Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Let's take a walk

As I walk around my neighborhood, I am always so delighted when the Azaleas start to bloom.  Yes we have flowers blooming here. It's been 82 degrees for this week, which I think is absolutely glorious!

Take a walk with me.  This house is just down the street.

Such pretty Azaleas.
And what about this crazy tree!  A tree climbers paradise :-)

Monday, February 17, 2020


As Spring is inching right around the corner, I couldn't help but pull out my rose dishes.

I love my beautiful roses. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Valentine's Breakfast for Two

A Valentine's Breakfast for my Honey

Will you be sharing a special date with your sweet Valentine??

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Florida sunset

Shot this picture from my front porch.

It was an amazing Florida sunset.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Pear Bread

  Several years ago I tasted Pear Bread at a friends house. She graciously shared her recipe with me. Very yummy, and  definitely different than Banana Bread.

Pear Quick Bread

2 1/2 cups flour (you can use Whole Wheat)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 medium size Bartlett pears chopped (or 1 1/2 cups canned)

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a hole in the center and drop in eggs, oil , sugar , milk and vanilla. Beat only until batter is smooth. Stir in pears.
Turn into a greased 9 x 5 x3" loaf pan Bake at 375 degrees in a preheated oven, 50-60 minutes or until center comes out clean.

Place pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen edges and turn out on rack. Cool completely. Store, tightly wrapped in refrigerator, serve at room temperature.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A day at the beach

Even in January, the beach beckons.

Dig your toes into the sand.

Watch the sunset as the sun starts it's descend into the ocean..

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Shades of Blue

I love these blue dinner plates I found at Goodwill years ago.  I googled the letters on the back of the plate -mse.  What a surprise to discover they are a Martha Stewart line. The salad plates are Mornay by Mikasa, Flatware Venetian by Community.

 Fire-King Blue Azurite Delphite Square Cup and Saucer

 The Tea Cozy was a gift from a friend.

Pale shades of icy blue set for a Winter table.