Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Inspired to make carmel.... again. I baked the shortbread alongside veggies for the week. I topped the shortbread with a little homemade caramel, let it cool and then topped it with cardamom spiced chocolate and then set some extra caramel to the side.
p.s. I used this caramel recipe from Ina Garten and a Donna Hay shortbread recipe that I can't find online now and too sleepy to type it from my cookbook, but really any basic shortbread recipe will work well. You can't really go wrong with butter, more butter, and chocolate.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
My computer is on day two of a challenge to free up some space, cull duplicates and transfer photos to an external hard drive so I may go back to sharing current photos with you here. Thanks to everyone that has shared appreciation for this little blog... it means a lot to me.
hugs and love,
hugs and love,
Monday, March 25, 2013
Here's a link to the Bay Lights with a beautiful video of the lights in action. The lights will come on at 8PM every night for the next few years.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
With my car in the shop again I've been on a few bus rides when I'd normally walk or drive. While sitting on a bench... waiting for the bus I watched this busy little pigeon pace back and forth and kept thinking of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus book. Meanwhile a newlywed couple pictured below walked behind me and I just thought they were on their way to a show (missed the bouquet). A few minutes later I was on the bus and the driver (not a pigeon) began honking and cheering while we were stopped at a red light. We all looked to the sidewalk and saw the happy couple smiling and posing.
I found this charming old cup with gilded edges on a chalkboard ledge. I went to pick it up and discovered it had been sat down on wet paint and sealed to the ledge until I released it on accident. I put it back and now I've added this gem to the list of second hand treasures to look for.