I took advantage of a day off to load the kids into the car and drive up to New Hampshire for my mother's birthday two weeks ago. I didn't technically wear the heels up there.....but I thought the heels and clutch were a fun way to dress up the outfit (full disclosure, I actually wore gladiator sandals for the drive and walking around as heels do not generally make sensible farm attire).
The dogs just love running around up at the farm. So much for the pooches to explore between the fields, barns, orchard, you get the idea. A perfect opportunity for some gratuitous Kiki shots. Though, I was a concerned mama when we were warned about the fisher cat that has taken up in the blackberry bushes. Dangerous for the dogs and double whammy, preventing us from picking any of the delicious fruit! Trust me, you don't want to tango with a fisher cat my friends. They will win.
PS, husband contributed the name for this post. Yes, my backdrop is a barn but the term has another financial related meaning, as one hell of a week (chaotic highs and lows), applied in this case to the stock market . My new word of the week = barn burner. I see future potential use for applying this term to extreme sample sales or markdown situations.
This dish was first made........born of a mistake. I purchased puff pastry in a rush at the super market when I really need phyllo for spanikopita. I made the best of this costly error (puff pastry is not cheap my friends- though it is worth it for the ease of picking it up in the freezer) and turned it into a delicious tart for a family get together. My father in-law loves caramelized onions so any dish working them is automatically well received. I have made it no less than 3 times since. It is simple and you got it, utterly delicious.
I took some liberties with the recipe I used here, and instead of roasting the onions in the oven, I caramelized them on the stove top, and sweetened them up a bit by adding some fig preserves. Alright, alright, I may have added some more bacon too.
It is a delight of an appetizer but would make a delicious, quick dinner, during the week too.
Another hot summer day, another white dress out and about.
This time the dress is an old closet staple, unearthed from the vaults, and years out of circulation at H & M. I have seriously had this dress for about 10 years and it really never goes out of style (or shows all the items I dropped on it and stained it with over the years!).
Husband and I pulled over on the way up to NH over the weekend to take these shots at a mini-hatch shell on the Mystic river in Medford. I have drive by it a million time and always wondered about it. Imagine my surprise when I found the mural had been painted by some do-gooder students at my alama mater, Tufts. The bright colors and musical images immediately make me start humming the opening horns from Sir Duke, by Steve Wonder. Classic song for a classic dress.
Do you have any items like this? That you just seem to wear year after year?