I powered through this book and loved every chapter...her words resonate with me.
Curiously it felt like we were sitting together in the same room and she was chatting with me.
I would jump at the chance to meet her for coffee!
She writes from the heart and I loved her "voice."
Read a review here...
Now I can't wait to get my mitts on her first book "Then Again."
While I spent the better part of the afternoon reading this I needed to prepare a simple supper.
On the menu:
Oven Roasted Veggies
I love this dish!
You can roast almost any veggie that you have on hand.
Just sprinkle with a bit of olive oil and toss to coat.
Cook at 400 for about 35-40 minutes turning several times during the cooking time.
You can top with fresh rosemary, crumbled feta cheese and balsamic vinegar if you so desire.
Twice baked stuffed potatoes
Bake the potatoes
remove from oven and cut in half allow to cool a bit
scoop out the middle of each half potato and place in a large bowl
add chopped green onion as desired
calorie reduced mayonnaise or fat free yogurt
salt and pepper
(set some aside for the topping)
Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.
free range organic chicken
rinsed and patted dry
top with a bit of oil or butter so the Herbs de Provence have something to stick onto
roast until done
Set on board tent with foil for 20 minutes to rest before carving.
Poppies are putting on a show stopping performance in The Humble Bungalow Garden.
This red poppy reminds me of my recent shopping trip to "The Red Store"
which is what darling little Isla calls Target.
Target is new in town and I had visited the first location in the first few weeks of it's opening.
I had been disappointed because the shelves were quite bare so it was difficult to get a "feel" for the type of merchandise they would be stocking.
The second location opened this Spring closer to my home and I went this week.
I could hardly believe how well staffed and stocked this Target was compared to the first one!
The clerks were super friendly and there were lots of tempting things to buy...
which I mostly resisted.
I was on a mission to find a certain gift for a certain little girl who is turning 4 this month.
They had some fun red sneakers which I tried on and loved.
NO you don't NEED them.
Rachel Ashwell has a line of her Shabby Chic linens at Target.
I bought two pillow shams for our master bedroom.
They were tied up with pretty soft pink ribbon and guess who helped me unwrap them!
I found a door stop for our guest room which I have decorated in a seaside beach theme.
Cats love to scratch and this door stop might get (ab)-used by them both!
Pepper picked up the ribbon right after Chester left...
the cats keep me company during my days here in The Humble Bungalow.
They follow me around like dogs and watch me put in the laundry and hang about when I do the ironing.
I like their devotion to domestics!
I make it a priority to look for beauty everyday...
like these pretty roses.
They would look lovely in a vase placed next to some of Rachel Ashwell's pretty pastel linens.
I would do this except my beloved cats have a habit of tearing apart my arrangements.
Freshly picked garden flowers are one thing that I miss and would love to have again in my home.
So for the time being I must be content to look out the windows and admire them from afar...
"As an actress, I'm drawn to emotion and expressing the human condition in all its forms, and I'm fortunate to have thoughts and feelings at my fingertips."
~ Diane Keaton ~