This and that: July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Barns

Last week I didn't have a post as I was busy with my family.  We spent the week swimming, having bonfires, playing on the beach and touring Quincy mine. So much fun.  But I am back this week with Almost Wordless Wednesday...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday ~ Linky Party

It has been a busy week for me.. I have family here and we have been spending the time down at the lake.. and yes I am already royally burnt..  I hope that you have had a great summer so far and have done something amazing.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Iced Mocha Latte Macchiato

Did you know that Macchiato means marked or stained in Italian?  I didn't until I looked it up.  First I was thinking the mark was chocolate or caramel marking on the top of the frothed milk.  Then when I was reading more it is the stained from the espresso or from the steamed milk

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday {Linky Party}

These weeks seem to just fly by... It is Thursday again, time for a new party... Last week was a wonderful party with lots of great recipes.  I hope that you will join us again this week and bring your awesome recipes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Home Made Summer Cookbook Review

I have joined a group of great bloggers and each month we will be reviewing cookbooks for you.  This month we are reviewing Home Made Summer by Yvette Van Boven.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday{w/ link-up} ~ Badou, Togo Waterfall

It is time to link up to my Almost Wordless Wednesday.  This week, I thought I would bring you over to Badou Togo to the Water Falls of Aklowa.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Iced Tea

If you have been following me on any of my social media you know that I love, love teas.  Just about any kind of tea... cold, hot or in between.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blog Train and a Picnic

We are going on a picnic and have brought a  lot of yummy recipes with us. 
What do you like to bring on you with you when you go on picnic?
Are you someone who is very elaborate or do you just pack simple?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday {Linky Party}

Does the weeks go by as fast for you as they do for me?  It seems like it was only yesterday that I was writing my post for last week and it is already to do another party.  We had a wonderful party last week and I was so happy to see so many recipes linked up with the July 4th weekend going on.

Seasoned Pita Bread

I have wanted to make pita bread for a long time.  I finally did it and I think it turned out wonderfully.  It was pretty easy to make and you can have fresh pitas without having to even heat up your house.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Elephants

I am obsessed with elephants.  Not sure why I am so obsessed with them.. but I am.  Maybe it is because they are so magnificent.

Quinoa Salad and Sunbutter Dressing

I was given the recipe for the Sunbutter Dressing from a friend and decided to make a Quinoa Salad to go with it.  The dressing makes about 2/3 cup and I only used a small amount for my salad.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Foodie Friend Friday Linky Party

Are you ready for the 4th?  Do you have your menu planned?  Or do you need some more inspirations? Maybe you will find some here on this week's Foodie Friends Friday Party... and make sure that you check out our Host Favorite from last week's party as there are many great patriotic recipes....

Fill the Cookie Jar ~ Firecracker Macaroons

The beginning of July is very busy Patriotic Week.  With both Canada Day and Interdependence Day both countries are busy getting ready and celebrating their countries.   This week also is Fill the Cookie Jar time.  I decided to make a cookie that would be good both for countries as my heart lies in both.of them.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday {link-up} ~ Lightning Storm

We have had some amazing lightning storms over the last few nights.  Sunday night I decided to go out and try and take some pictures.  I only took out my I-phone, really wish I would have used my camera and tripod.

Canada Day - Centerpieces

Happy Canada Day!
Hope you are having a wonderful celebrations today, with great foods and decorations!
Today I am show you how you can make a quick and inexpensive centerpiece for your Canada Day table.