A small bronze Eiffel Tower sits on the shelf above our Shaw farmhouse sink.
I look up when I wash and scrub dishes and pots and I ponder my trip to Paris
and the south of France
it feels like yesterday in so many ways...
I recently received a lovely diamond eternity band from my husband and I do not want it to get caked with soap so I took it off while doing dishes and popped it atop the bronze Eiffel Tower.
(thank you darling!)
We keep our humble bungalow decor in the arts and crafts style...
not very many "modern accents" dip their toes in our heritage listed home.
That might surprise many of you but we try to be purists.
Cookbooks take up an entire shelf in our kitchen.
I will put Ina Gartens' newest cookbook Cooking for Jeffrey
on my Christmas Wish List.
The kitchen table is a quarter sawn oak mission arts and crafts trestle table
distressed by over 100 years of wear.
where I sit and blog...
a Diptyque candle
adds to the ambiance.
(Mr. HB is watching the hockey game)
I enjoy cooking and feel very content in the kitchen.
I made a delicious Caesar Salad tonight...
if you want a seriously garlicky dressing this is the one for you!
I have several Caesar salad recipes and have shared them over the years.
If you want to see any of the recipes on my blog just scroll down on the right of my sidebar until you find the labels and click on the title recipes...
Caesar Salad Dressing
Place all the following ingredients in a blender
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
then with the machine running add slowly
in a continuous stream
3/4 cup good quality olive oil
arrange washed and dried romaine lettuce on a tray
(or in a deep bowl)
bacon or anchovies over top
I like to plan dinner early in the day so that I can walk to the market and buy what I need.
Pacing myself is much easier now in retirement than when I was working.
Its one of the best perks of retirement.
Time to accomplish things at a slower pace.
I write what we eat for dinner in my day timer so that I can easily see what I have made and I try to rotate the menu so that we get a variety.
Browsing in my cookbooks
helps to inspire me to be creative and try something new and different.
Increasing my repertoire is always an adventure and not every new recipe is a winner... but I never give up on trying to find new and tasty dishes.
Mr. HB is planning to try a new recipe this weekend.
He seems to be enthused about cooking after his successful Saturday fare last weekend.
I feel so fortunate that he is getting his "chef hat" on.
Finnish mid century "FINEL" mushroom bowl
one of the few "interlopers" in our humble bungalow.
Have you got some fun planned for your weekend ?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~