Herbed floral mayonnaise

I was planning for a tea party and still sailing along on the “try new things” buzz from Cambodia, when I whipped this recipe up.  I was researching tea sandwiches and came across recipes for herbed mayonnaise and floral mayonnaise, so I decided to just pack the herbs and flowers into one spread for the…

Maple syrup brownies

Well, the weather here is not behaving very much like spring, but the upside is that it’s still good baking weather.  😉  In trying to decide what to make for a potluck and clean out the refrigerator, I decided to give maple syrup brownies a shot.  I haven’t been very successful at working more maple…

Thankful for…

tulips birdsong in the morning vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries line-dried laundry sunshine

Giving thanks for…

spring blossoms greening grass sprouting seeds spring rains good reads special spaghetti sauce the last of the pumpkin cinnamon rolls sunny afternoon reading outside neighbors to share oregano with the chance to keep learning the chance to chat with a friend and share my brownies people who share the music they make

Curried Eggs

I’m popping in with a recipe even though it’s not Saturday because by Saturday, all your Easter eggs may be too old to eat!  😉  This post is one part of the answer to the question: So, after the eggs are dyed and Easter is over, what do you do with all the eggs?!  There’s…

Strawberry Muffins

This recipe can either be used to make a dozen muffins or a loaf (or several smaller loaves) of bread, and it’s a nice way to use frozen strawberries that you’ve stashed in the freezer because they were on the brink of spoilage.  The nutmeg is an unexpected twist, but pairs nicely with the strawberries. …

A little list of thankfulness…

Giving thanks for all sorts of loveliness: stems of iris blooming in a glass little salvaged iris buds blooming at the kitchen sink that subtle iris fragrance stately, fragile iris unfurling from long oval buds the exquisitely arranged petals, so easily ripped to shreds  by wind and rain supper on the porch beautiful morning clouds…

Thoughts on a Friday

“But it isn’t easy,” said Pooh.  “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you.  And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” ~A.A. Milne

International Flair: Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A Korean friend introduced me to this recipe.  When she invited me over to have spring rolls for dinner, I was a little concerned since I was only familiar with the fried version that are like little egg rolls.  These were a delightful surprise! This is a cool and interactive meal since all of the…

Thanksgiving in April

A few of the blessings from the last week are: a cluster of red tulips lilacs in bloom violets! green grass nodding hyacinths trees in bloom an evening walk to the Korean grocery new books to read old books to revisit coconut curry with eggplant scents of spring in the air line-dried laundry surprise guests…