Monday, March 18, 2013

Chocolate bunny, the scent of pears and grits

- This chocolate bunny was purchased with the intent of putting it in a surprise Easter / spring bag for my accountant, who cut me such a deal on my taxes.  But until then, I like the way it looks just sitting around my place.

- A yet-to-be-burned candle (also pictured above) called Southern Pear.  The "scent of slowly ripening pears."  It already smells good.

- Stopping by the little market next to the Greenway park after my walk on Saturday morning and having a discussion about grits and the best way to prepare them with the shop owner.  I am looking for a certain type of grits for a recipe and he promises to look for them for me.  He says, "You are making me hungry!" as I leave.  I was, too, but enjoyed the discussion.


Granny Annie said...

Is your accountant going to get the pear candle as well as the chocolate bunny? Our accountant is just going to get a great big check!

Love grits and especially love garlic-cheese grits.

sage said...

I want to hear more about these special grits!

TALON said...

Love pears, bunnies, chocolate and reading your blog! :)

Riot Kitty said...

Yum yum! I love candles.

Leonora said...

Love the foil wrappings on Lindt chocolate! It does make a nice decoration.
I just opened a new bar of soap for my kitchen sink that is pear scented. Which reminds me, pear flavored jelly bellies are the best!

Fireblossom said...

He is a fine bunny indeed.

Laura said...

GRITS - girls raised in the south. We had "breakfast for supper" tonight, including grits with cheese. Yum!

Elephant's Child said...

Lindt chocolate is always a treat. Could you tell me about grits please? I have read about them, but no next to nothing about them and how they are served.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Lucky accountant to receive such a treat! He is cute. Spiffy plate too. I have a Cinnamon-Apple unburned candle. One of the few fragrances that doesn't give me an allergy head-ache. I wonder if Pears would be another? Maybe-
You make me hungry alot- you really know the good stuff to eat! I've still never had grits yet either!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

No - that candle is all mine. Spotted at a favorite little antique place that is open early on Saturday mornings. I could have chosen a scent called Sweet Tea, but liked this one the most.

Me, too. Read on to my reply to Sage. :)

Sage -

Here's the link:

There's a restaurant in Seaside, Florida, called Great Southern and their grits were DIVINE. I was lucky enough to find the recipe (see link.) They would be a once in a while treat, due to the heavy cream, etc., but oh so good. I found the brand Dixie Lily grits by Googling, but I am not sure which to order - the corn grits or quick cooking grits. (I'm used to hominy grits.) I'd love that local merchant to stock those, since he specializes in Southern delicacies.

Talon -

Thank you, my friend, I love seeing you here!

Riot Kitty -

Me, too - especially when the scent lingers.

Leonora -

Me, too - I'm seeing these around this year, so had to buy one. Your soap sounds lovely.

Lynn said...

FB -

I'll say!

Laura -

My sister has a t-shirt that says that. :) Last night was a good night for breakfast for dinner, with all the rain and blowing winds.

Good to see you.

The Elephant's Child -

I see a blog post coming with photos of cooked grits. :) Grits are ground corn or hominy (in the corn family) - apparently from Native American origin. They are cooked like a porridge so they are mushy. We like them with breakfast here in the south, but they are often served with shrimp at dinner, too. I love them, especially when seasoned just right.

Snaggle -

I wish I could have you all to brunch!

Louvregirl said...

Oooooh. That bunny looks scrumptious!

Louvregirl said...

Oooooh. That bunny looks scrumptious!

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I was looking at that beautiful red plate! Is it Chinese? Lovely paring with the bunny for the shot. Karen xxoxo

Lynn said...

lg -

Hello - there you are! I hope it will be scrumptious. Lindt is so good.

That plate was purchased at a little antique mall near my house, but it is not old. Just a painted wooden plate. I loved the color.

I should publish the photos of my photo shoot with the bunny - this was about the fourth place I tried. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I thought you were going to say

"This chocolate bunny was purchased with the intent of putting it in a surprise Easter / spring bag for my accountant, who cut me such a deal on my taxes. But I ate him".

:D. Love the Lindt chocolate bunny. :)

Lynn said...

Joe -

It ain't over yet! lol!