17 July 2012

pea love

Whenever my hubby see's me daydreaming.......he knows a new project is on the horizon....

and here it is.....a new project to add to our never ending list of home improvements.....

a pea gravel driveway and porch.

I have loved pea gravel ever since we visited Europe 8 years ago. I love the sound that it makes under foot....I love the way that it feels in your hand....and I of course love how it looks.

I've been dreaming about doing this for some time now.....and while I'll have to wait a little longer, I'm excited at the prospect of having a touch of european charm on our property.

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10 July 2012

summer recipes

photo taken by me

Has it really been that long since I last posted....it seems summer has occupied my time with gardening, cooking and family.

I've been looking for new fresh recipes lately and came upon this super easy and super yummy one from Lucinda Scala Quinn....Lemon-Thyme Chicken Paillards. It's a really good recipe if your looking for something light, fresh and full of flavor.

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I also made this wonderful dessert....Blueberry Fools. To say this is good would be an understatement....this dessert is fantasic. The mix of blueberries with a touch of lemon is divine. If you like blueberries, you must try this recipe. I used little graham cracker crusts to serve the dessert in....it was a great way to serve dessert to a crowd for the Fourth of July.