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Thursday, May 22, 2014

This Week in my Kitchen...

Joining Heather at BEAUTY THAT MOVES for the weekly blog hop.. 

Sharing my old cottage kitchen along with the one here at home this week..












Each day I find myself snapping a picture or two in the kitchen - a pile of ingredients, a table waiting for us to gather around, a sink full of soapy dishes, a cup of tea, dinner as it comes out of the oven - simple, everyday moments in the kitchen. These photos serve as a reminder of days gone by and as encouragement to carry on in this busy kitchen of ours when inspiration is lacking.

Come and join in the fun HERE...

1. Rhubarb, Lovage, Chives from the garden..
2. Our first meal back at the cottage on the Bay of Fundy..
3. Celebrating with our favorite meal.. Pasta au Shrimp.. 
4. The everyday dishes at the old cottage.. Brown Transferware
5. Oh joy.. The fiddleheads are ready and free for the picking. 
6. Fresh homemade rolls made by a friend.. 
7. Last years pickles for a friend.. Sweet Dills
8. My lovely Lovage herb that I can see from my kitchen window. 
9.  Using a Lovage stem for a straw in my tomato juice. So gooood..
10  Making Saltine Pudding...
11. Lovage, Chives and Sorrel for today's salad.. 
12.. Washing dishes the old fashioned way.. 
  
Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments.. If  you have any questions I will try to answer in the comment section.. 

God bless...



34 comments:

  1. YUM! Fiddleheads and rhubarb and pickles (oh my!). ;)

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  2. I would love to know what fiddleheads are...not something we have here.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth.. Fiddleheads are a delicacy from Eastern Canada and some of the northern states. They grow beside the brooks and rivers in the Spring and you pick them and wash them many times in the river with homemade type cleaning vessels like milk crates or buckets with holes in them.. There are many recipes using them but our old favorite is to simply boil them in water with salt and serve with butter and lemon juice or vinegar... Thanks for the visit.. xo

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  3. I too am curious about the fiddleheads. Not sure I've even heard of them before.

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    1. Hi Suzanne.. Nice to have you.. I answered your question above.. xo

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  4. Rhubarb and fiddle heads! Two of my FAVORITES! :) Your pictures are beautiful, as always, Faye!

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  5. Just knew those fiddleheads would be appearing on your blog soon! Just picked a bunch of rhubarb myself. Soon............

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  6. There is much lightness to be found in your pictures. And I'm getting really curious about fiddleheads now!

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    1. Hello there.. The fiddleheads are lovely and I tried to describe in a comment above.. xo

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  7. I love seeing all those "natural from nature" ingredients. All ready for picking, right under our nose if we only look. Isn't that wonderful!

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    1. Yes, dear Gwen, it is wonderful... Now to catch some trout to go with them.. Right? xo

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  8. I've never had fiddleheads though I've heard they are good. Love your kitchen photos!

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  9. Oh wow. So many of my favorite things in one place! Fiddleheads, rhubarb and homemade pickles. Such lovely photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Peace,
    Katy

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  10. I've been 'oohing' and 'aahing' as I poll down the page. What lovely things. I love rhubarb but our root has just died, I must get another one. I love your brown transfer-ware those little ferns that I never knew you could eat until seeing them in someone else's kitchen last week. Dill gherkins pickles are my favourite. And I could go on... Thanks again for letting us peep.
    debx

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  11. Oh rhubarb already!! I am waiting with trepidation for the first of the season to arrive.
    Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing.

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  12. I, too, was intrigued by the fiddleheads. Have now read your description in comments. How interesting. I always thought they were some type of fern and didn't realize they were edible.
    Love this season of rhubarb and so many fresh herbs to season with. Also love your brown transferware.

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    1. Hi Happy Home.. You need to make sure that they are really fiddle heads and not another type of fern as I think they can be poisonous..If they grow near you then someone would be selling them to the supermarkets as it is big business for a lot of people... Thanks for visiting.. xo

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  13. I have never tried lovage and now I'm curious, I wonder if it will grow here?
    Love your transfer ware, it's so, so pretty!

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    1. I am not sure where you live Tracey but I would think it would grow most anywhere.. It grows 6 feet high.. I will try and do a post about it soon as there is so much to do with it.. xo

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  14. I love your mason jar sippy cups from your St martins dinner picture, did you make them yourself? I have a "thing' for jars you know :)

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    1. Hello dear.. I just bought the covers at the Christmas Tree Shoppe and put them together.. I bought another kind last time I was down, too.. I will show you as soon as I get the cozy made.. xo

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    2. Lindsay, I found them at our local Walmart. Lids and jars were $4.98. Hope you can find some.

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  15. Love all of your pictures, and the hominess and coziness of it all :)
    You are an inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing

    K.

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  16. Your food looks so delicious, as always! I always enjoy your table settings too. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Good morning Faye,
    Yep, it's me...here I am finally - takes me awhile but I do get around eventually.

    Oh I must say there's nothing I love better than seen pictures of food and kitchen things - they are the most interesting to me, seriously - I love seeing old dishes, odds and ends serving pieces and all sorts of yummy foods. Keep going kiddo - love it.

    Karen

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  18. hi fay,
    love your kitchen post. rhubarb and lovesage grow in my garden. lovesage is a beautiful plant and so easy to grow.i use it for soup and other things.
    blessings regina

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  19. Oh my. Fresh fiddleheads, rhubarb, homemade rolls and pickles etc. Yummy. I'm curious as to the price of fiddleheads in your area. They were $4.06 a lb at Superstore yesterday but I saw someone selling them along the road and I think the sign said $3.00. I haven't bought any yet but hope to. Have a wonderful weekend Faye. Hugs. Pam

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    1. Hi Pam.. Hope you are having a great day..
      Trevor picked our fiddleheads but they are along
      the roads for 3.00 I think although they are high
      like yours at the supermarkets.. They are worth it
      I think but I pay 8.00 a pound for samphire greens and
      don't blink an eye as they are one of the best things
      that God ever put on earth in my opinion.. lol..
      Take care...xoxo

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  20. O valor das coisas não está no tempo que elas duram, mas na intensidade com que acontecem.
    Por isso existem momentos inesquecíveis, coisas inexplicáveis e pessoas incomparáveis.(Fernando Sabino)
    Um lindo e abençoado final de semana!!!
    Abraços Marie.

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  21. The kiddies went picking fiddle heads yesterday .yum, yum! Glad to hear all is well. I bet your excited to get back to the cottage full time.
    Take care

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    1. Hi Jessica.. Yes, we are going there a day or two a week until we move next month.. Hope you are keeping well.. xo

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  22. Great photos, now I am starving for a fresh green salad.I am wondering if you could describe what the flavor/scent of lovage is like. I have not noticed it in the herb sections at the nursery, but I never knew to look for it. Am wondering if it might be similar to celery in flavor. Lovage looks so fresh and green. I may want to add it to my herb plants if it is tasty. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Susie.. Yes, the Lovage does have a milder celery flavor.. It is probably one of my favorite herbs as there are so many ways to use it. . I hope to do a post on it soon.. I so enjoy drinking the tomato juice through the stem.. Also salt, vinegar and pickles... And adding it to soups, salads and casseroles..xo

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