Thursday, July 8, 2010

I Love To Repurpose Found Objects!


Today I listed ( on Etsy.com) a sweet teacup by Haviland - France-Limoges.

I’ve had this cup for years. I found it at a tag sale (garage sale), when I lived in Denver.

It didn’t have the matching saucer, but that never stops me from purchasing a teacup ( or any other object) that doesn’t come with the matching companion piece. It allows me to get out of the box - mix and match with another piece that is in the same color palette , or repurpose the item.

A couple of ideas to reuse this piece would be to utilize it as a trinket container, or as a vessel to hold a votive candle.
I love the charm it adds to a home when using objects in unexpected ways!

To view this listing on Etsy, click here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Anne's Broccoli Salad - One Of My Favorite Things!


We are in the middle of construction ( on the house ) and learning all about french drains!
I miss the domestic part of life...cooking, cleaning ( yes, I miss it!) and gardening.
Life has turned upside down for a couple of months now, but it will bring me back to appreciating all the little things that I took for granted everyday.

This 4th of July, we were invited to a grill out and needed to supply a dish to pass. My first thought was a deli dish from one of our local grocery stores, but my Mom had a much better idea! - “Anne's Broccoli Salad!”

My cousin, Anne, turned us onto this delicious salad a few years ago. It’s one of our favorites. Anytime we need to take a dish to pass at any festivity, this is the one that has the most requests for the recipe. Bonus : You won’t have to be concerned with space in the fridge for left overs, there aren’t any!

Was nice to be back in the kitchen, cooking with my “Momma”! We have a good time and it creates an everlasting memory ...no matter how old we get!


Thanks for the great recipe , Anne!

Anne's Broccoli Salad:
1 bunch of broccoli
1 cup of chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup sunflowers seeds ( kernels)
1/2 cup raisins
1 lb. bacon

Dressing:
3/4 cup mayo
2 tb. vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

Cut broccoli into small pieces.
Fry bacon until crispy. (remove as much grease as possible with paper towel, after frying).
Pour all the the ingredients together in a bowl.

Pour dressing over salad and mix.
Enjoy!