Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another great sandwich idea on a rainy day

I had planned to show you the newly painted front and shed doors today but it is a very dismal day outside so I will wait for it to brighten up a bit so I can take photos. In the meantime, these are perfect days for a good sandwich and a good book.

The sandwich I had today for lunch is made with a toasted French baguette. You fill it with a couple of thin slices of German Black Forest smoked ham and a generous spreading of garlic and herb cream cheese. I also had some grapes alongside the sandwich as they are a great combination after the cream cheese.

If you remember a little while ago I had shared my collection of Country Diary books and video. I had decided to look on to see if I could find a book I did not yet have in my collection. It is called "The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady" by Fannny Robinson. I was able to purchase this book through this website at a second hand bookshop in England. I only paid $1 for the book. It arrived yesterday and is in new condition and I really am enjoying looking through it and reading about Fanny and seeing her beautiful painted flowers.

To give you an idea of the book, here is a page with bluebells and Lily~of~the~Valley. It tells a bit about the painting and various meanings behind the flowers. The poem on Plate 19 is:

"Where are my thoughts?
Where full on dome, and tow'd and spire.
Sunset is glowing;
And slow through meadows green, inlaid
With flowery grove, and poplar glade,
Iris is flowing."


Solstitches said...

Just as I was beginning to think about lunch I saw your group post about sandwiches so I am here to share a virtual sandwich with you Heidi :)
I have to say they look just yummy.
Thanks for the sandwich ideas.
Enjoy your new book.


Nancy said...

I think I want to come to your house for lunch Heidi! Another delicious looking sandwich!

Anonymous said...

Heidi, I'm coming to your house for lunch!! That book looks interesting ... so does the quilt underneath! ~ hugs, Lynda xo

Nancy said...

That book is so nice. What a find.
Too bad the postage was almost ten times the price. I love that bread, but I am not too sure about the cream cheese.
Love you, Mom

Janice said...

I have that book too, Heidi! :o) Isn't is just amazing?! To draw like that would be such a gift.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Hmmmm, that sandwich sounds yummy too. What ya makin' t'morrow?


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh that sandwich sounds delicious! I'll have to give that a try. Okay, it's only a bit after 9 in the morning, I don't know that I can wait till lunch!


Anonymous said...

Oh my. If I could have eaten the pictures I would have. They both sound so delicious and I just love sandwiches.
The book looks delightful and I loved the poem you posted. I love poetry almost as much as I love cross stitch!

Andylynne said...

Another great book, I just found it and ordered it. I love the language of flowers and this one is beautiful. I love getting ideas from other people and you can't have to many books.

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Heidi,
What a lovely book. The illustrations are beautiful. So glad that you were able to get it for such a great price.

Irwin isn't very far from me. I've never actually been in downtown Irwin, just the area around the PA turnpike exit. I love small towns. Fortunately Ligonier is still very Thomas Kinkaid-ish, especially in the winter when the diamond area is decorated with it's Christmas lights.