Category: The Novel Bakers

The Forest Feast: Savoring the Flavors and Colors of Fall

I’m savoring the flavors and colors of fall, joining The Novel Bakers for The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson. There was plenty to tempt my taste buds in The Forest Feast along with inspiration for a little foraging outdoors, enjoying the fleeting fall color before the arrival of the artic blast. I took a few liberties with a couple of The Forest…

Foraging, Feasting and Chocolate Ricotta Mousse!

I’m joining the The Novel Bakers with The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson Join us this week as we step into the magical world of Erin Gleeson, food blogger, artist, photographer and cookbook author of The Forest Feast. . . Jain found this cookbook for The Novel Bakers to…

A Just Because Arrangement

A Just Because Arrangement. . . Because the hydrangeas are moments away from being frost nipped . . . Because pumpkin season is coming to a close. . . Because I found a missing urn. . . Because the light was exceptional. . . Because I had some leftover flowers. . . Because fall leaf beauty…

The Flavors of Fall Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! The Novel Bakers have had a full & delicious week packing picnic baskets and cooking up recipes for picnic week! Here’s a final picnic to wrap up the week and with a little fall flavor to end on! Fall is my favorite season and the perfect time to picnic…

A Rainstorm Picnic

I’m joining the The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! The Novel Bakers been busy packing picnic baskets and cooking up recipes for a couple of months in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics! My Rainstorm Picnic was inspired by a week of summer weather with pop up…

A Perfect Day for a Provençal Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! The Novel Bakers been busy packing picnic baskets, baking, and cooking up recipes for a couple of months now in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics! I had some inspiration for a Provençal Picnic from A Perfect Day for…

A Caribbean {Floating} Island Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! I had some end of summer fun on our Caribbean {Floating} Island, our pontoon boat, docked instead of floating, for this Caribbean Picnic! A hula table skirt swag, tropical floral bunting, paper lanterns and flamingos set the stage for a Caribbean Island Picnic. A picnic caddy holds the essentials including sunscreen and…

Gone Fishin’ Picnic

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! We’ve been busy packing picnic baskets, baking, and cooking up recipes for a couple of months in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics! I had some inspiration for a Lakeside Fishing Picnic from Picnics by Hilary Heminway…

A Vintage Garden Picnic in the Potting Shed

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Picnic Week! The Novel Bakers been busy packing picnic baskets and cooking up recipes for a couple of months now in anticipation of picnic week, from a host of books full of inspiration, delicious menus and theme picnics! I had some inspiration for a Vintage Garden Picnic from A Perfect…

A Garden Metaphor for Life and Chalkboard Inspiration

I’ve been in gardening mode and found plenty of seeds of inspiration during  Garden Week with The Novel Bakers. . .  The garden is a metaphor for life. . . The flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. Quote, note to self and chalkboard inspiration for the door of my Potting Shed. If you need a fun…