Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Food coloring was used...qualifying this for April's theme of beautiful food.
Friday, April 23, 2010
My beautiful lunch from Wasabi Restaurant in Orange, CT.
It's such a treat to stop for lunch at Wasabi.
The staff and chef are so lovely and the food is wonderfully (and artfully) prepared.
Today was a special treat because I got to eat it with hubby Paul here:
(Silver Sands State Park)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Olive Oil being warmed in hot water
Emma's hair became very dry from all of her recent fun in Florida.
We performed a DIY at-home "hot oil treatment" tonight.
The bag is off now and Emma's hair is beautifully soft again!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Four and Twenty Blackbirds baked in a pie!
This one was baked on the hearth at the Freeman Farm, Old Sturbridge Village.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Emma left for Florida today -- away for a week with a friend's family.
Last night, before she left, and as Annie and I prepared for our
stay-cation, we had a spa night.
We painted fingers and toes, had berries, and fancy sparkling juice drinks (pictured above).
The juice is beautiful, but you should see their fingers and toes!
Friday, April 9, 2010
There are so many celebrations in our family during March/April!
Based on this theme, it sure looks like we only eat treats!
This photo was taken on Paul's birthday - we started that day with Annie's omelet
and ended it with a delicious chocolate-cherry dessert.
Paul and the girls were blowing out the candle so they're blurred,
but I love the photo. To me it caught a beautiful warm & cozy food moment.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Another creation by Annie (who wants
to own a coffee, ice cream, bake shoppe, art gallery when she's older)!
That's a gluten free "graham cracker" up on top.
My sister in law found them recently at Thyme and Season.
Made by Kinnikinnick, these S'moreables were a big hit with my kids!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Hot dogs, beautiful hot dogs!
We are so lucky that Paul raises pigs here on our property,
We have our own steady supply of nitrate-free, preservative-free
hot dogs made from our own meats.
The hot dogs are smoked for us at Noack's Smokehouse and
the inaugural roasting on a warm April evening
is truly a beautiful food event at our house each year!
A food you can eat while on the swings with your sister ~ perfect!
Of course a healthy, homemade dinner on a stick is nicely
balanced by another special food on a stick.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Emma's "Strawberry" egg, which inspired...
Annie's "Watermelon" egg.
Emma also made a Florida-themed egg in honor
of her big trip next week!
A clutch of assorted other beauties and as always,
Paul infused some humor...
...with his "No Jokes, I'll Crack Up" egg.
Beautiful food fun!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The girls, their friend, and I made this "cut up" cake today.
It's the same bunny cake my mom made with us kids when we were little.
A tradition, it is as much about the cake as it is about making the cake.
This year I modified a Bob's Red Mill Vanilla baking mix by adding a
package of pudding and a cup of sour cream.
Gluten free cakes can be so very
dry and this moistened it right up.
This shot is right before we added the green coconut grass
all around the tray.