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August 24, 2009



you have a nice blog. the house took my breath away, beautiful! thanks for some nice pics and great music!


The salad looks yummy. And I can hardly wait to see Yvonne's house. Thanks for sharing your friends with us out here in blogland.


Karen B

I love that kind of salad. Craisins are a great addition! Makes it pretty too.

Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

Hard to believe that at my age I've never used Gorgonzola. We use Parmigiano-Reggiano, sliced with a potato peeler on our salads, esp spinach or arugala.

Note to self: must try Gorgonzola :-)

Katherine Ann I am very hungry!!! :o)


This is a great post, Kim! Simple and easy. I am going to make that salad tomorrow. I have everything except the dressing. It sounds so good and healthy too.

Can't wait to see Yvonne's house. It looks like it will be a colorful as yours!!



yummy looking salad. i do like that dressing :)
can't wait to see your friends house!


love that rocking chair. saw one at the goodwill the other day. didn't pick it up, but think i'll go back for it. so i can paint it of course.
♥ Rebecca


That sounds like a very yummy and good for you salad. Your recipes are always the best! Thank you for that and I cannot wait for the pics of your friends house! Don't keep us waiting too long. Hugs, Cindy S


I could eat a salad everyday, I love salads and the more stuff in them the better. Unfortunately my hubby does not share that love. He likes his meat and potatoes. Thanks for sharing, I may just try it.


carol hall

kim that salad looks so good! my husband calls me a RABBIT since i don"t eat meat ! only white meat of turkey and once or twice a year the white meat of chicken (have to be in the mood 1st though! ) if i need protein that bad i am hugging the peanut butter jar ! literally ! your food looks so good always ! even chicken!ha ha you are truly a honest to goodness "daisy angel" from daisy heaven ! always carol hall

Melissa Miller

Hello Kim,
The salad and the dressing both look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I needed a new salad dressing flavor to try. I do love pine nuts!

~Blessings, ~Melissa ;)

Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage

Oh that sounds so good, does that recipe come in a Cholesterol free version? But then that would take away from the goodness of it, right. Hope you are having a good evening.

Patty Boyd

The salad looks yummy! I will certainly try it. I have never bought pine nuts. I see them used on Food Network -- guess I need to branch out a little. I can't wait to meet Yvonne and see her home.

Cass at That Old House

I'm looking forward to seeing Yvonne's house -- I assume that's her front porch? I have the same rocker, painted red, on my front porch! But Yvonne's house paint and porch floor paint is in much better shape than ours.

Delicious salad recipe -- ummm... anything wth Gorgonzola, and you've got my vote.


Fay Marie

Yummy looking salad Kim, I'll have to try that. So anxious to see Yvonne' house. Please don't keeping us waiting too long. :>)

Fay Marie


That salad looks delicious! Must try it!


That salad looks so good! Can't wait to see the pictures of your friend's home.


That looks yummy!



yummy salad....let me share with you my fav....

Easy BBQ Chix Salad

cooked chix.....chopped ( mixed with bbq sauce)
bag lettuce
1/2 can blk beans, rinsed
1/2 can corn, drained
1/2-1 chopped tomato diced

mix all together and drizzle with ranch dressing. it's the best :)

lorraine lewis

We have this salad often- I add sliced strawberries and Granny Smith Apples- sometimes candied walnuts.
Your blog is lovely. So cheery and homey. Love it!

Josephine Tale Pedder

Yummy. I will definitely try this one! xx

Jean Eakin

Kim, I will try the salad soon. It looks wonderful. I was catching up on your other posts and I love the yellow frame on the picture your friend gave you. It really makes it pop and I can't wait to see her home.
Have a wonderful day,
Jean in virginia

Kelly~Rose Vine Cottage

We had salad too, but I don't think it tasted as good as yours, I can't wait to see the pic's of your friends house!

Theresa@TakeASentimental Journey

I am eating a salad as I read your blog ! Yours looks yummy too ! Love your friends house.


Kim, thank you so much for sharing your friends and thank you to them for sharing their home. I enjoyed every moment (photo). I do hope you'll be able to share the homes of other friends as well because I am always so inspired by looking at them.

Thanks again XOXOXOXO.


Yvonne's home is so gorgeous! She really has a flair for decorating. Her home is so inviting. I love, love, love the porch. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

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