Tidying up

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Linen closet, closets, kitchen pantry, kitchen cabinets, book shelves, the garage…..

It all starts when we start going through all the paper, art work, school projects, summer camp crafts, that we have collected for months and they have no longer a shelf space to live on.

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Even our house plants got a spray of fresh water

 

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Paper Tapestry Wall decor

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A great way to creat an interesting wall. Made of paper, these wall tapestries have beautiful colors, and a natural relaxing look. They make any wall beautiful, and any room cozy and inviting.

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Must have Tools for a new kitchen

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Cutting board,peeler,grater,spatula,tongs…

We are helping to organize a new kitchen.

For now we are only investing in kitchen tools for cooking & serving.

Here is the list of what we need:

Cutting board

Colander

Grader

Mandolins

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Spatula

Tongs

Paring knife

Wooden spoons

Whisks

Can opener

Blender

Oven mitt

Food storage container

Food processor

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Flatware, we can add ice tea spoons, demitasse spoons, appetizer forks later

Flatware

Plates

Bowls

Glasses

Mugs salad bowls

Serving bowls

Serving platter

Serving spoon

Dutch oven

Bakeware

Roasting pan

Mixing bowls

Sauce pan

Sauté pan

Skillet – cast iron ones go from stove to oven

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Serving spoon, cutting & paring knives, measuring cups & spoons..

This is a good start. You will be amazed how quickly you start adding to your kitchen tools as you start cooking, baking and entertaining.

Cool, light, easy to prepare meal for everyone

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Orzo with red bell pepper, side of cauliflower with eggs & caprese

Our family loves pasta. But to keep in mind a balance healthy diet once or twice a week we combine it with other meat or fish dishes.

Orzo with red bell pepper & cauliflower with eggs. Serve it warm or cold. We made a simple balsamic olive oil and black olive dressing to go with our orzo, and Parmesan cheese. You can use mozzarella or other favorite cheeses.

 

It is simple and delicious, and it really is a great meal that tastes better as leftovers. We served it with chicken, but you can have it as is as a vegetarian meal.

Ingredients:

orzo, diced red pepper, diced onions, diced black olives.

cauliflower with eggs sautéed.

 

 

 

Crumpets are yummy

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Happened to watch Bobby Flay making crumpets for brunch & we had to try it.

Hoping to have them ready for breakfast had to rush through the mixing but needed to let the dough sit for an hour. Before that added more flour to the mix since ours looked too watery & didn’t quite look like a smooth dough.

We let them cool before hvg them with butter & honey & served a couple after dinner toasted with cherry jam, butter & peanut butter. 

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Warm crumpets are delicious. We cut them in triangles & had them with salad & soup for lunch.

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Crumpet with scrambled eggs, turkey bacon side of cherry jam & fruits

 

We got Creative with our house plants

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Hand made lantern from New Mexico

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Outdoor lantern

To show off  our indoor plants at their best we are getting creative with how we place them around the house or in the office.

We used crystal bowls, baskets, buckets in metal, ceramic, plastic, and even clay lanterns. For times we have company and forgotten to buy cut flowers we bring in our flowering pots, even the herbs indoors & give our rustic pots a make over. It is fun you should try it.🌿

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Handmade  pottery

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Rosemary & Lilac

Rosemary & lilac together not only look beautiful, but the fragrant brings summer indoors.

French lilac has a calming effect that eases anxiety.

Rosemary’s fragrant reduces stress levels, nervous tension, and boosts mental activity.

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Lilac With rosemary
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Lilac clippings

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