Monday, May 31, 2010

Thanks M!

I got a little present today. A friend is mentoring me on baking bread. Lately I have been making a no-knead bread. For some odd reason, my bread comes out salty despite trying the same recipe 3 different times. So I made some adjustments and it comes out perfectly. I will have to share some photos the next time a make bread again.

This same friend has given me one of her bread recipe book and can't wait to get into it. I'm not as excited about the kneading but there are so many recipes to try out. At least there are breads that don't need kneading like banana bread. YUM!!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let the Wedding Season Begin

Just finished a wedding yesterday. *sigh*. You get excited about a wedding but there is a part of you that can't wait till it is over. Weddings are a make and break moment. One day to do it all and one day to make sure it is done right. Anyways, some left over delphiniums and gladiolus.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Making of "Surprise!"

Late but some pics of all the flowers in my dining room.

Each bundle of roses were a dozen. Guess how many dozen roses was used in the surprise retirement party??????

22 dozen roses

Yup. 22 dozen which means 264 stems. You would think after handling a few roses I would get the hang of it but I still manage to cut myself. For you florists that are thinking of a different career path, try being a sale person for a band-aid company. Not kidding. ok.maybe a little.

When I went to one of the stores that day, you should have seen the look in the sales person's face. She was shocked that I wanted 22 dozen and NOW! But she pulled through for me. At first I wasn't sure if I ruined her day cause I bought possibility one half of her stock for the week or if I had made her day. Thank goodness it turned out to the be the latter. She told me that they got an extra shipment of roses that week and though they were going to throw out half cause they don't usually sell so many dozens in a week. Maybe I should have bought a lottery ticket that day. Since it seems our city has been on a winning streak. I hope I just didn't jinx our city. Anyways, in the end, I was happy, she was happy.