Tag: Peonies

Stop and Smell the Peonies!

I’m taking time to stop and smell the peonies. . . Enjoying their lush blooms. . . And heady fragrance for the brief time they’re here. I cut some peonies to enjoy as Ball jar bouquets for my Potting Shed. I found this stamped spoon marker on Etsy. . .  “Love what you grow and what you…

Guilt-Free Blueberry Almond Baked French Toast

Help yourself to Blueberry-Almond French Toast, made a little healthier so you can indulge, guilt-free, for breakfast or brunch! This French toast comes together in under 10 minutes. Refrigerate it overnight and then pull it out to bake it in the morning, perfect for company or a lazy weekend morning! It’s made healthier with a combination…

Weekend Waterview and Garden Bits & Pieces

Happy Sunday! Here’s a weekend waterview for you with a forecast for Carolina blue skies and temperatures in the 70s today and 80s later this week. . . Ideal weather for chair sitting or gardening, although if I had my druthers, I’d choose 70 degree temperatures for a little while longer :) The last of the Snowball Viburnum blooms.…

Private Edens and Garden Bits & Pieces

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Garden Week! You’re invited to pull on your gardening gloves and dig in with some virtual gardening as we share books, tour gardens, set tables, and enjoy some garden-inspired projects & recipes this week! Our third book to share this week~ Private Edens: Beautiful Country Gardens: Wander through twenty-one superb private…

Gather Ye Peonies While Ye May

I’m gathering my Peonies while I may, with the unpredictable weather~ Admiring their showy display and vivid color before they fade as quickly as  a pair of brand new gardening gloves  :) Our peonies usually bloom around the beginning of May. They’re a little later this year with the colder than normal early spring temperatures.  Whenever they bloom…

Potting Shed~ Canning Season & Giveaway

It’s Canning Season in my Potting Shed!  Peak season for Watering Cans  and Canning Jars. . .  Ball Perfect Mason Jars are filled with flowers and petals. . . Instead of jams and jellies :) Instead of a waterbath canner and jar lifter, my Hatherley Lattistep is standing in for service! No worries about processing,  sealing or fermentation. .…

A Teeny Bit of Table Inspiration

Michael Lee West has cooked more delicious fun in  A Teeny Bit of Trouble, the second installment and follow-up to Gone With a Handsomer Man! Lately I’ve been reacquainting myself and Tasting with Teeny Templeton! Since I’ve been following Teeny’s troubles~ I’ve been engrossed by Peaches, Red Velvet Cakes, a Bulldog named Sir, and lethal and imaginary recipes.…

Peony, White, and Blue

 A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.  You can find my edible review, here if you like~ Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings. Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own…