Status symbol

Last week Tara Dillard in her wonderful blog posted this photo and declared it a status symbol!!

All the time I wanted mine  a bit more polished, more details more manicured, more expensive…

Sometime it is benificial to look through the eyes of someone  you trust and admire to realize what you already have



The very best shortbread cookies…


 embellished with a cookie Press from my dear, late friend Erik. He loved these. I call them Erik Cookies.

                                                                     Three ingredients; flour, sugar & butter.


  Gingerbread People, Chocolate Pecan cookies


and of course the favorite Oatmeal raisin with pecans.



   The seed catalogues are arriving daily…


 waiting for the day after  Christmas.


 Traditionally that is when we start planning the Potager.