Monday, September 28, 2015

~Comforts of Home~

The weather in San Diego has been very hot and humid this summer.
I just thought I'd stay inside today and enjoy the air conditioner.
I love fresh flowers in the kitchen.
Stock is one of my favorite.
It smells so good.
We made some sweets for breakfast.
Carly made homemade coffeecake.
Chocolate croissants
and heart pancakes.
I wanted to make Red Wine-Braised Shortribs. I found a recipe in Bon Appetit 2011. I love using fresh herbs from the garden.
You can find the recipe on
The meat was so tender,
Stan loved it!
I also made 
Good Eats Creamed Corn Cornbread
(Alton Brown's recipe)
Definitely Comfort Food.
The garden has lots of butternut squash this year.
I love the arranging little Fall vignettes from the things we grow.
The princess loves her Jack-Be-Little Pumpkins.
I wanted to share with you our beautiful water lilies.
The bees love them too!!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

~Fall Inspiration and Simple & Sweet Fridays #186~

September 23, the first day of Fall.
Which happens to be on my birthday too!
Even though I've celebrated it for the last few weeks,
Fall is finally here!!
I love the colors of Autumn.
Which inspired me to set a tablescape with 
all the wonderful colors.
Pumpkins, squashes, gourds, cabbages, eggplant and more!
The colors are just so beautiful on French material.

A rooster Stan had given me years ago was the main centerpiece.
The Autumn leaves are falling everywhere.
Acorns give a little sparkle to the Holidays coming soon.
~An Abundant Harvest for An Autumn Tablescape~
Fall has arrived!
A cozy dinner to celebrate the season!
Bruschetta with fresh basil, asparagus with prosciutto 
and my mother's meatball soup. 
Our Garden is telling us its Autumn now!!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

~Pears in the Garden & Pumpkins and Simple & Sweet Fridays #185~

Stan bought me 4 Pear trees about 3 years ago for my birthday.
I love fresh Pears from the garden.

He did say when he retires he is going to make me
 a copper arch that will
connect all the trees in the middle.
~Hosui Pears~

~Orient Pear~
I love the Waterlogue app.
We made Brie and Pear Paninis for dinner.
Fresh Pears from the garden, so delicious!!
We went to Roger's Garden in Corona del Mar this week.
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd. | Corona del Mar, CA 92625 | 949.640.5800
They had the prettiest pumpkin display I've seen so far.
I wanted to share with you some photos of their 
beautiful Fall pumpkins.
~Love Fall~
The kids bought us tickets to a
Dave Matthews Concert 
at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre last Saturday, Sept. 12th,
 for an early birthday present.
We had so much fun. Of course, being 64 I thought I was the only person there, of that age. 
But you know what, it made me feel 21 again.
Yes, there was fun in the 70's.
Bring it on!!

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