Hello dear ones! I’m so glad we made it through another week, and hope you have beautiful things to look forward to this weekend.
The last week has been a rough one for me. The horrible pains and illness I experienced from mold in my last apartment returned with a vengeance, and after a week of agony I finally found the culprit: mold in my new apartment too. Arrrgh. I couldn’t believe it, and had awful visions of having to move again. Thankfully this time around it was easily dealt with and removed and I’m feeling heaps better every day.
I’ve been looking for ways to make everyday life just a bit more beautiful, and this week I:
Made myself a Narnian Tea.
Started reading a good story.
Used fresh herbs from my little garden and made a bouquet of chive blossoms.
Listened to books on cd while I did housework.
Made another Narnian Tea because the first one was so lovely.
And made Asparagus Pesto Quiche with Goat Cheese.
I also started a list of beautiful things I want to do this weekend, and I’m so excited to tackle it: cleaning up some old outdoor lanterns and putting them on my patio, making a new cd of favorite music, and finding pretty flowers to put in a glass jar.
I’m also excited because I won TWO giveaways in the past week! I hardly ever win anything, so this is fun!! The lovely Mia at Bright Morning Star gave me a $40 gift certificate to CSN, and I was able to get the tongs and microplane I’ve been needing. Yay! She has two more giveaways going on right now, so scoot over for a chance to win! My second one came just this morning from Mischa at Itinerant Tidewad for a selection of Kusmi Tea. It feels like Christmas at my house!!
What are things that you are doing to make life a bit more beautiful? I’d really love to hear your ideas.
Asparagus Pesto Quiche with Goat Cheese
1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup cottage cheese
4 large eggs
2 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp pesto
1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Place asparagus in saucepan, cover with water, bring to boil and simmer 3-4 minutes. Drain.
- Combine asparagus with remaining ingredients except for goat cheese.
- Pour into greased pie plate, sprinkle with goat cheese and bake for 30-40 minutes until edges brown.
- Serve warm or chilled.