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It’s an affogato kind of afternoon. If you’re unfamiliar with this pleasure, be prepared to be ruined as going forward nothing else will do. An affogato is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped or "drowned" with a shot of hot espresso. For a tropical pleasure that tastes perfect, try  Coconut Bliss  instead of fatty fat ice cream.    # coffee   # espresso   # affogato   # sipofspokane   # thewritingroom

Purple Craze : Lavender

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Getty Images Purple Craze : Researching what to do with all the lavender we’re growing. Loving the options.  💜 # Lavender   # Crafty   # GardenJournal  Click on the link for 30 great ideas from Country Living Magazine https://www.countryliving.com/gardening/garden-ideas/g1864/lavender-crafts-and-recipes/?fbclid=IwAR0OfdcEiK2YiZ082MTg9KiuN_c4LV6sPo_52WW4bvU5b6JWti8YTbOLP1k

VICTORY GARDEN UPDATE : Things are sprouting!

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We planted a potager (pronounced: poe-tah-jay). It’s the French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. A potager is meant to be useful and beautiful. I’m excited about growing fresh vegetables and snipping fresh herbs on demand. I’ve wanted to do this for so long. In the past, I’ve planted fresh kitchen herbs but that’s the extent of it. All the guidance we’ve received has been greatly appreciated.  I began by takin g the time researching and sketching out the plan for the raised garden beds.  The historical potager design is based on the Gardens of the French Renaissance and Baroque Garden à la française eras. Historically popular items were flowers (edible and non-edible) and herbs that are planted with the vegetables to enhance the garden's beauty. With our lives being altered by Covid, we are now calling it our Victory Garden.  Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens were planted at private residences and public parks in the United States,
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The following is a post I wrote in honor of Veteran’s Day. Today being Memorial Day, we are remembering those whose lives ended for our freedom. For at least a moment today breathe in reverence, breathe out gratitude.  It seemed appropriate to post about Flanders Fields, which was written in May 1915 as a tribute to the brave. ....................................................... This is the story of how the poppy came to be known as an internationally recognized symbol of Remembrance. From its association with poppies flowering in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France and Gallipoli this vivid red flower has become synonymous with great loss of life in war.  Yet the scope of the poppy and its connection with the memory of those who have died in war has been expanded to help the living as well. Funds continue to be raised to support those in need of help, most especially those suffering from physical and mental hardship as a result of war. In recogniti

MORE S'MORES!

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An epic day the ended under the stars  ⭐️  sitting around the fire pit making s’mores. I discovered everyone has a strategy and individual style to perfecting this campfire treat. “I literally could not feel more cozy right now if I were actually inside a marshmallow.”   # smores   # family