in The Humble Bungalow
where I spend many contented hours cooking, baking and cleaning.
Orange Gerberas in a vintage vase add a shot of colour.
I keep an old fashioned day timer in which I record our appointments and meals.
Mandarin oranges add colour and a tangy flavour to this coleslaw salad...
Mandarin Orange Coleslaw
Shred or slice a red cabbage
chop a few scallions
grate a large carrot
1 cup mandarin oranges sliced in half
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Place in a bowl and top with dressing.
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Toss together and chill until ready to serve.
I served this to company with BBQ ribs and boiled new potatoes topped with butter and freshly chopped mint.
Dessert with a little help from Ina Garten.
It is from her Barefoot Contessa Parties cookbook.
(You could substitute the lemons for oranges and make orange bars.)
A delicious and easy recipe.
The Kitchen aid gets plenty of work here in The Humble Bungalow.
I love mine and they come in many colours...even orange!
Luscious lemon squares served with fresh blackberries.
This luxurious linen towel is made specifically to clean glass and crystal.
I use it to clean the windows.
It is from the Irish Linen Shop here in Victoria and I cannot recommend it highly enough...
some may like micro fibre for this job but I am a die hard linen fan.
The drawers in the kitchen have been cleaned and sorted.
The Humble Bungalow everyday cutlery is Reed and Barton stainless.
If you have a bumper crop of tomatoes you might like to pop them in a hot oven for a few minutes
so that they take on a rich flavour and top them with some freshly grated pepper and sea salt.
I like to drizzle mine with some balsamic crema...which is a reduced balsamic vinegar.
I buy mine from the deli area of Thrifty Foods.
I'm feeling in an orange mood and will pop this vintage silk Lanvin scarf on when I go out to do my errands.
It may hide my pearls but that's OK as I know they'll be on my neck...
rather like wearing nice lingerie..
it's a secret that makes me feel a bit more dressed up and adds that little bit of French Chic.
Hope that your week will be fun...
thank you for taking your precious time out to stop by my humble blog today
and I appreciate the emails you sent introducing yourselves to me.
It's nice to meet and connect with readers.