Thursday, December 27, 2018

It tasted good anyhow

After all the fattening holiday food, I had a hankering for a nice a vegetarian dish, so out came one of my favorite vegetarian cookbooks.

Broccoli-Feta-Pie I selected a recipe (helpful when these books have gorgeous photography) and read it over to decide how to make it mine.  It featured filo dough, broccoli, and feta cheese.  Hmm.  I'm not a big fan of broccoli mixed with cheese, and I'm REALLY not fond of feta cheese.  Well, I needed to make the recipe my own anyway right?

So, out went the feta.  But wait, I thought why keep the broccoli when I prefer onions and peppers.  And if it needs cheese to bind it, why not use mozzarella?  And since onions, peppers and mozzarella sound like a pizza, why not add sausage to the mix?

Pizza2 So much for my good intentions on a nice vegetarian recipe.

So it wasn't vegetarian, it was delicious anyway.

Do you substitute ingredients the first time you make a recipe, or so you follow it implicitly?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Be my friend on Facebook

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted.  I must admit, I spend most of my time on Facebook these days, just because there's so much more interaction.

If you want to friend me and see all the cute pictures I post (lots of shabby chic and roses), here's the link:  https://www.facebook.com/ivy.bend

I'd love to have a zillion more Facebook friends.  Won't you be one of them?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day To You

Isn't this little card adorable?  Though much older, it reminds me of Mrs. Potts and Chip from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  What do you think?



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Friday, August 24, 2012

Isn't it sweet?

I found this little beauty of a sandwich (or cake) plate at a yard sale for a buck.  I kinda sorta hoped it would be classified as chintzware, but according to Replacements Ltd., it just didn't make the cut.  It's from the James-Kent Ltd. company (made in England) and it's called Pearl Delight.



But I did find that the same place in good condition is worth about $12, so -- it's not a bad investment after all.

What do you think of it?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'll have a BIG slice!

Years ago I bought a beautiful milk glass cake plate in perfect condition.  I brought it home, got out of the car, and as I was entering the house, the screen door whacked it--breaking off a large chunk.  Oh, how I cried.

It took me twenty years to find another just like it, and oddly enough, I believe I paid the same amount of money for it as the first one ($4).



I've got a birthday coming up and I know what my cake is going to be sitting on.

Do you have a cake plate?  What style is it?

Monday, August 20, 2012

A rose is a rose ...

Following last Thursday's post ... the little crackle box with the rose on top,  I found this at a yard sale in Fair Haven.  Isn't it darling?  It's pretty now, but I know I'll enjoy it even more this winter when the snow is on the ground and my roses are hibernating.  (I believe I paid a $1 for it.)


Do you love roses as much as I do?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A little late with this ...

Good heavens!  I forgot to blog.  I went through so many weeks of getting NOTHING that when I did start to find treasures, I forgot to blog about them.  Well, at least now I have fodder for a couple of weeks worth of blogs ... and alas, soon the yard sale season will be over.  But, fear not -- let me share a few of the things I found while canvasing the backroads of Wayne County.

I'll only show one a day -- otherwise I'll be scratching my head trying to think of something to blog about.


A few weeks back, I had a guest come visit.  Before she arrived, I decided I should try to "girlify" my guest room. I found this darling little crackle box at a sale for only 25 cents.  Right now I'm keeping my excess earrings in it.  It sits on a shelf on a doily looking just lovely.

Come back Monday to see what else I found! (And wish me luck that I find something pretty on Saturday.)