Thursday, July 31, 2014

Frédérick~Pam~Hélène~










Frédérick~ "Fred"~ One of our dear son-in-laws~
His bunnies..his chicks..his eggplant..s..
His serving tray he made for me♥
Lucky us to have 2 terrific son-in-laws.I know..  un petit jackpot.
Kind,helpful.resourceful.
Alain helped Jacques build our deck..fell trees..may help us with a chicken coop..if we go ahead with the idea of having a Bécassine and a Mathilde in the back yard..We will see soon..In the meantime..we are devouring his eggs from his chickens.
Fred..moves things for us..is  wonderful company ..he lives across the street kitty corner..brings us food he makes..and grows..cooks like a dream..and now makes wood products.
The board is beautiful..THICK,,has handles..a live edge.
Old looking..I LOVE it.
It was the perfect platter for 2 ideas I gleaned..
One from Pam..you can see how she did her basil and oil etc to construct her pizzas..it's not a real pesto..no cheese in it no pine nuts..just the great flavor of basil and garlic and oil..
So the base of my mini pizzas ,,is Pam's idea..:)
I love making my own dough..but when Hélène gave me the idea of Naan.. and I had some..I thought why not?
Gave both ideas a try together..and the y were delicious.
I could have baked my naans a touch longer,and I wish they would have been fresh..Mine were frozen..We can never eat a whole bag fast enough!
Lovely little lunch~
Thanks to all the contributors♥
 And that  little face   up there..cute or what?♥
I was going to talk about Lilies again....next time..I repeat myself so much.

Have a lovely weekend~

41 comments:

  1. Monique! What amazing and lovely pics!
    Love the bunny the chicken and the pizzas look amazing and your board of course:)

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  2. Un petit jackpot, yes. Beautiful family.

    I had rabbits and ducks as a kid. Love! ♥

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  3. Your pizzas look amazing and I love, love, love the board and the scissors. How fortunate you are to have your family as neighbors. Fred sounds like a real jewel. The clicks today are so pretty. You really have an artistic eye.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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  4. Delicious naan pizzas. We use them too at times. The board/tray is beautiful. What a great thing to have family so talented and near you.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. So smitten wwwwwwith the bun and the chick!!!
    Speachless !

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    1. I am totally smitten too..I met the chicks as babes.. with tiny heartbeats..now they are growing in leaps and bounds..
      Amazing how well bunnies and chicks co~habitate together..Cutest thing to watch.

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  6. You are so lucky to have two such wonderful SILs! The serving board is exquisite and so beautifully crafted. Lucky you :) I see you are considering having your own chicks and eggs - what fun they would be to watch over. I didn't know there were bunnies too - the children must adore them also. So funny how the chick is walking over the bunny and it doesn't mind at all :)

    Mmm, the pizzas made with naan look so delicious too but even more so on the serving board.

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  7. What a sweet bunny hot have...love from. Me happy weekend Ria....x!

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  8. Naan has such a wonderful texture and flavor. We can't eat a whole bag either....great idea to use it to make pizzas. They are so pretty on the rustic serving board. Sounds as though you have a wonderful SIL!

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  9. I love bunnies, how cute and that board is beautiful. I can't wait to see if you get chicks of your own, it seems like a lot of fun and they are so cute. Have a lovely weekend,
    Jenni

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    1. :)
      Believe me if we do..they will be here:)

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  10. How sweet and dear, those bunnies and chicks! And the naan is lovely - do you have a good recipe for a thick, fluffy naan? I saw a picture of a naan pocket sandwich and it looked wonderful - though those naan pizzas look delicious!

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    1. Hello Katrina..hope you are well:) And enjoying summer..
      I have made Naan once..and cannot find my post about it..I should be more organized!
      This is the one I made..from mary at once Upon A Plate..That I do remember!

      http://onceuponaplate.blogspot.ca/2009/05/naan-homemade-indian-flatbread-without.html
      I was excited when I made it and how pretty it was..I am surprised i did not make it again..
      The way I usually eat my Naan..is just warmed in the oven w/ a mist of water.I love how soft and pillowy it gets..especially w/ hummus!

