Hello, my friend. I hope you had a good week. I was on call for jury duty all week but never got called. Our son, Tommy was here visiting and that’s always fun cooking and taking walks together. Well, it’s Sunday and that means Annie, Cindy, and I have our five faves for you! I’ve got some good ones including a dining room refresh, smart cooking ideas, and a murder mystery that I just plowed through.
Dining Room Refresh, Smart Cooking Ideas, and A Good Book
1. Professional Grade Vegetable Chopper
My cousin, Janice LOVES this chopper. Janice says, “It chops onions and uniformly (with less eye irritation), and has a mincer for garlic and I use it to make Salsa Cruda.” See how uniform her chopped tomatoes and onions are? I think Howard would have some fun with this.
2. Tip To Store Fresh Herbs
This is interesting: How To Store Herbs So They Stay Fresher, Longer.
3. Traditional Dining Room Refresh
Anne is a virtual client in New Jersey. She has a lot of her own ideas but I act as a sounding board and resource. She wanted a fresher, brighter, little bit glam dining room. We started by recovering her existing chairs in a pretty stripe. We Facetimed to go through fabrics and I sent her the selected samples.
Here is the little dining room makeover video for Pinterest. Click on the small box at to bottom right to have it fit on your screen.
4. Great Murder Mystery Book: The Guest List
The Guest List by Lucy Foley. I loved this page-turner! Except I listened to it on audio from our library. So good with the British and Irish accents and atmosphere on a remote Irish island.
5. Amazing Cheese Boards and Fruit Baskets
My daughter’s friend, Shelby owns The Sorella Collective in Los Angeles, California. If you are local, you can order from them. But I love following them on Instagram for their beautiful feed and inspiration.
Shelby says, “All produce is based on what we find at our weekly Farmers Markets and what is in season. Produce changes from week to week and depending upon the availability.”
And those are my five good things including a dining room refresh and smart cooking ideas!
Let’s go see what my friends are up to: