April 24, 2016

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When I was driving through town yesterday, they had daffodils and red tulips in a little enclosed by single bricks garden in front of one of the local Banks.  Such a pretty combination.

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Something that I think is awesome is the above Kelly Way Gardens that the Woodstock Inn has.  They grow all fresh vegetables and flowers for their Inn.  So beautiful.

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I saw the above recipe for Parisian Potage.  It sounds like a potato and leek soup with Gruyere cheese sprinkling on top and a little parsley.  It’s a Jacques Pepin recipe and just so French, that I might think it would be fun to make.

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I like the color and style of the above pocketbook.  It looks like the extremely expensive designer purse, but it’s affordable.

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One of my favorite fashion bloggers featured the above dress from the Loft.  She said that it was $25.00 on sale and she wore it to church.  But you could dress it down with a dungaree jacket.  I looked the dress up on line at the Loft and it was originally $156.00 for the dress, so it is quite a deal.  I couldn’t get the price down to $25.00, but I got it down to $54.00 with the deals I could find on it.  The fashion bloggers are better at dealing and finding the discounts then I am.  But I think the dress is a classic and nice to have.

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I needed a book case for my home office.  I wanted one that was solid wood and sturdy but I couldn’t spend a lot of money on it.  So I found the above book case at a yard sale for only $10.00.  I love it.  It’s just right and it’s solid wood and very sturdy.  One of the best finds ever.  The girl was moving to California and it was a moving sale.  She was just about giving stuff away because she didn’t want to have to move the stuff.

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I like the Long Horn Steakhouse and yesterday I got 3 recipes in my E-mail from the Long Horn Steakhouse.  Their Bourbon Marinated Salmon, Parmesan Baked Chicken and their Grilled Rib Eye.  So their Steak, Salmon and Chicken recipes.  I pinned them on my copycat recipe board on my Pinterest.  Nice to have and the Long Horn Steak house is quite a distance from where we live so we don’t go there often enough.

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Then I got some really neat ideas from watching Kelsey’s Essentials on the Cooking Channel last week.  The episode was called “Spice and Easy”.  She made up her own spice combinations for a seafood and fish blend, a Cinn-a-spice creme bru lee and oven roasted potatoes with a spice blend.

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Kelsey made a pan seared halibut with the spice blend and a homemade tartar sauce that she gave the recipe for.  I pinned that recipe on my fish board on Pinterest.

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The potatoes were fingerling potatoes cut in half and she roasted them with this really neat spice blend that she put in a spice grinder.  Then she sprinkled parsley on top.  I pinned that recipe to my veggie board on Pinterest.

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The Creme brulee looked really good with her cinnamon spice blend and I pinned that recipe on my dessert board or my French recipes board on my Pinterest.

And then an interesting cook show was a couple that went to Maine and had lobster rolls that had only melted butter poured over it.  They gave that recipe plus they rented a house boat and made lobster rissoto.  I put those 2 recipes on my fish board on my Pinterest.

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I would love to visit Maine this summer and have some lobster.  Also their fried clams.  Yum!

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Then something kind of interesting that came into my facebook was the above wedding dress cake.  It weighs 160 lbs and is 5 feet tall.  Amazing how they made that.  The cake was for the Cake International Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in London last weekend.

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I like how the early morning dew looks in that field in the morning .  You can just tell that  grass is dew covered in the morning before the sun comes up.

And that’s my thoughts for today……

 

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