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  11. your posts are always pure joy!
    thank you for helping me decide what to make for dinner :-) will do the naan on the bbq. I have a large bunch of kale from the market waiting to be turned into pesto which will be perfect on the naan pizza.
    have a wonderful weekend xo

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  12. Trying to comment on my new Air has been interesting...think the third time is a charm! the first two disappeared into neverland I think!
    Those little creatures are just so precious! We have lots of bunnies living under our shed but they are not as cute as the domesticated type!
    Your new presentation board is simply gorgeous! I love it! I must try the Naan pizzas! We use Pita bread for them once in a while...I love the idea of Naan. You are doubly blessed with your wonderful,talented, and kind sons in law...
    Bisous xoxoxo

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    1. Always a learning curve! But think what it does for our minds!xx

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  13. Gorgeous photos, love that sweet little bunny. Your pizza looks wonderful. I love using naans, it makes dinner so easy :)

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  14. Yes, that little face is adorable. The pizza looks great and so does eggplant. Lucky you with your family!

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  15. One of the things I enjoy about your posts are how you introduce us to other bloggers where you get your inspiration for what you create…your mini pizzas look delicious. You are blessed to have two wonderful son-in-laws that not only make your daughters happy but you as well. I love the beautiful board that Fred made…the hand hewned wood is wonderful.

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    1. So many nice and wonderful ones in the blogosphere:)I am much more a gleaner than a creator.so very grateful for all the teachers here~

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  16. more beautiful photos.... your photos are works of art...

    i can appreciate that hand made board. my husband has been a woodworker, all his life. so hand made items, are part of our life. :-)

    thank you, for another very personal post.

    tessa~

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    1. You ust have so many treasures..What a gift to be a woodworker:)

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  17. Ohhh Monique! Quel beau lapin!! Si charmant! And the chick. Sweet also. You must have your own hens, you simply must. I can't wait! Your son in law sounds like a prince, and he cooks too! How magnificent! Love, LOVE LOVE LOVE the tray! And your pizzas? Well, they are making me feel very hungry. Have a beautiful weekend. I know you will. Love and hugs. xxoo

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  18. You are a true artist, Monique --- that pizza is exquisite!

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  19. The recipe combination looks delicious. Would you try baking the Naan for a bit before you put on the toppings for a crispier crust? Or just bake it longer? How fortunate to have those you love close by. The serving board is beautiful. The bunny is too darling. I can see that Nana's farm is coming next.....

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    1. I would bake it higher temp like my pizzas! at 500 on my stones..pre heated..

      Like the BBQ chicken pizza I posted..I make them all like that now:)
      http://latabledenana.blogspot.ca/2014/04/a-side-main-and-little-baker.html

      It is from Will cook for friends..:)
      One of our daughter's birthdays is coming up and we will serve a variety of these cut up on Fred's board:)
      I am SO fortunate to have them close..
      My biggest blessings.
      I never take that fact for granted..how could I?:)♥
      The biggest fringe benefit of my almost 30 yr career in real estate..

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    2. 500 but for a watched time..:) my big pizzas take about 8 minutes..so these..less..

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  20. Nyuhh, des lapins *3*
    Désolé je suis gaga devant les lapins, c'est tellement mignon !
    Autrement vos mini pizzas sont drôlement appétissantes ! J'en salive ;)
    Quelle chance d'avoir de si belles aubergines qui poussent dans votre jardin ~ Malheureusement nous n'en avons pas.

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  21. Monique, what a beautiful piece of woodworking your son-in-law did. How lucky are you to have him so close. I love the idea of making pizzas with Naan, yours look amazing!! The bunny and chick are the cutest!!
    Hugs, Jody

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  22. Every time I look at that bunny I smile... Will turn up the heat!

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  23. august 3rd

    i linked to your lovely blog, in my post, today...

    tessa~

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  24. Beautiful photos, Monique. Using naan for pizza is a wonderful idea and such a time saver. What a blessing to have family so close by.

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  25. How wonderful to have family so close, your son-in-law sounds lovely. I have been wanting to raise chickens at our house, but a part of me keeps holding back. Cute little bunnies.

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  26. the food looks delicious and the bunny is toooo cute!!

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  27. Congratulations Monique you are now a proud grandmother to chicks, ducks and little Ray. He's too cute!!!

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    1. He is cute Di..tiny little thing..
      Ray..as in Ray Donovan..:)
      Lucky doggie is all I can say.

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  28. Lovely animals and eggplants! Those pizzas look incredibly scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  29. Monique, I love your new serving board. What a spectacular piece of wood. Fred is a keeper.

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    1. You..from the onset I bet were his inspiration..You must have been..he loves yours!
      All of yours!

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  30. La presentación estupenda, me comería una ahora mismo. Y las fotos, como siempre, de lujo.
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  31. C'est magnifique et ça fait très envie !!!

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