Artichokes are in the same family as thistles -- maybe you don't know this about me but thistle flowers are about my favorites -- so beautiful, yet thorny. My favorite tea set is Dundee Thistle and I have a few treasured pieces. Now, back to the subject, ARTICHOKES -- we grew them when we lived in California and I look forward to them fresh every year -- when I can't get them fresh, then frozen, canned and marinated ones show up often in my kitchen. Oh, and if you've never seen an artichoke bloom, it is a breathtaking sight.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 1:55 AM Friday, August 24, 2012
Hoping you've had a wonderful week. Mine was busy, busy, busy - hoping for some down time over the weekend. On a sad note, next Thursday is my last one off for the season. I'll go back to working a 5 day week after Labor Day weekend. While I am looking forward to getting an extra hour of sleep each morning, I am sad to be losing my day off during the week.
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 5:30 AM Friday, August 17, 2012
With #1 son camping out in my basement, he has taken over a lot of the cooking -- that means most everything is being grilled -- no complaints from me. He is doing so well on the low-carb diet and inspiring me everyday with his creations. Last weekend he wanted some BBQ sauce to slather onto ribs -- YUM. I dug out my trusty copy of 500 Low Carb Recipes book by Dana Carpender -- this was excellent. He plans to do ribs again this weekend :)
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 3:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2012
Posted by Gail Blain Peterson at 8:38 AM Wednesday, August 8, 2012
|The BAD Blogger!!|
I did not get the winner of the Quail Ridge Press GIVEAWAY posted. Thanks for everyone who entered in and all the nice comments that were posted. And BIG thanks to the wonderful folks at Quail Ridge Press for providing the books for review and giveaway (they are sending me another book for review so watch for that).
Without further delay..........................................
The LUCKY winner of this giveaway is
Kimberley from Kimberley's Front Porch (I thought it fun that Kim was the winner and her blog is named Front Porch and my review was my Front Porch party -- too fun!!)
Congratulations Kim :)
Thank you to my daughter for always tallying up all the entries and determining the winner for me!