I sometimes tell myself stop w/ the seed starting..and then my little tomatoes start producing and my daughters tell me they like them..one sent me pics♥
They get small plants of mine and the rest is up to them.
So glad tiny seeds give soo many tomatoes..
So now I have ordered seed starting soil and jiffy pots to go w/ my new /old/varage sale heating mats I bought from an 80 yr old gardener leaving his home and gardens for an apartment.
This yr w/ Covid I could not get anything and was grateful for a bag of earth Fred had from last yr..
One of our fave things..
So many recipes ABOUND on the internet..
If you cannot find one you love I would be happy to share..
I made a delicious Savory Zucchini loaf..don't expect a sweet dessert..this goes on an apéro table w/ wine I love it too:)
You can find the recipe at Just Crumbs Blog..you may remember I just bought her new cookbook..
I made mine in my French pain de mie pan..my fave pan..it's just under 8x4 so breads rise a bit higher:)
It was a gift from a dear client ..from E Dehillerin.
She became much more than a client.
Such a special young woman.
Now for the...
Autumn Vegetable Melt~
May I say that this is just soo good.so good.
I made it for lunch one day and I don't recommend making time consuming lunches every day lol.
I am happy w/ mashed avo and cherry tomatoes on toast:)
Or crackers and cheese.
Or an egg..
Or not much actually;)But I had this recipe cutout forever..since 2016.
I give it five stars for lunch..as if we are in a bistro..
And..I made it on regular French bread Jacques had made the week of.
I lightly toasted it before adding the mixture and rubbed it w/ fresh garlic then proceeded to add all the goodness..
Also I added OUR roasted red peppers that I keep frozen.I added confit garlic oil to the oil portion..
I think the cheese is interchangeable as I used parm and mozz as that is what I had.
It's a fantastic bread.
My son-in-law brought me some Asian specialties including the Fleur de banane in the last pic..I added it to may salad dinner:)
Another Mandy's Salads dressing:)
I have done paintings..practicing on different papers..the jam was done well before..
There is no way I cannot thank Carol for her kind and generous tips and tricks..She is selfless and doesn't keep her knowledge to herself.
She shares .
This is the girl that her art was plastered all over the metro stations in Paris for Champagne. And fine pastries...
So grateful I am sure you remember my wall in my craft room:)
This wall faces a window and there's another to the side so it's so hard to get a good pic..
As many of her letters are in a glossy poster frame..
Wall of inspo I call it..dates back:)
You can subscribe to her letters on Etsy.Little special add ons are always in the envelope.
So many disappointments with Covid.
I won't go into them..but so many.
We all have them.
And many of you may have tragedies..
I hope for a change soon.
And finally I THINK I have a bud on my one and only Dahlia..she better hurry up.
She is disappointing..started 2 indoors..one died as soon as I planted..the other I have been babying in full sun..staked..watered fertilized..and maybe now I see one tiny bud somewhere?:(
Zinnias are ok..
FYI it says thank you my pharmacy..because my pharmacy is so good.
Footnote..Many of us are backing up our blogs..
I thought the content meant words and photos..
According to the above..photos are not saved.