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Thursday, February 18, 2010

WOO HOO...FOODIE FRIDAY ANNIVERSARY...and a CLOCHE PARTY

2/19/10
FOODIE FRIDAY IS ONE YEAR OLD !
wow...
Time sure flies when you're having fun !!
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And.....we sure have had FUN..

Thanks so much, MICHAEL, for hosting this wonderful day each and every week.
You are so much fun....
and we ALL love coming to YOUR FARM ! (and we love your donkey!!)
HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY....
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Let's start this party off with some STRAWBERRIES....
Now, these are good just about ANY way you eat them....
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Plain...
dipped in luscious CHOCOLATE....
how 'bout STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE...
and...with CHAMPAGNE ?....of COURSE !! (did ya see PRETTY WOMAN?")
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so sorry, Gollum...I didn't have even ONE bottle of champagne...
but....
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YOU BETCHA WE GOT WINE !!


this IS a party, don't 'cha know...




.....here's a giant strawberry for YOU....soaking in a glass of the
BEST WILD VINES BLACKBERRY wine.....
UMMMMM....
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t'wouldn't be a FOODIE FRIDAY
without.....
well......
FOOD..!!
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and....I consider
SWEETS
to be the
NUMBER ONE MAJOR FOOD GROUP.....
"LIFE IS SHORT.....EAT DESSERT FIRST"
and
I believe it !! :O)
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A big, pretty, fluffy COCONUT CAKE
has got to be HEAVEN ON EARTH for me!
I love 'em...
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There's no reason to make a HUGE JOB out of making this delightful sweet...
Just a great white box cake, piled high with the best VANILLA frosting and
sprinkled heavily with COCONUT....yummmm!
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AND...of COURSE, I have to add MR. SWEET'S favorite cake of all times....

GERMAN SWEET CHOCOLATE
is the cake that let's me get just exactly WHAT I WANT from him!!
tee hee...he knows it and he doesn't even care!!
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HAPPIEST first year of your most successful meme, GOLLUM..
IT SURE HAS BEEN FUN and I hope it goes on forever and ever!!*

We all know how hard you have worked to bring such fun to blogging..and it is so SO appreciated !!

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and now for MARTY'S CLOCHE PARTY....


I really love playing in these fun memes and I am...*GASP...
CLOCHE-LESS....
not one REAL one in my entire cottage...
Please let me play along with my photo of the
sweetest, juiciest little CLEMENTINES, ever !!
This huge glass VASE is about all I have
to hold this many of these little treats.....and..don't they look pretty!!
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Have a fun time at all the parties today...
I sure am..!

36 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Really? German Chocolate cake gets you anything? Can I have your recipe:>)? Delicious looking cakes BJ. I have never had coconut cake, it looks good!

The Muse said...

So decadent....and utterly scrumptious! I am never ever disappointed when I arrive here....!

Jeanette said...

Happy Anniversary. Everything looks wonderful.

Julie Harward said...

Wow...can I come over? All these cakes and strawberries look SO yummy! You have been a busy gal! And don't feel bad, I don't have cloche's either..every time I see one, I want to buy it..but I have no room for them anywhere..a full house already! Come say hi :D

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! Oh, what a wonderful post! I'll have to go over and see our Dear Gollum Michael Lee!
You've got me! I love German Chocolate especially when it's used to make German Chocolate Cake! But hey, I love coconut too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Le_Vintage said...

what a fun and beautiful day!!! everything looks so delicious i could just eat it all up yum yum!

happy anniversary to you two love birds!!

xoxo
Le Vintage

Allie and Pattie said...

I wish my hubby were that easy! Me, on the other hand-I will do anything for chocolate ;) Great post
xoxo Pattie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'd like a slice of each please! The clementines look gorgeous in that vase...flip it upside downa and it is a big cloche:)

cge4211 said...

Yes, you do have a cloche! Just turn that big vase upside down. Now it's a cloche. Can almost taste that warm chocolate mousse.

Kathy said...

Oh My ...those cakes!!!!!!
I LOVE CAKE!
and that's not a good thing...I really love cake.
Happy Friday B.J.
xoxo~kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Maria said...

Everything looks Marvelous!
Love all those desserts! The German Chocolate Frosting ...Mmmmm...no need for the cake ;o)
~A wonderful weekend to you~
Maria

A 2 Z said...

I never drooled so much reading a blog! Boy I wish I lived near you. I would be stealing recipes from you LOL. You seem to be enjoying life to the fullest. Good for you!

Anne-Marie

Tardevil said...

Pssttt...hey BJ, that vase w/ the clementines, turn it upside down & you have a cloche. A tall skinny one, but a cloche nonetheless! I'm w/ Mr. BJ, that german choc. cake looks good.

