Author: Mary

Chasing Fireflies

   Chasing Fireflies  *****  by Charles Martin I’m joining Jain with my edible book review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place! I LOVED  this book. It had all the elements that appeal to me: colorful characters, a vivid setting…

La Cucina

       La Cucina by Lily Prior **       I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly edible book review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!     After finishing this book,…

Ain’t She Sweet?

    Ain’t She Sweet? ****.* by Susan Elizabeth Phillips        I’m joining Jain with my edible book review at Food for Thought~ where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.     This is one of my favorite books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but not her most recent. I also listened to the…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  This is my contribution to Foodie Friday this week.           I ran across this mix at Sur La Table and couldn’t pass it up! Conflicting information and urban legends abound on the origin of Red Velvet Cake, but no one disputes its beautiful red color.         The package directions said it…

Limoges for Valentine’s Day

  I’m participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch…         This is more of a tribute to this Limoges China (and my Great Aunt) than a tablescape…which seemed appropriate with Valentine’s Day around the corner. My Great Aunt’s china has been squirreled away in a cabinet in my dining room. This hasn’t seen the light of…

Goodbye Laundry Sink, Hello Planter

I’m participating in my first Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.     This is where my ugly laundry room sink used to be, that was never used.  Click here to see how ‘lovely’ it was…not.  This is the before– after removing the sink. The plumbing is staying, I’m just hoping to camouflage it a bit.…

Puppy Bowl 2010 on Animal Planet

  From Animal Planet/Discovery Website: On Sunday, February 7 from 3-5PM e/p an all-star lineup of rambunctious, rescue pups competes in the ultimate showdown full of dogged defense, puppy penalties and fido first downs. Plus, for the first time in Puppy Bowl history, all the action will be captured in panoramic view with aerial coverage provided by the Twizzler’s® blimp and its…

An Apple A Day

  I’m participating in Foodie Friday… be sure to visit Designs by Gollum for other tasty treats!     Yes, it’s Super Bowl weekend soon to be followed by Valentine’s Day. Translation= Lots of eating on Sunday night followed by a week of chocolate. Soooo… I’m taking Dr. Oz’s advice and trying to add more fresh fruits & veggies. Fruits and veggies cancel…

French Country Tablescape

  I’m participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.     This is a collection of French Country items on my kitchen table. Since my table is round, I have a floral in the center with an assortment of items surrounding the floral; hen with chicks, decorative vinegar, candle, olive jars and a bird house.…