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July 17, 2009

Recipes for Splendid Summer

Found these lovelies in town
The makings for:
Fig, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad with Parmesan Shavings

While I am still on vacation and hunting for vintage goods,
I thought ahead (surprise, surprise)

and planned a little Summer appetizer with one of my very favorites. Do you like figs? I love, love, love them and this salad is great and so easy too!

You can get the recipe here It's great for these carefree days of Summer

Also, I've got a couple of reminders for the Summer in which I am so looking forward to enjoying in the days that are already zooming by way too fast!

First, there's Karen's wonderful blogging party Where Bloggers Create

Click the button above to find out more... I still have to clean up my Studio
wish me luck (and lots of energy!).

Next, I am so wanting to get my hands on the next
Jeanne d'Arc magazine.

I am addicted to the style of the two talented ladies that started this beautiful line of lifestyle pieces and their photography
speaks to my romantic heart.

Photo Courtesy Jeanne d'Arc Living

Roberta of Enchanted Treasures has the newest magazine once again
Just click HERE to order before they're gone! Please tell Roberta
I sent you and "bonjour"!

By the way, did you know Roberta's home is in Barbara Jacksier's
Waterside Cottages?

I'd love to compare notes with everyone out there as to
what's your favorite
in Magasinet #4 once we've all got it in our homes

Ooh, if you have a wonderful recipe for figs, I'd love to know if you'd care to share!

I'm off to enjoy some more vacation time and sneak a peak with my friend's blogs over the weekend while my husband naps ;)

Au revoir for now (see you at the party!)


Karen Valentine said...

Hello my bloggy friend! WooHoo!!! Party day is just a week away! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creative spaces. I have a request... I thought it would be easier for everyone to leave comments if we all turned off comment moderation and word verification during the day (or maybe week) of the party. To do that, go to customize, settings, comments...then scroll down to turn off comment moderation and word verification.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. See you next Friday!!

My Desert Cottage

La Table De Nana said...

You would never believe what we had as a side for dinner last night:) I could send you the photos:)

I smiled out loud!!

La Table De Nana said... my haste I forgot to say how much I loved your photo!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Yum...that salad sounds so good...I'll be right over.

Draffin Bears said...

Bon jour Tracie,

How lovely to see you back!
Thank you so much for the recipe.
My parents used to have a fig tree growing and it was so nice having them off the tree.

Hoping the rest of your Summer is slendid.


June said...

Hi Tracie,
I've been straightening my studio all day, and boy am I pooped. And a little depressed seeing all the half finished projects. Maybe, now that I can see them, I will get them finished. Thank you for the visit. I love to hear from you. I hope your summer is just dreamy. I'm loving it. The salad sounds so yum!

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Tracie dear, We have three fig trees,but because of the no rain, they did not do so well.I like mine cooked down with a little honey on some hot sweet rolls with real butter.I always have lots of pear and an abundace of huge lemons.,Dang!!!making myself hungry.
Hey Tracie....BUTT CREAM...a little dab a do ya...LOL XXOO Marie Antionette

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Tracie; I really don't care of Figs, sorry to say, just never had a taste for them... buy your recipe sounds good... I hope you have a great weekend..


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Tracie

I love Fig Jam or Fig Relish with Cheese and Dry Biscuits - wonderful served with pre dinner drinks!
Please don't ask me for the recipe, I always buy ready made homemade jars from Church Fete's or similar - way too fiddly for me

have a wonderful summer Tracie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tracy!!! I am so excited to see you came back for a little while! I am still working on my thesis, but will be back soon as well. I LOVE FIGS! We don't get them here in Minnesota however. Remember the ones in France? Oh, I bet tu t'es bien regalée! Quelle délice! You go now and enjoy the remainder of this summer; before I know it, I will be back in my classroom!! Bisous, Anita

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Good morning Tracie,
Nice to hear from you. I always do enjoy my visits. I truly hope you are enjoying your vacation. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings and a great big hug,

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Tracie; Thanks for the idea of using nectarines, now those I like, so I will have to make it with those. Have a happy Saturday..


