Well here we are- another week of more or less the same routine. Experts say routine is good, so I should be doing well.
The cardoons have come back with one planting itself in an inconvenient spot. I’m leaving it but know it will be scraping everyone that comes up the walk to our house.
The kale keeps coming!
And peas. So many flowers on the peas. We had an extended cold season, which helps.
Baked a rhubarb/blueberry pie.
I don’t waste pastry scraps.
The boys enjoyed the pie ( I didn’t have any). This was a new pastry recipe for me that used vegetable shortening and egg. They both thought it was pleasant and flaky. I’d try it again as it rolled out easily. I’m happy to do things easier when possible.
Instead of serving cornbread or biscuits I put my Nordicware pan to use and made aebelskiver using a standard pancake recipe with half the flour replaced for cornmeal. It is all perception of course as there’s little difference from pancakes but this just looks fancier and special.
Clothes have been a little better than utilitarian but just. Obviously, inspiration is lacking as this drags on and endlessly on, but getting dressed is worthwhile even if no one sees it. This linen dress has a fun print, and good colours.
This outfit got lots of love on Instagram, and it is easy to see why. The nylon material gives it a nice flowing shape. The print is fun.
This 1970s linen dress was thrifted for change. I googled it and found a similar Rae Hepburn dress listed for $600 usd. Madness! I’m keeping it, but good heavens, for that kind of money you could buy a used car! I’ve actually bought usedcars for less the Tempo was 500 bucks.
I like this embroidered dress. I don’t like that it makes me look like I have enormous pontoons strapped to my chest. I’m certain I already possess the natural buoyancy of fat women everywhere- I could do without having it so emphasized!
See? I wear a 36D . That’s hardly Dolly Parton territory. Anyway, this dress may become a skirt soon.
Brown for spring? Of course. What I like about this silk dress is the print is floral rather than autumnal leaves.
More thrifted clothes from ages ago. The necklace and earrings are not vintage but rather a set I purchased at K Mart about 20 years ago.
I’ve been featuring pieces from my jewelry collection on Instagram and thought I would show a few here.
And that’s about it for interesting things. I am working on a fragrance review of a bottle of vintage Devin I scored for almost nothing online. I was worried that it would smell like Aliage. Mercifully, it did not. Anyway, review coming soon.
Hope everyone is well and staying clear of covidiots. See you next week. You