in appreciation…

Diana, Princess of Wales Hybrid Tea Rose
This is the first bloom on my newly planted Princess Di rosebush, here elegant buds swirl into large, ivory-colored blooms with a soft pink blush and sweet, tea-rose scent. Meant to be a clear reflection of the Princess’ warmth and radiance. A tall and stately plant, the pink blush becomes more pronounced as days go by.
This Rose for a Cause is one of the most popular roses by Jackson & Perkins, continuing the Princess’ legacy of giving: 10% of net sales goes to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. They have donated over $682,172 to The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund in support of humanitarian causes.
I want to express my appreciation to fellow bloggers who recognized Taste With The Eyes this month.
Thank you to Carol of Paris Breakfasts for including a photograph from my Afternoon Tea on her adorable “Tiny Teapots” post. 
And to Simona of Briciole for caring to know “six random things” about me…and for teaching me Italian words I can use in the kitchen.
To Amy of Familia Bencomo for the i-love-you-this-much Award, you are so kind.
To Cynthia of Tastes Like Home for the YUMMY BLOG AWARD, much appreciated, means so much to me coming from you!
Giz and Psychgrad from Equal Opportunity Kitchen the E for Excellent Award, I am grateful for this honor!
For me, half of the fun of this food blog is the cooking, photographing, posting and sharing my adventures with food and hearing what you think of them, the other half is reading and enjoying and celebrating your blogs and your successes in the kitchen and beyond. 



Finally, I want to thank every reader for stopping by, and Anonymous (you know who you are, even if I don’t), and the readers who may not post a comment, nor have a blog, you are all sincerely appreciated. Thank you.
Now let’s eat!

11 thoughts on “in appreciation…”

  1. What a beautiful rose! It makes me wish to be a better gardener. I would probably spend hours smelling it. It also reminds me of visiting Kew Gardens years ago and being overwhelmed by the beauty of all their roses. It was a dream visit.

  2. Your Princess of Wales Tea rose is beautiful!! This morning my little Bella and I took a stroll through our very own Temecula Rose Society’s garden. I took lots of pictures and hope to share them soon! I too love amd have roses..but not with such names as yours..They’re beautiful!! 🙂

    And your words of appreciation to your award doners was so graciously put..they will be touched!

  3. All well-deserved awards! I’m lov’n your rose garden. It makes me want to send Alfredo out to the nursery to pick up some more for me…. or, am I suppose to do that? Honestly, we call it my garden, but he’s the one who cares for it. Yours is beautiful!

    xoxox Amy

  4. All well deserve award , your blog is wonderful. Full of tips and elegant tables as well good food.
    The rose is beautiful, i love flowers and I be happy when I saw new blossoms growing up

  5. What a fantastic post! I so love the rose and even more so love the meaning behind it. I would love a copy of the jpeg of this picture. It’s fantastic.

  6. dear lori
    i have always adored your concept of taste with your eyes and you have always maintained high standards in the blogging world, as i know. i share one award with you as well. Good that i know you ! check my blog, eh !

  7. Hi Simona – I do find it satisfying to go into the garden and cut off the dead roses for some reason…I do have help with the garden and I am thankful for that.

    Hi Laurie – thank you. And I was excited to find the Princess Di rose at the nursery, it took me about 2 seconds to decide it belonged in my garden.

    Hi Amy – when I was first designing the garden, I asked the architect to go pick out roses for me, and I told him my color palate. He insisted that I had to pick them out myself. That has made all the difference, and I have been hooked ever since. Go with Alfredo!

    Hi Sylvia – thank you, you are very kind.

  8. Hi Cynthia – mutual, I’m sure!

    Jessy – thank you 🙂

    Giz – you got it!

    Marie – grazie, and I plan to share more of my roses in days to come, I can’t keep them to myself!!

    Anamika – I appreciate that, I am off to visit you right now!

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