Book Review

baked maple bacon mini donuts

I’ve been cooking almost all day, and what a fun day it’s been. Playing with the Demarle pans again! This time I made Chicken Cordon Bleu in the grande mold…and when Gracie got home we made a batch of these baked maple bacon mini donuts in the donut pan. Everything turned out so good. I…

harriet the spy ~ tomato sandwiches

The next morning Mrs. Welsch asked, “Wouldn’t you like to try a ham sandwich, or egg salad, or peanut butter?” Her mother looked quizzically at Harriet while the cook stood next to the table looking enraged. “Tomato,” said Harriet, not even bothering to look up from the book she was reading. ~from Harriet the Spy…

fried pickles

Hello Lovelies! I am done with my second magazine article and I’ve been finding little ways to celebrate all day. A bubble bath…a stroll downtown to a couple thrift shops and antique stores…up to the coffee shop to get a giant iced tea…past the farmer’s market to purchase some pretty flowers for the table…I actually…

more scenes from our summer staycation ~ days 3,4 & 5

ahhhhh….what a lovely at-home vacation it was…traveled to Cannon Falls for some live music, vino, antiquing and waterfall gazing…grilled some pizzas…saw THIS movie (which was awesome)…lounged around the house…started reading THIS book… had a yummy dinner at THIS restaurant…entertained my daughter’s cat (Doug)… and took a few hammock naps. I hope you’re all enjoying summer!…

garlic rosemary flatbread

What a gorgeous day in the Mississippi river valley. Hot, but breezy, which makes all the difference. We enjoyed a lovely lunch of homemade garden veggie and chicken soup with garlic rosemary flatbread. The rosemary in our little garden plot is so happy! I read a book a few years back where the main character…

six senses saturday

seeing :: art, boats, antiques, gardens, trains and mobs of people at the 39th annual Stockholm Art Fair feeling :: cool water and the balmy 90+ degree heat tasting :: organic fair food and one of my favorite salads for dinner ~ strawberries, spinach, chevre, candied pecans, grilled chicken and two different kinds of homemade…

six senses saturday

alex clare feeling :: a cold cup of peach raspberry iced tea in my hand…sunshine and cool breezes while relaxing on the hammock with THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK…swept away by the imagery and the simple pleasures throughout. hearing :: THIS hauntingly beautiful song by the amazing Alex Clare.…oh, and THIS one too. tasting :: pinot grigio,…

six senses saturday

hearing : my favorite… Vampire Weekend. Awesome for a little road trip, sunning on the sand at the beach, lounging in the hammock, background cooking music…well, everything actually. I love them. feeling :: happy to see Mike, Robin, Emily, Noah and Greg today… and also happy to now be back home for the evening, sharing…