I thought I should share..:)♥
A gift for me.. a gift ..or two and more..
Spring..number 1 gift..♥
As I walk along Main Road..I spy the lake through the still bare trees..but I see buds too..
I spy the scillas beautifully... naturally... popping up amidst cute garden accoutrements on Main Road too:)
Sights I love..
The greening of QC~♥
Number 2 gift..♥
I am a blog lover..don't comment on all ... I peek..but often I cannot bear to stay quiet..in the case of thanking them for a great recipe..or because of a beautiful child..or a heart string that gets tugged..or super inspiration..or friendliness..of humor..quirkyness..beauty..funny..nice..talented..sad..sweet..
Or I follow..:)
Some bloggers I have been friends with since 2001..maybe 2002..
And sometimes it' s a thing that catches my eye.
Like the rolling pin you see above.
I spotted it on a gorgeous French blog I gleaned a go to baguette recipe many months ago..
..I've shared it here..
And a different macaron recipe etc..
One day she made cookies with her personalized rolling pin.
I've loved monograms..words..quotes..stamps etc..since grade school.
It just took my husband to tell me that it would be an heirloom:-)
So..I ordered one.
And it's a little work of art.
Beautiful quality..came perfectly packaged from Poland..little note for the care instructions and a cookie.
Yes I spoiled myself..but maybe one day Max or Noah..Oli or Lulu..will roll out a pie dough or cookies thinking of me.
This is where I bought it..on Etsy..
It's very special.
I lost sleep over buying it ( I have been married 40 yrs..I have a few rolling pins..and buy less and less "things"..except cookie cutters..:)..and then lost sleep thinking what else I will make with it:-)Once it got here.. a pie..different cookies..it is an exciting treasure in a well loved kitchen.
By the way..I am sure there's no need to mention this..
But this is not a sponsored post or anything like that.
It was love at first sight for me..and thought maybe it would be for one of you..
Can you imagine a little shop's name..oh lala..
Or your mom..daughter..dear dear friend's name..:-)?
Someone that loves to bake obviously♥
Not for someone who doesn't use her kitchen...
My kitchen is like a little laboratory to me and I get a kick out of making things.
My parents must be flabbergasted.
They never knew me as a cook/baker.. and even less a nana:)
Life has a way of instilling likes in you as you go along.
Bonne Semaine~ Bonne Semaine!
PS I used Chef Nini's cookie recipe.. but omitted the salt..used salted butter.. added real vanilla..and lemon rind..lots..They are harder than a shortbread..perfect for tea.
Any cookie that holds it's form well will work..
I have posted many many here and numerous blogs have them too..
It's the newest addition to La Table De Nana~