THIS SPRING ~ SUMMER have NOT been optimal as far as weather goes but as far as surprises and FEELING SO MUCH BETTER IT HAS BEEN A WIN ~ WIN SITUATION FOR ME!
I am beside MYSELF because I have NOT had an EPISODE in over A MONTH!
If you are NEW HERE I have not been feeling well for over THREE YEARS!
I do Not want to JINX it so lets just pass right over that BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NOW!
As soon as I have FACTS and MORE TIME with NO EPISODES I WILL REPORT BACK!
GARDEN GLORY COMMISSION PROJECT!
THIS CAME IN THE MAIL IN JUNE.
To MY PURE ENJOYMENT UNBEKNOWNST it was being painted FOR ME!
THE PHOTO WAS ON MY INSTAGRAM SCROLL WHICH TURNS OUT SHE COPIED AND ENHANCED!
I THINK SHE CAPTURED ME!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
THIS WAS DONE BY MY OLD NEIGHBOR, NITA WHO MOVED AWAY TWO YEARS AGO WITH HER TWO LITTLE BOYS AND PHOTOGRAPHER HUSBAND!SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL THESE PHOTOS THAT DREW WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY DID OF YOUR CONTESSA AND HER ITALIAN! This drug really helped me! If you read reviews about this drug at http://sixated.com/buy-accutane-online/ , suffering from the same disease that tormented me a few years ago, I will advise you to go to a dermatologist and ask to prescribe this drug! The improvements did not appear immediately. There were about 2 exacerbations during treatment after about 2 months, but in general, everything went well. The side effects were only dry skin and lips. My problem is mid-severe acne.
OPPOSITES ATTRACT THEY SAY………..NOT THAT WE ARE COMPLETE OPPOSITES BUT HEY YOU WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN IF YOU CLICK UP TOP!
BACK TO MY PORTRAIT!
NITA’s BOYS are bigger and she has MORE TIME on her hands so if YOU know someone who wants a GARDEN PORTRAIT SEND A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SUBJECT RELATED TO A “GARDEN THEME.”
(Could be a PET TOO!)
TO AWENITA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUST TELL HER THE FAIRY GODMOTHER SENT YOU TO INQUIRE as that is what they CALL ME!
JUST PINCH ME AS I HAVE SO MANY NAMES!
I’m YOUR CONTESSA!
I’m ANTIQUEGODDESS over on instagram!
AND with this SPECIAL FAMILY I Became THE FAIRY GODMOTHER as we needed a title or introduction for a PRE-SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE!
NOT MY IDEA BUT NITA’s!
FINDING WALL SPACE!
NOT SO EASY AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS TOO LOW WITH MY BANKSY BOY NOSING ABOUT!
THAT FAMOUS TEA CUP PIG MY FIRST BORN GIFTED ME!
I found its SPOT IN THE BEDROOM!
I HAVE BEEN GLUTEN FREE for OVER A DECADE, but NOW I’m DIARY FREE and YEAST FREE!
SO my BUDDY down UNDER in AUSTRALIA ANITA
who owns an ECO FRIENDLY B&B VUE _at _ JINDIVICK sent me this recipe from
WHOLE by NATURAL HARRY~ down to earth plant-based whole foods recipes by Harriet Birrell.
Which SOLD me from the GET GO!
A FIVE MINUTE PREP TIME and YOU MIX ALL THE SEEDS TOGETHER and add ONE TABLESPOON of MAPLE SYRUP TO WATER and pour over!
NEXT STEP BAKE!
Could NOT BE ANY EASIER.
INGREDIENTS for OATY SEED BREAD!
WITH MY MOW AND BLOW GUY TO THE RIGHT OF THE CANDELABRA!
MAKES 1 LARGE LOAF
PREP TIME:5 minutes
COOK TIME:1 hour
THAT “E” WORD DID IT FOR ME!
IN the PAN it goes and YOU KNOW WHAT?
I did not even have to WASH THE LOAF PAN!
THE PARCHMENT PAPER does all THE DIRTY WORK!
OATY SEED BREAD for YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE!
HERE IS THE RECIPE!
300g(10 1/2oz/3cups)organic rolled (porridge)oats.
40g(1 1/2oz/1/2 cup)psyllium husks.
