Wouldn’t you agree that there isn’t much in life that can’t be tied back to Anne of Green Gables? This must be why I couldn’t make a plum puff pastry tart without thinking about Anne Shirley and her desperate longing for a dress with puffed sleeves.
Lately I’ve been having a lot of what I refer to as ‘Twilight Zone’ moments. I’m pretty sure it was just Christmas and yet here I am today sharing Easter Recipes and Table Decorating Ideas with you. How did that happen?
Did you know there is a National Pie Day? Did you know it’s tomorrow! There is actually a WHOLE day to celebrate the goodness of PIE!
What is it about pie that conjures up images of home and warmth and grandma’s kitchen table? [Read more…]
Good morning, and Merry Christmas from redheadcandecorate.com!
Last year, I tried something new for our annual Christmas appetizer party and I’m so excited to share it with you here today hoping maybe you will try it. Keep in mind, this is an appetizer you can use for any celebration.
We don’t usually have a large party, but we do invite our closest friends over, and everyone brings something to share. Then we all lounge around the fire in our kitchen chatting up a storm and sometimes even playing games. It’s one of my most favorite nights of the year. Here’s a couple of photos of our kitchen all decked out for Christmas…
Good morning, it’s me, the apple picker from redheadcandecorate.com. Did you go apple picking yet this season? We went 2 weeks ago and picked 4 1/2 bushels. Here we are trying our favorite kind…Empire. They are crisp, juicy, tangy, tart, and sweet. Store bought ones are sometimes okay this time of year, but if you ever go apple picking, try them.
So…why all the fuss about apples?
Recently I’ve realized something very important about pumpkin flavored things.
People either love them or hate them. There seems to be no in-between here. And every year around this time battles are waged in the war between the pumpkin flavor lovers and the pumpkin flavor haters.
Social media is flooded with the intense opinions of both sides of this issue. Some people wildly cheering for the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes while others bemoaning the fact that they are slammed from all sides with pumpkin this and pumpkin that.
I was warned it would happen.
The other mothers, the ones with older children, would look at me wistfully with a hint of pity in their eyes. Now, looking back, I realize that I was a skeptic. Perhaps I was naive. Perhaps I was just hopeful it wouldn’t happen to me. Either way, I was wrong. Dead wrong. And now, I find myself realizing the truth.
The truth about the ‘hollow leg’ stage.
I’ve learned a few things since being married to a southern (born and raised) boy for the last 20 years. If you can shoot it, you can eat it. If you can grow it, you can eat it. If it’s good, it’s even better fried. If you can cook it, cook it even longer..for example turnip greens!
Summer in Oregon is just absolutely glorious. We are rewarded for enduring the days of rain with beautiful sunshine and blue skies and here in the Willamette Valley it feels like we are getting to experience a little slice of heaven.
Farm stands pop up overflowing with every kind of summer fruit or vegetable you could possibly want and the berries…oh the berries. Sigh…they are so magnificent they almost make me ache. Ok, actually my stomach does sometime literally ache from eating too many of them but they are just so tempting!
And in our family, blackberries are a particular favorite. Around here they are put in yogurt, cereal, pies, popped into your mouth as you’re walking past the bowl and most of all, turned into blackberry cobbler.
I have a confession to make. And I hope you still like me and want to be my friend and will still sign my yearbook after you hear it. 😉
I don’t really like cake all that much. Gasp! And if I had my druthers (seriously one of my favorite words ever!) I would rather have a bowl of cereal as a treat than a bowl of ice cream.
Which leads me to my next confession.