Visiting Portland for the first time, coming from the land of drought to the land of green….Saturday farmer’s market was a delight!!!
alongside the green – many colorful options – and colorful people!!!
Christmas at Crossroads, of course, included a visit to Miss Vicki at Homepieces in McKinney- always on the cutting edge of casual home design…her unerring eye captures the latest trend…cutting boards!
the tales these boards could tell…
perhaps of the aroma of freshly baked bread…
or of the succulent heaviness of aged fruitcake…
of the hands fashioning their design,
or of the journey bringing them to this particular place;
now looking for a new home and new tales to tell.
‘Long hot summer’ perfectly describes Santa Barbara as we near the end of October… too long, too hot, too much summer!!! Tee shirts, flip flops and shorts – the only way to stay comfortable-
and salads for supper
a nice cold, crisp Caesar !!!
Caesar dressing (absque ovum)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grainy dijon mustard
4 anchovy fillets, minced
grated parmesan cheese
whisk ingredients together, adding 1/2 cup olive oil in a steady stream
dress the whole grain croutons
toss with Romain
plate with boiled egg, shaved parmesan, cracked pepper
So ready for a nip in the air, a cashmere sweater, a hearty beef bourguignon….
Webster’s definition numbers 9 and 10 under the word savor:
‘to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish
‘to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life’
Giving oneself to the enjoyment of family around the table – a double entendre of sorts: to savor family and food.
Setting the table with family memories…vases from a beloved aunt…
high chair well used by sons, now by their little ones…
silverware from my grandmother…
loving the memories, making new ones………savoring all!