Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SPRING FLUFFING, SOME FUN SHOPPING, A CHICKEN RECIPE & OUR VANCOUVER TRIP


It's been a busy week, some business and pleasure combined.  That's the way it should be, balance.  I still have a ton of doctor appointments everywhere I turn.  Blood tests ordered at my last physical in December (gulp, a wee bit late) done a few days ago.  A Bone Density test which I should have starting getting years ago.  The annual gynecology appointment which I actually reschedule twice.  I'm just very uncomfortable with that sort of thing.  I think I once wrote that I'd rather go to the dentist.  So now the waiting for the results and to schedule the mammogram and then wait for that.  Just not a breezy sort of thing for me.  Geez, isn't it great to start reading a blog post that is filled with such uplifting thoughts? 

On Monday I had a great time with Emily doing a little shopping.  We haven't gotten together in so long.  She does a lot of work on her days off, meeting with clients and doing design work.  When she is in the showroom she needs to be available to customers and potential clients.  It was great to get out together.  We went to HomeGoods.  I didn't need one darn thing for myself, in fact I'm trying to organize the space downstairs where I keep all my seasonal stuff.  I did need to get a birthday gift for a friend and Emily found a gorgeous and huge pasta bowl and picked out some fancy pasta, olive oil and jars of sauce.  She is so creative in picking out gifts like this.  I would have simply bought the bowl!  

I also became a little nutso in picking out essentials for Abby's new apartment.  I have to backtrack a little.  Her lease with her three girlfriends in their coachhouse ends in a month.  They are parting ways after a fun filled year together and she and her longtime boyfriend, Tom, have decided to take the leap and get an apartment together.  It will be on the Northside.  They are hunting for a place right now.  Each of the girls will take what they brought.  I know she and Tom have a lot of shopping ahead picking out furniture, rugs, curtains...all sorts of major pieces.  We know there are baby showers and wedding showers, but sadly there is no such thing as 'living in sin' showers, so I hit the kitchen aisles knowing that wouldn't intrude on her particular taste and style and it would check off a few things on her list.  I had a ball.  Coffee cups, towels, napkins, a cute canister and all sorts of spoons and spatulas and those crazy things you never think you need until you need them.  She was quite touched.  I got my retail therapy done and didn't add anymore clutter to my own home.

Except this cute bunny you see above.  Just one.  One per year.  Truly.



This bunny banner was found in the dollar bin (but one of the $3 bargains) at Target a few weeks ago.    It was sort of funny, I didn't like the way it was hanging and I mentioned it to The Husband.  The next morning I got up and he met me in the living room, excitedly pointing to the bunny banner.  "Look, Jane!  I think I solved the problem.  I pinned the middle bunny up higher and now it looks like they're running and leaping!"  How clever.  He was so darned pleased with himself.  I have to bring the rest of my spring things upstairs when I get a chance.  I'm a little afraid I'm going to wake up one morning to find everything rearranged.  



We've had some nice warm weather here but also our fair share of gloom.  I guess when the spring-like temps tease us, it's harder to accept the cloudy rainy days.  Today was dark and misty.  Warm enough to have some open windows but a little too damp and humid.  Funny how the weather affects our moods.  Is it just us women?  We seem to talk about the weather a lot on our blogs.  For me, playing with vignettes here and there helps me focus on things I can control, ways to bring some prettiness indoors.  I try to find inexpensive bouquets when I can, especially just before spring arrives when it feels like we haven't seen a living thing in months.  To the left you can see a little jar.  I made some cuttings from a Baby Tears houseplant and I really hope I get some roots.  I love this plant dearly.  Spring.  Growth.  ;-D



Playing a little on the kitchen counters.  I'm really lucky to have a lot of space and I guess I will never be the type to have clean, sleek counters.  I think I just like to be surrounded by what I like.  Things rarely make sense...I mean a box filled with all sorts of string?  And the dog treats right smack next to my flour and sugar canisters?  Yep, that's me.



I promised the recipe for Roasted Chicken Provencal.  I was just too pooped to write it out in my last post but I hope I left you with a good teaser.  This goes together so quickly and easily yet it would make for a wonderful Sunday dinner.  I'm having a love affair with chicken thighs.  I've never cared much for dark meat but I really love how it stays so moist and tender when cooked in a broth or sauce.  The key is to trim the fat very well.  In this recipe the whole garlic cloves turn soft, fragrant and melt in your mouth with each bite, as do the shallots.  Never think French cooking is terribly difficult.  Some of my favorite recipes are all about simple ingredients meant to be savored and remembered.  

