Movie Review

truvy’s cuppa cuppa cake

“It’s a cuppa flour, a cuppa sugar, a cuppa fruit cocktail with the juice. Mix it and bake it till brown and bubbly. Serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness.” ~ Truvy (played by Dolly Parton in the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’) I watched Steel Magnolias a few nights ago and was intrigued by…

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!…

six senses saturday ~ the harbor view cafe

Italian bread salad with homemade dressings : creamy french and blue cheese vinaigrette linguini papalina ~ proscuitto, mushrooms, garlic, cream and parmesan mixed grill ~ pork sausage, lamb, beef, kidney, chicken and liver with chutney coq au vin ~ red wine braised chicken wine tasting notes : Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc ~ mineral, fresh herbs, citrus…

six senses saturday

feeling :: a warm cup of Assam tea in my hands tasting :: the last jam tart and THESE sandwiches smelling :: rain and lilacs seeing :: THIS movie hearing :: Jonsi in the glorious soundtrack to the movie “We Bought a Zoo” knowing :: “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream…

six senses saturday

smelling :: guilded lotus flowering art tea seeing :: these little snapshots of a fabulous day with my best friend hearing :: the Chocolat soundtrack tasting :: ooey gooey caramel rolls from Tobie’s and a cup of English Breakfast tea feeling :: excited to be traveling into the cities today to spend more time with…

six senses saturday

feeling :: newly felted wool sweaters for mitten making tasting :: rotisserie chicken tacos smelling :: Jeff’s crafish bisque simmering on the stove hearing :: Ray Lamontagne sing THIS, THIS and THIS seeing :: big mooshy kitty snoozing on big mooshy comforter and the gorgeous, fabulous, can’t get enough of it… COCO before Chanel knowing…

scenes from a girlfriends’ weekend

I just returned home from the best weekend ever! I got to spend time with by BFF Jana. What a fun, relaxing couple of days. Thanks Jana! I thought I’d share our adventure with you and include some restaurant reviews, wine tasting notes and movie reviews while I’m at it. Yesterday I arrived just in…

baked oatmeal

butter a 10 inch pie plate in a small bowl, combine: 3 large eggs 1 and 3/4 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup applesauce in a big bowl, combine: 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt 4 and 3/4 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg…

celebrating 40 with friends

My dear friend Nancy hosted a 40th birthday party for me a couple days ago and I had such a great time! My friends Bonnie, Linda and Jane were there too and everyone made me feel so special. Thanks ladies! I love you all! We drank adult beverages, ate wonderful food (Papa Murphy’s pizza, watermelon…

six senses saturday

~Tasting~ ~rosewater lemonade~ 2 Tablespoons rosewater in a half gallon of pink lemonade elegant and refreshing! ~Seeing~ This movie for our date night… watch the TRAILER here ~Hearing~ this pretty music… by The Honey Trees To Be With You Moon River Edelweiss Orchard ~Smelling~ fresh air coming in from the open windows and doors and…