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Good morning friends, happy Friday Favorites No. 522!
Another page has turned on the calendar and it is March, can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday I was celebrating the new year. Next Sunday we Spring ahead for daylight savings, maybe for the last time, what do you think? I actually don’t mind it, although I know many that do.
After that it’s St.Patrick’s day and then it is officially Spring! Have you been making plans for your garden? I know it is a little too early but I already bought some flowers and plants. I learned my lesson last year and they are in the garage staying warm for a few more weeks.
Ok, let’s get to it.
FRIDAY FAVORITES NO. 522
This Crispy Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad is a great choice for a meatless meal.
Quiche Florentine is a classic quiche with spinach, cheese, and a creamy custard. It makes a wonderful breakfast, lunch or light dinner, just add a green salad with your favorite vinaigrette dressing.
If you like eggplant Parmesan you will love pasta alla norma.
Add these chocolate scones to your weekend breakfast or next cup of tea.
Are you a member of What’s Gabby Cooking club? If not this month they are making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
31 Gentle Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think and Begin Your Days
Good Food Again: The story of post-war English food told through the arts.
What Teachers Really Think About All Those Spirit Days
I’m a big fan of Erin French and The Lost Kitchen . I read her memoir last year but I guess I have been living under a rock because I did not know that she has a tv show! Are you a fan, do you watch the show?
What’s So Funny ’Bout Peace, Love, and Waffle Branding?
3 Podcasts to Help You Discover the Real Paris (Not the One from Emily in Paris!)
Palm Springs Grandmother Is the New Coastal Grandmother
Why do people cross out their names on stationary?
America Has a Love Affair With Exclamation Points!
5 Best Routes for a Cross Country Roadtrip
Photos May Be Performing Better on Instagram as Reel Views Fall
The Best Coffee Shops in Paris
The House Guest
After every divorce, one spouse gets all the friends. What does the other one get? If they’re smart, they get the benefits. Alyssa Macallan is terrified when she’s dumped by her wealthy and powerful husband. With a devastating divorce looming, she begins to suspect her toxic and manipulative soon-to-be-ex is scheming to ruin her―leaving her alone and penniless. And when the FBI shows up at her door, Alyssa knows she really needs a friend.
And then she gets one. A seductive new friend, one who’s running from a dangerous relationship of her own. Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, and the two become confidantes. Then Bree makes a heart-stoppingly tempting offer. Maybe Alyssa and Bree can solve each others’ problems.
But no one is what they seem. And the fates and fortunes of these two women twist and turn until the shocking truth emerges: You can’t always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you deserve.
Kilteegan Bridge, County Cork 1958
For eighteen year old Lena O’Sullivan, life is predictable and dull. A future of hard work, marriage to a local boy, and a family of her own one day is all she has to look forward to. People from her background know not to expect too much, but Lena yearns for something different.
Malachy Berger was different, for him, the world is at his feet. An only child of a wealthy, if peculiar father, a large inheritance, a beautiful house and a fine education are his due.
Nobody is in favour of Lena and Malachy’s friendship, but why not? What harm are they doing? Why is everyone so dead set against it?
Then fate takes a hand, and Lena realises that secrets and lies have bound her and Malachy in an impossible situation. And their future seems determined by events that happened long before they were born.
From rural Ireland to post-war Cardiff, Lena and Malachy’s story winds its way back to wartime Germany and occupied France in a web of deceit that threatens to destroy them both.
The Rose Garden
A riveting and romantic journey through time, The Rose Garden drops a modern woman into the middle of a historical fiction novel when she’s thrown back to 18th century Cornwall―only to find that might just be where she belongs.
After the death of her sister, Eva Ward leaves Hollywood and all its celebrities behind to return to the only place she feels she truly belongs, the old house on the coast of Cornwall, England. She’s seeking comfort in memories of childhood summers, but what she finds is mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time.
Soon Eva discovers that the man, Daniel Butler, is very, very real and he draws her into a world of intrigue, treason, and love. Inside the old British house, begins to question her place in the present, she realizes she must decide where she really belongs: in the life she knows or the past she feels so drawn towards.
More Book Recommendations
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Outfit of the Day
Love gingham? Add this Draper James coat to your spring wardrobe.
How cute are these sandals for Spring? And they are only $30!
This mini waffle iron makes the perfect sized waffles, I have the round one and use it for both sweet and savory waffles.
Cute garden inspired guest towels.
Liberty print napkins will add a pop of color to your Spring and Summer table.
If you are making plans to travel add this cashmere wrap to your packing list, it will keep you warm on the plane, cool evenings, and in your hotel or air conditioned restaurants.
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Brenda Pruitt says
First I love the photo at the top. Is that from your home? All of the food looks delectable. I never liked Instagram reels, so their possibly going away doesn’t matter to me. Love the Kate Spade bag, but it’s out of my price range.
Yes, that photo is my kitchen island. We purchased a vintage work bench and painted the bottom to match the laundry room which is across the hall. Te flowers are foraged and the rest are vintage pieces I’ve collected over the years.
The food looks fabulous, I cannot wait to make the pasta.
AS for instagram, it is so tiring, I like the photos.
The bag is nice but I think you can find something similar at TJMAXX or Marshalls.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your newly renovated kitchen. In the year or so that I’ve been reading your blog, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen any of your home.
Hello Debra, we still have 3 bathrooms to remodel and the flooring in 2 rooms so a little ways to go yet. The kitchen was a year in the making because of the building boom, supplies chain etc. It is nice to have it finished. Next up is the powder room, we are currently waiting for the wallpaper samples.
I have shared little tours o the finished rooms on instagram stories.
Have a wonderful weekend.
m in HI says
Savory waffles? Ok I would like to know more about that. Was really hoping that bunny serving tray was actually a placemat. I’ll have to keep looking. Grace’s alter ego Palm Springs Grandmother looks like a fun person to have hosting cocktail hour. Thanks for the links . Would like to know more about savory waffles.
William Kendall says
Eclectic reading choices.