Category: Dishes

Butternut-Apple Soup with Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Butternut-Apple Soup is a sweet and savory soup,  ideal for fall with butternut squash and apples in season!  I’m serving it up with a side of with  Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves,  pie crust leaf “sandwiches” of pecans, cranberries, and cheese! The pie crust leaves are a variation of Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves, with the addition of cheddar cheese…

Blooming Dishes and a Flower Fix

I gathered some blooms for a flower fix, a guaranteed spirit lifter to combat the August blues that comes from a long month of heat and humidity! Summer flowers are beginning to look tired, wilting from the summer heat. . .  just like me. White Stock and peach roses in a $4 blues-buster bouquet from the grocery store add some welcome fragrance.…

Welcoming Summer: Whites on the Porch!

I’m welcoming summer with whites on the porch! If June’s weather is any indication, we’re in for a hot, humid summer! In anticipation, I’m surrounding myself with whites, to stay cool, at least psychologically, on the porch. I’ve been busy with some household projects the past several weeks and no time to play with my camera, so I…

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…