Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Food and Flowers

The other day, I dropped Daniel off at a bookstore for him to just run in quickly to look for an art magazine he needed. He found it, but he also came out with this magazine for me - well, really for us, since he'll be enjoying the food I make... When we lived in California and even in New Mexico, I subscribed to Sunset Magazine and always enjoyed it. So, after I read it cover to cover, I thought I'd try some of the recipes and share them with you if we liked them.

This was a very easy dish called Spicy Turkey Sausage with Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach. It was fast, it was easy and it was delicious! Instead of serving it on rice, I served it with quinoa that I cooked in broth. Yummy!! You can find the recipe here.
And then I just had to share these flowers with you! One day this week, I noticed that one of our amaryllis stalks had been knocked over in a rain storm, so I just had to bring it inside as well as a few of our stunning hydrangeas.
So pretty!! They make me smile every time I walk past.
Good food and flowers - what more could I want? I hope you are all having a delicious Friday!!


  1. Ymmm! that looks wonderful Silke! Thanks for sharing that. I love Sunset magazine.

    Love those hydrangeas - would be a shame to let them lay on the ground after a rain - so pretty in your arrangement.


  2. I lived in California for about 30 years and then in New Mexico from 1976 to 1978 or so when my daughter was born...did you live in Texas too?
    Those flowers look nice together, Silke. I love the red and the blue together - if you add more white, you could do a Patriotic bouquet ;-)
    Enjoy your cooking magazine! I love looking at cookbooks (but I don't cook that much anymore because I have nobody to cook for.) I have a really old one that my great aunt gave me und es heisst "Die Fraenkische Kueche" und natuerlich ist nur in Deutsch. Es hat die ganz, ganz alten Rezepte, wie Biersuppe und rohe Kartoffel Knoedel (die ich liebe!)...happy Friday, my friend :-)

  3. Great looking recipe. I love quinoa. I am a vegetarian and I could easily make that using tofu.

    The flowers are gorgeous. I can't wait for all of ours to bloom!

  4. Hi beautiful!! I love those powerful flowers and colors too..such a treasure!! Enjoy!

  5. amaryllis in your yard, silke? you lucky duck. i force an amaryllis every christmas. often i've tried to save many after their bloooms in the hopes it can bloom again, but as you probably know that is an unlikely toss of the dice. every so often...but for me anyway, rarely.

    my favorite flowers are zinnias and hydrangeas. i am now beginning to add annuals all over my yard, and i am excited to the moon and back!

    i remember the sunset books from way back. what fun to try out new recipes. i'm doing that myself these days, using the grill alot and keeping it simple.

    so here's to food and flowers for your weekend, silke. tsup!


  6. "I hope you are all having a delicious Friday!!"

    It's still too early to know.

  7. Dear Silke,
    i love how sweet Daniel is, my husband would do something like that too. i LOVE Sunset, i've been a subscriber for many years, it's my favorite magazine next to National Geographic, The Smithsonian and Travel Africa (okay, Africa Geographic too), but Sunset is the best!
    I am going to make that tonite, it looks delicious!
    (i also need to go buy this magazine, unfortuntly they don't send special issues to regular subscribers!)
    thank you for the link

    my word veri is loove!!

  8. oh yum, I love quinoa- the idea of cooking it in broth is wonderful. And such gorgeous flowers, life is good.

  9. Oh, Silke, die Hortensien sind einfach wundervoll! Ich hab mich heute an koreanischem Rindfleisch versucht - viiiiiiel frischer Ingwer, yummie:-)

    Ein wunderschönes Wochenende und viel Spaß beim neuen Rezepte ausprobieren


  10. I love the Sunset magazine. Your flowers are beautiful. Have a lovely week-end.

  11. ...and good friends.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Love and hugs.

  12. Oh, Silke - that looks delicious. I've never had quinoa. What would you liken it to? And what a lovely arrangements of flowers. :) I hope you have a most wonderful weekend. Theresa

  13. Hello Silke! I have an amaryllis plant like that. It is in a pot and I left it outside for two years and neglected it. It even survived the snow. In fact it would sometimes tip over because it is top heavy. Anyway, it bloomed this spring. It is thriving from neglect! Looks just like yours. But I am sure you tend to yours. Guess what I did this week? I planted two canyon oak seedlings that Deborah gave me for Christmas.I hope they grow although I may need to transplant them in a field someday.

  14. Liebe Silke,
    nachdem ich mit dem Kommentar umgehen kann,
    danke ich dir für deine interessanten Aufzeichnungen.
    Liebe Grüße

  15. Fine dining, flowers. Where are the candles?

    Oh my, I am a sucker for hydrangeas. And paired with those beautiful amaryllis! Wow, what a splash!