we are already in September! unbelievable! So here are my favourite pictures for August. Thank you so much for posting your lovely flowers on Instagram with the Hashtag #flowersonmyway! Already almost 900 pictures have been posted so far. Next month, the winners will winn a little vase to display the lovely flowers they found on their way.
Keep posting and discovering beauty along your way.
Talk to you soon!
Today is the first day of September and it already feels like autumn here. Nothing against Autumn, but I just feel the need to remember those long summer nights we had in Umbria at the beginning of August with my family.
We stayed for a week in a beautiful villa surrounded by woods of oaks and chestnut trees, with a stunning view on the valley.
One of the great things about the casale del gallo, was its patio, where we had candle light dinners every night, and its outdoor pizza oven, which made us truly feel like we were in Italy!
My nephews and nieces decided to make some pizza for us one evening and it was so delicious and beautiful that I wanted to share the recipe with you as well as some impressions of this beautiful evening.
So here comes the recipe!
A delicious pizza recipe given to me by my nephew, tasted in Umbria
Mix the water, yeast and salt and leave the mixture to rest for approximately ten minutes until a thick, brown foam appears on the top of the mixture. Then incorporate the flour.
Mix by hand and once the mixture has become less sticky, add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and continue to knead until the mixture becomes a smooth dough that no longer sticks to one’s hands.
Leave the dough to rest for one to two hours in a bowl covered with a damp cloth near a source of warmth (such as a radiator, fireplace or somewhere sunny in summer).
Re-knead the dough for a further 15 minutes and then form six equal-sized balls of dough and wrap them in cling film and place in the fridge. Remove the balls of dough ten minutes prior to making the pizzas, by rolling the dough into whatever form fits the oven best.
By Elodie (madame love)
Madame love http://www.madame-love.com/
I wish you a great day! and lots of outside dinners to come!
Talk to you soon!
Those of you who follow me on Instagram, that I just come from a week in Italy with my family. We stayed in Umbria, to be precise, in a village called Massa Martana - I could never remember the name and always said Tikka Massala ;). The house with stayed at is called Casale del Gallo was truly magical and big enough to fit 12 people. I will show you the house in another post. Today I wanted to show you some of the bouquets I made during our stay only using wild flowers growing in the property: sweet peas, scabiosa, queen anne’s lace, wild mint, clover. The variety was breathtaking, and I was really not expecting finding so much beautiful flowers in this region especially in August!
I wish you a great day! Talk to you soon with more impressions of our italian holiday.
I am back from Umbria, with a lot of impressions and over 1,000 pictures. I will show you some soon on the blog. I am very happy to introduce a new Lovely Flower Blog today. I discovered Nikki and Andy Shenk on Instagram last May and love her story and how her dream came true. I also love the fact that have been inspired and motivated by blogs and Instagram to start their floral business.
Who are you and what are you talking about in your blog?
We’re a wife-husband duo, Nikki and Andy Shenk, that fell in love with flowers and decided to start our own business, Linger Flowers, in Cincinnati, Ohio. We focus on weddings, holidays and classes. Andy is a writer, so he runs the blog, where he features both the work we do, as well as other elements of the business and our personal life.
Our name, Linger, is very significant to me and Andy and we try to capture our philosophy of savoring each moment in the day through the blog. Flowers, especially, help both of us to linger and appreciate the beauty in our life, which is what we hope to share with our community, whether that be online or in Cincinnati. Continue reading →
I hope you are doing great. I have had quite a rough week last week, with a sick mama and a sick baby and a very hot weather but as I read recently on the Instagram feed of my friend Ricarda, the quieter the online, the louder the offline life! The good thing about this short break, is that I managed to go to the market on Friday and found some awesome free range dahlia. It isn’t uncommon to find dahlia at the beginning of August, but they are particularly early and beautiful this year. I bought enough flowers to make three beautiful bouquets and I only paid 10 €! I often that flowers are expensive on the market, but I think, they are usually much cheaper than in the flower shops especially when locally grown.
So – I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
Have a great day and speak to you soon!
Elodie Continue reading →
As it is also probably the case for you as well, I am using and liking Instagram more and more this days. It is a place where I share some flowers of course, but also some little corner of my home and some more personal pictures, of my daughter for instance.
I also a place where I connect with like minded people from around the world.
I am following a lot of flower enthusiastic on Instagram: florists, growers, flower stylists or just flower lovers. I spotted a lot of the blogs I have presented so far under Lovely Flower Blogs on Instagram.
A lot of my friends, send me emails or tweets, when they spot a nice flowergrammer, So I thought I might also share them with you!
Unfortunatly, the great Flower Instagrammers, or Flowergrammers are not always bloggers, but they take such great pictures, that I thought, I would do a new series on the blog and show you my favourites - one each week.
The first one is a flower stylist from Japan called Yukiko Masuda and @nonihana_ on Instagram.
I love her simple and elegant style and her use of linen and used wood as a backdrop.
I wish you an excellent weekend!
I hope you like this new series. I can’t wait to show you the lovely flowergrammer I picked for next week.
Talk to you soon,
I have been wanting to show you this bouquet since the beginning of June. I made it when I was in France, staying at my parent’s in law. They have a beautiful garden, which I already showed you there. I especially loved working with the lupin, as I really like their ombre colours.
I hope you will like this few flowers. I wish you a great day!