Janet from The Gardener's Cottage inspired me with her recent post.
She lives in the most beautiful cottage and her eye for detail in decor is sheer perfection.
Spring Cleaning has commenced and I have started with some really messy spaces...
kitchen drawers and the pantry cupboard.
The dry goods shelf of the pantry cupboard.
I washed the shelves and wiped the jars before rearranging the supplies.
I was surprised how many packages of half full pasta were lurking in the back of the cupboard.
It's good to have a regular clean out so you can keep on top of what you have on hand.
No need to buy what you already have!
I switched over my "junk" drawer and turned it into my spice drawer.
I got rid of most of the junk and so now it looks more like an office supply spot.
You can see why the spices were crowded as this drawer is tiny compared to the one that house the spices.
I cleaned out my make up tin and wiped all the containers and washed and air dried the brushes.
I am a minimalist when it comes to make up...
rather a maximalist when it comes to skin care but that is another post altogether!
I made the BEST mushroom soup that I have ever tasted!
It is so delicious that I used the word "orgasmic" when describing it to the girlfriend that gave me the book.
Soup Sisters Easy and Delish mushroom soup recipe can be viewed here.
Saute the onions, garlic and mushrooms.
Make the roux.
Simmer the soup a few minutes.
I have started taking French Lessons from Alliance Francaise.
I've 5 years of French under my belt but that was years ago, so I need to bring my skills up to speed in preparation for the trip to Paris next year.
There is a lot of homework in addition to the weekly lessons, so my blog posting will be taking a back seat for awhile until I catch up and feel more confident in class.
I would like to ask readers who have been to Paris for a favour.
I wonder if you might share some of the best things to see and do and also if any of you have apartment rental agencies or accommodation information.
I would be most grateful.