Prior said...

Everything looks pretty and deliscious and now I am hungry! Lezlee

Barbara said...

BJ, Stop it with the wonderful, wonderful cakes. I am trying to lost weight and you just keep posting great things to eat. Great tribute to Foodie Friday, you are a thougtful lady.

Have a great day.
Barbara

Picket said...

Morning BJ....ohhhh I am drooling here at 5:30 in the morning for that German chocolate cake!!!!!! lol Oh my word girl you are killing me! Everything looks fantastic and I love your 'clocheless cloche'!!!! lol Have a great weekend sweetie! ~Picket~

Justine said...

Mmmm... coconut cake! Yum, and they always look so pretty, don't they?

I have a funny feeling you'll be buying a cloche or two soon...

Justine :o )

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your cakes all look out of this world, I think I should have a big piece of all of them and just skip dinner altogether. They are gorgeous. I absolutely love your pretty glass with the clementines. I think that totally qualifies as a cloche. Thank you so much for joining the party. This is just so much fun. Hugs, Marty

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning! Haha....I'm not so concerned about the cloches when I'm looking at those amazing cakes...and those strawberries. They are so close I could just pop one in my mouth! Yummy! I love it.
Blessings,
Debbie
PS....when do we come over for a taste test?

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Ok....can you gain wait by just reading a blog? If your reading this one you can! My goodness you have the best looking goodies! Thanks for visiting me yesterday, always happy when you stop by!

Cozy Little House said...

But you put your decorative displays together so well, who would notice? Beautiful, BJ! That cake looks scrumptious, by the way!
Brenda

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! Oh my gosh.. Blackberry Merlot?!! I have never heard of it, but I will definitely be looking for it now! I've got to try it!.. Your coconut cake looks delicious!.. And don't worry. You're not the only one in Blogland who doesn't have a cloche! I have a glass cake stand cover that might PASS for one though! Fun post today! ((hugs)) ~tina

Marianne@Songbird said...

You make my sweet tooth ache. That cake is looking might yummy!

Nancy Jane said...

That sure is one scrumptous looking party! I think that you've done foodie friday proud. Nancy
PS: The German Chocolate Cake thing wouldn't work for me! My husband's not a coconut fan...

Sherry said...

Oh, those desserts look awesome! Aren't you sweet to celebrate Foodie Friday with the extra button!!

Kathleen said...

Great post, BJ..
I have a few cloches, but no ability!
I want a wire one..easier to photograph, no refection!
I think your clems look stunning!

PAT said...

I better not show J that German Chocolate Cake!!

Fun post, BJ!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You had me at coconut...adding the cake to it, well...I will follow anyone around for a slice of either of those cakes! Yummy pictures today.
♥, Susan

Rettabug said...

What a cute tribute post, BJ! I am loving that german chocolate cake!!! Yum!

I'm thrilled that your strawberry scones have turned out so well for you too & I look forward to seeing them next.
I'm honored that you would want to link back to my recipe but I must give full credit to Lori at All That Splatters as well as Ann at Thibault's Table, who made them with cranberries!
You're making me hungry for some right now!!!

fondly,
Rett

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! post for a FOODIE FRIDAY ANNIVERSARY!!!
Geri

Blondie's Journal said...

Your coconut cake looks like it came from a bakery!! You really make your food look good, BJ. And German Chocolate cake was always a favorite in my family growing up as my mother was German and had all of the BEST recipes. Mr. Sweet have loved hers!

I love your clementines in your cloche. I am a little low on them myself, so I am just visiting. You could have put blackberries in it, you know. ;-)

xoxo
Jane

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh my goodness gracious! Girl, you've been crazy busy baking! Hehe! Look what you've gone and done...now I'm soooo hungry for a piece of cake! Hmmm...I think I'd like to try a slice of each! Hehe! That coconut cake looks divine! And I love anything with blackberries...including a little blackberry wine! Mmmmm!!! Well my dear, no matter that you don't have a cloche...that beautiful tall vase full of clementines is just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your goodies and pretties with us, Darlin'!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That coconut cake looks heavenly...

Paula said...

I gained several pounds just looking at your pictures!

Hi. I found you through Texas Blogging Gals and came by to say hello. You can find me at www.lonestarlifer.wordpress.com, so come by and say howdy sometime.
LoneStarLifer
Paula

Natasha said...

What a fantastic post BJ! I have only just finished breakfast and now I am hungry again!

Happy weekend and best wishes always,
Natasha.

Couture de Papier said...

Adorable post!
Happy Pink Saturday still going through list!