Author: Frances

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Instagram 4 Feb 2021

Valentine’s Day is nigh, and we all need a little more loving after the bonkers year we have been through. @farmgirlflowers is women-run , and their gorgeous arrangements can be shipped coast to coast! I am rounding up a few other treasures to inspire your gift ideas. Pop over to my stories and I’ll meet you there meet me there!

Arrangement and photo @farmggirlflowers

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Instagram 3 Feb 2021

Take care of your kneads! For the lazy baker (here’s lookin’ at me, kid), a no-knead, Dutch oven sourdough bread to die. JIC you missed the bread-baking craze early on in the pandemic, here is your chance to make it up. Refuse to be bake-shamed! And one bite, with a hunka butter, will exonerate you at least until your vaccine turn comes ENJOY! And click on my stories for the RECIPE, and thank you @halfbakedharvest and for the photo, too.

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Instagram 1 Feb 2021

Bonn, Germany’s, famous Heerstrasse is music to my eyes. Here in the depths of pandemic winter is a reminder that spring and brighter days will return. These Sakura cherries, planted in the 1980s, bloom in March or April. Will we be traveling again my then??? If not then, pray soon???

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Instagram 1 Feb 2021

Bonn, Germany’s, famous Heerstrasse is music to my eyes. Here in the depths of pandemic winter is a reminder that spring and brighter days will return. These Sakura cherries, planted in the 1980s, bloom in March or April. Will we be traveling again my then??? If not then, pray soon???

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Instagram 30 Jan 2021

Nothing radical mind you. Not trying to incite a riot here. You got riots enough already with all those relatives and who-all. This is just a subtle but truly sublime twist on a favorite traditional pie, and you’ve probably already got almost all the ingredients already, so give it a whirl if you’re feeling creative. Tap my link in bio for the Pumpkin Hazelnut Pie with Hazelnut Cookie Crust recipe! #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle Recipe by @chefstephvalentine

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Instagram 30 Jan 2021

This Chile Verde is a winter comfort (socially distanced!) crowd-pleaser. With the Super Bowl coming Feb 7, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll make for your home team, ’cause we probably won’t be going to Super Bowl parties this year. @chefstephanievalentine’s Chile Verde is as good as it gets and a breeze to make with pork, or chicken, or white beans for a vegetarian version. Recipe in my stories. Make it this weekend and freeze, so you can watch the commercials I mean the game on game day.⁠ ⁠ #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle⁠ ⁠ Recipe by @chefstephvalentine

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Instagram 29 Jan 2021

This Chile Verde is a winter comfort (socially distanced!) crowd-pleaser. With the Super Bowl coming Feb 7, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll make for your home team, ’cause we probably won’t be going to Super Bowl parties this year. @chefstephanievalentine ‘s Chile Verde is as good as it gets and a breeze to make with pork, or chicken, or white beans for a vegetarian version. Recipe in my stories. Make it this weekend and freeze, so you can watch the commercials I mean the game on game day.⁠ ⁠ #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle⁠ ⁠ Recipe by @chefstephvalentine

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Instagram 27 Jan 2021

Skirted tables have long been a hallmark of the layered, textile-rich interiors by the likes of Mario Buatta, Billy Baldwin, Renzo Mongiardino and their generations of proteges. Today’s skirts are hip again and simultaneously, quite practical, as in an elegant place beneath which to store Christmas decorations and to disguise clutter in general. It’s not your granny’s table skirt anymore , it’s full-on 21st century! Photography by @cindyhattersley

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Instagram 27 Jan 2021

Skirted tables have long been a hallmark of the layered, textile-rich interiors by the likes of Mario Buatta, Billy Baldwin, Renzo Mongiardino and their generations of proteges. Today’s skirts are hip again and simultaneously, quite practical, as in an elegant place beneath which to store Christmas decorations and to disguise clutter in general. It’s not your granny’s table skirt anymore , it’s full-on 21st century!⁠ ⁠ Photography by @cindyhattersley

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Instagram 25 Jan 2021

I love the Santa Ynez Valley for its endless open vistas and the serenity it inspires. In fact farms and ranches are usually quite bustling places, but when the chores are done and the day is through, a peace descends like dew. Unless of course the coyotes start acting up, or His Grace feels like having a disco night (JK – ) To bring a little quiet to your feed, I’ve rounded up some favorite farm inspired images to cluck I mean click on in my stories…. Photography by Casual Love Elegance

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Instagram 23 Jan 2021

Well, since we’re all still cooking at home… Cheers to a year of California Cooking and Southern Style! What an incredible journey it has been with @chefstephanievalentine to put so many of our favorite recipes together for you, neat and tidy in a pretty package A feast for the eyes, too, with table settings, flower arrangements, and an inside look at my life with His Grace on the ranch. Now in its second printing! If you still don’t have a copy (quelle horreur!) head to my link in bio to order one for you and one for a friend #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle Cover photo @christyguzeit

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Instagram 22 Jan 2021

DO remember to tune in to the wonderful programming of Atlanta’s Cathedral Antiques Show (go to cathedralantiques.org) all day and into the eve featuring @shaneconnollyandco @hitomigilliam @cultivatedbychristin and later @flowermagazine ‘s Margot Shaw attempting to corral @alexhitz @lisafinetextiles @richard_keith_langham and yours truly Have you ever?! Will be fun and supports a wonderful cause: @cityofrefuge_atl