Friday, August 29, 2014


hello lovelies!

hello to the holiday weekend ahead!

i am looking forward to the "three day", and the finishing of the deck.

there is a good and welcome sort of chaos going on here.

last night, amid the chaos, and the work after  work (moonlighting),

i thought it would be nice invite Michael and Tom, (our builders), to have dinner with us.

i served two roasted chickens and a mixed green salad with fresh herbs, red onions, avocado, and

(picked at the moment of  making the salad), sweet cherry tomatoes from our garden.

the hit of the meal was the mélange of roasted fingerling 

potatoes and sliced sweet potatoes.  the potatoes were inspired by...

...Mimi Thorisson's recipe here!

i also added  just a tiny sprinkle of the Herbs de Provence that i 

won from dearest Andrea a while ago.  Michael kept saying,

"Lynne these potatoes are amazing".  i gave crédit en raison to the 

women who inspired and enhanced my side dish. 


on this FBoF, i also wish to mention a truly kind and lovely gesture from Mimi.

most of you know that her book will be released on October 28th.

( i know... G O R G E O U S ! )

she is offering a gift of a print ( one of a chosen three, to be randomly selected ) to those who have 

purchased or seek to purchase her book, "pre-sale".

you may read about the details here.

i wish you a warm and wonderful weekend of Summer 2014 reflection and celebration!



  1. I am a horrible cook (nose issues keep my taste buds from thriving), but seeing Chef, The Lunch Box and The 100 Foot Journey have me wanting to cook and then eat.

  2. Couldn't leave without taking a glance at this week's FBoF (love it).
    How I miss that good chaos in our temporary house. I can almost taste it, that and those mouth watering potatoes.
    Have a lovely weekend, rock star. ;)

  3. Love seeing all the projects you have managed to knock out. All amazing I might add. Enjoy the conference, and can't wait to see the progress on the family room.
    Rustic Home

  4. How wonderful that your deck builders have become friends who stay for dinner. Projects here do not go as fast as they do at your house. I spent time this evening painting cedar boards with primer, but only finished half of what should have been done in time for the handyman whose coming tomorrow to install the boards as trim around the doors on the garden shed.


  5. How sweet of you to cook dinner for your builders! The potatoes (and herbs) do look delicious! Have a fantastic weekend, Lynne! xoxo

  6. Isn't that woman the most gorgeous person? Mimi, elle est magnifique, n'est-ce pas? Hello my friend! You are working on your deck? At this moment, we are having exposed beams installed in our great room and back office! YOUPI!!!!!

  7. How kind of you to prepare dinner for your work crew! Best i can do is bring my crew donuts or coffee as we are demoing the kitchen at the moment..... love mimi's recipe and can't wait to try it! Cant wait to see the deck when your finished.

    Enjoy the long weekend!

  8. How gracious of you to prepare a dinner for your crew !! My mouth is watering over those potatoes:). Have a fabulous holiday weekend. xo~Jennifer

  9. Your care and love in food preparation for those close to you … a true inspiration to me! Just like our dear friend Andrea is!


  10. What a lovely holiday weekend you are 'building' up to!! I love projects! Your meal sounds delicious!!
    Happy Holiday!!! I am in love with September First!!!!