70g(2 1/2oz/1/2 cup)pepitas(pumpkinseeds)
80g(2 3/4oz/1/2cup)sesame seeds.
1 Tablespoon linseeds (flax seeds).
1 teaspoon salt.
1 teaspoon baking powder.
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup.
500ml(17 fl oz/2cups)warm water.
PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 180C or (350 F)
COMBINE ALL THE DRY INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND MIX WELL.
STIR THE MAPLE SYRUP AND WARM WATER TOGETHER AND ADD TO THE DRY INGREDIENTS.MIX WELL.LET STAND FOR A FEW MINUTES.
LINE A LOAF TIN WITH BAKING PAPER AND TRANSFER THE MIXTURE TO THE TIN.SPREAD EVENLY WITH A SPATULA.
PLACE IN THE OVEN TO BAKE FOR 30 MINUTES.
REMOVE FROM THE TIN, FLIP UPSIDE DOWN AND BAKE FOR A FURTHER 30 to 40 minutes.
DONOT PUT BACK IN TIN!
LEAVE ON PARCHMENT PAPER.
LEAVE TO COOL BEFORE CUTTING.
STORE IN THE FRIDGE for up to 1 week.
ANITA told me to wrap it in a TEA TOWEL and I then put it in a ROSE CERAMIC BOX.
I don’t THINK it made it to a week!!!!!!!
I TOASTED it and added JAM and or AVOCADO!
EATING RIGHT AND COOKING YOUR OWN FOOD IS A HEALTH BENEFIT RIGHT THERE!
THIS DELIGHTFUL VERBASCUM appeared in my GARDEN this year without me planting it!
SOFT GREY GREEN LEAVES turned into A YELLOW CANDELABRA.
I WAS SO THRILLED I HAVE ASKED MY NURSERY MAN TO GET ME MORE!
THIS TURNED UP IN MY FEED OF PEOPLE I FOLLOW on Instagram!
SHAWNEE. GALLAGHERART is known to do DOODLES!
I WAS HER DOODLE OF THE DAY!
SHE EVEN MAILED IT TO ME!
IT has a TO DO LIST ON THE BACK!
I LOVED THAT!
SHE found this photo of me in PARIS under LA CONTESSA on the BLOG!
A Few years ago I took the SONS to PARIS to have OUR PHOTO taken by THE CARLA COULSON!
ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS EVER!
THE BEST WAS WALKING THOSE CHICKENS INTO THE LOUVRE!
After we passed a DOG WALKER with about 10 DOGS in his possession!
(THE THINGS ONE SEE’s IN PARIS!!!)
Bought this bottle of CALCIUM in MAY!
SEE anything WRONG!
I just saw this when I had about another week of pills to take!
YES, I WAS PISSED AS YOU RECALL I HAVE SHRUNK A WHOLE INCH!
I have OSTEOPOROSIS the real deal.
Let’s HOPE the PILLS are still GOOD………..any PHARMACIST’s OUT THERE?!!
BASIL is coming ALONG!
WE make PESTO for the YEAR and FREEZE IT!
THIS IS THE ITALIANS DOMAIN!
SPEAKING of THE ITALIAN HE was a COUNT by taking me to pick out this PASTE RING for our 33 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!I had eyed this BEAUTY since last DECEMBER.I think I will make it a PINKY RING however, I do Not like taking away the Gold to do that!
Georgian paste was hand-cut, just like gemstones, so you will find irregularities in facets and between stones. If all the stones on a piece look identical under magnification it is likely that you have a later piece. Eighteenth century paste will often be cut into unusual shapes; glass is much easier to cut than harder gemstones so gem cutters were able to get creative. Around 1800 paste became more uniformly round, but still hand-cut, so this can help you circa date a piece.
BACK TO BREAD WE GO!
SO, after I made the OATY SEED LOAF my BUDDY SANDRA sent me this recipe!
AN EASY NO GRAIN BREAD MIXED UP IN YOUR BLENDER and put into THE OVEN TO BAKE!
*ghee or coconut oil for greasing pan
*1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
*4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
*3 cups whole raw cashews, about 450g
*7 tablespoons coconut flour
*2 teaspoons baking soda
*1 teaspoon sea salt
1.Place a Heatproof dish filled with 2 inches of water on bottom rack of the oven and preheat to the oven to 325 degrees.Lightly grease a 10 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with ghee or coconut oil.Line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper so the ends hang over the sides.
