Monday, November 30, 2009

FREE Yes This is a Free Offer on Tea Holders - FREE

This is a listing special for free tea holders. - you get two!!!!!!!

No other purchase necessary!

These handmade little enclosures are beautiful. And they add a special little gift to let the person you send it to know you care.

On the back there is a Christmas Tea cup and a verse that will let you know how to have tea together on Christmas day even if you are miles apart
Special purchase offer....other offers do not apply.

This is like a PIF without the PIF, no gimmicks, no catch!

Just pay for the mailing and your tea holders are free.

If you would like fabulous tea to put in them - just go to

Friday, November 27, 2009

Quote of the day - Gluttony

Indulge in too much
gluttony --
and your clothes
won't buttony.

by Frank Tyger

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quote of the day - A Wish

A wish is a desire
without an

by Farmer's Digest

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Psychology of Color Part 7

Purple is a mixed color,
a combination of the passionate red
and the peaceful tranquility of blue.
It is a symbol of leadership,
respect and wealth.
Historically, purple was the most
expensive dye to make so only
the wealthy could afford to be
"in the purple"
and has been the color of royalty
and emperors since the Roman era.

Purple is sensual,
spiritual, elegant and mysterious.
Purple and violet are colors
used in rooms of deep relaxation
therapy and meditation.
Splashes of violet in any social room
promotes a spiritual connection.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


"My ankles crunch,
my knees crunch,
my stomach gurgles constantly.
I'm not getting older -
I'm getting noisier."
-- Bob Hope

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Consider this paradox:
Almost everything that is publicly said
these days is recorded.
Almost nothing of what is said
is worth remembering.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Panini Bacon Chocolate Sandwich Recipe

One of my favorite places to order Chocolate -
gourmet Chocolate - is Vosges Chocolate.
They have the best (in my opinion) Chocolate and the most unique.
Have you ever had pancakes and the syrup get on the bacon?
The taste is wonderful.
That is why when Vosges came out with their Bacon Chocolate Bar,
I had to try it and I LOVE it.
I have tried this recipe and it is amazing - so I am sharing it with you.

Milk or Dark Bacon Bar Panini

Yields One Sandwich

Equipment needed:

*Panini press or waffle iron or clothes iron and cast iron pan (see tips below),

*2 Italian country bread slices about 4-5 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick,

*2 tbsp Sea salted butter,

*2 squares Vosges‘ Mo’s Milk or Dark Bacon Bar,

*2 strips of crispy bacon (optional), I love the thick sliced,


*Spread butter on all sides of the bread.

*Place bacon bar squares on one piece of bread,

followed by strips of bacon if you are using them and a sprinkle of salt.

*Place other piece of buttered bread on top and press with Panini press until golden brown.

Tips: Make sure your bread doesn’t have many gaping holes or your fillings may seep through and burn.

If you don’t have a Panini press substitute with a waffle iron as you see I did in the photos.

Or try a cast iron skillet hold with a clothes iron on top – quite the contraption I assure you.

Make sure the bread you use isn’t overly crusty or it may cut your mouth a bit when pressed.

At the same time don’t choose an overly soft bread not a good quality kind either and it won’t have the rigidity.

I suggest a crusty ciabatta or italian peasant bread.


We really play up the savory element of the bacon in this panini by adding a wonderful slice of gruyere cheese, a piece of sizzling bacon, a dollop of whole grain mustard and spear each panino with a cherry tomato and a gherkin.

Try this alternative as a fun hors d’oeuvre!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Enjoy today -
you'll soon be looking back
on it as
one of the
good old days.
L. Carte

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I am so excited - I am in a magazine. Magazine on line.
Has a cookie exchange under Taste. Page 66
My Lavender Cookies Recipe Gift Card Set is featured.
The link shows that I am sold out - put please check my
store under gifts for more copies of this set.