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Thursday, June 5, 2014

This week in my kitchen...







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Please join in today in This Week in my Kitchen blog hop with Heather HERE..
THIS WEEK.. 
1. The old kitchen at the cottage by the Bay of Fundy.. 
2. Making homemade rhubarb jams..
3.. Salmon Casserole
4.. Free Range eggs for breakfast..
5.. Rhubarb Squares..
6.. Seafood Salad... It tastes like Summer!!
7.. Apple Blossoms for another jelly recipe found HERE..
8.. Cucumbers for salad..
9.. Fresh chive blossoms for homemade vinegar..
just stuff a sterile bottle full of washed blossoms and cover with a white vinegar.. let it sit for several weeks then strain.. 
you will have a lovely pink delicious vinegar..  
10.. Chinese Chicken and Rice.. 
11..Violets to make some Violet Salve.  
find out how HERE..
12..Stir Fry.. 

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.

Thanks for visiting everyone.. 
Looking forward to your comments and I will try to answer your questions there.. 

God bless ... 


25 comments:

  1. Good evening, dear Faye...my, you've been a busy girl! I just love the idea of the chive vinegar...do you just use the blossoms? I'll definitely have to try this! My chives haven't blossomed yet here in Maine...but it won't be long!
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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    1. Hi Laura.. Thanks for dropping by.. Yes the vinegar only uses the blossoms which turn it a lovely pink shade.. This is my favorite vinegar.. xo

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    2. Thank you, Faye...I can't wait to try it. By the way, I love your header photo...lupine are one of my favorite flowers. They are just starting to blossom here in midcoast Maine...we mostly have the purple, pink and white variety...sweet blessings!

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  2. The Geranium in the top picture is so pretty, Faye. I always look forward to your kitchen pictures! You make such yummy looking foods. We have some chives...think I am going to give your idea for chives vinegar a try. :)

    You've been on my mind and heart and in my prayers a LOT today since hearing the news this morning. xo Dianna

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    1. Thank you, Dianna.. We are praying for the fallen Mounties and their families.. We live near Moncton but my Mom lives in the lock up area where they are looking for the man.. Sad days..

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    2. I'll be praying for your mom's safety, Faye....and the families of the fallen Mounties. Most certainly sad days. xo

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  3. I love when you share your kitchen photos with us. Thank You! All of it looks so good!

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  4. I'll bet your home smells delicious, all the time!

    I'm fixin to retire here, as it's late for me. Seeing your delicious food pictures has me craving a late nigh snack ~~*smile**..

    Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend.

    Kerin

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  5. You know how I have always admired the fact that you make the violet salve and the lotion! (Remember I love violets because my Grandma's name was Violet.) But wish I could buy some from you. I love your kitchen pictures. Your are a Cook!...a real COOK! Everything looks so delicious. I love the brass teakettle on the kitchen table with the geranium....so pretty. Love reading your posts, as you know.

    Say hi to hubby.....
    Love,
    S.

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  6. I have been concerned about you and your family today. Praying for all involved. Sad. Take care, my dear.....

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  7. Morning Dear Friend
    Oh how I would love to visit you and your kitchen filled with LOVE!
    Woolie Blessings

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  8. I love it over here and poll through the photos slowly to absorb all the goodness. I too have thinking of your part of the world when I heard the awful news. Wondering how close you are to the shootings and if you have to stay inside. I've just noticed the comments about your mother and hope she stays safe and sound.
    Have a happy weekend,
    Take care,
    debx
    I love the idea of the flavoured vinegars and will try that some time.

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  9. You have such beautiful photos. How do you make chive vinegar? I'd love to know! theyellowdoorpaperie {at} gmail . com

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    1. Hi Mary.. You just put washed chive blossoms into a bottle and cover with a white vinegar and let it sit for a couple of weeks .. Strain it through some cheesecloth and there you have it. A beautiful pink tasty vinegar.. xo

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  10. I love the first photo. I'm so thankful, as you must be, that the shooter has been captured. What a relief for so many. What a horrific 2 days for the people of Moncton. Blessings. Pam

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  11. That cottage kitchen just calls out to my soul every time you photograph it! And I love your picture of the egg--so *beautiful*. You have a good eye for that!
    Erin

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  12. You're kitchen is the most beautiful, happenin' place... ever! I'm tellin you... I always leave these kitchen posts wishin I was the one being fed tonight... wowzers!

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  13. I want to try my hand at different vinegars this summer. I truly love these posts, Faye !

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    1. Okay, I am so excited you posted the vinegar! I went out in my garden (we just moved in December so I'm finding all sorts of hidden treasures). The previous pastor wife had chives out there and they had the blossoms on the top! So my blossoms are now sitting in vinegar. I would have had no idea what they were if you hadn't posted this. Yay!!!!

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    2. Good for you, Terri... Just leave them a few weeks and you will enjoy all year..xo

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  14. First let me say... Love, love your header.. such a beautiful picture.. As always you steal my heart, stomach and please my eyes with all your wonderful pictures..It is a real blessing to see all the wonderful creations and food that is prepared in your home.. Not so many these days cherish the labor of the kitchen..of which, I truly believe is the heart of the home.. I have been blessed to visit with you.. Have a great week of serving and minstering in your home.. Blessings!

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  15. Hi Faye...loved your posting as always. The food always looks so tasty:) Perhaps one day when you have time you could publish the recipe for the salmon casserole...pretty please :)

    Soon you'll be heading to the Bay for the summer, and I will look forward to visiting you at your shop.

    Hope you have a blessed service tomorrow.

    Take care,
    Kim

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  16. Yum! each dish looks so delicious! I'm back from vacation and I think I'm digging into my cookbooks and creating something new.

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  17. Yes Faye, I can definately see that your heart is in your kitchen. What a wonderful place to gather. Hugs Sue

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