2.Combine the eggs, almond milk, vinegar,cashews,baking soda, and salt in a high speed blender and process on low speed for 15 seconds.Scrape down the sides then process on high for 30 seconds, or until very smooth.Add the coconut flour and blend again for 30 seconds.If the batter is too thick to blend, add up to 2 tablespoons water until it is moving easily through the blender.Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
4.Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then gently remove the loaf using the parchment paper overhangs and allow to cool on a wire rack before serving or storing.Store the loaf tightly wrapped in parchment and cling wrap in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
WHAT CAN I SAY!
I really am ENJOYING these two breads.
I feel I will NEVER have to BUY BREAD AGAIN for me as this can easily become a weekly CHORE!
That of which I will ENJOY!
One of MY HENS waiting PATIENTLY for OUR ARRIVAL!
I am seldom alone in the short walk to the chicken coop……..
Four legged BEASTIES are either in front of me or behind me!
All I have to say is “ANDIAMO” meaning WE GO IN ITALIAN and I have an entourage!
He spends his nights outside so I get the JOY of watching HIM sleep by DAY!
THE POSITIONS ARE ALL PHOTO WORTHY!
How many of YOU recall the Television show called I SPY from the 1960’s?
Well, I do and I was between the ages of 5 to 9 when it aired!
My Mother and FATHER and I would all go upstairs to the television room to watch it!
I especially remember my DAD loved it!
Well, come to find out the STAR was ROBERT CULP who was born in OAKLAND and grew up in BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA.Not far from where I live now.
I somehow stumbled upon his wife on INSTAGRAM!
As is the case with beautiful photos I was scrolling through her morning walks, GARDENS and her PETS and occasionally a photo or two of her and her husband a few years ago!BOY,OH BOY did her HUSBAND look familiar to ME!It took me awhile to get up the nerve to write her in the private section called DM for Direct Message to ask if her husband had been a GAME SHOW HOST!I was JUST SURE Thats WHY HE LOOKED SO FAMILIAR TO ME!
She politely answered me and said ,” NO!”Than went on to explain he had starred in his own SHOW called I SPY!
I nearly fell out of my seat!
AS I remembered the SHOW and this is OLD HOLLYWOOD STUFF!
WE had a lovely back and fourth on this social media platform and I ended it by saying
I WOULD GO VISIT HIM AND TAKE SOME FLOWERS!
Which is exactly what I did.I had a small photo to go by as to his location and a side of a building!
WE found the building and the trees that were our starting point and I walked down one aisle and yelled,” NO NOT HERE” to my friend PAT and as I said that I turned around and there HE WAS!
You can see my shadow with the phone taking this PHOTO!
I was like a kid in a CANDY SHOP I was so EXCITED!
He was part of my PAST with MY MOTHER AND FATHER and I bet they had NO IDEA he was from the Bay Area!
IT was a HOT day and I lost a few of the flowers from MY GARDEN on the way here!
Do you have these SPECIAL MOMENTS from the PAST knock at your door?
I get such a THRILL from meeting people and connecting the DOTS!
Now of course I will need to go to Los Angeles and MEET THE MRS. CULP!
ONE LAST ANNOUNCEMENT…………then WE promise to let YOU GO!
I will be celebrating my BIRTHDAY DOWN SOUTH IN San Diego on JULY 20,
If YOU can GRAB a FRIEND and come say HELLO and do a little shopping at MY FAVORITE BOUTIQUE.
THAT WOULD BE A DOUBLE THRILL FOR ME!
YOU may even get to meet THE ITALIAN!
THE SHOPKEEPERS ARE THE BEST!
VALERIE AND JIMMY FERRARI along with their DAUGHTER JAZMIN!
There are THREE STORES TO VIST ALL within walkinging distance of each other and one is CLOSING do to JIMMY’s RETIREMENT!
That would be the GIFT SHOP called
1620 W.LEWIS STREET
San Diego, CALIFORNIA 92103
THERE WILL BE BARGIN’S TO BE HAD FOR SURE THERE!
CHATEAU BEL AGE is located at 1578 WEST LEWIS STREET San Diego, CALIFORNIA !
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!