21 April 2022

What We’re Eating This April!

Hello sweet friends. Welcome back to Shoestring Elegance and to the Thursday Favorite Things party!  I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend. I am, ecstatically, enjoying some April showers. As you may have guessed RAIN is always a good thing and a blessing here in California. I’m still working on my garden, though, albeit with my seedlings inside for now. There is something so miraculous about watching a seed sprout and grow, with the knowledge that in a few short months it will actually be providing us with wonderful, abundant food!  If you are trying your hand at gardening this year, too, I highly recommend planting some sweet snap peas from seed, they grow so quickly and beautifully, it's quite a thing of beauty to see.

Did I mention I'm Container gardening this year? If you haven't heard about it, it's easy and can be done virtually anywhere! I chose to do this method, in particular, because it saves a ton of water, you're just watering your plant and not the ground! (definitely important in drought areas) or even just due to limited space.  You can get a better idea with this pic! The ideas out there are endless! 

With that and planning and prepping for a baby shower for my beautiful niece, I'm keeping my schedule full.  New babies coming into the family are sp exciting and bring so much joy, don't they?! I'm going to meet our newest (12-week-old) blessing, my grand-niece, Sabrina, in a couple weeks. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself! Well, that’s what I've been up to, let’s see what you guys are doing! 

Here are just a few of your lovely shares from last week’s party.

From Hello Lovely Easiest Spring Brunch Idea: Jarcuterie & a Taste of Paris How inviting is this gorgeous table?

Look at this yummy  Fresh Goat Cheese, Roasted Beet, and Walnut Savory Tart shared with us from Mille Fiori Favoriti 
Tracey from The Kitchen Is My Playground shared her recipe for Pineapple-Ham Tortilla Roll-Ups, these look and sound delicious! Thanks, Tracey, I think I may have to add these to the upcoming Baby Shower menu! 

From Scratch Made Food this delicious recipe for her  Whole Wheat and Honey Bread

Curated by Jennifer offered up her Vegan Samoas, Grain-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

Claire Justine’s  Sweet Easter Biscuits looked divine 
That’s it for me this week. 
Thank you so much for spending some time with me today. Please take some time to get to know all the lovely ladies that make this party happen. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.   
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  1. Theresa,
    My Link Ups for this week are numbers 20, 21 and 22!
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Mornin, Theresa. So glad you guys are getting the rain you need. Container gardening is something I haven't done in years. I have grown tomatoes and herbs in containers on our deck (away from all the deer!). Thank you so much for featuring my post - wish I could set up that bistro set NOW, but we're still getting snow round these parts! I'm sharing at 12, 15 and 17 and appreciate all of your time and talents in gathering us together for TFT.

    1. I just love it, Michele! So nice to grow my own organic veggies. I wish you could set up your table too. It’s coming. Blessings, friend. ❤️

  3. Theresa thank you for featuring my post for Whole Wheat and Honey Bread, our daily bread. PS, now following. Thanks for hosting, and have a great week ahead.

    1. Melynda, my pleasure! Sounds like a great recipe and welcome, glad to have you here! I think we have a lot in common. Wonderful weekend wishes to you, as well.

  4. Thanks so much Theresa, container gardening is so smart, especially in California! My links this week are #34, 35, 37 😘

    1. Thanks, Jenna, and right?! I’m excited to get my garden back even with the water restrictions. Have a wonderful weekend, friend, and thanks for joining me.

  5. Well, now I'm hungry!! Thanks for hosting the party, Theresa! I'm linked up at 42/44 this time around. Have a great weekend!!

    1. LOL. Sorry, Julie! But, that’s how I felt. πŸ˜‚

  6. Hi Theresa. I love container gardening! Nothing to linkup today, just visiting links. If you or anyone else has posts about genealogy, we'd love to have you linkup at our genealogy themed party.

  7. Thank so much for the feature! We loved this savory beet tart. If one like roasted beets--wg=hich are so sweet and good--this tart is a real winner!

  8. Thanks so much for this party Theresa! Beautiful features! I too will be doing a lot of container gardening this year. Mostly because it's easier to bend over than to get myself up from the ground!!! I'm linking up today with #148 and 149. Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  9. Looks so very yummy. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.


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