May 11, 2016


I love this time of year when the blossoms come out on the fruit trees.  If you come up Interstate 91 and your windows are open in your car, you can smell the sweet aroma of the blossoms.  The above photo came into my facebook feed.  I can’t even imagine having a yard like that.  In my dreams, maybe.  It’s Ina Garten’s garden area on Long Island.  She has an apartment in Paris, a house on Long Island and an apartment in New York City.  I think her whole garden area is ideas that she has seen in her travels to Europe.  She goes to Paris a lot.  I watch her cooking show, “Barefoot Contessa” and it’s awesome how Ina and her husband Jeffrey have dinner out in her garden and she makes French recipes.  I have her Paris cookbook that she wrote and I treasure it.


Ina also had a recipe for mixed berry muffins to have for Spring.  The recipe had raspberries, strawberries and blueberries in it.  I  pinned the recipe on my Pinterest as it sounds really good.


I’ve seen a lot of recipes for fruit tarts.  They look so fancy.  Kelsey Nixon on the cooking channel made some on her TV show one time and she made them look easy to make.  I think she used a fluted muffin tin for them.  King Arthur Flour has all kinds of muffin tins.


Tacos look like they would be fun to make.


Fish tacos sound good, also.


Maybe make a Margarita to have with the tacos.  Have some salsa and guacamole with corn chips.  I love my blender.  I think that it may be my favorite kitchen tool.


One of my facebook friends was in Woodstock for a book signing.  I have his book “The Sheepover” and it’s a numbered signed addition.  The book is just a work of art.  John Churchman and his wife Jennifer wrote the book together and it was on the best seller list.

From facebook, I have all kinds of photos of their sheep and Sweet Pea is the cutest little lamb ever which the book is about.


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The above patio is in California, but I just love the style of it.  I think that it is everything that I love.

And that’s my thoughts for today…..


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