This focal piece is ocean jasper. It has really cool orbital markings! I used natural fossil stone beads to accent it.
Available at Miss Val’s Creations.
Flowers at The Steven Coolidge Place
The gardens here change throughout the season.
These pink flowers have the cutest shiny pink buds! It was very breezy that day so it was difficult to take pictures
I find this fuchsia pink flower ugly (I have never said that of a flower before), but interesting! Despite its oddity, it has beautiful color.
Here are some more pretties!
These are new to us! Our favorite wine store (Wine ConneXtion) has complimentary wine tasting every Saturday afternoon so of course we are regulars! Last week all the bottles to taste were red (which is what our taste buds prefer).
This Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel (2010). Its flavors include dark berries, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Perfection! These are from vines in Oakley, California.
This Australian red, Pill Box Red, is a delicious blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It has a lot of depth with its rich flavors. Yes, we chilled it slightly. What a refreshing treat!
Gluten Free Lasagna
We enjoyed our first gluten free lasagna with the red wine! This is brown rice pasta from Hodgson Mill.
I was relieved that its taste and texture is just like that of whole wheat pasta!!! Pasta has always been a love of mine so now I can start making pasta dishes again!
Neither Jim nor I are experienced lasagna makers but this was pretty good for our first attempt! Jim grilled some asparagus in an awesome cast iron grill stove top pan I have. Mmmm!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week! ~Val