Two plus one (see below..) recipes I discovered and enjoy~
I think you might also..
First..is this nice artisan boule..
I found it here: Cute cute blog..
Only differences..made it all in the machine..dough cycle then let it rise in my proofing basket.I love the lines:)
And I used regular Greek yogurt..
The next day ..I decided to try those great scrambled eggs on toast with bacon you see above..
I found that recipes here..At Foodie Crush.
I used regular bacon as that is what I had..and I over roasted my asparagus..:)
But they were delicious nevertheless~
I know I always say I never go anywhere..
But once in a blue moon..we meet our dear friend in town..this time we had lunch together..
We met at her new place..and it is full of old world charm..all old doors.. high ceilings..cabinets..and she even has a studio for her beautiful art work in the new place..
We met her there ..at her new place..and walked to here..
An out of the way place we would have never found..
On the second floor from outside..
So when you walk in..you climb up an old staircase..and it becomes.. 2 levels !..it's a 2 floor view:)
A huge central chandelier..(Phantom Of The Opera type)..
A grand piano on the bottom floor..stained glass.. loads of settees..tables..tea pots...tea cups..teas..books galore..
The bread is all made..right there..the desserts too..
It's a tea room:) Right up my alley!
We had a corner nook w/ a window..the light was lovely..
We ordered sandwiches and tea..but had no room for dessert..
I loved my light lunch there.
I love ambiance...give me ambiance and I am almost sure to enjoy what I eat.
I had a plain ham and mustard sandwich on their brown bread with caraway seed..simple..delicious..the egg salad sandwich was served open faced with a mound of pretty greens..
A communal pot of Rooibos Provence tea for us and we were set.
We left ..and ..
we walked past this cute place..as I coveted a small lemon tree..too small ..too $$..
I did my best Carol G impression..acted brave and took some photos..
I have so much more bravado when I have people beside me~
This was never a problem with my job..
But since I left..
and I have a camera or a watercolor pad in my hand..
I am such a shy wallflower..
Having my friend there..changed everything~
I NEED people beside me for pics..
In Europe..I always had someone..and Jacques was filming so he wasn't rushed..
SOOO many pics..in Europe..
It's nice to have someone along for courage.
When she lived here a few times we went out shooting with cameras around our necks..
I enjoyed that so much.
I have to get used to clicking away in public on my own~
A learning curve~
Another delicious recipe I tried this week..(for the boys)..came from Sue..Cold Chocolate Snacking Cake~
The View From Great Island..
She posted about a Sara Lee cake of my early married life memory:)
I distinctly remember the aluminiumish packaging..for a chocolate cake complete with icing..
(I didn't bake back then..)
Well I tried it..her cake..
told the boys it was called a slice of heaven.. they took some home..after eating some here..and told their mom..it was a slice of heaven as they bit into them:)
My daughter had some with her David's Tea Mint Chocolate Rooibos..
Here is the link to the easy peasy recipe..and by the way Jacques loved it too.Chocolate lovers..do try it..
Tried my hand at oil again.. and although I love how painting on a canvas gives ..relief..the book almost has the exact texture of my book..I find..the paint is so much harder on brushes.. and the product to clean the brushes.. not easy like water..
I can't paint leaves for beans..tried the exact same thing in watercolor too.
Fun to try both...and compare..
I think the water soluble oil paints might be interesting?
Can you tell it's been raining and cold?
Lots of indorr itching to get out time..
Alberta had snow!
Here's to some sunshine this week so I can lay mulch..start potting herbs..etc...