A few blues..I am loving.. this Bleu Lavande Tea and Honey..calming..soothing.. just right together~
I made a few Shepherd Pies..actually Cottage Pies:-) lately..and added a few twists that I saw Gordon Ramsay do..I added red wine to my beef (he uses lamb) ..I have always used beef for these..the wine gives it a kick..and I added Spring green onions to my already rich mashed potatoes..if you are going to have mashed potatoes..I am on the rich side..I like cooking them in broth with a garlic clove or 2 or 3.... draining..quick dry.. ricing..adding butter.. s and p..warm cream..a touch of sour cream.. parsley..and now Spring green onions.. the bed of potatoes w/knobs of butter on top sit atop a layer of cream corn..I sometimes add kernel corn to the creamed corn..not the last 2 times.. which sits on top of the onion,wine.. beef cooked mixture..350 degrees until the top is bubbly and golden..Love this meal~ Make it in the morning..nothing to do at night:)
Love soaps for the bath....liquid or hard.. this is a line I found..there is Olive..♥..Blueberry Pie♥ etc..
The salts are from Bleu Lavande..and Nancy:)
Then..there was the discovery of Scallion Pancakes..My dear Jana sent me the idea and links etc..and sauces..and different recipes..
I am going to point you to the right direction..for a tutorial and everything..At Amy's~
Another little food find was a cole slaw with a honey lime sesame oil type dressing..I added some mayo..not much..but did like the sesame oil lime additions..You can find the recipe here..(And many other wonderful recipes..)I have made the pulled pork twice now and my daughter has made it also..Keeper recipes~
The blue house ..is so old and charming inside..filled with antiques..the owner..is the owner of the Brocante/Market I like to go to early in the morning on beautiful Saturday..It's been their market ever since I moved here almost 40 yrs ago and more!Spring through Fall..It just closed for the season this past weekend~
I went inside one yr..as I sold some things..maybe 35 yrs ago there..on the last day of the season..and the owners invited all the sellers in for a sip of wine:)
It has grown so much..you have to park in the fields if you arrive late.. many many indoor outdoor booths..Mostly antiques and collectables..some organic produce..clothes ..vintiquities...jewelry.. quaint birdhouses..perennials..so much..so nice..I do love it.~
It sits at the entrance of the market grounds..~
People come from all over ..
I don't blame them..It's one tourist attraction I frequent..early:)
The gull..insisted on being included..
He's so vain.. he probably thinks this post is about him:)
Have a great week~