Sandi said...

Hi Tracie,
Can you believe I have never had a fig?? Never in my whole 50 years of living! LOL That salad sounds wonderful though!!

Brenda said...

I've been hearing rave reviews over the Jacksier book. I need to order it. Yep, I have the blog party down. Just have to remember it now!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère Tracie!

Yes, thank you for your prayers and comments. This type of writing is so different what I really enjoy: creative writing. I love academic writing but when you have to be constrained to cite properly and leave your personal opinions until the end, it makes it harder! I have so many other things on my mind, like French stuff, book ideas, friends, blogging! You fig recipes look so délicieux; I want to cook up a storm. Have a memorable Summer my dear...Anita


Hi Tracie. It was nice to read your sweet comment today as usual. I love figs and I love the pleasures of summer. The salad sounds great. Enjoy your vacation time !


Judy said...

Hope you are having a wonderful vacation. The salad sounds wonderful.

Les Cotrions said...

Hi Tracie! I love figs! I've eaten yeastarday prosciutto and figs and the were delicious! I'm waiting for my issue of Jean d' Arc Living magazine too! I adore it! Tha photos are stunning...unfortunately I cannot understand a word and that's a pity!!!
Wish you a nice Sunday!
Big hugs

Jacque said...

Hi Tracie...glad to see you sneaked a little blog time into your vacation! I love figs and have a great Fig Cake Recipe if anyone is interested, I will be glad to email it to them. That salad looks delicious. I have never heard of putting figs into a salad. You are never too old to learn something new--LOL. Happy vacation AND shopping....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Tracie,
So happy to see you blogging again. I've missed all your uplifting posts.
Yes yes yes I love figs too. Still waiting for our figs to ripen. I don't have any good recipes but Vicky Archer does(French Essence). She did a great post on it a couple of weeks ago.
Hope your enjoying the summer!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tracie,
Thank you for sharing what looks to be a great recipe. Always nice to gather new ones for easy summer dishes.
Your vacation sounds fun and relaxing.
The Where Women Create party also sounds like it will be great. I have been in several of this too with my black toile studio. It is always fun to see the creative spaces of talented friends.

I love figs, but don't have any special recipes for them.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Celestina Marie

Fifi Flowers said...

LUCKY GIRL!!! I wish I was on vacation... I will have to live through you! ENJOY!!!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hi Tracie! Thank you for the reminders! I can't wait to get the new magazine too. And I'm off to visit My Desert Cottage now.

Hope you are enjoying your time treasure hunting!

Blessings... Polly

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Tracie, I've already pre-ordered my copy from Roberta - can't wait! What a great idea to compare our favourites.

Laura said...

Hi Tracie!
Hope you are having a wonderful vacation...the summer is going by way too fast! Love figs! Looking forward to seeing your creative space! Take care, Laura

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Tracie!

That recipe looks delish! I am doing the studio visit with Karen too....mine needs cleaning as well..oh well...we will just name the dust bunnies!

Rue said...

Hi Tracie :)

I absolutely LOVE figs, but I can't find them here! Isn't that just awful :(

I can't wait to see your post for the party :)


alicew said...

Oooh I do love figs Tracie...beautiful photo and I will have to check out that recipe!

I am getting excited about the party...and my studio is almost there...some finishing touches tonight then photos tomorrow!

And I absolutely cannot wait for the next Jeanne d'Arc...yes we shall definitely compare notes when they arrive! ;) Hope you are doing well...

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A Romantic Porch said...

Ah sweet Tracie, thank you for your thoughts and prayers about Melody. Please drop back by and read about our final gifts. xo rachel

Lilla Blanka said...


Mmm the figs looks yummy!
Thanks for the recipe ♥

I hope my fig tree grow some figs this autumn, that would be great :)


Shabbyfufu said...

Lovely post Tracie and the most dreamy photos. Two of my favorite on~line friends from way back...I love Barbara and her new book is just divine! Roberta has great style and is a sweetie too:-). I have been invited to the blog party, but haven't had any chance to clean up this week.....yikes! ~xo~ Janet