Saturday, February 23, 2019

Friday Favorites from What's Gabby Cooking, Eats Well with Others, Once Upon a Chef and More

Good morning! I hope that you had a great week. I am so ready to relax and enjoy the weekend with my husband who has been gone for the last week for work. The weather, as I have mentioned, has been rainy, grey and cold and while I do understand it is winter it is really getting old. That said, I am sure that those of you that are having a blizzard every week are tired of that too. The good news is that the first day of Spring is in 26 days!

I have so many great things to share this week so lets get to it!

Interesting Food

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pizza, although I typically eat it with cheese and tomatoes,  occasionally I will try something new, this Broccolini Sausage Pizza from What's Gabby Cooking is now on my list of pizzas to make this week. 

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 Ina Gartens Pastitsio from Vodka & Biscuits looks like and easy, delicious and comforting meal. (I may have posted this before but it keeps popping up in my Pinterest feed so I thought I would share it again.)

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It doesn't get any more classic than a Quiche Lorraine. I will be making this recipe from Once Upon a Chef for lunch this week. 

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My sister sent me this recipe for New York Bagel Egg and Cream Cheese Breakfast Casserole from Eats Well with Others, she has made it 4 times in the last month for family and friends and everyone loved it!

Interesting Crafts

Image and Arrangement Home is Where the Boat Is

Flower arranging is not my strong suit but I do enjoy other peoples talents. This LemonFlower Arrangement is creative and beautiful and might be something I could manage. 

Interesting Articles

For those dreaming of planting your garden this Spring  you might like Free Vegetable Garden Layout Plans and Plantings from Gardners Magazine.

Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

If you like Ina Garten this guy is cooking ALL of her recipes and sharing them on Instagram. 

Interesting Movies/TV

Interesting Books

Women Rowing North

Women Rowing North was recommended by Jeanne of Collage of Life.

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.

In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. "If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully," Pipher writes, "we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent."

Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny—her American grandniece, and her only relative—give her great joy and remind her of her own youth.

When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful past—working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War—can she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris’s life?

A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us, The Red Address Book introduces Sofia Lundberg as a wise—and irresistible—storyteller.

When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group “performs,” the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she “plays” for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake.

Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.

And free with Kindle Unlimited The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe.

Interesting Finds

Even though it is only March it is never too early to think of summer finds. I like these orange sandals from Kate Spade. 

A great straw hat for $9.00!

Cute dress!

I hope that you share your favorite articles, podcasts, articles, recipes and any other things your found this week. 

Have a great weekend. 

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  1. One of my favorite Fridays stops share great links to whet my appetite for food, food for thought, movies, books fasion. Thank you.

  2. Just reminds me I haven't had quiche in ages. Looks delicious. As do those pretty flowers!

  3. I downloaded The Red Address Book and I can't wait to read it. Have a great weekend, Elizabeth.

  4. Jeann'e book choice sounds interesting - may get that one!

    Pizza, always a favorite but no meat on my slice please! Quiche I love too - may beat one together later today as it's a good day to heat up the oven.
    I have to make the lemon/flowers vase one day come spring so awesome!

  5. Elizabeth, you have the most charming blog. You share beautiful everything!

  6. I have INA's book out on the KITCHEN COUNTER!THINK I will make that for THE ITALIANS STARTER COURSE TONIGHT.........YOU know the BAKED PASTA RECIPE with the BÉCHAMEL!!!
    AS for that LEMON FLOWER DISPLAY!I have TONS of LEMONS.................I even have that VASE!MY backyard is ONLY YELLOW AND WHITE FLOWERS............HERE GOES!!!!!

  7. I always enjoy your Friday finds Elizabeth. I hope you enjoy Women Rowing North. Hang in there, I think everyone can connect with something in what she has to say. You may see it in your relationship with others or will know people who have been thru something similar. It will be a book you reflect back on for years to come. She offers great advice too! :))


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