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A DASH of Florals: Fall Floral Arrangement with Purple Flowers

Purple flowers and fall themed foliage make this dramatic arrangement a sophisticated addition to a Halloween tablescape.

A DASH of Cooking: Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta with Red Grapes

Spicy Italian sausage pasta with juicy red grapes and caramelized onions makes a delicious and unique dinner.

A DASH of Cooking: Roasted Beet Salad with Caraway Crème

An elegant and colorful fall salad recipe featuring oven roasted beets on a bed of caraway crème topped with arugula and chopped walnuts. An Autumn Update Alright before we begin this post, I realize I’ve been significantly lacking in presence lately, as I was this spring.  I had a very interesting and eventful summer that […]

A DASH of Cooking: Chicken Sausage Soup with White Beans and Kale

This chicken sausage soup is a fast and satisfying.  An easy meal to get on the dinner table in a hurry, it makes excellent leftovers for lunches during a busy work week.

A DASH of Gardening: How to Start Seeds Indoors

A short guide on how to start seeds indoors and strategies to rescue seedlings when things don’t go as planned

A DASH of Cooking: Swiss Chard and Bacon Tarte

Sautéed Swiss chard and sweet onions are layered over a creamy base of seasoned crème fraiche and ricotta cheese then topped with bacon.

A DASH of Floral: Red, Purple, and White Flowers in a Salvaged Tomato Can

A cute and playful floral arrangement utilizes red Gerber daisies, purple-magenta carnations, fluffy white hydrangeas with wild looking blue thistles.  Nestled in a salvaged tomato can with a fun graphic label, this floral arrangement radiates whimsical romance.  This would be a perfect Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift idea. Salvaging for Decorating As a busy […]

A DASH of Baking: Lemon Lavender Scones with Icing

The bright flavor of lemon and the herbaceous aromas of lavender permeate these adorable fluffy and moist scones.  Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, these scones are simple to make and are a wonderful treat! Baking – On Hold? The last few weeks has been a little rough for me.   As I was looking towards […]

A DASH of Floral: White Roses with Queen Anne’s Lace and Bells-of-Ireland

This elegant white floral arrangement uses white roses, Queen Anne’s lace, bells-of-Ireland, Coprosma, and Hellebore leaves in a simple glass cylinder vase. Refreshingly Simple Floral Arrangement A simple and classic bouquet of white roses with the light frills of Queen Anne’s lace against a green textural background can be so incredibly beautiful.  Though I love […]

A DASH of Baking: Oatmeal Cookies with Candied Ginger

Chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside, this oatmeal cookie recipe incorporates candied ginger instead of raisins, giving these cookies a spicier flavor and lasting warmth. Homemade Cookies are Required My husband loves ginger cookies.  Recently, he went on a rare grocery shopping trip and decided to pick up a package of ginger cookies […]

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