The Entranced Fairy & Her Night Time Garden

The Entranced Fairy & Her Night Time Garden

Recently, I visited the beautiful and well known Laguna Beach and couldn’t help but to snap a few shots as I strolled through. I haven’t yet mastered taking pictures at night so I figured this would be a great opportunity.

So, I stumbled upon this teeny tiny garden. Oh, it was so thrilling and spooky at the same time as I walked through this enchanted little place hoping not to disturb any creatures along the way. Although I’m not an expert on plant life I’m pretty sure I came across Wisteria (un bloomed), green adventurine rock, different types of garden herbs, and other really pretty plant foliage.

Ok, lets take the tour around this charmed little garden…

A little creepy, huh? Just in time for Halloween!

Thanks for coming along…

-Tutu

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Stayin’ Cool with Cucumber Salad

Stayin’ Cool with Cucumber Salad

Now that summer is almost here, Tutu really loves spending time outdoors but what do you really want for lunch or dinner when it’s really hot? Can’t imagine cooking a meal that creates too much heat in the Bake Shoppe. So, today we’re stayin’ cool with Cucumbers. This is an easy recipe followed from Simply Recipes, Cucumber Salad.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients you’ll need:
1-2 Large Cucumbers
1-2 Tbs Chopped Fresh Dill
2-3 Tbs Seasoned Rice Vinegar
Salt & Pep to taste
*sesame seeds (optional)

Put it together:
Rinse and peel cucumbers. Cut lengthwise then slice crosswise. Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately, or make ahead (up to a couple of hours) and chill.

How to serve:
Cucumbers have a very visually attractive color! Simply, place your cucumber salad in a plain white bowl to show off the color. Having guests? Serve the cucumbers as an appetizer. Cut your cucumbers into slightly larger chunks so they can be eaten with a toothpick. Enjoy~

From me to you…

Tutu