As you can see, we’ve got a new look around here! You may recall my special post a few days ago, where I explained that some unexpected problems with my previous blog theme had me hunting for a new one. This gorgeous new theme (courtesy of Nose Graze) caught my eye right away, since it’s so customizable. Unfortunately, it took me almost three whole days to get it set up, but I promise I have a good reason:
This awesome little guy is my brand new nephew (and soon to be godson!). I’ve been staying at my sister’s place the last couple days to help out with the new baby, which hasn’t left much time for blogging…but it HAS left lots of time for baby cuddles and playing pretend with my 3-year-old niece. The toddler and I even colored some leftover sugar cookies (from my Candied Flower Cookie recipe) with some special food markers I had on hand.
Now that I’m back to blogging, it’s time to say goodbye to our Secret Garden menu. I’ll be sad to see it go: I got to make so many things I’ve never made before! Our Young Fowl with Bread Sauce turned me into bread sauce’s biggest fan, and our Lavender Lemon Eclair recipe ensures that my own kitchen will be enabling my eclair addiction from now on. I also got to make candied flowers for the very first time!
As a final farewell to The Secret Garden, we’ve got a new tea blend (Miss Mary’s Garden Blend) available through Adagio. Head over to our tea gallery to check it out!
But of course, we have a wonderful new Book of the Month just around the corner. I can’t wait to get started! It’s definitely a classic, but a little different from our usual reading material. Want to know what it will be? Here’s a hint:
And if you want more garden-themed recipes to get your flower fix, here are some from our previous menus: