Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's Simply Wonderful!

Oh me oh my...just in case you might be wondering...the status of the kitchen is still...hmmm...somewhat undone! The tiles finally came in...I did move all of the kitchen stuff out of Den's study and into the new drawers and shelves or else into the be decided about later. We still have not painted the new island! I used to be the kind of person who needed everything done right away...I am not sure when I changed into a non decider?

Oh well...I think I have too many too many lists of things to do lately...and I am outside more now, too...oh pooh, I am making far too many excuses!

This book is just too is making me miss Maine way too much...the fish chowders and blueberries and pottery and artists...the rocky coast that looks so much like Northern California...the hotel we love, the restaurants we love...I can't stand it...and now that Lucy and Roxie have each other for company...we can fly in for a long week end or even take the train! Yum!

Making this for dinner tomorrow because fish chowder is mentioned on every other page! I am using Elise's recipe from Simply Recipes! I love this site! This is Elise's photo, too...I haven't made mine yet.

Making this tonight...also from Simply Recipes..Chipotle Salsa Baked Chicken...Den is coming in from a trip to the Midwest...and this will make him so happy!

Back to my Maine's such a relaxing reading experience...yum...

Buona lettura!


  1. Glad you worked some food into this post. It just wasn't you to have not mentioned it for so long :)

  2. I have trouble deciding but once I do, I want it all done yesterday! I hope the kitchen is done soon!

  3. That chicken looks delicious!

  4. You're always making me hungry. Wish I could fly up and visit for dinner. ;)

  5. Patty, I like both the book and your chowder - I have never made one like that myself. Good luck with your kitchen. Cheers

  6. I love Maine and hope to visit my family there this summer. :) Hope you get to go soon too! The book sounds great! Dinner looks like it will be delicious. Chowder is so yummy.

  7. I felt the same way about Sweet Salt Air....the food, the surroundings, the scents....all so lovely. And I've never even been to Maine...but I feel like I have been.

  8. Re-doing rooms and all the upheaval bah! Have a room torn up right now and it is becoming a bigger job than I anticipated. I think I will have to read this book as Maine is one of my very favorite places to be. I want to retire there but Hubby is not on board with that idea yet!