Roasted Chicken Provencal

8 skin on chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
2 T of sea salt
1 t pepper
1/2 to 3/4 c flour
3 T canola oil
2 T herbes de Provence (easily found in your grocery with the spices)
1 lemon halved and then quartered
8-10 whole garlic cloves, peeled
4-6 large shallots, peeled and halved
1/3 c white wine

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Season chicken with S&P.  Put flour in a shallow dish and lightly dredge chicken in it, gently shaking to remove excess.

Swirl the oil in a large roasting pan and add chicken.  Pour the wine over the chicken thighs and surround them with the lemon, garlic and shallots.  Top with the herbes de Provence 

Place in the oven and roast for 25 minutes.  Baste with the juices and then lower heat to 350 and bake another 25 minutes.  The skin on the chicken should be browned and crisp.  Remove to a platter and spoon the juices,  lemon, garlic and shallots over.  This is delicious served with a light salad and some good French bread.  

Let me know if you try this.  And if you have any questions, ask away.  Its a real winner!

*****

I have to get to bed early.  A visit with a friend early and after, my first appointment at a dermatology clinic nearby where I will start light therapy for my skin.  Its not the dangerous sort of rays you have in a tanning bed and it helps heal the rash and its inflammation.  I'll have to go 3 three times a week but it's only about 20 minutes away.  I've been on the meds almost 2 weeks and I'm just starting to see some improvement.  The side effects are pretty much gone other than a bit of feeling chilled after it first kicks in.  Nothing bad, the headaches are gone, too.  Fingers crossed.  

Our trip to Vancouver is fast approaching.  We leave on April 8 and come home on the 13th.  We have a busy itinerary,  a cocktail party the night before The Husband's presentation, then two free days of shopping and our hotel is smack in the middle of the best shopping area.  We are also driving 2 hours north to Whistler, a beautiful town waaaaaay up in the mountains.  While neither of us ski we are looking forward to staying in the village which looks like something straight out of Switzerland.  I'm so excited!



 Not a great picture but this is where we will be staying overnight in Whistler.  It's right in the village as we have no need to be near the ski lifts or anything remotely unrelated to shopping and dining.  ;-D

I'm off to bed now.  Thanks for visiting.  See you soon!

Jane x 







49 comments:

Rita C. said...

Hi Jane, love the idea of a 'living in sin' shower, hahahaha! How fun to get your retail therapy on that way. I actually think the weather affects our guys too - aches/pains if nothing else. I've actually gotten out already since my post on the weather and garden (80° days and sunshine were calling me!). Thanks so much for your compliment on my style of writing with a mix of thoughts and facts. I feel yours is much the same. Also like you, I've been taking care of appts, although I'd MUCH prefer any doctor over the dentist. I'm glad your eczema meds seem to be helping. I'm looking forward to your Vancouver trip almost as much as you are - can't wait for the recap - I haven't been there. Have a great rest of the week.
Rita

Mary said...

A usual Jane dear, and early morning check-in here left me with some giggles! Love that A solved the running bunnies problem, I think perhaps your creativity is brushing off on him! Bob doesn't have clue when it comes to any type of decor - I just point when something rearranged or new and he smiles and says "that's nice."

Wishing Abby good luck with her new apt. with Tom - won't go there regarding your comment on 'showers' - just know that was the big giggle, but know what you mean. Lifestyles have changed and it makes one wonder how the future of relationships will eventually pan out in the decades to come.

Love the new bunny and the bunny bunting - I've decorated with my few Easter/Spring items and only bought three cute eggs to add to the bunnies and such. Busy cleaning out the potting shed yesterday in almost 80F - job needed doing and this morning a line stuff is at the curb awaiting the garbage pickup - a good feeling to get rid of old items - trying hard to downsize these days!

Yes, you'll love Vancouver and Whistler - my favorite place in Canada, along with nearby Victoria - so have a great visit.
Hope the light treatment works well - and your meds. Always something isn't it?
Love and hugs - Mary

Susie said...

