Gather

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, The Women's March on Washington. Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

In the winter, friends and families gather for meals by the fire, play games, and tuck in for warmth away from the wind and cold, watching the snow fall gracefully through the windows.  As Spring approaches, we stroll down main streets under the floating pink blossoms, and breathe in the new air.  Friends stop over after dinner to wander gardens and explore new plants and early blooms.  Muddy rain boots await their owners outside on mats, while we gather inside for a small delicious something and a laugh.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

We’re on the go, and there are a hundred exciting things to do.  Sometimes, we’ll pop into town to pick up fresh, organic food that is ready to eat when company arrives minutes after we return home.  Most times, we’ll bake our favourite recipes and seasonal celebrations for company, just as we do for ourselves every day.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

A friend may enjoy flavours of the Mediterranean coast.

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

A slice of airy, olive encrusted bread.  (Choose spelt bread for better nutrition.)  Butter and truly tangy mustard topped with some light, feathery fennel leaves.  A mug full of warm, nourishing bone broth.  Sit and chat over simply amazing tastes and textures.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

For the babies, apple slices, cheese, and fennel leaves.  Bone broth added into baby’s cup.  Crayons and paper, books and animals.  Laughter giggles out and mirrors from the babies’ conversation to the adults’ and back.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

In Etretat, France, you walk along the top of the hill down the coast, until the eye (the rock) lines up with the needle (the arched rock), and magically you feel something special happening.  The water sparkles clear on the sand, and a large white cow has her grass breakfast on the highest point of the hill.  What a view she has.  Spectacular!

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company. eye in the needle etretat

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

In Belgium, the tree leaves kiss the water as you float on by.  A great time for friends to visit is after a trip to recount stories and laughs, share photographs, and food recipes.

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

Balsamic vinegar (Modena, Italy) and the tiniest pinch of pink Himalayan salt on fresh bread is lovely.  True butter is a comfort too.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

Our mermaid sleeps in the gallery.  Thank you to her admirers.  Her story is coming soon!  View her in the shop, here.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

Moscato wine (d’Asti)  is sweet and fresh of subtle fruit tones.  It feels like fuzzy nectarines, peaches, and oranges with an indescribable light fruit added in, too.  It is from Asti, Italy.  In Asti and Alba, they have white truffle festivals every year in October, Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d’Alba, and the air of the whole town is scented in white truffles.  (A similar idea exists in our first book, re-releasing soon.)  Moscato wine is not harsh, but smooth and sweet, and low in alcohol.  It is made from the Muscat grape, also used for making raisins.  It is from the Piedmont region where the famous Barolo wine lives.

Growing up in an Italian family, I was encouraged to try the different drinks to sip as a food education.  Moscato is the only one that got a smile, and not a wince and a sore throat.  My husband and I don’t care for alcohol and believe that it does not improve or benefit our health or life.  Never cared for it.  Except for the rare use of cooking wine for a beef stew or tomato ragu sometimes for company, we opt for drinking bone broth, water, coconut milk (unsweetened), fresh herb tea, soups, smoothies, and juice.  If company adores/’needs’ it, we’ll serve a sweet dessert wine that I do enjoy a sip of, Moscato, after dinner hours with a pear tart, apple pie, or a hard cheese plate with fresh berries from the garden.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.
Our Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter L.

 

A little bit fizzy at first, then the bubbles lower down into the glass.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

A Light Smoothie Cocktail

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

Add to blender:  Pineapple fruit, a whole banana, a splash of Moscato d’Asti, equal parts organic unsweetened Coconut Milk and Orange Juice or another fruit juice, 1/4 C whole milk yogurt (from glass jar with no sugar or preservatives), and a dash of cinnamon.  Blend until frothy and smooth.  Enjoy in small glasses for company.  Refill if desired.  (Ingredient amounts depend on amount of people serving.)

A wonderful smoothie treat for babies over 6M and children, *** just leave out the Moscato Wine, check for individual allergies first, and serve very small portions as high in natural sugar.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

Golden Roasted Cinnamon Parsnips

Sweetly subtle licorice tones hug you as you dip crispy parsnips into old world gourmet deli mustard.  Completely satisfying and glorious to behold.  Serve as a starter or with dinner.

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

Wash parsnips and lay on a baking sheet.  Drizzle over olive oil.  Sprinkle with a generous grinding of pepper, and some pink Himalayan salt, and dash over pinches of cinnamon.  Use clean hands to coat parsnips in seasonings and oil.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees until can be easily pierced with the tip of a knife, and you can hear them whisper and sing high repetitive sizzles from the oven.  Baking time ranges from 30-50 minutes depending on the size and quantity of the parsnips.  Serve warm with a true and tangy organic mustard, (no sugar, a few ingredients.)

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

Roasted parsnips pair well with salads, cheese and fruit plates, and other roasted dishes.  They are a great company for mini meatballs or meatloaf.  The mustard goes with all of these.

Gather Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic Recipes, Paleo, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Lunch Party, Pranzo, Family meals baby and me snacks, moscato asti dessert wine, golden roasted cinnamon parsnips, old world gourmet mustard, olive bread, fennel apple baby snacks, party starters and dinners, entertaining spring parties, garden tour walks, Belgium, France, Paris, Italy, Etretat, Mermaid Watercolor Painting, Pineapple Fruit Smoothie, Illustrated Garden Letter L Illustration watercolor ink drawing. Friends company.

Inspiring Shares

Bonpoint Fall-Winter 2017 Fashion Show

Mimi Thorisson’s New cookbook from her lovely blog, Manger.  Photography by her husband, Oddur Thorisson.  Two of their girls were just in the above Bonpoint show, linked above.

The Complete Gardener by Monty Don

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Marte Marie Forsberg, blog.  The food she makes and the things she teaches are beautiful.

Calm, pleasant music for company visits or baby playing, dancing daytime. Ballet class solo piano.

Dior Spring-Summer 2017 Haute Couture Fashion Show is utterly resplendent!

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet

Women’s March on Washington  We talk about universal love on most posts.  Another note from our upcoming book:  Equality can be understood for all.  Dissolve greed, and see that there is no need or benefit to the division of any persons.  Why all of this, still?  Pacifists, send out your peace-filled messages.  Be heard about everything you believe in.  Add in:  The end of all kinds of violence.  For all children to be loved, fed healthy food, cared for, and respected.  For all women and men to be respected, safe, and free to live their lives as they dream.  For all countries to create safe, sustainable, health-promoting jobs for their citizens that make a positive impact on the earth now and in the future, and for the future of people to be healthy in a well-rounded way through education, self-love, and respect.  A need for all food, clothing, everything to be organic and non-toxic to us and the earth.  No one “wins” until everyone wins.  Replace the idea of ‘work’ with finding passion in YOUR life’s work.  For all people to be equal and have equal opportunity.  There are so many positive things that we can do to improve, and we can start now in our daily lives.  We all deserve a pure life of bliss and peace.  We are all LOVE.  It’s simple.  Embrace it, and feel the potential that is always within you.

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