Tag: Alphabe-Thursday

Happy Motoring

    While our preferred method of exploring Key West was by foot, this 4 mile by 2 mile wide island is an ideal size to navigate by bike or scooter.          Accessorizing your basket on your bike makes for happy motoring. . .        As well as a colorful paint job on your scooter~…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Stealing Magnolias

   Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard ***** by Debra Shriver An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “In this dreamy and seductive entrée into the magical city that is New Orleans, author Debra Shriver, a twelfth-generation Southerner, Francophile, passionate preservationist and jazz devotee…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

Winter World

  Winter World **** by Bernd Heinrich I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. The weather outside is frightful . . . while we thankfully have not had as much snow as the Northeast, it’s been colder than normal here in the sunny South. Snowbound, I had the perfect excuse to stay…

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love****.* by Larry Levin I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. This week’s letter assignment is O in Mrs. Matlock’s class, so I’m sharing Oogy’s story for Alphabe-Thursday~ “In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill…