a perfect time to cozy up in a chair and read a wonderful book.
Frances Mayes latest novel "Women in Sunlight" is set in Tuscany
it revolves around a group of women who are renting a Villa
exploring new possibilities...
I am enjoying the descriptions of the food, wines and the countryside
if you liked Frances Mayes previous books this one will not disappoint!
The dahlias are providing us with some bright colour on this misty morning.
When the weather changes and the skies turn to grey
I opt for pops of colour to infuse energy and positivity.
I do not grow dahlias in our garden.
The road side stands and local farmers markets
are a great place to find these colourful gems...
many varieties all so different and some the size of a dinner plate!
We went beach combing on Pender Island last weekend
look what we found!
A HUGE amount of beach glass
a few pieces of porcelain
The aqua vintage Mason jar on the left
for a few pieces and now its almost half full!
We invited dear friends to share the cottage with us this past weekend...
we had oodles of fun
both my husband and I remarked that we had not laughed so much in a very long time.
"A good laugh heals a lot of hurts."
~ Madeleine L’Engle ~
Last night I roasted a chicken in the oven
it was so tasty that I want to share the recipe...
Wash a roasting chicken inside and out then dry with paper towel.
Cut a whole lemon in half and stick inside the cavity add a few cloves of garlic
lightly baste the outside of the chicken with olive oil
sprinkle with a generous amount of fresh pepper
then lay a few sprigs of fresh rosemary on top
Roast in a moderate oven (325) for about and hour and a half.
Make a simple gravy with the drippings
whisk in some flour and stock.
I served our chicken with roasty potatoes and fresh green beans.
It was a wonderfully comforting meal...
I am planning on making some soup with the leftovers.
Hope that your week is off to a great start.
Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~