With the “stay-at-home” mandate that so many of us are experiencing, there has been more time than usual for reading. This month’s book is “Garden Inspirations” by Charlotte Moss, who is a designer, author, and philanthropist. This book is a tour through her own garden in East Hampton, New York. In this book, Charlotte walks you through all her garden rooms. How I love sketches … Continue reading this month’s book
A couple weeks ago I made this salad as a surprise for a co-worker. Chris works from home and only comes to the office once a month. But, when she comes, on that one day, she always goes across the street and orders a Cobb Salad for breakfast. Yes, I said breakfast. Chris comes to the office at 4:30am, and by 7am, when the restaurant … Continue reading Cobb salad
I have so many beautiful dishes that I rarely get out to use. I used to have even more from my early days of blogging, when I couldn’t go down the aisle of a store without my cart making a detour towards the dish section. I have sold off a great deal of them over time, and I’m now down to the ones I just … Continue reading purging my dish collection
I’ve been on a roll when it comes to trying new recipes. My whole meal plan for the last couple weeks consisted of new recipes to try. With Pinterest and a couple good food blogs at your fingertips, why eat the same things over and over again? Originally when I found this recipe on Pinterest and clicked through, it did not produce the actual recipe. … Continue reading chicken and bacon pasta with spinach and tomatoes in garlic cream sauce
This week’s bake is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had, and one of the easiest. It is a Pioneer Woman’s recipe, so you know it has to be delicious. This is seriously easy and quick to throw together. You start by mixing a cup of flour, a cup of sugar, and a cup of milk. Add 1/2 stick of melted butter. As I’m … Continue reading this week’s bake – blackberry cobbler
There is nothing better to warm you inside and out than homemade soup on a cold and damp winter day. This recipe comes from my blogging friend, Cathy, of Words and Herbs, who graciously allowed me to share her recipe with you. Cathy, formally from the UK, now lives and gardens in Bavaria. I usually make a cheesy potato soup, but this vegan recipe sounded … Continue reading German potato soup
I haven’t done much baking this winter. Usually the cold weather triggers my desire to make hearty winter meals and baked goods. But this year, not so much. This is my first bake of the year and it’s a yummy one. An easy afternoon bake, and perfect for breakfast or brunch. I love anything made from the combination of lemons and blueberries. In my opinion, … Continue reading this week’s bake – lemon blueberry crumb cake muffins
Do you entertain very often?
I really haven’t done much in the way of entertaining for the last four to five years. But this year, my sister and I decided to give my 91-year old mother the “gift of lunches” for a Christmas present. She really doesn’t want or need anything, and the gift of time and company means more to an elderly person than any present you can buy.
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