Monday, February 28



Our daughter made a macrame plant hanger to give her French teacher this weekend and we stopped at Bleached Butterfly to buy a plant to hang in it.

Saturday, February 26

Two Shakes

When we make hot chocolate, we often like to add cinnamon to the top. I recently bought a beautiful blown glass and pewter salt and pepper set at the thrift store and am using one of the shakers for cinnamon. Now we can have the finest dusting of cinnamon instead of the clumps and plops that we were used to. What should I use the second shaker for? 


Thursday, February 24

I Spy


A nice corner at the antique store near my dentist's office

Sunday, February 20

Ham and Swiss on a Croissant


Rainbow Light

Best French Onion Soup


You must try making 'Best French Onion Soup' from Cook's Illustrated Magazine! It's really easy and so delicious. Plus, you'll get a head start on collecting onion skins for dyeing red Pascha eggs!

46 Years

oday is the 46th anniversary of my father-in-law's Ordination to the Priesthood! I baked a carrot cake for him and our daughter decorated it with this beautiful floral scene. 

Saturday, February 19

The Three Graces

Late Winter Hearth

It's still winter. I love to light a fire in the evenings.

A Fresh Haircut

Chickpea-of-the-Sea Tuna Salad

This might pushing things a little too far, but we will see what my husband thinks when he tries this Chickpea-of-the-Sea Tuna Salad from @thesimpleveganista. It smells yummy and was easy to put together!  
Verdict: Very Tasty!

Friday, February 18

Death on the NIle

We went to see Death on the Nile today in the theater. 

The fashion was so inspiring! I wish I could find more photos of the sets, because they were wonderful, too!

Saturday, February 12

Super Bowl Eats

Swedish Meatballs, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, and Cranberry Sauce 

Spinach Dip and Tortilla Chips

Buffalo Wings with Celery and Bleu Cheese

Beautiful Eggs

Beautiful eggs from Mirona's happy hens! 

Patisserie Treats


Saturday morning treats from Chez Lolo Patisserie: lovely croissants, pain au chocolat, and Kouign Amman. This new weekend routine is one I look forward to so much!

Saturday, February 5

Ooo La La


I'm so excited that there is now a made-to-order patisserie and boulangerie in our little seaside town, @chezlolo_patisserie! I ordered two croissants, two pain au chocolat, and one Kouign Amman. Aren't they gorgeous? Off to plan next Saturday's order!

A Wall of Pots

Adding 'gardening shed with a wall of pots' to my wishlist... visiting my favorite local garden shop in the winter will do in the meantime. 

The Royal Family

Hello, Albert, Victoria, and Alice! Look at Victoria's little questioning head tilt. 

Wednesday, February 2

The Meeting of the Lord


Joyous Feast of the Meeting of the Lord! On this holy day, we remember the Mother of God and Saint Joseph bringing the infant Jesus to the Temple at forty days old, where he was presented to the righteous Simeon. Upon seeing the Savior, Saint Simeon exclaimed,

"Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word! For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light for revelation to the gentiles, and for glory to Thy people Israel!"

This prayer is recited or sung at every Vespers service in the Orthodox Church. We also bring candles to church today to be blessed by the priest. I absolutely love this feast and was glad that I was able to dart out of school to go to Liturgy between 7th and 8th grade math today.

Fog and Snow

Tuesday, February 1

Saint Brigid

Today is the feast of Saint Brigid and I present some beautiful (store-bought!) Irish soda bread in her honor. I wish that there was some stew to serve with it, but alas, there is not. Nevertheless, I will enjoy a well-buttered slice with some tea before we head to Vespers for The Meeting of the Lord.

Winter Pasture

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