Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Ok, here are the top 10 reasons I NEED to be picked for the Farm Chicks giveway :
  1. I just know that Serena is my long lost sister !
  2. I AM a DEFINATE Minnesota Farm Chick !
  3. My family thinks that I should definately be the one to win this :)
  4. My name is Celeste (Serena has a friend named Celeste)
  5. This trip to me would be better than a trip to Hawaii !  Seriously !
  6. I eat , live and breath Farm Chick style !
  7. I have the Farm Chicks cookbook and need it signed :)
  8. I have never been to Washington !
  9. I have a reputation in my small town, as a girl with some of the funnest "junk"!
  10. I am debuting my "wares" at the Junk Bonanza this year and need some wonderful "Farm Chicks" inspiration !

So this is my humble plea to be picked for the giveaway...I will be anxiously waiting by my computer to see the winner unveiled and will hope and pray it's little old me . Thank you, Celeste at Vintage Ivy

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Look what I found !

So this morning, my six year old , was as usual the first one down stairs to eat breakfast, ahead of the rest of us.  My hubby had already left at his usual time.  As I came down the stairs, I heard her singing about a Cupola........alittle strange .....and then she was talking to someone...(which isn't unusual for a six year old )....
As I came around the corner of the kitchen , she was definately having a conversation !  I was alittle scared that someone was in the driveway, so I said "who the heck are you talking to ?" !!!
She gave me a look and said "Ah, daddy, ...he's gonna sell a cupola " !.....
Well, in any other family, that would be a weird conversation to have with a six year old at 7 in the morning, but not here :)
My hubby WAS outside, and he was excited to tell me to look in the driveway .....so I did, and there it was, a very large beautiful old cupola !
"It was laying in the middle of the freeway, on my way to work!!"  What luck !
We get excited about such things !  Strange?  Not really !
So this fabulous piece will make a great addition to my Junk Bonanza booth !  It's so pretty !

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ta Dah !!!

The recipe went really well.  Only thing is I started out with making the first few crepes a bit thick, so we ended up with 10 layers instead of 12, but it was just as delicious !
Here is our finished product !  Have to say it is one of the best desserts that we've had !  Seriously !  It's hit !  (See next blog down for the full details and recipe :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lemons , Eggs , and Easter ! OH My !

Happy Easter !  Our family doesn't have traditions for Easter , per say, but each year we DO split the dinner up, being it's just my parents and my family.  So this year I decided I would like to do the desserts amoung some other things.  So my mom showed me a recipe in the Easter issue of Martha Stewart .......Meyer Lemon Crepe Cake, Yum !!!  The picture above is from the magazine!  Hope mine turns out just as beautiful !!
So mom picked up the "meyer lemons"  from Trader Joe's, regular lemons wouldn't due.....because Meyer lemons are supposed to be sweater, less sour, according to Martha :)
So this morning I got all my ingredients out, and got to use my grandmothers antique glass  !  I love trying new recipes, and anything with Lemons is sure to be good.  So basically, you make homemade lemon curd, and then the crepes!   And before assembling you whip in heavy cream into the curd and start layering crepes and lemon curd !!! All can be made ahead and then assembled before eating ! 
So, here is the start of it...........I am already having a hard time leaving the finished lemon curd alone !!  Seriously, it is to die for ! 
I will post my personal finished product from our Easter dinner, tomorrow...until then Bon Apetit !  And try a new recipe today :)  Happy Easter !