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September 17, 2012



I think I´m in love with your dog. He is says so much with his eyes alone! Plus, I´m also in love with your house...


ottolenghi has been inspiring me lately.

here's his column.

some are more labor intensive than others, but all are inspiring in the veg department.

Devon hanna

I am so with you on the planning meal thing, I hate it..your pictures are beautiful as always,,ordered your fancy breakfast one can't wait to get it,,hoping you have a wonderful week.

Carol Ann

I so love your little Clover Meadow! xoxoxo

Sweetshade Lane

Things are still unusually warm down here too. So ready for fall, so that I can walk without roasting, bake without roasting the whole house, and so I can actually roast things in the oven instead!
A quilt kit would be perfect. Love the quilt in the photo.


I love my ornament kit! Dan is making me wait until my birthday (early oct) before I can "open" it.
I think your idea for a quilt kit is also very lovely!
I am trying to be inspired to cook now, too. In fact, I am just about to search for kale recipes to make with the giant amount of kale in the fridge.
We were in OR a couple of weeks ago visiting family and as always we felt the urge to move there, and I think the lovely pictures on your blog act in my subconscious urging me on.. :)


your quilt is going to match you perfectly xoxo


I would be first in line for a quilt kit you put together.
I'm dreaming of those magic Alicia colors :)


HA HA HA HA! I'm still laughing at the 8th grade boy thing....:)

mlle patty

Super cute little plate the piece of cake is on! Also, I love the Swedish-ey light in your photos - very Carl Larsson to me.


i think you need to consider making a calender with all of your amazing photography. yes i do. after the quilt, of course.
have a lovely week!


Love the mix of pics - and your sweet doggy of course. I have both a cute dog and cat myself so I´m weak for that kind of photos! :-)

Amy Kortuem

I love the quilt! The pinks are perfect with the greens (seriously, who needs any colors other than pink and green?)

I'm off to check out that pasta recipe. It looks delish...

annamaria potamiti

Lovely photos. Yes, our weather is just the same. How odd for Vancouver to have all these absolutely clear skies!Until the end of the month they say. Oh my!
(I have been wanting to make home made lasagna. Maybe you have a great recipe,... can I inspire you, so you can inspire me, haha?)
Wishing you and yours a great start to the week;-)


Oh we had a pizza week last week too. Every other night, we picked up pizza or heated frozen. I baked a great big ham 2 nights ago. I guess it will be ham week this week. :P The kids and hubby really don't care. Have a good week :)


Nice photos! Especially love that pupper's face and the flowers with the honor system payment. Thanks for sharing, and please pass a square of that delicious looking berry cake. :)


Yes definately do a quilt kit i'd absolutely love that!
Love love love your blog you bring some sunshine to my dreary cold english day! :)

Anita K

Quilt Kit, I'm in line for a hippie Quilt. See you need to write a cookbook, well, after the Quilt Kit and Calendar, I spent all weekend working on my ornaments, and listening to "The Carpenter", Crazy Good.....

Lisa G.

Alicia, if you're going to plan meals, I think it's better to do it for a week ahead, but it is time-consuming. Looking at recipes, grocery prices, trying to balance what you're eating. It's a good thing to do, but sometimes I get sick of it and just skip it. If you can make a list of tried-and-true dinners and keep adding to it, seeing that list will help. (but, everybody's different, and everybody's schedule is different.)

The anxious look on your doggie's face struck me - they love us and trust us so much, but their lives are still so dependent on us. And some of the more sensitive pets will try to figure us out (I'm thinking of my cat, Dolly); what pleases us, and knowing it will also help them to be happier. (I don't think I'm imagining this! am I?)

Blessings to you -

like the quilt, of course! :)

sharon from sharon stanley writes

oh yeah, a hippie quilt...those of us who lived the 70s salute you and wait with much anticipation....yes please. trust me, you do NOT want to be an 8th grade boy...many many noises and smells....and i too am pants at meal planning, therefore i make myself plan one month at a time, 4 days each week...that leaves two for eating out, one for leftovers...makes it much easier for shopping and for cooking....just so you know.

Seanna Lea

Your meal conversation sounds so much like ours. Though usually my husband will say that he wants food. When pressed, he amends it by saying, "Tasty food." So useful, I know.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger

What's Clover thinking?
Her dear face... that's going to stay on my mind all day.

Melissa L.

I made that blueberry cake the last time you blogged about it - OMG, it was fabulous. Seriously thinking about making THAT for dinner. Yeah, the whole dinner.


That blueberry cake looks soooo good! More beautiful photos!


I just read Dinner: A Lovestory and it got me inspired to make dinner again. In fact I can not wait to get home and cook tonight. I have not felt that way all summer!

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