Friday, September 22, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
As Fall rapidly approaches, I find myself with thoughts of Autumn favorites coming from my kitchen... and Autumn colors warming our home. I am easing in touches of orange and gold to bring in the season and adding pumpkins all around. If my pumpkin plants let me down ( again) I will just have to buy them...or get them from Paul and Edy's gorgeous garden, Quail Rock Farms... fine by me...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017
It seems like so long since i've been able to post because of technical difficulties which I hope to resolve completely very soon. It's a busy time right now getting ready for Isa's baby shower... so fun, lots of details and it will be over soon... in the meantime I have been doing the usual cooking as well as lots of baking. Some for us, and some to take over to friends' houses...Panna Cotta Tarts, Pizza Rustica with Ricotta and Eggplant, New York Cheesecake with Fresh Flowers, Chocolate Orange Ganache Tart, and Fresh Peach Crumb Top Pie have kept me busy and happy...
Friday, June 9, 2017
My potted garden is thriving... Tomatoes and herbs along with Roses and Hydrangea, Lavenders and sages. Lovely and fragrant. I have so many tomatoes on the vines which are healthy and relatively pest free, for now anyway. The few English Roses that I brought with me in the move are happy here at the new place . Although they all live in pots, they are pretty, happy and blooming... which makes me happy... I have ordered another favorite that I did not bring with me...
The Generous Gardener should be here in a week or so.
Monday, May 8, 2017
When one of our unusual winter storms blew trees down, Mark and Tami found themselves with lots of firewood as well as plenty of trees to slice up into chargers. When they asked if I wanted some I of course said "yessss"! I didn't have a plan, but, out of nowhere I decided that these chargers needed to be embellished... and so I did! I had all of the flowers in the potted garden and just started playing... the result made me very happy. Glueing with modge podge then using shellack to seal the flowers gave me the look that I was looking for. In the end, the flowers are more muted than they were when I started, but I like it just the same... I've made four but plan to make more.