Category: Dishes

Flower Fairies in the Garden

I’m in the garden, looking for Flower Fairies with Cicely Mary Barker’s How to Find Flower Fairies as a guide. . . Just in time for Cuisine Kathleen’s Summer Whimsy Challenge. Suspend your disbelief and enter the Flower Fairies’ magical realm. . . after all, only true believers are able to see the fairies! From How to Find…

A Staffordshire Bouquet for Teatime

I picked a Staffordshire Bouquet  for teatime. . . Join me for a cup of flowers. . . Violas or petunias, one lump or two with your tea? And a recent sighting of a Flower Fairy. . . “No need for journeying, Seeking afar; Where there are flowers, There fairies are . . .” ~Cicely Mary Barker…

Berrylicious Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

 Berrylicious Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup is perfect for a brunch, shower, or anytime lunch! The orange-vanilla syrup in this fruit salad comes from Pioneer Woman and is a delightful addition to the fruit, described as “slightly citrusy, nice and sweet, with a little hint of vanilla lusciousness”! I couldn’t describe it any better so I didn’t try :) I…

In the Potting Shed: Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Beatrix Potter (and Bunny!) Week. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales by Marta McDowell  Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected…

Winter Nest Feathering and Giveaway!

I feathered my nest, aka Potting Shed, with some fresh winter nesting materials~ clearing away the Christmas tartan, leaving the pine cones and cutting some fresh sprigs of fragrant pine. Snow bird salad plates, on sale at Pottery Barn after Christmas, came home to roost. They’ve flocked together  among the birdhouses for a little tabletop dining and seed buffet.…

A Casual Fall Centerpiece

I enjoy putting a centerpiece for a table together, especially if it’s easy, casual, and includes a little of nature’s bounty! For my Pfaltzgraff Plymouth Dinnerware table, I gathered  pumpkins, leaves, apples, nuts, and mums. I started with a Better Homes and Gardens Wire Pumpkin Tealight Holder I harvested at Walmart a couple of weeks ago for $9.96! I built…

Not Just For Chickens

My vintage chicken feeder is blissfully roosting in my Potting Shed~ With dishes, a few finials and  stamped garden markers~ Offering up a few blooms instead of feed~ Providing an opportunity to do a little window gardening :)  Thank you for your visit, I’m joining: Metamorphosis Monday, The Scoop, Inspire Me Tuesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Tutorials Tips and Tidbits,…

A Lavender Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The skies finally cleared long enough for me to spread a quilt for a Lavender Picnic. . . And enjoy a few lavender treats~ courtesy of The Lavender Cookbook. “The appeal of lavender extends beyond its fragrance to the rich yet delicate flavor it adds to a variety of foods. The Lavender…

The Secrets of Pistoulet

I was first introduced to Mademoiselle J in Dancing with the Moon, the second book in this magical series. I traveled back in time and journeyed through the pages with her in The Secrets of Pistoulet~ a charming little book filled with food, magic, and love. . .  “There is magic and mystery in the farmhouse known as…