Linda..I ..."met".. years ago through blogging..we always keep in touch even though she is on an extended hiatus from her well loved blog.
We clicked and we still click:)
She's such a great cook/baker..and I love when she sends me an email with a link to something she has tested and liked..or loved:)
The latest was this orecchiette dish ..that both Jacques and I favor.
The little pasta bowls end up holding such flavor..w/ the pancetta(Costco)..we used to get it in Little Italy..but the last time we were at Costco they had some so we picked it up and it's good..very good..
I add toasted pine nuts to the recipe..and some red chili flakes when charring the leaves of the sprouts..
and I add basil when I have it.
Since she told me about it we have had it twice..and we will have it again soon:)
April was Letter writing month..and I think I will keep it up..
It's over now..but I think next year....I will do it again...but more.
I love posting a note as well as receiving a note..
I always want everything to get there the same day though..like an email..;)
Take for example the seeds..I ordered them online..because I really want Watermelon radishes:) And I can't find any..
Ater 10 days the seeds had not arrived and I inquired..asking if this was habitual because it's all within Canada ..and she said yes..
Murphy's Law..the next day or close to the next day the seeds had arrived..
have to wait until summer to plant..they are not like early French radishes..
I think I am changing..Jacques is slowly ripping out a hydrangea/goatsbeard bed..(what a job!) so we can plant a few more little veggies..
I had planted all those to hide an unsightly heat pump..I guess growing a few more veggies or garlic appeals to me more than hiding ugly now.
Also chopping down those hydrangeas and goatsbeard plants is a huge job in the fall..
It's been so cold..and prepping the gardens is more difficult when cold..
Tonight..I am going to take a warm bubble bath .. wash my hands and face..and apply all those Rose samples to myself.♥
And make believe I am at a spa..and make believe I like spas..and make believe I have tried a spa.
I love home grooming.. what can I say...definetely not high maintenance.
I used to streak my own hair..till it got old too;)And till I goofed twice:) Orange was not the new black back then..:)
Bus duty..pulled out a recipe from my real estate yrs....one client had made these to greet the agents:) Sold!
They are called Terri's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies..
they are so good.I sample the batter.
Here you go:)
I first had these over 10 yrs ago..maybe even 15.
I did not add nuts..nor the peanut butter kisses although they are delish w/ those..the Littles..like w/out fanfare.
I use a cookie scoop..and so mine take about 12 mins to bake.
They are puffy when I take them out of the oven..and flatten.
This recipe makes ap 36 cookies.
Definitely keeper cookies..
Bon weekend..may our temps warm and our gardens grow~
Shameless nana had to add Oli..a pic I took last weekend when he donned my hippie era fur collared and cuffed jean jacket to stay warm while playing football..~
He cleans up well:)♥He's the baby of all the Littles..6.
He's so cool.
Hmmm....he always reminds me of a very young...