We have definitely had our last boating day..of the year..last Sat..not this past one..
We had a great picnic out on the water with warm soups in Thermos' ..I had a sweater and a down vest..thank goodness we went that weekend..because this past weekend was positively chilly..way too cold for my liking..freezing hands trying to get some gardens done.
Albeit this week warmed up..making the south gardens....balmy....we were able to put some beds to sleep..
Incredible few last days..of blue skies..warmth in the aft..
Back to le bateau♥
I had brought the lentil soup..Frédérick had brought his amazing soup..a corn/potato/chipotle soup.I cannot wait to try and make it.
Caroline had made delicious blueberry crumb topped muffins..look how cute:)
She put little ships on top..
Back when my girls were little nothing like this existed..
Now food decorations are everywhere..
I was very taken w/ that tugboat lookalike this time..and the colorful sail on the first.
I am so grateful for those water moments♥
I found an easy to follow Youtube video to make pie carriers..a charming way to deliver or bring along a home made pie..I am hoping to bring a pie to my daughter's for Thanksgiving ..along w/ a cake..it's this weekend our Canadian Thanksgiving,,
A pie carrier..I thought ..that would be nice..
You can see a huge variety here I lined mine..but did not triple line it..
I used one of my French laundry initials..that I love..I only have a few left..they are hard to find.
My next one will be a bit smaller..the instructions with this one suggested 80 cms x 40 cms..
I used leftover gingham from a project long ago..and the B from a huge tablecloth my grandmother embroidered...I imagine well over 125 years ago..as my mom would be in her 90's..my dad would be over 100 and it was his mom's handiwork..The rest of the table cloth forms V- shaped panels in our bedroom..B is the first letter of my maiden name..C ,my married name..it just so happens we are having TG at my daughter's home who married into a B:)
Next time I'll make sure I have ribbon and fabric I love..or a vintage tea towel..sometimes I get an idea and have to make it on the spot..so I use what I have..
And I might try a round one next time:)
My real-life pie carrier was kind enough to demonstrate how this works;)
No real pie was used..just the tin..and since it was empty..I decided to add a cardboard base..keeps everything steadier.
Lucky he had blue jeans on and a blue top:) How nice are bloggers husbands?Very accomodating!
Thought I would sneak in that recipe I love so much again..I know I have mentioned it before..but I made it twice lately~!
The recipe is here..
We use hot Italian Costco sausage for this dish~
It's very fall..and wonderful.
The trees on our property have not changed a lot yet..but they are coming..
on our borrowed landscape..some have changed..
The weather on the balmy days..made our gardens show signs of SPRING!
AS I cut the peonies.. red shoots were at the base of some..and out of all the garlic I planted..I planted a Spanish garlic Jacques liked from Little Italy..Spanish via Little Italy..so..
2 of those are sprouting..so STICK to local..none of my other locally grown garlic is sprouting..
you don't want your garlic growing now..nono..
A thought for our friends in Cannes..♥ and surrounding areas..