Blondie, So cute your husband helping with the banner. :) I am so glad you had time with your daughter. I know she appreciated all you chose for her new place. Glad the side effects of your meds has eased or left. Good luck with all the drs. appts. and test results. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Your bunny banner is co cute! You are going to love Vancover and I'm so jealous you are staying in Whistler. It's on my list of places I want to go someday and I would ski, but not skiing will be fun too :-)

Kim said...

There should be some kind of "our first place together shower"...it's expensive to live alone today, roommates are a necessity, and even more expensive to set ups shop! You're a good momma to shop! I would have had a ball, too!! Love the bunny banner.

Silvana Joanne said...

I LOL about the bunny banner! It's so funny how when men do one little thing they are so proud of themselves yet when we tear apart the house cooking and cleaning we say nothing. My hubs does the same. I agree there should be a living together shower. When I went to live with my boyfriend it was expensive buying all the things we needed so we did so a little at a time. heck..I'm still buying stuff, but then again, it will probably never end! Have a wonderful time in Vancouver and take lots of pictures to post on Instagram :-)

Beth said...

Enjoy your trip, Jane! It's such a beautiful area. I was there years ago. We really enjoyed Butchart Gardens - a former rock quarry that is probably the most beautiful garden in the world. Love the bunny banner! So cute! I liked the birthday gift idea of the pasta bowl and fixin's too.
Hugs, Beth

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Jane, love the touches of Spring, bunny by jar of eggs, so sweet. I also love that box on the counter, it's wonderful!!!! Have a great trip, I know you will enjoy your getaway. Blessings Francine.

Stacey said...

Jane, you're killing me with the living in sin shower!! My son and his girlfriend are living in sin too. I don't even care! I just want him to be happy and loved. The wedding will come. Meanwhile, we give them things. :)

Karen Ann said...

LOL... my daughter is moving in with her boyfriend next month... I love the "living in sin" shower idea!! .... I am not one of those who thinks it's awful for two people to live together for a while before they decide if they want to be married. There are too many divorces now a days to argue that fact.

I hate all those tests and doctor visits, etc etc too... have anxiety over them even! But I have discovered if I just get them overwith, it's easier than the procrastination.

Have a great trip.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Sounds like you had a ton of fun shopping with one daughter and shopping for another! Your trip sounds wonderful. Have fun!

podso said...

Cute bunny! You sound happily busy (except for the doc appts.) It's nice your husband has an eye for decor too … I noticed the eggs--pretty shades of color.

Melanie said...

You had me cracking up with the "living in sin" shower - ha ha! So sweet of you to buy Abby and Tom things for their new place.
Thanks for the chicken recipe - yes, I will definitely be trying this soon, sounds so good. I never ate chicken thighs until recently either. I was always a breast meat only girl. But when thighs are roasted like that or in recipes in the slow cooker, the meat is much more flavorful and juicy than the breasts.
My kitchen counters will never be sparse, either but I at least try not to make them look too cluttered-looking. There are some things that I just have to have on the counters...for instance, my KitchenAid mixer. That thing weighs a ton and I use it a lot. I don't know where else one would put it. If it were in a lower cabinet, it'd be a beast to heft in and out all the time. And then there's the coffee-making stuff and cooking utensils. Maybe people who don't put anything on their counters don't cook or drink coffee? ;-)
I hope your light therapy appointment goes well today. It'll probably feel very good on your skin.
Lastly, so exciting that your Vancouver trip is coming up in less than a month! I've never been but I've heard from friends and family that it is a beautiful city. You will have a blast.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Loved reading about your week, Jane. Shopping with and for daughters are right up there as my favorite things to do. Around here we have 'House Warming' parties for new couples moving in together. I've hosted a few for my kids :) I thought it was so cute that your hubby 'fixed' the bunny garland. What a sweetie and it does look like they are leaping! Love to have a peek around your beautiful kitchen. The little tray of eggs is darling. Going to the Dr. is no fun, but good for you for taking control of your health. That reminds me to make some appts. I hope you have a good time on your trip - just 5 hours north of me, here in WA state. Vancouver is wonderful - so much to do there! Two of my kids and their spouses just got back from a week at Whistler. They even went dog-sledding! They said the village is just beautiful with all the fresh snow. I know you'll have fun! xo Karen

It's me said...

