Happy Friday and Happy Autumn/Fall everyone!
I wanted to take a moment and share my favorite reasonably priced roses of the moment. I've mentioned before that my husband brings me two dozen roses each Friday home to My Petite Maison.
The roses are very reasonably priced at our local grocery store at $14.99 for a bunch (sometimes they're on sale for 10.99 too and I love to get a few bunches). The roses I'm showing here are called "Timeless". They are beautiful pale pink as you can see. Now, I'm usually a white roses fan and I've loved that color flower back as long as I can remember. The Timeless roses are beautiful and not only look nice, they smell wonderful and perfume the whole room where I place them.
More shots of Timeless roses:
Sometimes I just love cutting them into little jars and glasses instead of leaving their long stems too:
I also wanted to take a moment and post one of the easiest recipes I make here at home for Wild Mushroom and Lemon Couscous. It's so simple and perfect for the hot days we've been having here in Wine Country.
Here are all the ingredients I use for this delicious dish:
|Ingredients for Wild Mushroom & Lemon Couscous|
Here's what you need:
2 T butter or margarine (I use Smart Balance)
plus extra 2T butter or margarine for couscous cooking
1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
1 shallot chopped finely
1 cup mushrooms sliced
1 clove garlic minced
1 cup couscous (uncooked)
1 1/4 c water
2 T lemon juice (fresh)
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
In sauté pan,
Melt butter over medium heat and add shallots, garlic and mushrooms
Cook approximately 2 minutes until tender
In medium size saucepan,
Add water, salt, 2 T Smart Balance or butter to boil
Add couscous, stir quickly then add mushroom mixture, stir mixture in,
cover and remove from heat.
Let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.
When ready to serve, add a little extra lemon if desired
and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese
It's that easy!
Here's the dish finished... Don't forget the grated cheese at the end. It makes it even more delicious. Enjoy!
|Don't forget the cheese and an extra squirt of fresh lemon juice.|
Now, back to the beautiful roses...
I ended up placing them in the master bedroom, a few on each night stand.
I decided to take the photos with the dimly lit lamps on.... I love that romantic look.
Also love seeing the shadows dancing from the little pearls hanging from this lamp... All the little nuances the light adds in the afternoon.
|Timeless Roses from grocery store|
Finally, the last thing I'd like to do is show this beautiful blouse
my friend, Tausha of Simply Me
was so kind to send to me earlier in the Summer.
You probably know Tausha's blog, if not go visit,
it's beautiful and she does Shabby Chic like no one else
and is a kind-hearted soul too!
It's lovely and her kindness thrilled me.
Tausha presented it with this beautiful piece of her stash
tied in a bow with tag and wooden close pin that had yet
another darling bow on it as well.
Lace, lace and more lace...
So feminine, just the look I love!
That's it from me this Friday. I hope you get a chance to try the couscous recipe and to get some lovely fleurs in your home too. Things don't have to be difficult in cooking or expensive in decorating to make life a lot more enjoyable!
And speaking of inexpensive, do you keep empty jars that are pretty for your flower arranging too? It doesn't get easier than that for flower containers that are darling.
I'm really looking forward to this weekend. There's a new restaurant open in town and Sunday is Petaluma Antiques Faire which I've attended for years. I'm looking forward to catching up with Michelle of Summer Cottage Antiques while there and doing some shopping for my store.
Have a great weekend... can't wait to share photos from our adventures this weekend.
My Petite Maison
Time Worn • Time Loved Items from France