Monthly Archive: May, 2012

Blog Hiatus

I’m exploring the country for the next two weeks, so I won’t be able to blog, since my Internet and computer access will be limited. I promise to post lots of photos, recipes,… Continue reading

Why I Love My Rosemary Bush

Last fall, I planted a Huntington Carpet Rosemary bush just as it was beginning to flower with delicate, bluish-violet blooms. The bush is flourishing now in the warmer months and is growing like… Continue reading

Mango Passion Fruit Tea Ice Cream

Double ice cream posts, aren’t you lucky? This particular blend of mango passion fruit tea makes one of the best cups of tea I’ve ever had.  Which is a bit ironic, since I’m… Continue reading

Cranberry Ice Cream

Je suis désolée, mes amies.  I have been sick the past few days and I didn’t post yesterday as promised!  But I’m making up for it today with a homemade cranberry ice cream… Continue reading

A Truly Amusing Save-The-Date

Thursday was definitely a bit strange for me — my first day of not blogging in a whole year, but here I am … back again for my Friday post! May and June… Continue reading

Happy Blog-O-Versary!

Well, I MADE IT!  A year ago today, I launched Ma Petite Maison Verte with no real expectations, hoping that blogging might be a fun way to channel my love of writing and… Continue reading

Landscaping Update

The weather has been interesting here lately.  Mild, but rather rainy.  It has taken me a few days to get some preliminary photos of our latest landscaping project. Last month, we decided to… Continue reading

Decadent Mocha Pops

I found out today that my favorite local coffee shop is closing its doors at the end of the month.  I will miss my (nearly) weekly visits with the ladies of my writing… Continue reading

Faux Floral Napkin Rings

I spent Mother’s Day doing a bit of crafting with ma mère.  She decided that she wanted to make floral napkin rings from orange daisies that she bought at the craft store. She… Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for La Maison, Vol. X

Just a quick little tip today: did you know that rubbing a bit of water on clothing can remove static cling? I learned this tip today from a relative when the caftan I… Continue reading

My, How Things Change…

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in years: I went bowling. I’m still a terrible bowler — I haven’t gotten better with age. The shoes are still humorous, but the notion of… Continue reading

Very Last-Minute Vegetarian Mexican Supper

Tonight’s supper was very last-minute. So last-minute, in fact, that I have no photos because I honestly wasn’t sure how my mish-mash of vegetarian ingredients would turn out. I made a small pan… Continue reading

A Month for Milestones

This is my month for milestones — as of today, I have posted over 365 blog posts!  I will officially hit the one-year mark one week from today, on May 16, 2012. I… Continue reading

Lemon Overload: Homemade Ice Cream with Crushed Lemon Candy Topping

As I promised earlier this month — today’s post is an incredibly easy lemon ice cream topped with crushed lemon candies.  I am a sucker for these homemade ice creams (in case you… Continue reading

Adventures in Landscaping: Ready to Rock This Yard!

It seemed to storm off and on all throughout the day today, so I used the cooler weather as an excuse to head to the stone yard during a break in the rain.… Continue reading

A Fifth Visit to the Cheese Counter: Cranberry-Studded Delight

Today, I picked up a wedge of this lovely Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries at the market.  I honestly had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Even mon… Continue reading