Bleubeard and Elizabeth for "T Stands For Tuesday". Oh, and thank you for those who directed me to the type of flower growing wild in my yard which I shared a photo of last Tuesday. I have discovered that it is a Scarlet Trumpet Honeysuckle-one of the non-invasive varieties, known to be a handsome, dense vine-good for fences-and the hummingbirds love them:)
We also got some special visitors last week-in my neighbors yard:
Seems I've been posting more of my foodie shots on Tuesdays. And here's another :
Saturday eve. I made Flounder Paprika with garlic, shallots, white wine and lemon. I had some of this Watercress Pasta leftover from the previous eve. so we had that with it. It's made with orecchiette, fresh watercress, peas, lemon and fresh tarragon. It was the first time I made both dishes but after years of cooking I knew these would be good. Well, it was a hit and hubby paid me the nicest complement telling me it was like eating out at a fine restaurant! I love trying new things and cannot tell you how much I have expanded his palate:) If anyone ever wants a recipe just let me know. I was thinking about having a category with the recipes typed up to print out if there's enough interest.
And for more wonderful color I have made two tags inspired by Kristin's Summer Of Color Week 2 palette which is:
Coral & Teal
with a Smudge, Splash or Pop of Bright White
Anyone can join in, there is a FABULOUS prize given away randomly each week, and this is one happening gathering!
Products used for both-gelli plate printed tags, teal flowers (Prima), white card stock, teal card stock, and orange brads (JoAnne's). For the tag on the left I drew a house shape, trimmed it, outlined it with a Pitt pen and stamped the script (Love to Stamp) with Onyx Black Versafine ink(Tsukineko). Added a recycled postage stamp for the door. Wrote and trimmed words using a uni-ball Signo white pen and finished it with hand dyed ribbon and the flower. On the right tag I used a vintage image from my stash, trimmed and edges sponged with the black ink. Sponged Distress Peacock Feathers ink (Ranger) around edges of tag and also used it to stamp the flower (Magenta) onto teal banner I cut out. Sentiment (Think Big Favorites #3-Papertrey Ink) was trimmed and glued on. Finished with teal flower, white flower(the Paper Studio) and metallic dots (JoAnne's). I was so excited about these colors that I have a prayer flag in progress:) I know you can only link up once but if I get it done I'll share it here on Friday.
I'm also linking to the Simon Monday challenge blog (theme is "anything goes"), Mix It Monthly (theme is "home") and Art Journal Journey (theme is "houses"). Thanks so much for coming by. I'll be seeing you!
"Creativity is a drug I cannot live without." Cecil B. DeMille
Flounder Paprika (serves 4)
4 flounder filets 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 c. thinly sliced shallots
1 Tbsp. butter garlic- 2 cloves thinly sliced 1/2 c. dry white wine 1/2 tsp.. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 4 lemon wedges
Place oven rack in middle of oven. Preheat broiler to high. Drizzle oil in a roasting pan. Pat fish dry and arrange in pan. Sprinkle fish evenly with paprika. Sprinkle shallots, butter and garlic around pan. Pour wine in pan around the fish. Broil 10 min or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, basting frequently. When done remove from oven , sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper and parsley. Serve with lemon wedges. Note - I use Smart Balance in place of butter.
Orecchiette With Cress and Spring Pea Sauce (serves 4 )
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen peas(thawed) 8 oz. orecchiette pasta 3 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. fresh tarragon leaves, divided 1 Tbsp. EVOO 1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp.. fresh ground pepper 1 garlic clove 4 oz. watercress, trimmed
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 c.)
Place 1 c. of the peas in a blender or food processor; reserve remaining peas. Cook past in boiling water according to pkg. directions, omitting fat and salt; drain. Rinse under cold water until cool and drain. Add 3 Tbsp. water, 1 Tbsp. tarragon, oil, rind, salt, pepper, and garlic to peas in blender. Process until smooth. Combine pea mixture and pasta in lg. bowl; toss to coat. Add reserved peas, remaining 1 Tbsp. tarragon, watercress, and juice; toss to gently combine. Sprinkle with feta; serve immediately. Note- I use fat free feta.
Wow, I'm always hungry when I leave your blog, no matter what time of day or night it is. Your rainbow mug works well with those lovely flowers. And speaking of flowers, the ones you used on the tags are the perfect teal color. PERFECT. I really like both tags and using your gelli plate made me want to get mine out and play. Maybe later in the week, I can squeeze some time in.ReplyDelete
Thank you for bringing so much color into T this week.
