~Time for tea and melting snowmen~
~Chicken Soup For The Soul~
~Great New No-Knead Bread..thanks TERRY!~
Bought new seed starter trays..not starting till April though:(She looks keen below;)
Wow..how can we go from minus 20 F to almost 50?
And tonight back to snow..
The weirdest winter evah!
A scene out of Wuthering Heights all around..in the valleys..achingly haunting..but no camera..
In my borrowed landscape..knee deep in snow..I ventured out..who can resist wne nature puts on such a show?
Lots of tea..hazelnut coffee..some hot chocolate and red wine..the latter not during the day..
Chicken soup..you know what? I added a large tsp of butter..like w/ jam ..the foam almost instantly disappears..
The stock simmered for hours..I just love that..that's my mom..
A new LITTLE book..which I have only perused and quite love already..I bought it from The Book Depository and I love that place.
The book was recommended on Parka Blogs ..December round up.It's a my kinda tea book..and part journal..have not started yet..I had a busy week...nothing fun..just things.
This was fun though..I have mentioned Terry from GW and she visits and send recipes she loves..she send me this easy no-knead bread and said..it's like Ricardo but easier and so good you will like it.
I love when she send me recipes..
I was late in making this..she sent it while I was away..then December happened with all that lovely Christmas preparation..so I just just made it..
With cranberries and Walnuts..OMGee..and toasted?
ANYONE Can make this anyone..
you do need a cast iron enamled pot w/ lid..I have done them in Pyrex ..but no..get a pot..so worth it..
The recipe is from Sally's Baking Addition..you can find it here..
I am not a great sourdough starter baker..these do work for me..so well!!
Honestly if you can measure things..and stir..you have this bread covered.
Have a good weekend..I will be painting in that little book I think:)
I am getting back into my Provence photos because I want a Shutterfly book before we go back:);)
Next time I am NOT taking 3000 pics.
It's taking me days to keep and discard..
A few places you won't see a lot of out of the more than 40 places we set foot in..either just too small with really not that much to see..or..like Grasse..big..busy..and where we parked..(omgee how he got in and out of that underground parking God only knows..)..the exit led us to a part of town where we were told to leave..that it was not for us.. well we kept walking..and became more and more uncomfortable.. and left:(
I am sure we missed a lot..
but the gentleman frightened us and we have not forgotten our Paris episodes..so we left..
One place..we were there for just a short short time..we had gone somewhere else first..charming Valbonne~had lunch in the square..and then still had enough time to drive onto Cannes before heading home
Where we spent less than 2 hrs.. just basking in the sun walking up and down Long Beach..where the stars come out to shine for the Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes..the Cannes we saw last time in 2008 and this time..
Palm trees and more..
Simply vista gazing and people watching is a trip.
Little dogs..high heels..white white white..
Lots of clothes..very little clothes..
Purses and gold..
I bought shoes just like hers:) No I didn't :)
That's me on the left:) No it's not:)
I loved seeing these men:)
Cannes IS SO MUCH MORE than these photos.. this was just a walk we took while there for under 2 hours.~