I devoured the book Bella Figura written by Kamin Mohammadi
It "spoke to me" on many levels and the author included Italian recipes at the end of each chapter...I am going to keep it and put it on my cookbook shelf!
I was so inspired by her descriptions of the food
that I made the pasta dish for dinner at the cottage.
Kamin describes the Italian city of Florence and the hills and villages of Tuscany so exquisitely that I felt that I was right there with her...
I am not going to give away any of her "secrets" but I did take away some very important tips that I will be incorporating into my daily regime.
I highly recommend this book...
Look at these fresh heirloom tomatoes!
Seriously flavourful and an easy salad to prepare...
you could dress it with a smidgen of good quality olive oil or do as I did.
I used Julia Childs' basic vinaigrette that I mix in a Bonne Maman Jam jar.
'Tis the season for Farmer's Markets and fresh produce...
I love the variety and availability of these roadside stands
my basket is stuffed full to the brim
with healthy tasty veggies.
The bounty of beach combing is the expanding collection of sea glass.
Fresh air and exercise are benefits of this hobby.
Clam Shells with barnacles dot the local beaches.
The twinkling light bouncing off the Salish Sea
a million diamonds dazzling....
the melodic waves are licking the shore
the seabirds are swooping
the cacophony of songbirds is music to my ears
contentment found in the beauty of nature
to slow down
to be silent and observe
these are times that I treasure
for they present me with
for reflection and gratitude
Do you find solace in the beauty that surrounds you?
Are you able to be still, sit quietly and absorb the gifts of Mother Nature?
We had a busy weekend here in The Humble Bungalow Garden...
there is a bounty of flowers
a riot of roses blooming
the wee hummingbird babies can be seen in the nest...
two very tiny beaks pointing skyward waiting for food from their parents.
Hope you have a lovely week.
Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog...
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~