Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kindness comes back to you...

. . . when you show kindness.  I heard the word 'kindness' means to be useful and last week at our market store on Shea Maya Nahra, the health and wellness director of Sunflower Market needed something to take the swiss chard she bought from The Simple Farm home. It was important that they get home still fresh and perky as she had a photo shoot (for her Pure Nutrition web site) planned with our chard.  .  . so . . .


. . . I thought it best that she use our vintage candle/flower jars for just the right thing to preserve the chard and zinnias.

Yesterday, our beautiful Maya Nahra brought back the jars - but not emptied - but filled with these delightful pumpkin raviolis filled with Crows Dairy goat cheese - which were incredible!

I like being kind - not that I expect anything in return because my reward for kindness is just that - I get to give and help and be useful and that's reward enough for me.

Maya also has a blog - Ask The RD (registered dietitian) here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

La Table de Nana's Soupe-de-jur


One of my very, VERY, VERY favorite beauty pauses that inspire is Nana at La Table de Nana.

I've never met Nana, but feel this kindred spirit with her - her love of beauty, good food, grandchildren and being surrounded by lovely things in life.  Maybe too, it's because of the name Nana that we both share with the littles in our life.

Today's blog roll popped up Nana's Soupe - de - jur and of course, I needed to take a quick peek and it was YES at first glance.  I'd just been saying to myself how I was in the mood to be inspired by some new soup recipes and oooh....la la....Nana came through with her potato celery soup.

You can only imagine since it is soup season here at the farm (just made my special chicken noodle soup last night) that this one will grace our table quite soon.

Thanks Nana~love Nana.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My French Inspired Shoes

These were my first pair of shoes I bought in Basque Country after British Air lost my luggage and  never found it.  I wore them on my little hop over the Spanish border to St. Jean de Luz...my favorite little spot to drink a cup of coffee.


These were my second pair of cute French shoes I bought in Basque County.




One of my favorite pairs of Frenchy flats. Love ~ love ~ love the plaid.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Remembering Cote Basque and . . .




. . . and times shared in St. Jean de Luz . . . and longing for those moments in time . . . again.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I Love The Market Store . . .







Today was a wonderful day at our market store on Shea.

Monday, October 18, 2010

While in India. . .

. . . the look on these two sales men's faces as I tried on my 54th dress.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I bought two of these yellow . . .


. . . chairs today at an estate sale. I think white would be nice. Or, perhaps one white and the other black. We'll see. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Touches at The Simple Farm


We've been so busy working day and night and night and day (almost) establishing our farm we call The Simple Farm and so thinking about decorating for fall has been the last thing on my mind. Fortunately, I have a daughter who has taken on to the task - delightful so.  I benefit from her creative ideas.



Monday, October 11, 2010

Life happens here in my . . .



. . . potager on Mondays.  Seize every moment and bask in what is good and pleasant and lovely and that which has a good report.  The rest. . . dump.  Life is way too short to get caught up in the ugly stuff.

xoxo Lylah

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Autumn Touches In Our Home




Quite frankly, I've not had squat of time to bring fall indoors (even though this desert is still blazing at 106 degrees), but I have one daughter who is so creative and I'm thankful for the autumn touches in our home here at the farm.

Girlfriend Dessert Time












Originally, we thought we'd share just one. Then we thought, we'd take 1/2 home to the men in our lives. Then . . . just guess.