My sweet friend Nancy sent me the first issue of Josée di Stasio's new magazine..it is all about Italy.
I love her..Jacques loves her..she is a QC treasure.
I leafed though it..and right away two things caught my eye..the home made ricotta..and her Lemon Cream Ravioli dish:)
So I made the ricotta..no surprise..Jacques loves it..and honestly..on my no-knead bread w/ seeds that Terry kindly shared the recipe for..initially from Sally's Baking Addiction (I omitted the nuts and cranberries..I added sunflowers and cracked wheat)..topped w/ David L's cherry jam I made..it was delicious.
Jacques looked at the plate..and said..:"It's all home made..the bread..the ricotta..the jam"~
Home made ricotta is a cinch..recipes aabound all over the net.
It's no secret I love trying new things in the kitchen.
All this was so worth it!♥
The dinner was delicious.. Yes I bought the cheese Ravioli..but the rest home made..she said I could:)
Heavy cream..lemon..parm cheese..asparagus..green onions..pepper..oh so good.
I am not a creamy person..but..this worked for me.
I used my lemon verbena from the garden too:)
I love making small bouquets..
That rose..in the middle..I think it's Morden Blush.I can't find my records of my plantings here almost 18 yrs ago!
I have ripped out and moved things though and continue to do so..maybe I did throw the records away.
In a fit of cleaning up:(
See? Now I want them.
Ripped out my pink..bright pink beach roses..they seem to be magnets for the chafers..8 were pulled out..a lot easier planting than ripping out..the roots of these things..they travel..:(and start new bushes..invasive..
Got invited to the yacht club for a few hrs on the weekend..cloudy day..but OMGEE I love the water!
It's a dream place for me.
Watched 3 of our Littles swim w/ friends..chatted w/ my daughter..what's not to love?
And I received a super excited call from Noah..he had just met Justin Trudeau at a local event and shook his hand..I have a pic..but a girl and her children are in it..so I am refraining..cute girl cute kids,but not mine.
I have gardened gardened and gardened and baked some and took pics some and painted some and made a new watercolor journal..
C'est ma vie.Ma p'tite vie.We're in for a super duper heat wave.