So you saw chaos in the kitchen for Easter..
this is my peace and quiet version....in the kitchen..not nearly as lively or happy or busy..yet I am ok w/ calm too.
all seasons are clearly seen through our windows..and I am so grateful for this....white..brown..green..technicolor..this is where I spend a lot of time...
there's a lot of stuff going on..in my kitchen..actually probably everywhere and maybe that's why I am a tidy freak..you can't have collections AND a mess..that becomes hoarding to me..I need to see everything in it's place..
yet I can visit..anyone who is not like that and appreciate their fun.
What is it they say?"Dull women have immaculate homes?"
I am on the verge of dull..Goodie One Shoe.
I like looking at things that make me happy inside..like Rita Moreno I guess..just saw the inside of her home..she's not living in her house to be like a magazine on a shelf..it's got her stuff..:)
So..looking outdoors for one..for me..is a treat....a basil plant..my Cucina things..the scent sends me to the moon..
the jade plant that was almost a peanut when I bought it to go into this planter a friend gave me..
Nancy's Sel..Café..Thé..etc.. apothecary very REAL French jars.. etc..bought in the south of France maybe 40 yrs ago..more more.. even..
I think I am taking those w/ me when I go..I don't want to see them on Varage Sale..or in a Garage sale;)
Avez-vous lu mes belles filles?:)♥
These have to b kept..like my mother's things:)
I don't like windows hidden by curtains here except bathroom and bedroom..lace in the dnr.. darkness to sleep..apart from that..please let the light shine in..
right now is possibly the ugliest time to look out..no leaves..brown grass..leftover leaves..bleak w/ the rain..
as I type..I can't help but feel for people that live in flooded areas right in my area..we are by a lake..bt we live UP the street,,..state of emergencies have been declared..evacuations..
Can't imagine Les Champs -Elysées....
I visited chickens this week..gorgeous chickens..
I like naming chickens;)
I always used to cut my tulips..the stems..then remove leaves that would be below the water line..change the water every second day..fill my big round fishbowl w/ water..and place my tulips..eventually they drooped and I loved that look..but this look is cool too..from the Marchande De Fleurs tip..at a flower market..
don't cut..place like an inch of frigid water..
and they will not droop..and they will last...top off w/ ice cubes every few days..
Jacques likes this upright look ..so does Caro ..I do too..but the loose side of me ..likes the droopy look too..
I made this of Marie's w/ Jacques' home made hot Italian sausage and a ton of that basil..it was good!
I had not used cottage cheese in yrs..this makes 2 meals for us..we ate half..so easy and good!
I made some quiches..because I had so many pretty eggs:)!
See the minis?The little brown ones..?
These are what ..eggs look like from new laying chickens..small and gorgeous and fresh..they will get bigger..
Pol Martin's quiche recipe..my fave recipe..so much cream! LOL whipping..thick cream.. 1 .5 cups to 3 eggs..well worth the indulgence though..That makes 2 dinners for us..
I.. by chance..read on a Wet Canvas forum..(I had Googled something which led me to WC)..that Legion paper was sending out a set of 3 sheets of watercolor paper..samples to those who asked..
I went and asked.... and forgot about it..you know Canada..US..shipping etc..I thought what are the chances that it applied to here..
out of the blue about 1 month ago..I received a note saying they had not forgotten about me..and then on Good Friday..(delivered the day before..no mail here GF and Easter Monday)..I had the sheets..
how totally generous of them ..I was with my daughter and she said..: "Wow ..$9.50 in shipping..for 3 sheets of paper.."..
I acknowledged that ..it was indeed very very generous..
I was so surprised..anyway..I tried half of one sheet and I am smitten..I never frame what I paint..I have an oil of Lucas that is sitting in a frame..unframed but on display..but this one I did frame..I matched the frame to the one I chose for Susan's beautiful gift to me..and now they are one above the other by my cookbook/telephone kitchen office area:)
I love the paper..and will buy more.
So samples work.
Next time I am in the US.. chaching.:)♥That good!
Have a nice weekend..at least I think I am starting to see buds on trees.