Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wrapping Up A Few Things

I have a few things I blogged about recently and wanted to post the end results. First, thank you all for your spring pea recipe suggestions. This is what I made for the first batch of peas. I sauteed fresh mushrooms in olive oil and garlic, meanwhile I put fettuccine on to boil. When the pasta was almost finished I added the shelled peas to to pasta water. When done, I drained the pasta and peas. Added the mushrooms and garlic. Drizzled truffle oil on top and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It turned out great!

Next up....remember the rooster teapot that I bought not realizing it had not been fired or glazed? I posted about it here. I couldn't decide if I should leave it alone, spray paint it or what. A lot of you suggested finding a pottery place and see if they could glaze and fire it for me.

Well, that is exactly what I did. There is one right in my town on Main Street! I picked it up today. He looks much better now, doesn't he?

And speaking of "wrapping up" a few things....Recently I was the luck winner of a giveaway that Kelee from The Katillac Shack had. See how pretty it is wrapped?

Kelee had emailed me to tell me I won this beautiful frame....

But I was thrilled to see something else wrapped up! It is a book authored by Kelee herself!

Thank you so much Kelee! I love them both!
Well that about "wraps" up this post :-)
Welcome Home,


  1. The pea dish looks absolutely delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing that-


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  2. Yummm, your pasta, mushrooms & PEAS look so delicious! Why don't you link it to Michael's Foodie Friday post?

    The rooster turned out so well! ☺ diane

  3. Oh, yum, Penny! This looks so good. I would have never thought about making something like this for your peas! But it sounds delicious!
    I remember your little rooster tea pot and it looks wonderful! I'm so glad you decided to have it glazed! It's just darling!
    Congrats on the pretty frame and book! Hope all is well is your world!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  4. Mmmm, I want to come to dinner at your house Penny! You always cook the most amazing looking dishes:>) The rooster tea pot looks great now, and what a sweet give-away Kelee sent you!

  5. Penny, This is a great recipe, simple and healthy and it looks delishious!

    Congrats on being a winner! Kelee's book looks great!!

    Have a wonderful day!


  6. The pasta looks wonderful. I was wondering about your rooster teapot. He looks great with a little shine. I'm glad you found a place so close.

  7. The rooster looks great! I'm glad you found the place downtown! Love the dish you made with the peas, too! YUMMY! The book is very nice! Congrats!

  8. The rooster is beautiful!

    Come by tomorrow and enter my giveaway - you might be lucky again :)


  9. It looks like you found the perfect dish for your first peas. Yum!

    Love the rooster. They did a great job.

    Congratulations on your win!

  10. Good for you for having that teapot glazed and fired. Now you can really enjoy it!

  11. Hello Penny; Your Pasta and fresh Pea dish looks very yummy. And congrats on winning the lovely photo frame and the book. Your rooster looks really great.


  12. Yum! Truffle oil! Oh my. Congrats on your win how neat! I am glad you were able to get it glazed it's so pretty and shiny :)

    All the best,

  13. That dish looks...and sounds delicious and is very healthy! And anything served on a lovely blue plate is immediately matter what it is! :) Pasta is one of my favorites.

    Your teapot rooster does look better..a lot better! I'm glad you did it right though it probably cost a bit to do it! The glaze makes it look like a very expensive piece! It probably IS now! LOL :) I am teasing you!

    I am in a rush to look at my flower pot talk to me later! :) (MY sweet husband, Frank, used to say that!)

    Have a wonderful Friday, Penny!

  14. O, a fabulous giveaway to a fabulous lady!
    I am so glad you had the teapot fired and is just beautiful!
    Your pea dish looks luscious...ummm..

  15. Your pasta dish looks wonderful, Penny!

    Great giftaway!!

  16. OH YUM Penny...I love the blue/white plate here and the tea pot looks great my friend..Congrats on your winnings...May you have a great and blessed weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  17. What a GREAT blog....I'm glad I found you. Love you creativity and style...and awesome cooking and gardening skills!

    Happy weekend!

  18. Hi Penny,
    Looks wonderfully delicious! its really making me hungry!.
    What a great gift you won. I love gifts in the mail they are so much fun to receive.
    Take care and have a great weekend,

  19. Glad you are up and running again Penny. Your peas with pasta look wonderful. We have been traveling. David is still not home from Canada. Will be in touch.

  20. Oh that rooster came out so cute Penny! What luck to have a place right close by too! Your pea dish looks delish :)


  21. You lucky girl. Love the frame. That pasta looks pretty darn good. Mimi

  22. The pasta looks delish! The rooster does look much better! What a lovely frame you won! Lucky you! That was nice of Kelee to put in her book! How fun! :)

  23. What an absolutely beautiful blog you have. Stunning!

  24. The pasta & pea dish looks delish! And...your rooster teapot looks perfect now.

  25. That pasta dish looks so yummy!! I now need to have some carbs for dinner tonite! :-) Your gifts are lovely!

  26. That pasta dish looks delicious!! I have been so turned off by meat with this pregnancy--that looks yummy!