Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sometimes social media makes my head spin. There are so many talented people out there, making , and creating things that make me say… "hey, why didn't I think of that?". Being inspired by something or someone is great, but, I don't usually like to copy something i've seen, more like just take the idea and tweak it or make my own version of it. This time though, I absolutely copied what I saw… because it was too cute… A watering can that "pours crystals". I had crystals sitting around, and of course, a watering can. I couldn't resist …
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!