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PORK LOIN – 2 WAYS I hope no one is offended by the raw meat photo! While I love veggies I am NOT a vegetarian. THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY FROM Gina Homolka for Skinnytaste. I did not make this but used it as a base recipe and changed it for my family. “The inspiration for this… Read More A TALE OF TWO PORK TENDERLOINS
HOME TRENDS FOR 2018. Not sure I’m ready for brass again- I just got rid of most of it! While recently reading about new home styles for 2018 I came across an article. As I read it, a smile came to my lips, then a grin, and then WHOOPIE escaped! At last- a perfect definition of my eclectic… Read More AT LONG LAST- MY STYLE DEFINED- WABI SABI
The standard train of thought is that an item must be 100 years old to be called an antique. Now I know for a fact that most antique stores have items they call antiques that are about 50years old and some even consider items from the 1970s to be old enough to be in an… Read More What is an Antique? OUR TILES- TREASURED CERAMICS AT LEAST 100 YEARS OLD
Yesterday my sister sent me a link to the Phantom Gourmet’s video about the Nordic Lodge in Rhode Island on their world greatest lobster buffet.video here. It really made my mouth water. I love seafood and lobster is one of my all-time favorites. I sometimes get live lobster and cook it at home but it… Read More Lobster Lobster Lobster
I find I love a more naturalist form than a heavily designed produced form in many things. If you come to the house you can easily see I am not a minimalist at all. I love all my bits and pieces and I do tend to fill a room with “stuff” that has meaning for me. My stuff… Read More 6 STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE NATURAL TWIG WREATHS
Last summer I painted a vintage sewing machine desk a blue-gray and added gray antiquing wax. John had refinished the vintage sewing machine metal base. He cleaned it up and painted it black. I thought that looked nice against the blue-gray silver paint. The desk looked good in the room and I thought someone might use in a… Read More CHANGED MY MIND? MILK PAINT TO THE RESCUE!
Most scones in Ireland are called British scones in the American food vernacular. But there is a difference between an American scone and A British/Irish scone. The American Scone/biscuit has mostly the same ingredients as the scone here in Ireland: flour, shortening, a bit of sugar, milk, salt, and baking powder. But the scone here has the addition of… Read More WHATS AN IRISH SCONE?
I live in Ireland every winter to escape the nasty winters of Ohio, especially the snow. But Mother Nature got me back this year! We had the Beast from the East- Siberian airflow for three days last week and on the end of that, Storm Emma came up from the south. All her rain turned… Read More EMMA COMPLETELY SHUTS DOWN IRELAND
I arose to SNOW this morning in Wexford- an extremely unusual event. They have been talking about the “Beast from the East” all week- storm from Siberia coming west across Europe and then this weekend ii’s Storm Emma’s turn from the Bay of Biscay. But it is soo cold here about 27 Degrees F, the rain from… Read More AM I THE BAD GUY HERE?