I still want to share a few favorite Provence places with you..but I don't want to forget a few things to share with you..before the next Hop On Hop Off:)
I am so happy to be stitching ..we have a long winter here..I have made a couple more tea cozies..and am working on a scarf:)
For next fall/winter I guess..
I just made 2 dishcloths for a special girl..isn't it funny how when you are purposely making something you screw up?
Lol I did.
My daughter said..she will never notice♥
If anyone wants to learn how to crochet..may I recommend a site?
She is by far..the one MY brain is in harmony with.
I wonder..had I found her first..would I have struggled so much?
I love her.
Different people ..learn different ways..
I know if Jacques tries to explain something to me..he loses me in the first sentence.
He is an engineer..I am the farthest thing from an engineer:)
Other people..show me something once..and By George..I got it!:)
We are all wired differently..
Blossom Crochet is one of my learning wires.I had never SEEN her until I Googled to link here.
Lovely girl..and she explains clearly..her voice is perfect..calm..relaxed..nothing superfluous.Perfection.
I have mentioned Instagram..perhaps one time too many and here I go again..I found..Caroline..
and she made a beautiful hummus and beet hummus..
I had Costco hummus in the fridge and beets..Chioggia mind you..which don't give the rich red of a regular beet once roasted..but I did not mind the pink♥
Make your fave hummus..or buy..
I love to roast my beets in foil..with a big drizzle of EVOO..s and p and fresh(ours) garlic.. roast till fork tender and save those juices..
I used my hand held food processor to purée my beets..while adding some pre-made hummus..which..in fact lightens the beets again..
Plate the reg hummus..add your home roasted beet hummus..drizzle w/ a great EVOO..and I like to add pistachios..black sesame seeds..and sunflower seeds..
even walnuts..pine nuts ..will do..NUTS are GREAT for us:)
Serve w/ veggies..French radishes would be BEAUTIFUL.. croutons..warmed Naan..or crackers..
I truly do love this dish.
Ahh..tea wise..I keep talking about blooming teas..
I want you to know..
Don't disregard if you do not have a glass..suitable teapot.
When my friend Nancy lived across the street..we used a huge Mason jar..
I do it here too..
For taller blooming teas..
This one is Lily Bouquet♥
My ceramic French canisters are from Nancy..when she moved she gave them to me..she lived in Paris..and the South of France for innumerable years..these were bought at a brocante..w/ her husband.
I am honored to be the keeper of them♥
I do not mind a sprinkle of Stevia in my tea.
Except my morning green loose leaf tea.. lemon..ginger and honey are added.
Ok ..if you sometimes crave an apple pie but want quick and oh so delish..
Just visit Ricardo..
This is a keeper..
My only notes..I added a bit more cinnamon and my everloved cardamom.
La perfection Ricardo.
Sidebar anecdote..I updated my camera w/ a new firmware..and all my settings were temporarily lost..so Ricardo's lovely squares were shot HDR..:(
and ..I cannot remember where I dowloaded the dishcloth printable:(I hope I thanked you.
Have a lovely weekend~