Now that our youngest child is in college, I will be spending much of my time in the
Eastern Sierra Mountains.
Here's an idea...take a vase and top it with a pinecone for an instant topiary.
We bought this 150 year old farm table at an outdoor flea market
when we lived in Paris.
Get more ideas for decorating with pine cones from Vignette Design.
There are tons of pinecones on the ground all over Mammoth right now.
I pick up one or two when I am out walking our dog, Rocky.
Here I am in red beating Howard down the mountain.
That is a total lie. Not that I can't beat him (perhaps... I wish). It's just not us in the photo.
Looks fun, right?
Source: Mammoth Mountain
Pinecones to pine nuts...I made this simple, delicious, weeknight recipe
that includes toasted pine nuts, lemon zest and garlic (I added fresh basil since I had some).
It's from the Barefoot Contessa "Family Style" cookbook.
Have you entered the giveaway for it HERE?
Dangerous!!! Literally around the corner from our condo is Mimi's Cookie Bar.
That's Mimi in the photo.
My favorite is the chewy pecan cookie. She has various, exotic hot chocolates, too.
We will be spending Thanksgiving in Mammoth. The kids are flying in from the east coast.