Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Think Spring

Wherever you are, I hope you are warm and that soothing rays of sunlight are shining down upon you. Our reality here in Maine right now is the picture above.  And more snow is headed our way tonight.  

I say, screw reality.  

I'm about ready for mojitos, crocuses, open-toed shoes (or just shoes of any kind that are not fleece-lined, waterproofed, and lug-soled) and the sight of green, green grass.  Since I can't have any of those, I'm indulging in retail therapy and food therapy both, and I don't feel the least bit guilty. If you feel like indulging along with me, click on the links in the captions to visit the sites where I found these lovely images.   

Isn't it time for some flowers and bunnies, and maybe a recipe involving eggs and lemons and fresh herbs?  

Tulip Magnolia Branches and Hungarian Storage Jars from Terrain

Little Hopper Taper Holder from Anthropologie

Bunny Cupcake Stand from Pottery Barn

Bluebird Eau de Parfum from Olivine Atelier

Okay, so the perfume is maybe more summer than spring, but as we hit record-breaking cold temperatures here in Maine this week, I think a little summer would be perfect about now, too.

Spaghetti Pangrattato with Crispy Eggs from Smitten Kitchen

I'm going to make this recipe tomorrow for dinner.  Tonight I'm making blood orange and fennel salad. The theme for me until the snow melts is sunshine in a bowl.

Sending love your way . . .

xo Gigi


  1. I really love your outlook, I'll try to handle our snow as well as you are dealing with so much more. I also love that cupcake and stand and anything that Smitten Kitchen shares.
    Thanks, Gigi.

    1. I really can't resist that stand, Susan! I think cupcakes and yummy recipes will be the way to get through the next three or four weeks! ;)

  2. Oh dear! I would be rather depressed by now, especially with more snow coming. A friend in Iowa keeps counting the days until spring. I she isn't disappointed. And I hope you will see signs of spring in 22 days too. Made a lemon cake just this week. It is gone, but think of another basil lemon cake to try. Though we have had sunshine the days are still not very long, so I am craving lemon sunshine. Love that bunny cupcake holder.

    1. Yum! Lemon cake. I'll expand my sunshine in a bowl to include sunshine on a plate! xo


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