Sunday, May 1, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
A lot happening everywhere that kind of makes you feel that what you have to chat about is so unimportant.
See what I mean? Ted Lasso cookies..basically..a shortbread w/ as many variations on the net as you can imagine.I made mine w/ butter,flour,icing sugar.
They emanated from a great show..
Above photo from IMBD online.
Our daughters kept telling us it was great J was unconvinced.I went for it we both love it.A great distraction.He is so charming.
Our family came for Easter..Loved my day.It's funny before they arrive..not a thing out of place..I have a thing for order and tidy.
The moment they arrive..LOL..
And I love it.
Life breathes everywhere.
Especially a buffet..Because you eat around the island for apps..then here and there for the meal and desserts.
The boys head for the basement:)
They've always loved down there:).
That cake is the least cute Easter cake I've ever made..however it won rave reviews..
Carrot cake/ cheesecake ..yes both in one..
I had to bake mine a lot longer.
This game was a hit..w/ Max getting over 100 levels..all bunnies on levels .
You can find here recipe here and there is a link for her onions within the text of her recipe.Best I have made.I only had reg unseasoned rice vinegar but with her add ins they were perfect.I used smoked salmon.
I have renewed my subscription for another month at Jean Haines.
Apart from watching my seedlings grow and grow..I've started laying mulch..and my dirt arrives today..
See what I mean?
Not much to say:)
Fourth dose done..
Take care everyone.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Here April announces Spring as the calendar does..and we have had 2 nice days..but I still have patches of snow here and there..and I am waiting to start seeing growth..
Funny..Forget-Me-Nots..the leaves are intact..certain feverfews.. pachysandra ..that ruthless invader..some Iris tips..my thyme//some sage ..some parsley..winter damaged but alive.
The Queen of them all..garlic tips:)♥
Indoors things are lush and lovely ..and seedlings are starting to sprout.
Still loving the Jean Haines tutorials..over on the 16th of April..Ill begin again next winter.If I painted..only painted..no problem..but I have chores lol..
One of my favorite salads has to include beets..this is one I made a while ..while ..while ago but keep repeating..also made a new one that has a hint of cinnamon in the dressing.
When I search recipes on my blog ..it still bugs me to see danger signs at all the lost pics..I hang on to everything..can't let go..
except some things..
Every Christmas Cactus is blooming ..messy little things though..
I have a jade plant that started the size of that tradescantia..
It's a floor jade now,huge..It's been years..
I seem to always have to be caring for something.
I loved Carol's Vanilla map..I use vanilla A LOT..
Look how pretty it is.
I'm sometimes tempted to try our small town but I have aerial view issues lol.
not for cute things like Carol..but fave buildings and things.
Carol had a fund raiser for Ukraine..she was donating half of the proceeds of her sales to aid Ukraine.
That's an Heartist.
A lot of closures of favorite local things thank goodness new ones popping up..
My favorite flea market ..Ive been going over 40 yrs..:(
A fave art store..
Les jours se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas.
I have been loving Julia..
Can you believe I laugh and have had tears?
Fab acting. Set design.. costumes.. Love it.
Still LOVE Call The Midwife..
This is Us nearing it's end..I've loved it too.
Laughter these days is a rare commodity when we see the inhuman barbaric images of Ukraine.
We are all affected.C'est trop triste.
Here we will be getting a 4th dose of a vaccine for Covid..Jacques is set for tomorrow..I can call Monday.
The sunshine will help warm our faces..it's here for now...
Minimal garden notes for April 10th 2022
I walked the gardens..we clean up in Fall..and come Spring more to do..leaves never cease to fall..acorns seem to multiply..
AS of April 10th ..almost all seedlings are up and tomatoes have two sets of leaves.
Easter grass is great..not outside..inside;;;)
I see Irises popping up outside large and small from Susan:)I hope they love it here.
Forget me nots..pachysandra.. daffodil shoots..hellebore leaves.. we are slow to start but do take off.
I am ordering a truckload of earth..mixed w/ 30% compost..instead of bag after bag..probably just 3 yards.
Delivery is $55.00 but it will be here..I'm tired of making trips w/ car boots and 10 bags at a time.
I will pick up black mulch bags though.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Not a lot going on..
We're edging into Spring with puddles and still some snow here..
I came across these pics of the 3 Littles that lived across the street..in this kind of weather..
To try and explain how much we love Littles..is impossible.
They are big and tall and beautiful now..
I love that I have sooo many pics to look back on.
We had a celebration for Jacques' 81rst birthday last night and got home around 1 AM.(I felt like I had gone to a wedding..:) )..Making up for lost time?
To count the laughs would be impossible.
To say how good the food..impossible..
A beautiful fun celebration.They are not just family..they are friends♥
I found a new sourdough bread recipe and it's a keeper..
If you want to try..
The recipe is here..
I'm taking a one month watercolor class..es w/ Jean Haines..
Tempted to take one yr..it's just that busy will be here soon w/ gardens etc..
and they are in dire need of work..
dirt..planting etc..I'll see..
And the kindness and generosity of this artist is..wow..she has a fund raiser for Ukraine.. selling her art donating all the proceeds.She wants to reach 10,000 pounds.
And she will ..she's more than halfway there,
Carol from Paris Breakfast has her own fundraiser going on w/ her gorgeous blue and yellow paintings.
The hearts of these accomplished artists are as beautiful as their art for Ukraine.
Speaking of which..I actually am filled with hate for the beast running Russia.The images..are haunting..ever so haunting.
I started my seeds..some this week and lo and behold too many have sprouted..
I have to keep them happy till they can go out end of May/ early June.
So my craft room is looking rather busy w/ the painting lessons and seed sprouting.
Busy mind and hands stay out of trouble and truly help shifting focus.Your mind wanders with painting..baking.. gardening.
I thank God I love doing these things.
Have a good week..take care..From me to you..
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Still doing things..I've loved distractions for years,crafts,gardening baking..painting..so I keep the hobbies up..but always on my mind.
Last night we watched War In Winter on Netflix..So sad.. their courage is beyond amazing.Very insightful to the pride they have for their country.
My friend T sent me this this morning..
You can listen to Sting here.