I love blogging – it has introduced me to a whole new world of friends and interests… and for that I’m grateful. I have decided, for very personal reasons, to take a break from the blogosphere. I love you all and want you to know that this is not goodbye!
My wish to all of my readers is: Enjoy the precious moments with your loved ones and give of yourself in any way you can. Years ago, I taught an early morning religion class. Once a week we had “Called To Serve Tuesday”. I asked my students to serve in even a small way on that day… if only so much as a smile to a lonely student passing them by.
Have a great week and I hope to return soon!
Bright stripes and polka dots are just a cool look this 2013 spring/summer season. I love stripes, never tire of them. Here’s a fun spring or summer look in bright pink.
How about accessorizing your outfit with a striped scarf and a polka dot Brahmin bag? Add a blazer and this outfit becomes a versatile set. You can always dress it up with a nice pair of trousers. I’m comfortable going almost anywhere in jeans!
Have you started adding color to your wardrobe? When I add a splash of bright, even on a chilly spring day, it just brightens (pun intended) my mood!
HB and I love pine nuts. If you follow my blog, you will know that we add them to as many recipes as we can. One of my favorite snacks is a handful of these wonderfully tasting toasted nuts. Toasting brings out the savory flavors found within these delicious morsels.
We usually buy our raw shelled pine nuts in a 1.5 lb bag from Costco. Spread them out on a cookie sheet. Place in a preheated 325 F oven and toast for 12-13 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Place cooled pine nuts in a freezer bag and they should stay fresh for about 6 months (we always run out of them before six months is up!)
Here are a few of our favorite pine nut recipes:
blue corn blueberry piñon waffles
best ever chocolate chip cookies
cherry pine nut cookies
le creuset mini cocottes – sausage-pine nut dressing
There are so many ways to experiment with pine nuts. We add them to our egg scramble and grilled cheese sandwiches… pretty much everything is better with pine nuts! And an added bonus… they’re super nutritious! How do you use your pine nuts other than in pesto? As always, I welcome your comments!