Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle

Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle **** by Leslie Linsley An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “In Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle, author Leslie Linsley presents the true character of this unique American place in twenty-two residences. Engaging anecdotes are drawn from interviews with homeowners, designers,…

The Essential Tea Companion

Victoria The Essential Tea Companion: Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and Celebrations ****.* by Kim Waller and From the Editors of Victoria Magazine An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Whether we’re enjoying a morning break, a quiet afternoon respite, or a soothing moment at day’s end,…

Just Add Water

Just add water and I’m a happy girl~ So I was easily entertained at A & B Marina  in Key West, admiring the boats. . . Where the perfect union of sunshine. .  . . . .and water guarantees a jolly time~ And a fun holiday~   Take a Leisure Lee stroll & gaze at the sport fishing yachts~ Stopping to smell the roses onboard this vessel.…

Gardening Rules

I’m Yearning for Spring & reading about Gardening. . . Well~ more accurately, dreaming through pictures. . .    Introducing a little Garden Style to the Porch. . . Quenching my Thirst for Flowers. . . Making plans. . .     Keeping the rules in mind for optimum planting results~   Waiting for the frost dangers to pass. . . . . . anxiously…

Brought to you by Florida Sunshine

       A week of glorious Florida Sunshine. . .        And home to rain & forty degree weather~  *sigh*     Wishing you a week of sunny skies wherever you are :-)     Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:   Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday~ Mary at Little…

Our Life in Gardens

Our Life in Gardens **** by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Plants, like words in poetry, observe Eck and Winterrowd, are both beautiful in themselves and also for the associations they trail behind, the histories they have in the…

Garden Wisdom

I’m dreaming of gardening again this week. . . My collection of galvanized watering cans are standing by for service, planted on a French seed tray ~   Small peat pots at each place setting are filled with sweet-faced Violas & wrapped in pieces of burlap, tied with twine~ A decorative bird cage houses pots for planting~  A layer of landscaping burlap…

Springing Forward

 We are springing forward after days of cold rain. . . which brought the lake back to full pond. . .    Trees are budding. . . It’s thrilling to see the Daffodils . . .   and enjoy the sunshine. . .  “If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe…

Land Awakening

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ~ Lewis Grizzard I took my cue from the transition of the seasons and set a casual garden themed table this week. Browns are gradually giving way to green again. . .  Bulbs are emerging and starting to bloom.  I moved a few architectural items from inside to…

The Vintage Caper

    The Vintage Caper **** by Peter Mayle     An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.     “From Hollywood to Marseille with delicious stops in between, Peter Mayle’s latest novel is filled with the culinary delights and entertaining characters that make him our treasured…