Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

 A "duo" celebration is going on at my house tonight -- Valentine's Day, and the return of my computer!   It's great to be blogging again!

   My hubby and I exchanged our cards and gifts this morning.

This year I received two handmade Valentine cards, pictured above.
The one on the right is a copy of a Victorian calling card.

A Valentine dinner place setting.

We had an early Valentine's dinner at home [so we'd be done when the IT man came with my computer].  The recipes were all from Food Network - Chicken Marsala [Tyler Florence], Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, slightly modified  [Ina Garten], and Cauliflower Gratin [Ina Garten].  The recipes are all keepers, and have been prepared before.  Hot Cinnamon Spice tea from Harney & Sons filled our teacups.  Dessert was going to be simple [chocolates], but we were both too full to eat another bite!

I wanted to serve Courtship Tea because it's perfect for Valentine's Day - a flavored black tea I was introduced to awhile ago, blended exclusively for Donna & Ron Lasko by Harney & Sons.  But when I got the gold tin from my tea cabinet, I found it almost empty.  Not to worry, a phone call to Donna Lasko has more on its way.   Click here to find out how you can order this delicious tea.  [No connection - just a satisfied customer]


  1. Your special dinner looks delicious. Love the homemade cards, flowers, and special gifts. How thrilled you must be to have your computer back again.

  2. What beautiful flowers and cards! And the dinner sounds wonderful!


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