“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”
– Audrey Hepburn
Our rose bushes are covered in buds, promising beauty for our upcoming weddings.
(These buds are on Cinco de Mayo.)
Daily Prompt: Hope
Happy National Margarita Day (February 22nd)! To commemorate the occasion, here is the recipe for a beautiful and delicious Blood Orange Margarita. Salud!
Blood Orange Margarita
2 oz. anejo tequila
1 oz. orange liqueur
juice from 1 blood orange
juice from 1 lime
lime slice for garnish
edible flower for garnish
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, orange liqueur, blood orange juice and lime juice. Shake well to chill and to mix ingredients.
2. Strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with lime and flower.
Enjoy, but please don’t drink and drive!
This is a post that I originally published on my other blog, but the recipe is so good that I thought that it deserved a second run.
Looking for a similar “mocktail”? Try my Blood Orange Lemonade recipe!
It was another beautiful sunrise in Manhattan, Kansas. That should bode well for anyone getting married today.
Wishing everyone a very lovely day!
These red roses are so beautiful that they remind me of a piece of art. So I played with the photo a little to give it a more artistic rendering.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art
Romance is in the air and we are getting ready for Valentine’s Day and thinking ahead to Spring weddings!
Wishing you love and happiness!
There is a certain beauty possessed by the winter garden, if one is open to seeing it. We’ve had several outdoor weddings in the snow – with the reception in the warmth of the B&B!
Have a lovely day!
This is the cake for an intimate, fireside wedding that we had at The Morning Star this afternoon. It was Marbled Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream. Aren’t the finishing touches lovely?
Best wishes to the bride and groom for a future filled with warmth and love!
Beauty Berries, capped with snow.
This week’s photo challenge: circle.
Have a lovely day!
A few delicious recipes to help you plan for New Year’s Eve … Happy New Year!
Wishing all of my followers a healthy, happy, and inspiring 2015!
Here is a mocktail recipe and a cocktail recipe as we get ready to celebrate, with thanks, all of the good things in the year that has passed – and to toast, with joy and hopefulness, the year to come.
Berry Happy New Year (Mocktail)
Place a scoop of raspberry sorbet in the bottom of a Champagne glass. Add 3 fresh black berries. Top with flavored sparkling water.
Place a scoop of lemon sorbet and of limoncello sorbet in the bottom of a Champagne Glass.* Add a splash of vodka and top off with Prosecco. Enjoy!
• Sgroppini are traditionally made with lemon sorbet, vodka and Processco, but since I always make limoncello sorbet around the holidays – when I make homemade limoncello – I like to add a little limoncello sorbet to my Sgroppini. Sgroppini can also…
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Beautiful roses for one of our Romance Packages!