Date Night With Jeff

Date Night at the Movies ~ Amelie & Montmartre Plum Cake

Last night for date night… We watched  one of the most beautiful movies ever made… Amelie. Watch the TRAILER here. The music is wonderful too. (quilt by Maria Denise Davis of Charming Prints Quilt Designs) We munched poporn… sipped La Crema Cab and I made Amelie’s Plum Cake for our dessert.   photographs by Melissa…

Scenes From Valentine’s Day ~ A Strawberry Menu

~Valentine’s Treat 7~ A Strawberry Menu “…Sit on a cushion, and sew a fine seam, and dine upon strawberries, sugar and cream.” ~From the Mother Goose nursery rhyme “Curly-Locks” Happy Valentine’s Day! We started celebrating yesterday… We started the day with Strawberry Milk and I made a loaf of Strawberry Breakfast Bread This got rave…

Repurposing Idea ~ Romantic Vintage Handkerchief Table Coverlet

Valentine Treat 5 ~Vintage Handkerchief Table Coverlet~ Jeff and I went thrifting together last week… I was searching for something specific that day… Vintage handkerchiefs! I found 24 of them! Vintage handkerchiefs + A sewing machine and thread… = A romantic table coverlet! photographs by Melissa Placzek Just go to your nearest thrift store and…

Date Day with Jeff~Breakfast & Coffee at Caribou

So, how many of you have tried the new breakfast sandwiches and oatmeal at Caribou? We got around to trying these breakfast offerings this past week on a date day outing, and thought they were pretty darn good. We both tried the Chicken Apple Sausage Daybreaker… Chicken Apple Sausage Daybreaker: Apple-seasoned chicken sausage and eggs…

Roast Goose with Prune & Foie Gras Stuffing

I’ve decided to concentrate more on cooking and sharing healthy recipes with you this year and every once in awhile featuring a decadent recipe. We still plan on making lots of “Julia” creations, but will be balancing the buttery recipes with sprouty ones 😉 Jeff and I made this roast goose on New Year’s Eve…

Welcoming the New Year

Jeff and I are busy cooking from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking this evening. We’re sipping good wine and making roast goose with a prune and foie gras stuffing…and doing a lot of laughing and reminiscing. We’re looking forward to the new year. This will be the beginning of the 12th year…

Relaxing Ritual~ Reading to Each Other

We all know the many benefits of reading to our children before they can read to themselves. Once they do start reading, it’s still fun to read bedtime stories together and sometimes enjoy a longer book like Harry Potter, Little House in the Big Woods, Anne of Green Gables or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.…