Our first little girl..40 years ago..had the starkest black hair..like my mom..and I stitched a poem for her..about it on her white pillow case♥
Something about nothing more glorious to me than the sight of her beautiful hair on a white pillow case~
She reminded me of my mom..and her middle name is for her..Jeannette.
Then our second daughter appeared a few short 18 months later..
with fair hair and blue eyes..
They are blue..like the sky..like Jacques' mom's..no one else has those blue eyes..and Edith Piaf sings them so well..her blue eyes..
This little post..has shades of blue..
Many Mondays..Lucas comes for a little visit..fresh off the school bus.
I usually have home made something for him..this week I had been busy that Monday..and pulled out Little Ecolier type cookies..
He thanked me..but said my baked cookies..are special♥
Not like bought cookies..
Next Monday..I'll be baking.
When he arrives..he gets a snack..and later we have tea..I have used 3 different kinds of cups etc:)
I love that he enjoys it..enjoys pouring..and serving us after he serves himself.
He had a new book!
A book that had a secret code for writing words~
I remember secret codes..
One of the few things I do remember.
I was part of The Princess Club when I was 10.
Margaret Burnett..Susan P.. Gwen B... I think..we were part of this little club..
we found a fallen tree trunk and built our little fort..house/club around it..
we were Nancy Drew..the Hardy Boys..all rolled into one.. with pig latin and secret codes..
so when Lucas asked if he could write me things in code and I should decipher them..I was keen to go.
When he left I promised I would drop a letter off to him..using the Secret Codes:)
I took a pic of the code w/ my mini Ipad.. and the next morning I wrote him a letter..scrolled it..waxed it..tied it and sent off.
Most fun I had had in days.
His mom told me he said it was a secret letter between he and I♥
♥ Daoust is open!
One of my favorite places opened this week..
a family owned and operated/greenhouse/ market place..
Pansies wre blowing in the chilly wind yesterday as I scooted by..
I could not resist..
I bought blue for here..and multi for Mylène's hostess gift for the birthdays today..
During this past week.. I had some tea too alone.... w/ a pretty macaron..and made Penny's Ginger Cake.. from Ruth Reichl and the book Delicious.
I love Ruth Reichl..hope to read this book..
and I could not resist,the look of Penny's cake.
I knew by the light color..that it would not be a gingerbread cake.
Jacques and I have ginger in our green tea every morning.
I buy fresh ginger..peel and cut in chunks and freeze..
nothing easier than using a grater to grate fresh frozen ginger into anything every morning..So I took a large chunk out..
ground my spices..w/ the grinder I keep just for that..
and made Penny's cake.
I made half..yes I can use half an egg:)
My mini bundt..silicone..and I omitted the cloves because I had no whole cloves..
It was ginger perfection.
You can TASTE the fresh ginger..it is moist..and pretty.
I used Rhum and vanilla for the syrup..as we have no bourbon:(
And I left out the orange syrup..Just a dusting of snow..
Thanks Penny..and Lucas..and Jacques for carting me around every appointment these past busy weeks.♥
Very chilly and damp this week~more in the forecast.It's 30F right now..enough please and thank you.