so I have been busy prepping
and tidying the Humble Bungalow.
The warrior glove
friend of the Hostess.
I put hand lotion on before donning these gloves
and my hands and cuticles get a moisture treatment
which is activated by the cleaning action.
Oranges were on special at the Market
I bought a mesh bag full
seedless and sweet
and they look so cheerful in the bowl
I like to have some tea bread or a loaf on hand for tea time
I am looking forward to some friendly chats
while taking tea
with my guest.
The internet is such a handy resource
It is especially great for recipes
I typed in
and found this recipe
baking in the oven
scenting the kitchen with orange
the dishes are air drying
recent books and DVD's that I have been reading and watching
Priceless was a cute film
Audrey Tatou is charming
A French movie with subtitles
in one scene there is a song playing
and the lyrics are printed in English as subtitles!
Vicki Archer's book is a feast for the eyes
she has a fabulous blog
full of lush images.
I gave her newest book French Essence as a Christmas gift this year to a dear friend.
I snuck a peek before I wrapped it up and the images are so beautiful
Vicki has a great artistic eye for details.
French Toast by Harriet Welty Rochefort
is a peek inside life from an American woman's perspective as she marries into a French family.
Her website offers a lot of great tips and information.
Words in a French Life by Kristin Espinasse
was inspired by the blog
Lunch in Paris
by Elizabeth Bard
is entertaining and funny
French recipes are included with each chapter of the book
and they look delicious!
Orange Raisin Loaf
I am brewing a pot of my favourite tea
I use a variety of loose and herbal teas
this one tops my list for flavour
Ceylon and Chinese black teas,
bergamot essence, vanilla beans and essence.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you do
maybe like me you'll be enjoying a friendly conversation with a friend
and sharing a cup of Tea!