Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Light Shrimp Dinner

I made one of my favorite easy week night dinners last night:
Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary and Thyme
You can use any fresh herbs, you start with 5 tablespoons of olive oil, the herbs and some salt and pepper ( I use Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Seasonings: Original Mixed-Up Salt) and roast that in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or so

Let that cool a bit and then add the shrimp (I also add shallots in!) Toss to coat with the herbs and oil
Pop it back in the oven and cook the shrimp for another 10 minutes, then let cool slightly and add a tablespoon of white wine vinegar, toss and serve over white rice with a green salad.

Easy, healthy & delicious!

Full recipe is here on the Fine Cooking website:
Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary and Thyme

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring means work

Yesterday was beautiful here - sunny - and 62 degrees, which felt warm to me! I had a busy day of spring clean up which included painting and cleaning barn windows. 1 down only 4 more to go! Thankfully these windows pop out so I can put them on a sawhorse and really clean and paint. Today the kids and I will get more flowers to plant!

And once I had painted that one barn window I decided to give a fresh coat to this old church pew that I bought up in Maine years before we built our house. It's that domino effect. Now the bench looks lovely and crisp and the rest of the front porch needs some serious elbow grease!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Long time - no post! Spring is slowly becoming present here in New England. It was a long, cold winter - and spring is a chilly one this year. I look forward to some real warmth!
So it's nice to bring a bit of inside.
I am terrible at keeping house plants alive, so I had this high bush Bluberry branches to cheer me all winter. I love the architecural feel of the branches.
I love my little glass wall vase - allows a splash of spring in the downstairs bath :-)
Spring also makes me a year older. sigh. Had a lovely family dinner party last night given by my husband to celebrate!
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