Posts made in June, 2013

White on White Please

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Desserts | 1 comment

White on White Please

The conversation began with Izzy on a good day.  By good; I mean to say for each question I asked she solemnly submitted the same answer from the backseat.












We were in the car on our way to gymnastics a week or so before her 9th birthday. We left the car crossed the street and made our way to the community center where the other petite pony-tailed girls lingered with moms or dads.

I tried again; with a new inquiry.

“Izzy, I get to make your birthday cake for our family party this year.”

She looked up at me.  I saw the options floating around on her thoughtful sweet face.

The doors were about to open to the glittering black leotards.  I pressed on.

“What would you like me to make?” I asked.

Before she floated away to practice diving cartwheels and roundoffs, she placed her order.

White cake.

White icing.



I suggested cupcakes since decorating a whole cake is always a freeform crooked affair for me.

“No thank you,” she offered nothing more.

“Iz, you love strawberries how about sliced berries in the center?” I suggested.

“Maybe on the side,” she tittered.








It was divine.

Angel light.


A crown of pink peaks to pluck off one by one...








Vanilla Birthday Cake with Old-fashioned Vanilla Buttercream

--adapted from ONCE UPON A chef

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Going Home

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in New | 2 comments

Going Home


Smooth ride

Quiet sleep



Wood - fired pizzas


Country walks

Additional Food

Small town Karaoke

Sunsets over the lake


Thank you Bill and Cynthia!

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Sequence of a Storm

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in New | 1 comment

Sequence of a Storm

MP and I are guests at the Alpenglow home of my brother and sister-in-law, Cynthia.  We are perched high above Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana.


While Dude napped his perfectly poised fire laced habanero salsa around Chicken Pupusas; (a comfort cowboy tamale) Cynthia and I tracked a thunderstorm rolling east across the lake.


























































...and we watched it roll away as swiftly as it gracefully showered our field of vision.


























As the weary sun set sometime around 10 o'clock in the night, God selected a rosy pink band to glow above the horizon frosting the simmering glass topped lake.

"You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you."

Nehemiah 9:6


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9 Years Ago

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in New | 1 comment

9 Years Ago

The littlest Lunde  is 9 today.


Happy Birthday Isabella Rose!

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Out to Lunch

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in New | 1 comment

jet fueled...

pickles, peaches, and blueberries  packed...

gingersnaps in the oven...

royal dreams in my pocket...

can you--carry on-- marshmallow fluff?


xo coco

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