Thursday, April 24, 2014
When it's just Jim and me for dinner, it's usually late, and simple… often pasta. On this night, it was a very springtime pasta… Homemade Semolina Tagliolini with fresh asparagus, yellow peppers, zucchini , and sweet peas , sautéed with garlic, shallot , sun dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs, finished with a little cream.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
We celebrated Anna and Nicola's Birthdays on Easter . Anna made Nicola his favorite, Pizza di Ricotta for his Birthday cake, and I made Anna's Cake. A very Springtime Motif on a Pink Ombre cake. It was a beautiful, sunny day… perfect for Gavin and Giu Giu to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I've been planning our Easter Dinner, deciding on a menu and the decor… somehow though , this year, i'm torn, and can't seem to decide between pastels, which I love for Easter… or, a more rustic, muted garden theme…. We'll likely be dining outside, so, we'll see. I started the "season" making delicate , pastel , Velvet Easter Eggs, and now it's dark , muted garden colored Eggs with Pressed Flowers. I guess i'm sort of Garden Obsessed right now…
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The garden is full and green, the roses are blooming, and Jim just finished building the raised garden beds… they just need to be lined, and the soil delivered, then I can start planting… So excited for that!
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Once again, I find myself with lots of leftover wax from all of my favorite scented candles. Using pretty little blossoms picked from the garden , some Fragrant Juniper, Nutmeg Scented Geranium, and Fragrant Essential Oils… came these little wax Sachets to hang in a closet.