Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Friday Favorites from How Sweet Eats, Simply Whisked, What's Gabby Cooking, Tatler, Advanced Style and more



Good morning! I hope this Friday morning finds you enjoying a little bit of Spring and not in the midst of yet another snow storm, hail storm, tornado warning or cold day. There was mention here of a little snow but sadly that is not going to happen, we are going to get lots of rain. That is not going to dampen my spirits because I will be at the nursery getting my plants and flowers for my summer containers. 
I LOVE pasta and it has taken me many years to learn how to make a great pasta with the help of two things. One a suggestion from Elizabeth of The Vintage Contessa and that tip was to add a generous(handful) amount of salt to the pasta water and the second was the value of pasta water. To learn more about the value of your pasta water read this post The Value of Pasta Water,



Rosemary Chicken Avacado Salad from How Sweet Eats


As much as I would love to continue to eat pasta and pizza my winter comfort food I need to start eating a few more salads and this Rosemary Chicken Avocado Salad from How Sweet Eats.


Egg Salad Sandwich

If you still have hard boiled eggs left you could make this scrumptious Egg Salad Sandwich, I think I might make this for lunch.




Spring and summer are all about fruit desserts and I think these Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are the perfect dessert to make to usher in warmer weather.


Strawberry Sangria by Simply Whisked


Bookmark this Pink Strawberry Sangria from Simply Whisked for warmer days ahead. 

If you would like a few brunch ideas for Spring check out this post from What's Gabby Cooking.


Image from Business Wire Montreal


I have been lucky enough to see the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo at the Vatican Museum in Rome. But unfortunately it is always crowded when you are there so it is hard to take it all in. I am hoping that someday soon the Martin Biallis Sistine Chapel  exhibit will be in my area.  



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If you are a lover of British history, specifically Georgina Cavendish the Duchess of Devonshire or a lover of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice than you may be interested to know that the 50 Million dollar/ 10 Year  renovation of Chatsworth House is complete. Now you can see the 500 year old house in all of its splendor. By the way Chatsworth House played the part of Mr. Darcy's house in Pride and Prejudice. 






Although I do not consider myself a fashionista I love to see women who are and Advanced Style is one of my favorite places to discover beautiful women of advanced years. I hope that as I age I can age as gracefully and as fashionable as these women. This weeks post A Letter from Dee touched me and I think it will you as well.


That is it for this week. I hope that you will share any of your finds from the week. Have a wonderful and safe weekend. 


3 comments:

  1. Hmmm, egg mayonnaise sandwiches, still one of my all time favourites, we are overrun with eggs right now so I am putting some on to boil in time for lunch. Thank you for tickling my tastebuds! Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm, spring will be with us all soon! xx

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  2. Egg salad sandwiches are always welcome.

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  3. ROCK SALT!I hope I said THAT NOT TABLE SALT!ALWAYS ROCK SALT!
    I am reading now A TABLE IN VENICE and LOVING IT!A YOUNG woman has written this book and it is GREAT!Plus, her assortment of FLORAL DRESSES IS FABULOUS!I have made two vegetable dishes so far and tonight a risotto!I GIVE IT FIVE STARS!!!!!
    THANK YOU!
    I made hardball eggs about 30 minutes ago and am making egg salad for tomorrow!I will check your recipe OUT UP TOP!
    I MUST SEE CHATSWORTH BEFORE I DIE!!!!!!!!!!
    I ADORED THE DUCHESS WITH HER CHICKENS and everything she did for THE ESTATE TO SAVE IT!HAPPY WEEKEND!
    XX

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