Showing posts from 2014

Last of the Summer Rose: Rose Ice Cream Recipe

The Last of the Summer Roses are Here!  Here's a Recipe for you to enjoy with the last of this year's roses.  Rose Petal Ice Cream 2 C Heavy Cream 1 C Sugar 1 C Rose Petals 2 Tea Spoons of Rose Congou Black Tea 1-2 drops of food coloring In a heavy bottomed saucepan heat milk, sugar, rose petals and Rose Congou Black Tea over moderate heat until almost boiling.   Take off stove; place a lid on top and steep for 20 minutes.   Strain, place in fridge to cool; then process in an ice cream maker.   Serve in chilled glasses with a few rose petals for garnish.   Yields 4 servings.   Keep in mind, the cream makes this Ice Cream rich, so a votive cup of Ice Cream is a perfect serving size.  Enjoy! 

Germany Trip 2014

I've been back from Europe for about a week now and getting settled back into the routine of life. My internet was limited in Germany so I was not able to post the photo blog-posts until now! Enjoy the pictures!  While in Dortmund, we visited Kaya's family friend Biggi. She is an artist and is so sweet. Look at the lovely table she laid! We had tea and coffee in the garden. Isn't it so pretty!  A few days later we traveled north towards the Baltic sea and stayed in the little village of Heiligenhafen... "Willkommen" says the Findus cottage!  The "Hanger" bridge to Fehmarn!   This is a fun antique store! Lots of China in here! My version of a "toy store"!  Lübeck ~ one of my favorite Germany cities. Lübeck: A real-life statue! Watch out he may move on you!  Lübeck might be my favorite because of the Niederegger Marzipan Cake Cafe!  Just a few of the yummy cakes to choose from! Be w

Last Day in Paris

For our last day in Paris, we decided to go into the city early and eat a typical French Breakfast called Petite Déjeuner which consists of croissants, bread and jam, orange juice, and coffee. Here are some pictures of the street of Paris during the morning hours, our breakfast, and one last visit to Notre Dame. Enjoy!  Petite Déjeuner ~ Oh so good!   Notre Dame ~ when we visited a few days ago we it was late and already closed for the day so we didn't get to go inside. Today we took this opportunity to take a peak. It was spectacular.   I was told during this time, people liked to build the churches very big to remind people that God is great and they are small. The gargoyles on the outside were to make people afraid and turn to God.  The stain glass was very colorful and beautiful, my pictures do not do it justice!  Au Revoir Paris! I shall see you again! It was truly a magical experience and now I

Paris Day 2

Day 2 in Paris! Saw a bunch of major sites! It was all very exciting and now I'm relaxing in our hotel room and putting my feet up! Lots of walking! Enjoy the photos!  Arc de Triomphe I'm in love with these cream colored houses and their red flowers! They look so much fun to paint! This is only one of the many (and I do mean many) photos I took of these types of houses!   First  glimpse  of the Eiffel Tower Hard to believe it was real! After only seeing it in photos all my life and to be standing in front of it was pretty amazing! I once photoshopped the Eiffel Tower into one of the backs of my photos, but today, I didn't have to!  Champs-Élysées Another view of Champs-Élysées Tuileries Garden Love Lock Bridge My first real French Crepe!  Chocolate filled crepe! Amazing! It was so amazing, I had to have another one! So I bought another one down the stre