Sunday, September 20, 2015

Random 5

Happy Weekend! What a gorgeous week, we've had! It may be in the high 90Fs, but when winter comes we'll be enjoying 70-80F weather. It's been absolute bliss in the early morning or night time, sitting on the front or back porch, drinking my coffee or tea, enjoying finally some fresh air. I can take the heat of the Summers, rather than the bitter cold in the Winter!

Here are Five Things that caught my attention this week

With Summer coming to an end, while I love Pumpkin anything, but
 I still want to taste one last Peach recipe, and
 this bundt cake had me dreaming of the past long Summer days.

Flower arrangements for me are more attractive when combined with all things grown in the garden, especially gorgeous Kale, and lovely artichokes.

Autumn Florals by Maria Maxit

With my first paint project, DIY Faux Patina Flower pot, I've been looking for something new to paint. I am in love with metallic, especially Copper and Rose Gold. I have some milk paint leftover and these would look lovely filled with fresh herbs.

 Copper or Rose Gold via Etsy

When I was younger growing up my mother had this gigantic, gorgeous Blue Hydrangea bush in our back yard, and when our German Shepard was a puppy, when ever he was naughty, he'd run under the bush to hide from my mother. The Sunflowers, remind me of my oldest daughter. With my grandparents moving, it has made me a little nostalgic for the sunflowers that grew wild at the front of her driveway. When my daughter was not even two, we took some fun pictures together, that remind me of an Indian Summer. Now, where we live after the monsoons, the wild Sunflowers are growing rampant on the side of the roads, remind me of my daughter, or any time I see Sunflowers in the floral department. I absolutely love the combination of the two.

Hydrangeas and SunFlowers via Pinterest

It's curious to me that I can count on my fingers the times I have eaten Eggplant. One of my aunts makes an amazing Eggplant Parmesan, but I honestly have never cooked eggplant myself. In the September issue of Victoria, one of the articles highlighted chef Carolyn Robb who cooked for Princess Diana, and one of the recipes she shared was a stuffed Aubergine with Tomato and Goat-Cheese. It looked so comforting and something I would not only enjoy cooking but eating as well.

Here is a recipe from House Beautiful for Stuffed Eggplant.

The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef by Carolyn Robb (affiliate link)

Thank you for visiting me! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Until next time!

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  1. Wow, that bundt cake looks delish! I love the flower arrangements too. Don't you wonder how it was cooking for Princess Diana? I just feel sure that she was very appreciative of everyone's efforts. I like eggplant but haven't made anything with it in a very long time. Thanks for the reminder!


  2. That cake does look amazing! The flowers are amazing too! We have been in the 70s and low 80s for the past couple of days here and the 50s at night. I love this time of year. We have such humid weather that the 90s are pretty miserable, but I am not a fan of the super cold weather either. A dusting of snow on Christmas would be plenty for me!

  3. The bundt cake....awesome!!! I have never seen anything like that. You always pick the coolest things to share! Great recipes, beautiful flowers, cute flower pots....I like the new background....that is beautiful!! Hugs!!