Pink Saturday!

by Michelle on April 4, 2009

This is my 4th Pink Saturday post and I’m still having as much fun as I did with my first Pink Saturday! This was a very busy week for me and I had appointments almost every day. And for some reason I was at the grocery store 4 out of 5 days.

And I am noticing more and more pink where ever I go and have started carrying my camera with me..you just never know when a good pink pic is just around the corner!

As always Pink Saturday is hosted by Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.

My first photo is another of my cupcakes. This recipe is a particular favorite of mine because of the wonderful Feathered Fresh Strawberry Meringue Frosting which is a recipe that I developed. The Strawberry Meringue Frosting is just delicious and perfect with a chocolate cupcake.

Please click on Pinks! for the recipe.

This is my puppy, Archie. This picture was taken not long after I brought him home and he was about 3 months old at the time. Would you look at the tongue on this boy! He’s now over a year old and almost 100 lbs. You can see Eva, Archie’s half sister, sacked out beside him.

From Food Facts and Trivis: Cranberry Beans are known for their creamy texture with a flavor similar to chestnuts. Cranberry beans are rounded with red specks, which disappear on cooking. These beans are a favorite in northern Italy and Spain. You can find them fresh in their pods in Autumn. They also freeze well.

According to the USDA, the American ‘cranberry bean’ is the same bean as the Italian ‘borlotti’ and, as a matter of fact, a large percentage of the ‘borlotti’ beans sold in Italy are actually ‘cranberry beans’ imported from the U.S. Another name for this bean in the U.S. is ‘French horticultural bean’.

My market usuallys stocks Cranberry Beans in the Spring around Easter until about June and they always looks so pretty in the vegetable bins.

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  • Say It With Roses April 4, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Your cupcake made me hungry!!!!!Aren’t dogs wonderful? I love how happy yours looks!HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!Jil

  • Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs April 4, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Oh, That Cupcake!! I can taste it, looks so Yummy. Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for stopping by.Sonia

  • Jeff April 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Those beans are one of my favorite. I was doing a little happy dance yesterday when I got home and Burpee had sent my seeds for them. Warmer weather than I can have shots on the vine.

  • ♥Mimi♥ April 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Ohmygoodness, you really outdid yourself today. I ♥ coming by each week to see what you’re sharing with us on Pink Saturday. Your blog is a delight. Gotta ♥ that doggie tongue!

  • Mermaids of the Lake April 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Michelle, what a fun post! I have never seen a Cranberry bean. They are beautiful! I wish I could taste them. Your cupcakes sound amazing and so pretty and your doggie’s tongue is the perfect shade of pink. Happy Pink Saturday!Mermaid Debbie

  • Aunt Snow April 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Oh, delicious!! I don’t know what’s more tempting, the cupcake or the beans!Happy Pink Saturday!

  • Elyse April 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    My favorite pink photo has to be of your puppy’s tongue (although it was a close race between the tongue and the cupcake). Another great pink post!

  • SmilingSally April 4, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Yum. That cupcake! Happy Pink Saturday. Check out my book giveaways!Come for Blue Monday.

  • Kathleen April 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    The cupcake looks delicious!I see those cranberry beans at the farm stamds here in the summer. Have you ever cooked them? The lady at the stand said they don’t stay that color…??

  • Michelle April 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    The cranberry beans do lose their color when you boil them. But as far as a bean, they’re pretty good and work well as a thickening in soups too.

  • Pam April 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    That cupcake is so pretty! I wish I could make cute cupcakes! I didn’t know that about the cranberry beans, I’ve always wondered what a borlotti bean was!

  • Deanna April 4, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Michelle,thanks for the recipe for that cupcake!I’d never heard of those cranberry beans. I know my grocery store doesn’t have them but I’ll check some of the specialty food stores in town. I have to try them!¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink SaturdayDeanna 😀

  • Jennifer April 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Ok That Cupcake looks totally Yummy and has my name totally written all over it! Thanks for sharing your Pinks! I love how much Pink there is in the Spring!Happy Pink Saturday!Jennifer

  • Couture de Papier April 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    OO yummy cupcake!

  • Caths Pennies Designs April 4, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    The cupcakes look yummy! I’ve never heard of the cranberry bean…I will have to find out more about them…they sound wonderful. Happy Pink!Cathy

  • Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella April 5, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Wow, that’s one happy looking dog. Perhaps he had one of the scrumptious cupcakes just before that. And is that a picture of your kitchen in your main pic? It looks amazing-I’d love a kitchen like that.

  • Irma's Rose Cottage April 5, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Happy Pink Saturday! Love the cupcake. I will need to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.Hugs :)Irma

  • Mary April 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I love your blog!!! I’m so glad you stopped by and left a comment. Cupcakes, fresh vegetables and furry pooches – great stuff you’ve got here!Cheers, Mary

  • someplace in thyme April 5, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I wanted to lick that cupcake right off the page. I wanted to give your sweet puppies lots of kisses. I want to find cranberry beans and taste them too, thankyou for a great post, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  • Claudia April 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Oh that cupcake looks yummy! And the doggies are so cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

  • HiHo April 6, 2009 at 12:13 am

    hmmm, never had or knew about cranberry beans, cool.happy pink, Heidi

  • That shabby Pink Girl April 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Love your recipes, I’ll be back for more.Your little dogs are really cute, Animals are so precious and loyal!thanks for stopping by my blog, I’ll be back to visit you!Happy Pink Saturday!marian elizabeth

  • Christine April 7, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I have never heard of cranberry beans; they look very intriguing.Happy Pink uummm, Monday?Blessings,Christine

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