Love your rabbit guirlander ......so cute.....love from me Ria x

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Oh my gosh! Whistler! I've heard so much about that place, and it's on my verrrryyyy long bucket list.

You would think with so many people living together, the old tradition of only having showers when you are engaged would have gone by the way side. I think everyone should have a shower every ten years. I know I could use a few new towels ; ). Who's in?

XXX

Vee said...

I like what your husband did with the bunny banner. Wonder if it could work mine. So glad that your treatments are working. No, none of us enjoys doctors and dentists, but that's not the reason we go. A trip to Vancouver sounds wonderful. They seem to always have excellent weather.

Carla from The River said...

That is so sweet of your husband to fix the banner.
Looking forward to hearing all about your trip. So excited for you!
xx oo
Carla

Gypsy Heart said...

You have been a busy bee, girl! The recipe for the chicken looks and sounds delicious...I can't wait to try it. I love dishes that are flavorful and healthy. A dear friend of mine has always used chicken thighs in things she cooks and has urged me to do the same. Whatever she makes is wonderful so between the two of you, I'll see what happens!

I'm not sure if you're aware, but Turmeric is incredibly good for inflammation in the body. You can take the capsules...I do daily...or use the spice form in smoothies, etc. A dear friend of mine developed fibromyalgia after being given an RX for a milder condition. She has had soooo many side effects, etc. She lived in AL but recently moved to Chicago as she can't take the heat and staying inside ALL the time was miserable for her. She follows a keto diet and drinks the turmeric smoothies. The swelling she develops will go down in minutes after ingesting the turmeric.

Your trip is going to be wonderful! You won't want to come home from Whistler. :) The whole area is spectacular so please take a lot of photos.

I'm going to stop now. I've been having so many migraines and allergy issues and it's hard to be on the computer much.

xo
Pat

Bluebird49 said...

Oh--I can just see Ed fixing up my bunny bunting! Ha! Jane, I could paint the house and carpet it, and he'd never notice--and he'd plod right through without wiping his shoes or putting his dirty hands on the bathroom wall, too. sigh
My son and his bride loved Vancouver when they got to go on a business trip before the kids came along.
Like you, I've always preferred the breast meat on the chicken, but I know the dark meat is more moist. I know the lemon makes the chicken really yummy.
I love to think about you spending time with your daughters. I miss that a lot, but I'm always glad to hear of your trips with them.
Oh! I'm right in the middle of the Southern Bible Belt--can you imagine me inviting someone in the next pew to a "living in sin shower"? Uhh...nope! I want to keep what little thinning hair I have! ;) (And my church membership!)
Our fridge has died--so we have another big bill coming up--and a big cleaning and moving around stuff in the kitchen. Then, I'm sure it'll be something else right afterward! Ed's really down--he thought it was just the ice maker, but now the thermostat in both the freezer and fridge are dying. ugh.
I owe you an e-mail, Sweetie, but I've been trying to figure how to buy a new refrigerator, without it breaking our budget and my heart, too. Always something.
Love, you, Jane--and I'm so glad you're having better times with your skin. Wow--only two weeks, and seeing difference already! Good doc!

Theresa said...

I can't believe it has been almost a year since those girls moved in together! I remember them getting the apartment:) I know your daughter will enjoy finding a place for her and Tom and decorating it SO CUTE! Have a wonderful day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Jane, your "living in sin shower" comment made me laugh out loud. Shopping with your daughters must be so much fun. When my mom was alive we used to have some really fun outings together. We'd shop til we dropped. I miss that. How sweet of your hubby to "fix" your bunny bunting. That is so incredibly thoughtful. Your chicken dish looks so delicious. I've never liked dark meat, but Dennis does. Sounds like this recipe could win me over, though, so I should probably try it. Prayers for good results on all your tests, my friend. Vancouver sounds like a lovely idea. Love that photo of the hotel. Looks like my kind of place to stay. Hugs, Nancy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jane, you are such a busy girl! My daughter is really great picking out gifts too. I don't seem to have that knack. Bunny bunting is really sweet and I like how it is hanging on the mantle. So glad that your meds are working and not giving you any trouble. Looks like a great hotel and going to a place with the name of Whistler can't be too bad..Happy Weekend..Judy

Laura said...

