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Avocado Snack

– Posted in: Recipes
Fruit | Avocado Snack | Simple, delicious, and beautiful.

The world we live in today is complicated and hectic.  Why make our food that way too? The simplest of recipes and nutritious snacks is what is needed in our fast-paced world. When you find a food that is tasty and also makes for a beautiful presentation – this combination can be hard to resist… Read More

How to Take Corn off the Cob

– Posted in: Food
Cooking Tips | How to Take Corn off the Cob. So easy, and done in minutes!

You will not believe how easy it is to take corn off the cob with only a knife and a cake pan.  Either a Bundt pan or an Angel Food cake pan will do nicely.  Typically, the Angel Food cake pans have a larger opening – so they are perfect for holding larger ears of… Read More

Season Fruit with Salt

– Posted in: Food, Summer Season
Food Tips | Season your fruit with salt to enhance its natural flavor!

While we are all aware of the natural sweetness of fruit, some folks do not know that its flavor can be improved upon when you season it with salt.  My husband was one of those people.  He was simply amazed at how much better watermelon tasted with just a pinch of these white morsels!  When… Read More

Feelin’ the Blues

– Posted in: Summer Season
Vintage Glassware | Whitehall Coolers - the Blues

The days of summer are now upon us – with rising temps, and hot humid days for weeks to come.  There are times when you feel the heat will never end.  In order to avoid a total meltdown, one has to envision images and colors that cool their senses and well being. So right now… Read More

Patriotic Tablescapes – 4th of July

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Tablescapes
Patriotic Tablescapes | 4th of July

I am excited to share with you my latest Patriotic Tablescape for the 4th of July! Celebrate your Independence Day with colorful flower arrangements, vintage glassware, festive fare, and so much more. From the hutch to the table – and everything in between – let’s all get ready to celebrate the birth of our great… Read More

Patriotic Fruit Platter

– Posted in: Recipes
Red, White & Blue | Patriotic Fruit Platter

Family and friends will be in their glory when you present them with this beautiful Patriotic Fruit Platter – complete with an assortment of red, white and blue deliciousness!  Not only does it make for a stunning presentation, but it also is a great way to add wholesome fruit to the holiday menu. Creating a… Read More

Shrimp Plant – Justicia brandegeeana

– Posted in: Gardening
Flowering Shrubs | Shrimp Plant

I recently posted a picture of our glorious Shrimp Plant on Facebook.  I received so many emails and messages from people that had never heard of this shrub before; hence, I decided to write a short post about it.  Native to Mexico, it has proven to be a naturalized low-maintenance shrub right here in Florida.  They are recommended… Read More