Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Past

7 days until Christmas ... are you ready?
























Monday, November 21, 2011

Remember me ...?

I used to blog here. Actually I still do, but I haven't since September!! Yes, that is outrageous, but to say 2011 has been an upside down year is a bit of an understatement. At the moment, I am busy preparing for a Christmas Craft Sale at Kings University this weekend. Here's a sneak peek at some of the goodies I will have for sale ...




Christmas Craft SaleSaturday, November 26th
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

at King's University College Gym 

9125 - 50 Street, Edmonton

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dinner Parties: 3 versions


The bright idea was to have three dinner parties -- the first in July, second in August and the third in September. Each of us would play host to each other, along with our respective husbands. We drew  names  to determine what order we would host these dinner parties. We mutually agreed to choose a theme for our own dinner parties which would be comprised of at least 5 courses.  Here's a look at some of the deliciousness that followed during Dinner 1, "Comforts of Home"; Dinner 2 "Peruvian Palate" and Dinner 3 "Starry Night"
Appetizers
Pan Bread served with  Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Dippers & Olive Assortment
Cilantro & Sweet Red Pepper Hummus, Salsa and Garlic Herb Cheese
Starry Night Chippies
Ceviche

Salads
Peruvian Causa

Salad Rolls with Thai Dipping Sauce
Starry Night Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette 
Quinoa

Soups
Chicken Noodle Soup
Dill Pickle Soup
Italian Wedding Soup


Palate Cleanser: Lime Sherbet
Main Courses
Meatloaf, Creamy Scalloped Potatoes & Snap Peas

Loma Costada
Apricot Chicken, Roasted Greek Potatoes & Fresh Garden Veggies

 Desserts

Pumpkin Crisp
Creme Brulee
Devonshire Angel Food
After Dinner Hot Punch
The happy and well fed participants!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

{Virtual Coffee} Van Gogh brightens a rainy day

The back of my van Gogh chair features Irises
I'm glad you are here with me this morning to share a cup of {Virtual Coffee} with me. Here, let me pour you a cup of coffee into one of my Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky mugs. I was thrilled to find a set of these clever Vincent van Gogh mugs at Goodwill some time ago. It's always great to add to my Van Gogh collection!

Please, have a seat. You can sit in my the van Gogh arm chair I painted, if you wish. I take my coffee with cream. How do you take yours?

How is the weather where you are? After several years living in near drought conditions, we've had our fair share of rain this summer. I love the rain. It's rejuvenating, life giving and music to my ears. It may sound hokey, but ~ although the rain may darken the skies, it refreshes my heart. I always feel so alive when it rains. I even have a Degas Ballerina Art Umbrella which my mom gave to me years ago...

Isn't it beautiful?
Do you think it would go with my Vincent Irises tote bag?

It looks like you're almost finished your coffee. Please check out the Lucky Number 13 blog to see who is participating in this week's {Virtual Coffee}. You may even want to grab a second cup of java on your way. Thanks for stopping by!