Livesay, Linda Reimer
Horticulture/birds,butterflies, Trees, wildflowers - Holly Yocum
Garden Therapy - Wendy Staley, Marlene Bjork
Historian / Scrapbook - Donna Paget
Publicity /Scholarship - Tricia Evans
Ways and Means - Pam Norfleet, Mary Lou VanNote
September - Committee Reports
Secret Birthday Choosing
Finalize annual events
Reconnecting after summer break
October - Tour of Fort King historical site 4 p.m.
November - Fun with Flowers
December - Christmas for Daffodils
January - Living Wreaths
February - Hybrid Day lilies
March - Cooking with Herbs
April - Tour of CCF Vintage Farm
May - Officer installations
September - Home of Carolyn Grissom
1. Nancy Leonard
2. Tricia Evans
October - Home of Fort King Tour 4 p.m.
1. Donna Paget
2. Kathy Bruce
November - Home of Linda Reimer
1. Nancy Leonard
2. Nancy Livesay
3. Mary Lou Van Note
December - Home of Gayle Gossett
1. Midge Barrett
2. Flash Arnold
January - Home of Donna Paget
1. Jacqua Ballas
2. Gayle Gossett
February - Home of Tricia Evans
1. Marlene Bjork
2. Linda Reimer
March - Home of Pam Norfleet
1. Wendy Staley
2. Sheri Sanders
April - Vintage Farm Tour
1. Paula Ryan
2. Kathy Bruce
May - Home of Linda Steer
1. Carolyn Grissom
2. Ruth Dexheimer
At Pam's house, we tried some herb inspired recipes.
Herbs are considered to be the leaves and greener parts of the plant - the seeds, bark, roots, etc. are normally considered a spice. Some plants are both. :)
Most herbs can be found dried or fresh and can be used either way with ease.
To maximize the flavor of your herbs you’ll want to chop them as finely as possible. The finer you chop your herbs, the more oils released and the more fragrant the herb will become. Delicate herbs like parsley and cilantro should be chopped right before use as they will lose their aroma quickly. It’s often recommended to add these more delicate herbs after you’ve taken your dish off the heat or right before serving.
We enjoyed Egg Salad Tartines with Mixed Herbs
Add herbs into recipes at the very end of cooking to maximize flavor and appearance.
When to add fresh herbs to your cooking depends not only on the herb but also on the sort of flavor you’re trying to achieve. Robust herbs like rosemary, thyme and savory can be used in longer simmering dishes. Gently bruise the leaves with your fingers before dropping them in to release more oils and increase flavor.
Adding herbs at the beginning of your cooking will create a subtle background note. If at the end you find you want to punch up the flavor, just add a bit more for reinforcement. Remember, you don’t want any one flavor to stand out too much.
Jaqua working on her heart-shaped grapevine wreath.
Gayle works on her heart-shaped moss wreath.
A hanging wreath made from an old Christmas cookie tin.
A beautiful succulent arrangement.
Wendy Staley, instructed the Daffodils on how to create a cornucopia of Fall flowers.
Nancy Leonard and Nancy Livesay designing their cornucopias.
A Fall Cornucopia ready for display!
Marlene, ______, and Holly Yokum
Paula Ryan and Linda Steer
Sheri Sanders, Pam Norfleet, and Gayle Gosset
The Fort King National Historic Landmark is located in Ocala, Florida – Marion County. The Fort was originally built in 1827. It was named for Colonel William King who commanded the Fourth Infantry before Brevet Brigadier General Duncan L. Clinch.
Fort King was abandoned in July 1836, and burned by the Seminoles. The second Fort King was built in 1837. For most of the Second Seminole War, this site served as military headquarters.
The park is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset or 7 p.m. (whichever comes first). The Heritage Center is open Tuesdays – Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
This archaeological work was funded in part by a Historic preservation Grant from the Florida Department of State (2008) .
Check it out at: Fort King National Historic Landmarks