Your food looks great. Your tags came of perfect for this weeks color. It's good to treat yourself once in a while and a mug and flowers is a way to do it.:)ReplyDelete
This is a great post. Photos, food, and art. It is always a pleasure checking out what you are doing.ReplyDelete
and sweet art
summer is good
Great use of the colors for this week.ReplyDelete
Wonderful tags Linda... and I love this couple of ducks- that really colorful bouquet and your funny cup! --- and I am glad that I had breakfast now.. otherwise I would be too hungry to do my blogging now! Yummie food!ReplyDelete
Yes, colour s so important to brighten our days. Love the photos, and your SOC tags are beautiful. ValerieReplyDelete
Linda, your food shots are lovely. I'm interested in the recipes, especially the ones that are easy and healthy to make. The flowers look beautiful. I'm inspired to sketch them. Wonderful tags, the colors are so bright and cheerful.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Tuesday
Your pasta dish looks really good, I think I'll try it.ReplyDelete
I very much like your tags and the description of how you made them was fascinating.
I like the text house with the flowery door, very pretty.
I love that cheerful bouquet and your colorful mug. Looks like Summer! :) I'm always up for food and recipe posts. I'm not much of a cook, but it's fun to try new things. Happy T Day :)ReplyDelete
Linda your tags are gorgeous! What a super job you did, they look beautiful with these colours!ReplyDelete
Your food looks scrumptious, I'd definitely visit and appreciate any recipes you decide to post.
Ooooo love the colors together! Great tags! And....now I am hungry! It does look like fine dining! Happy T-Day!ReplyDelete
These are truly beautiful. And thanks for giving us a synopsis of how you made your designs. I see so many gelli-plate users and I've never tried those.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by to view my Summer of color post.
Fab, Fab, Fab. It is all scrumptious.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful picture of your mug and flowers together. LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Great take on the SOC challenge, I've yet to start mine.
What gorgeous SOC tags the colours really pop. BJReplyDelete
I love rainbows! coral and teal- I'll work on it!ReplyDelete
thank you for this colorful beauty break dear Linda!ReplyDelete
You've made me hungry too...
wonder if your duck couple are looking for a nesting place :)
Happy T Day
Absolutely fab tags Linda....I LOVE those colours.ReplyDelete
Love the flowers and rainbow mug!! When I was growing up we had mallards nesting all over the neighborhood, but people liked them in their yards. Rabbits were another story--LOL! ;)ReplyDelete
I agree Linda that flowers can really brighten your day.ReplyDelete
Love the tags you made.
I love to try new recipes--the pasta one sounds like a winner here. I like flounder but unfortunately DH is not a fan of fish with potential bones. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Both of your tags are amazing! You got the color to play so well together. I'm still thinking on this combination.
That food looks delish!!!! Love your tags for SOC too! It's a 2-fer on T Tuesday. :)ReplyDelete
Yum ... your food pics look so good! Love your tags. Beautiful use of such rich colors.
Hi Linda - your cards are delightful! So pretty and beautifully composed. Thanks for dropping by my blog last week - glad to reconnect with you too!ReplyDelete
Super tags for this weeks SOC challenge.ReplyDelete
These tags are lovely! You have lovely shades of teal and coral going on there!ReplyDelete
Such lovely tags! I am so in love with the sweet house with its stamp-door! and wow these colors go so well together, thats for sure :) Thanks for that cute house for Mix It Monthly ♥ ConnyReplyDelete
Why shouldn't you treat yourself to flowers just because? They're beautiful. And so are the tags. The white really pops.ReplyDelete
Two stunning Tags which use the colours really well :-) xReplyDelete
Love this colorful post, Linda! Your tags are so pretty! Looks like you enjoy cooking and I'm sure your hubby enjoys your wonderful meals, too.ReplyDelete
Love your tags! It's fabulous to see how everyone interprets this challenge. :) I love it!ReplyDelete
These are just the best!!!ReplyDelete
I adore your header!
Wonderful tags and I love the wonderful burst of colour! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)ReplyDelete
Hi! I didn't do a T Day post this week, but I'm glad that I'm catching you for SOC. The gelli print backgrounds on your tags are great, and I love how you uocycled the cute postage stamps. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful tags and lovely quote Linda :)ReplyDelete
I love your beautiful photography! And the tags that you made using this week's colors are absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love your photos and creative tags are wonderful ~ Happy Creating ~ xoxoReplyDelete
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)