Monday, April 15, 2013

Beautiful things.

Because life isn't all politics. In fact, in a perfect world, life would almost never be about politics.

So enjoy the newest issue of Styling. Brew a cup of tea and sit down with a few madeleines to nibble. Previous issues can be drooled over at Coty's website.


  1. Beautiful things - Bah! Humbug! Some damn fool decided yesterday would be a great day to put in a flower garden. I'm hurting so bad today, that I have a request for you, Buttercup: the next time I get such a damn-fool idea, kindly slap some sense into me.
    Yes, the yard looks better, but criminey my back hurts.

    1. I will never EVER slap you for gardening. Beauty takes effort. Only Mother Nature gets to be effortless. For the rest of us, it is hard work.

      But I will offer you Advil and a drink!

  2. I just took some from-scratch buttermilk biscuits out of the oven. They are ever so much better than store bought, or the biscuits you get at KFC or Church's. They are really simple, too (just like me).
    2 C self rising flour
    1/2 C shortening or margarine (I used 1 stick of butter)
    1 C buttermilk

    Preheat oven to 450
    cut butter into the flour
    add the buttermilk and stir with a fork until a moist dough is formed.
    turn out on a lightly floured surface, sift flour onto the top of the mass and kneed until no longer sticky. (you may have to add a bit more flour)
    roll dough out to about 1/2 inch thick and cut out the biscuits. (a glass rim dipped in flour will work if you don't have a cookie/biscuit cutter)
    Place biscuits 1/2 (soft sides)to 1 inch (crusty sides)apart on a cookie sheet (I prefer a non-stick sheet)
    Bake 10 to 12 mins.

    1. YUMMMY! It DOES sound easy. There is nothing on the planet like fresh, home-made biscuits. I'm going to make these to serve with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cream gravy.


  3. When you do make them, let me know how you like them. I know you'll think I'm crazy, but for some reason I can't fathom, these biscuits had a really nice buttery flavor to them. I just can't figure that out.