Roasted Broccoli w Pinenuts Recipe
As you know, I have been featuring a number of different linky parties of the year. From the Healthy Recipes Party, my favorite recipes to date is this one for roasted broccoli with parmesan, olive oil, lemon and… pine nuts! I have made it a couple of times now, and it never fails to taste delicious.
The Roasted Broccoli w Pinenuts Recipe is Leigh Anne’s who is a cook after my own heart. She makes healthy, hearty and interesting food. She even does Italian contorni (read: vegetable side dishes) with flavors combinations that I have yet to try.
Italians don’t typically add pine nuts to their broccoli, because it’s not traditional to make it so. But I’m open to anything healthy. To me, this both sounds and looks beautiful. And it’s good for us.
So, thank you, Leigh Anne!
The other four out of the 5 features of the linky party, of nice ladies who do amazing things and work with their heart. You can tell. I encourage you to visit their blogs, if you haven’t already.
Other Featured DIY, Crafts * Recipes this Week:
1. Fun, Flower Fruit Sticks
My personal favorite entry in last week’s general linky party are these fun & healthy fruit sticks that Jodie made. She showed us how to have fun in the kitchen not only with healthy fruit sticks but also with healthy carrot pancakes. Good for Saturday mornings as well as any kind of parties.
2. Tutorial on how to make your own America-Flag Desk
That lovely lady, Cyndee, from Restyled Junk showed us how to make this desk. This flag looks like it so belongs onto this desk, as if it is part of the overall design. But it wasn’t. In fact, when you see the original barren desk, you can not imagine … anything. It looks fantasy-less. However, Cyndee’s keen eye saw the potential and made a jewel of a recycled furniture piece out of it.
(You know what: this just encourages me to start tinkering with my old furniture pieces. And the ‘spark’ will happen. See…. I have inherited an old drab chair that urgently needs a makeover…. It’s a challenge. But…I have blue spray-paint…. And I have some white paint somewhere….. Mmmmm… Not promising you anything for the blog yet, but I might have a go … to see what happens…)
Now, as you know I prefer health food rather than sugar loaded whatever, but I’m making exceptions for the holidays. Here are two so absolutely beautiful/fun food entries that I just HAVE TO FEATURE.
3. Cookie Mix in a Jar
The first one is by Joanne who has just the best sense of color. And the story to go with these cookies is also really nice. I love it when people live together as neighbors so well. Community is so important. These cookies were made for her neighbor who’s been keeping her driveway free of snow all winter. How nice is that?!
4. Easter Rainbow Cupcakes
From the EASTER PARTY, the winner was:
These Easter rainbow cupcakes are fabulous! Oh, how we all loved them!!! They are fun and cheery, and something kids would love to help with making / baking. And love to gobble them up, no doubt. (I won’t think for a moment about food coloring and sugar content, and just share in the delight of how wonderful they indeed look! There’s a time and a place for everything, right?!)
So, and there you have it. 5 fabulous features. All excellent!
Time for a Party
I’m sure there are more excellent party submissions to come. Show us YOURS!!!
We now have new linky party sections here:
- General linky party (stays open for 1 week only)
- Mothers Day crafts, recipes, gifts, etc – linky party (will stay open till Mothers Day)
- Recipes linky party (stays open till it gets too big). Be sure to link up your posts in the right party-section!!!
- There’s just one party rule and that is to link back to the party or this blog. Ideally you add a text link with our blog name in your article. A picture –link is fine too.