A Wedding in Provence | Sidewalk Shoes

A Wedding in Provence

A Wedding in Provence: A Novel is about that one thing we all want. Love.  The characters are all at various stages of wants and needs when it comes to love.  Olivia and Brady (the couple whose wedding is referred to in the title) are gently and madly in love.  The kind of love that[Read More...]

Roasted Vegetable Pasta | Sidewalk Shoes

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

There really isn’t a recipe here, it’s more of a technique.  A technique that you develop when your produce has filled up your two produce drawers and two shelves in your fridge!  I had squash, squash, and more squash, and I was probably going to get more the next day from my CSA! I was[Read More...]

Oakleaf Hydrangeas | Sidewalk Shoes

Oakleaf Hydrangeas and Petunias for Garden Tuesday

I’ve told you over and over how much I love oakleaf hydrangeas.  Really?  You don’t remember?  Just Google Sidewalk Shoes and Oakleaf Hydrangeas and grab a cup of tea, because I talk about them a lot.  You know that game where you decide what one thing you could take with you on a deserted island[Read More...]

Peaches-and-Cream Frozen Pops | Sidewalk Shoes

Peaches-and-Cream Frozen Pops

My CSA gave me four perfectly ripe peaches.  I debated just sitting and eating them right that minute, with juice running down my arm.  I debated sharing some with hubs, which would mean two for him, two for me…gone much to quickly.  I wanted to make them last just a little bit longer.  Spread the[Read More...]

Charles and Charles Chardonnay | Sidewalk Shoes

Charles and Charles Chardonnay | Weekend Wine Reviews #217

Charles and Charles Chardonnay, 2012.  Washington State.  Vine and Barrel, $13.  They say:  a pure flu-flavored yet beautifully balanced Chardonnay from pristine vineyards in Washington State.  We say:  Light and creamy, bright, bit of apricot.  Very well balanced.  Buy again:  yes! Sharing is fun!

Calico cat on stairs | Sidewalk Shoes

Happy Caturday! Coco kitty on the stairs

  Our stairs are nicely shabby chic’d – don’t you think?  After I took this photo, hubs painted them.  Boo.  Hiss.  Now, it’ll be forever before they are how I like them again. Sharing is fun!

Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Basil Pizza | Sidewalk Shoes

Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, and Basil Pizza

  When I get fresh tomatoes from my CSA and the basil is flourishing in my garden, there are two ways I can go with it.  One, Insalata Caprese Salad - that classic salad that shoes off all of summer’s bounty so wonderfully.  Two, another classic, Pizza Marguerite.   Since I had some pizza dough in[Read More...]

The City by Dean Koontz | Sidewalk Shoes

The City by Dean Koontz | Book Review

  I grew up reading Dean Koontz and loved all of his earlier work.  Then he appeared to become a little to formulaic. Every story seemed to have a kid and a dog (most likely a golden retriever) in it.  So, I kind of lost touch his his work.  When I saw The City: A[Read More...]

Blackberries and Blueberries | Sidewalk Shoes

Blackberries and Blueberries | Wordless Wednesday

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Crepe Myrtles | Sidewalk Shoes

Garden Tuesday | More Crepe Myrtles!

Last week I showed you my crepe myrtles and they weren’t quite open yet.  This week they have started to open up a bit more! They are blooming like crazy all over town!  It’s like big colorful puffs of cotton candy! I’m sharing this with: Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage (Thursday) Flora Friday @[Read More...]