Jane-
You are such a good cook.
The title of the recipe sounds very elegant, but I think I can do it!
Thank you for your ongoing inspiration.
Prayers and blessings for you!

Laura

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The recipe looks so good and I have some chicken thighs in the freezer, so I'll be trying it. Loved how your hubby "fixed" the bunting! I'm glad to hear your meds are helping and hope that the results of everything comes back good. I've still got to get my mammo done. Hate those things, too, and so I'm a putter-offer. :) The trip sounds like it will be fun! Especially the shopping and dining part. It's always about the food for me! lol! Take care and have a great weekend. ~Cheryl

Lorrie said...

I hope you enjoy your time in Vancouver. It could be lovely, sunny weather, or pouring rain. And it's very likely that you'll see some leftover (or fresh) snow in Whistler. Beautiful places to visit. Wave across the strait and I'll wave back!

Kit said...

I got such a kick out of your hubby and the banner! That man is a keeper. :) This is the time of year when I also have my doctor visits. Argh! I'm with you, I do not like them either. I just do not like being messed with. I hope your new therapy goes well. Have a great weekend! Kit

Shelia said...

Hi Janie Pooh! Now your hubby is really in tune with the Easter decorating, isn't he? I think that is so sweet! I'm sure you're going to love Vancouver. We've been there a few times! If you get the change, try to go to Victoria Island and then to Butchart Gardens. When I saw it, I thought this must be what heaven looks like! Now, I've never heard of a 'living in sin' shower! :) You're a hoot.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy Crowley said...

Hi Jane,
Isn't it weird how fast easter is coming this year? I backed out the driveway this week and noticed some of my bulbs (purple-type flowers??) are almost over. I missed them, geesh. anyway, love your bunnies. I have had two pet bunnies throughout my married life, both lasting 10 years! Love rabbits, they are such sweet pets. they were indoor pets too. now we just have an insane black lab (a year and a half and counting). Send me an email if you do want to meet up in Van. there is this fab bar I would love to take you to if time, not sure where you are staying. funny husband just said tonight when are we skiing, we can't go next week because it is march break for next two weeks, it would be too busy. but I think we will go week before you are there. You'll love whistler, great eats, drinks, night life, etc. I will pray to rain gods for you. xx Nancy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The chicken dish sounds really yummy - I'll have to pin for future reference. Have a great time in Vancouver! I was there a few years ago, and really loved it. I could imagine living there. It seems to have the best of both worlds -a city with the nature so close by. Whistler was nice - very touristy, but cute. We were there in summer. Must be fun in winter, watching everyone ski. Have a great time!

Jen Kershner said...

Your trip sounds like it will be such fun. I do so love to travel! And then I really love to come home! Your line about the "living in sin" shower cracked me up!

dreamson34thstreet.com said...

OMGoodness!

Jane!

YOU ARE GOING TO WHISTLER!!!!!!!!

Our time share is in the Upper Village between The Fairmont and The Four Seasons! We were just there the first week of February and will be back again for our anniversary in May. (We hope Camille & Jay can go this time.)

You will travel the "Sea to Sky" to get there! (So praying for a clear travel days!)

I am going to make a list of our favorite "to do's" for you.

Now . . . Whistler wardrobe! I always take my old standbys . . . a lined black 3/4 length black jacket and a my black puffy vest. You may be just fine with a vest in April, however, in the mountains, it does get chilly at night. Over-sized sweaters, leggings or jeggings and a pair of comfty jeans. Slip on "walking comfortable" boots or booties. I am big on wrapping scarves.You may not require a hat, but if you do, there is a cute little hat shop in the village. Coming from the chic-ness of Chicago, I imagine you have everything I mentioned and more in your wardrobe, You and I have similar taste.

The atmosphere is international, young and edgy. The majority of the workforce is college aged ski bums from down under. In the winter they ski, and in the summer they ride mountain bikes down the ski slopes.

