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Friday, March 4, 2022

Green With Envy & Some Recipes


Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you had a good week.  The highlight of mine was on Wednesday when I met my dear friend, Debbie, in Dallas for lunch.  I just read that sentence.  No, this is not the infamous Debbie who did Dallas.  Whew... I'm glad we got that straightened out!

We met at the restaurant Rise.  I had been there years ago on our first round in Texas.  It is such a darling place and the souffles are to die for.  

We both ordered Marshmallow Soup, which is a personal favorite of mine.  It is a creamy carrot-tomato bisque topped with mini goat cheese souffles that look like marshmallows drizzled with pesto. 

Then we split the piece de resistance... the almighty chocolate souffle.  It was every bit as good as it looks.

We then did our share of retail therapy to burn off the calories.

Today, I am presenting you with some beautifully decorated rooms featuring my second favorite color, green.  I have a more extensive post coming your way in a week, paying homage to St. Paddy's signature color.


Cabot Cove Cottages

I think this wallpaper is so cute and perfect for a beach cottage.
It would be cute in pink too.

Eugenie Niven

Laura Bern Interiors



I've never been able to find the source of this pic.
It was one of my inspiration images for my great room.

Edith-Ann Duncan

Edith-Ann is one of my favorite designers.
Whenever I see that she has a new post on Instagram, I know that I am in for some serious eye candy.

Country Living

Gingham AND Green?
Yes, please,

Natasha Lawler

James Farmer

I'm a big fan of James Farmer too.

And now it's time for my mea culpa moment.  Last week, when I published the Mister's skewer recipe, I left out one crucial ingredient - tortellini.

 Here are the ingredients:

2-3 tortellini noodles
cherry tomato
finish with a drizzle of balsamic syrup
You can find the cute skewers here.

Sorry, I skewered up!

Good news for you...
The Mister typed this recipe.

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Cranberry Orange Marmelade

Ingredients   (Servings: 6)

· 1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin

· 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

· 1/3 cup sugar

· 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

· 1/4 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

· 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

· 1 cup creme fraîche or sour cream


· 8 strawberries, hulled 8 blackberries, 8 raspberries, 24 blueberries &mint sprig





Hope your weekend is as sweet as this dessert!

Until next time...

I ordered this one.
I love a tool-around-town kind of dress.

Another one I ordered.
I have a special place in my heart for chambray.



I used to find these jeans in Marshalls but haven't had any luck since Covid. 

31% off!

I am listening to this book and loving it.

It was my pick from last month's  Kindle First.

Linking up with:

Preppy Empty Nester
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  1. Thank goodness you cleared up the confusion about your friend Debbie! I was starting to worry about the company you keep! Ha!!
    Your lunch looked fabulous and I was happy to read that the soup did not in fact include marshmallows but goat cheese that looked like marshmallows. So much more appealing!
    Have a super weekend Katie!

  2. Adorable green rooms. That first wallpaper would be so cute in a beach cottage.

  3. That chocolate souffle looks amazing!

  4. Marshmallow soup! I love the name, and it looks delicious! I LOVE pan cotta, and make it all the time. I am going to try the Mr.'s recipe.

    Beautiful green inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I wish there was a place like Rise around here I love trying different things.

  6. You can buy the jeans and other colors at Burke's Outlet store. Just bought a pair this week for $7.99

  7. I am so glad you straightened that out about Debbie. I was getting a bit worried about her reputation. Lunch looks yummy. xo Laura

  8. Thanks for the recipes Katie and that restaurant sounds amazing!

  9. That restaurant looks so good. I need to remember that next time I'm in Big D! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Thanks for all the lovely green ideas! I do love green! Always a fun visit, Katie! Happy weekend!

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