Friday, April 5, 2013

Awesome Kitchen, etc.

lemon thyme spritzer

well, you already know I wouldn't be serving anything in an old jar,
rather a beautiful crystal glass which, to me, just makes the entire thing so much better.

anyway, the recipe:

  • 6 large lemons
  • 2 12oz. cans of soda water
  • 2oz. simple syrup
  • Many sprigs of thyme
  1. Juice and strain the seeds from the lemons into a pitcher with ice
  2. Add simple syrup and soda water
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Pour contents into glass and garnish with several springs of thyme

from basilgenovese

Feta Dressed w/ Chili, Lemon, Olive Oil & Herbs

this, too, from BasilGenovese

feta dressed up with red chili peppers, lemon, herbs of your choice, olive oil
isn't this lovely?
I would serve it exactly like this, it's just so Italian, isn't it?

believe it or not, I love stacks of stuff like this

the arranging, the collecting, and the using...all important.

sourdough bread, fresh from the bakery, with REAL butter,
the freshest unrefrigerated tomatoes you can find,
some of that feta, some greens...

we've almost given up eating beef,
& I feel so much lighter inside, and I'm happier knowing I'm not
consuming an animal which had to be killed so that I could eat.

(I know, I know...some of you will think I'm silly...but a good idea has
to begin somewhere...right?  however, I'm in the wrong state for this to
catch on here.)

what we see every day in the hill country, 
about an hour from Houston

& now to end with happiness....



  1. Marsha you're killing me here, I can't wait for real spring and summer to show themselves! Love the doggie rolling upside down, Dylan did that yesterday in mud five minutes after we got home from him having a bubble bath! I told him his face was dirty right after I started wiping it off with my sleeve....;)


  2. The feta looks like it would be delicious like that!...perhaps in that sandwich paired with a lemon thyme spritzer...perfect summer lunch!...xv

  3. Oh, I love that kitchen! (Though I would need a step stool to reach those overhead hanging pots and pans.)

    The dog picture puts a smile on my face... They do make us cheerful, don't they?

    Enjoy your Friday and your weekend!

  4. Marsha, happy Friday!

    I love that kitchen as well as the collected utensils in the other kitchen photo. The sandwich and the feta look like the perfect lunch on a Spring day.

    As for the adorable do and the little pigs...I am smiling as I type.

    I hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend. I have been meaning to ask, how is your husband feeling?


  5. The lemon spritzer recipe sounds so yummy! I must try it.

    Have a good weekend :) xo

  6. Oh my gosh... the feta and the lemon water looks so refreshing and delicious...!

  7. Marsha, this post is absolutely stunning..:)))
    Feta looks SO delish and your images with a dog and piggies make me so smile!!!

    Wish you wonderful weekend,

  8. too beautiful, of course...your pix make me want to DO something...

  9. You're on a roll here with these yummy drinks! I have some lemon thyme growing in a pot - it would go really well in your recipe.

    Does that mean you have almost given up all meat, or just beef? We have cut down and down and down on our meat consumption - only a few times a week now. And we all feel healthier for it. xx


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