A Culinary Journey

Our vacation to the Mediterranean included a lot of culinary focus.  We went shopping with a few chefs, wandered around markets and sampled the local offerings.

A boulangerie in Cherbourg

Fromageries everywhere. We bought creamy Gorgonzola. YUM!

Such pretty pastries! I want to recreate them in minature.

The seafood was gorgeous

What’s not to love?

We had tapas a few times. This little spot is in Menorca

Gorgeous. We tried octopus twice on this trip.

Baby artichokes

We bought butter and ham baguette sandwiches more than once. Brought this one back onboard for our lunch

The food onboard was pretty dang good, too. Salad with apple cider vinaigrette.

Seafood boil.

Triple cream cheese with vanilla honey apricots

Lemon bar

 

Home Again

Been off enjoying the world again.  This time sailing between Dublin and St Maarten via a lovely time in the Mediterranean.  I last spent time in Paris when I was 15 years old and Brian has never been.  One of our first stops was the Louvre where we spent the entire day.  The line to see the Mona Lisa was hours long so we skipped it but enjoyed everything else.  The ceilings were magnificent!

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Unsolved Mysteries Display

I had a lot of fun thinking up things to include in a little display dedicated to a student of unsolved mysteries.  Check out all the details at http://gslcuts.blogspot.com/2019/09/unsolved-mysteries-display-cabinet.html

Breaking Bad

Just a little Breaking Bad shrine to call back to the scene where the Salamanca cousins are introduced.  Check it out at http://gslcuts.blogspot.com/2019/09/breaking-bad-shrine.html

Great British Bake Off

If you are a fan of the Great British Bake Off, you will recognize this work station I crafted in miniature.  It’s made from a 1:12 scale bookshelf, details can be found at http://gslcuts.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-great-british-bake-off-in-miniature.html

Cherries

We are fortunate enough to live about an hour from a cherry orchard.  Then again, we’re an hour from decent groceries, a Home Depot, movie theater, Thai restaurant and a whole lot of other things but I digress…  We go as close to sour cherry picking opening day as possible and missed it by two days this year so the pickings were pretty difficult.  Luckily there were two of us so we got a decent haul.  The vast majority of them went into homemade cocktail cherries.  I killed two bottles of Luxardo maraschino liqueur in the process.  Since they are canned, they will last us a few years.  Cheers!

Tea Keeper Cottage

 

I do love to relax with a cup of tea in the afternoon and always keep a box of tea bags on my kitchen counter.

When I saw the GSL Mini House Front Box http://www.gslcuts.com/Store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=1339 I knew I could make something a lot cuter to hold them.

The little open top house comes in five pieces, easily assembled using tacky glue. If you are inspired by this piece to make your own, you can find a tutorial at http://gslcuts.blogspot.com/2019/06/tea-keeper-cottage.html

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