Can you tell how excited I am for you?

w/L

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jane,
Maybe someday you could open up a restaurant, because your cooking always sounds, looks and I know tastes incredible!
Thank you for this recipe.
Have a beautiful weekend,
Jemma

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I think the bunnies look just fine. Husband is kind of right..they do look like they are leaping..and bunnies do that! :) I bought the same Easter bunny dishes..aren't they adorable. I bought the bowls also and use them every day. Dinner plates I have not used yet. I can't find my Easter things..so I am taking this as a hint that I have too much stuff. You must show us a picture when it's all out. I leave mine out all through Spring..except for the Easter eggs.
Your recipe sounds wonderful. :)
Almost Easter..am I ready. NO!
Mona

Sarah said...

Jane, i can relate about the DR appointments. I have checked off the dentist appointment, but several others are looming in the near future. Glad you and Em got some time together. I think it would be such fun to have a daughter to do things with. Fortunately my nieces and I get some fun time on occasion, and my sister arrives this week. ;-)
Fun to see your Easter things. I'm trying to reorganize all my holiday things too. What a job!
Have a great week.

Carol said...

I am so sorry, Jane, that you have been dealing with so much. Health issues, especially as we get older, just seem to be non-stop. I truly hope the treatments for your skin problems continue to work well for you. I had acne when I was a young teen, but have never had issues since, that is until chemo. I got what they call a "chemo rash," and it was pretty nasty. As much as I hate going to the doctor, I've become a firm believer of pushing through my fear and anxiety so nothing slips through the cracks that might become a major issue down-the-road. Now, please don't put off that mammogram!

I think it's such a good idea to have the need to purchase a gift when you go to Home Goods.....that would keep me out of trouble in that store!

So cute, "Living in Sin" shower! It's quite the norm these days, and even my generation (I'm much older than you) and older, don't think too much about it anymore. I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but it is what it is.

So cute what your hubby did with the bunny banner....gotta love men who do things like that. You've got a "keeper" and so do I!

Your recipe sounds delicious, Jane! I've been enjoying cooking again, and my Pinterest food boards are starting to bulge. I haven't cooked chicken thighs in ages, but it is so hard to cook chicken breasts to the "done" stage without them getting too dry. Think I'll be trying this recipe soon!

Hope you continue to see some Spring and have cold and snow behind you!

Warm hugs,
Carol

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love that your hubby solved the bunny banner problem for you! How sweet! You're cracking me up with the living in sin shower! Hey, it's a necessity these days to share the rent, etc. You're so kind to help them out and I know you had a ball while shopping. Fun times!

Kathleen Grace said...

No "living in sin showers", I'm dying. Well you're a good mom for helping with things for the apartment. Love that little bunny banner, hilarious that your sweetie fixed it for you. Men surprise us once in a while don't they? Everything is looking like Spring. Yay!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jane, your schedule is full but filled with fun and adventure. Love the fun you had shopping and getting items for your daughters new place with her guy. And, I love the leaping bunny banner. Your hubby did good. Just when we think they're not paying attention something like this appears. So fun. Love your "this year" bunny. Thanks for the great recipe. It sounds divine and easy! Have fun on your trip coming up. The place you are staying looks amazing. Have fun shopping!! Thanks for stopping by too and your sweet comments. Blessings sweet friend. xo

Lisa said...

Jane the recipe sounds amazing! I always have a hard time making chicken. I'm guilty of doing same old, same old. I needed this recipe.LOL Good luck with all the appointments. I hate going to gyn dr. too! I'm married to a dentist and would much rather see him.haha I know you're having a ball getting your daughter's place fixed up! Ahh young love.;-)

Mila said...

I really hope you feel completely better soon. Health is so important and a wonderful thing to have

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Jane I goofed up... I saw a post from you show up and being busy I read in quickly and never left a comment. "lIving in sin" shower I say you should throw one for Abby. Chicken recipe looks good, I must try. Hope your light therapy gives you relief Vancouver is a stunningly beautiful city you will so enjoy your time there.
xoxo,
Vera

Penny said...

That chicken recipe sounds wonderful Jane. I just bought some herbes de Provence. Will give it a go. You will love Vancouver.

Lori E said...

You will love Vancouver (you've been before I know)and you will love Whistler. You never know how much snow, if any will be there in April.

If it works out I would love to get together on the weekend but I understand totaly how busy you will be. You know where to find me.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that bunny has hopped into my heart! I cannot wait to hear all about your trip to Vancouver as we have a trip planned for October.

You should share this wonderful posts at Thoughts of Home on Thursday and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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