Turned very cool and windy~
I had spoiled myself on Thursday and bought tulips~
My friend had tulips when we ate at her home..RED and utterly gorgeous..I sometimes buy bouquets of 8,but these Costco bouquets have more..last longer and are infinitely prettier I find~
I made California rolls one day..we love those..Easy to prepare in the morning..and then after a day in the garden..(Friday)..you just eat them up..
Saturday..I baked bread..and then decided to try More Than Burnt Toast's rhubarb muffins..but with Strawberries as I could not find rhubarb :(
They are very good..the streusel..w/ the almond essence.. almonds and lemon zest..Miam:)
3 little bowls..all you need..
With a cup of tea or coffee..so nice on a cold day indoors~
I have been playing with paints too..
So not too unhappy that Saturday was chilly~
You can find the Muffin recipe at Valerie's~
I halved the recipe for Jacques and I..as we had bran muffins too..So..well..just so:)
They are good..very good and I would not hesitate to add a touch of almond extract to the batter~
Truth be told..it snowed Saturday.
Twirling huge snowflakes it snowed here..31 degrees F as I looked at the outdoor thermometer..stuck to our back door....
What's up with this?
All I can say is :"Stay off my tulips...snow..stay off my outdoor tulips.."~
That night ..Jacques made another of his specialties that I like so much..Shrimp Pasta..
Delicious..and so have those tulips been all weekend long..
You have to find a way to let Spring in..one way or another when winter seems to be hanging in~Orange..coral..not my colors of choice in flowers..but they go well w/ terra cotta floors..and they positively brighten up a white room tremendously~
I found something new at Costco..a large container of Parmesan Shavings..
I give them a thumbs up..we always have fresh..and shave..but these were reasonable..there was alot..and so handy..Chocolate shavings like these would be great for desserts♥
In Italy.. they actually served Shrimp w/ cheese..so now I know we were not crazy to like the combination:)
I finished my online art class that I thoroughly enjoyed this weekend..re-arranged the" Messroom "downstairs to accomodate the classes..with my ancient Toshiba laptop on my drafting table..:)
When you are a Jack of All Trades and Master of None..the Messroom..serves as ..past office.. art room..sewing room..photo room w/ lights:) yoga..wine making..ironing..etc..
Lots of light though after noon for a basement room..2 big windows let the sun shine in..when it does:)
And today..Sunday was such a day~
More of the same..ccold..but loads of sun..
I made sushi again because I found lovely new colored wraps at my Asian shop:)and my daughter was popping by with Noah~In one package there are 5 sheets..yellow..orange..green..see through with yin ~yang sesame seeds..oh so pretty..and they worked very well with my smaller rolls..
I finished my online art class..which I thoroughly enjoyed..
and watched my tulips bloom~
One thing I love about Pinterest ..is how..you often Pin..things from the same people..:)Time after time..
When I am lost with paper and pens and paints..time stands still and I am quiet inside..Love that~