Introducing the #treatofthecentury to the #cocktailoftheweekend fun! Bay Laurel edition

The #cocktailoftheweekend gets another hashtag partner this week. Introducing the #treatofthecentury! Celebrating some of the many wonderful uses of the herb Bay Laurel.

#cocktailoftheweekend ~ Lemongrass Martini My Way

I am overrun with lemongrass therefore I’m making lots of Lemongrass Martinis for a party this weekend. Makes sense to me! You may want to make some too, whether or not you are growing lemongrass, since lemongrass is now readily available fresh at green grocers nationwide, even if you aren’t overrun with it in your garden as I am, you can make this simple, classy, refreshing, delicious drink.

The weather is perfect!

In this perfect, perfect to me anyway, Coastal Southern California “May Gray” damp weather today I fondly recall being in similar weather in Ireland, and the feeling was only heightened by a visit yesterday to a monthly Valley Center, CA antique sale held in an old historic barn . . .

Is it “foraging” if it’s my own yard?

Heard of pajama foraging? No? Well read it here first. I wander about my own yard in the morning in my pajamas gathering bits of herbs, and pieces of greens, some fruits, vegetables, edible flowers and sometimes an egg that all end up making for a very satisfying lunch. Here’s cooking from scratch, foraged for one!

Did You Know this is a Lifestyle Blog?

Three years ago, a few weeks after my husband’s death in September, we had his memorial service at our/my house on a hot and dry Southern California Fall day in early October. So many of our/my dear friends and family took care of everything, (and I mean everything!) in organizing, preparing and pulling off the enormous job of a memorial service at home. It was a massive undertaking and they all, to a person, did a magnificent job.