Wednesday, March 5, 2014


:: gluten free biscuits ::

i started a little feature on my sidebar called

recipe of the month.

 currently, the recipes are from Seattle's Macrina Bakery.

i have linked to the pdf  format. the pages are lovely,

and will fit into a loose leaf binder or file for permanent keeping.

:: ici ::

a yummy delivery...

...from my Pacific Northwest "Flavorhood", to you!

i have also placed a link to their blog under my preferred blogs de cuisine.

i may have previously mentioned that when i visited with a nutritionist last month,

she encouraged me to start substituting various types of "flours" into our recipes.

for example, if the bread recipe calls for 3 cups of flour,  go with 2 cups of regular

"wheat" flour and 1 cup "oat" flour.   she also said..."sprinkle a little flax meal

into the mix here and there!"  we need not go gluten-free, but

 i find myself lingering at the "Bob's Red Mill" section at the market now.

 Bob also has a great website too!

 picking and arranging flours has a new meaning at our home now.
our little baking station has become quite sophisticated with it's new flour fare.


Monday, March 3, 2014


  hellooooo lovelies!

with Spring on the horizon, i know many of you are

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 planning your gardens. i am not only excited about the notion of  planning for

the outside, but have taken to planning a garden for inside as well...

a simple paper garden for the month of March.

i'm planting shamrocks and raspberry ~ honey primroses.

if you are seeking some botanical prints, i recommend this

lovely shop at the Etsy Market. it's the same place that i purchased...

Mr D's valentine fran├žais!

...hand delivered by The Chocolate Gousse!
(pronounced just like chocolate mousse)

i couldn't resist, the image looks just like her.

(she is a tall and lanky Labrador Retriever.)


:: i was not compensated for this post...just wished to share some "found", pretty and sweet!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


::  recipe ::

"hello gorgeous!"

:: ici ::

"whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed!"

:: recipe::

"you had me at hello!"

"nobody puts baby in the corner!"

  • 8 Cups of Popped Popcorn with your desired amount of {French butter} butter.
  • 12 ounces of White Chocolate ...tinted pink!
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

Put your popped corn in a large bowl. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate with vegetable oil on the stove top on low. Stir continuously until melted and blended. Pour white chocolate mixture over your popcorn and fold gently until all popcorn is covered.  Spread the popcorn out over a non-stick baking sheet, wax paper or parchment. Let chocolate dry, about and hour or two.

:: ici ::

"the best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, 
that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. 
that’s what i hope to give you forever."

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"the stuff that dreams are made of."

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" i'll have what she's having!"

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"we'll always have Paris!"

March's pink...