Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Note Card Party - Delicious Treats

It's once again time for Vee's Note Card Party. It's a lot of fun, with interesting selections from many bloggers. You never know what's going to turn up as someone's choice for note cards. The idea is to find four photos, previously published on your blog, that you think worthy to be made into note cards.

French Silk Pie

This month, it's all about chocolate. For me, dessert is best when chocolate is involved. I know several people who don't really like chocolate. Does. not. compute. 

Chocolate Mousse filled Chocolate Roll with Chocolate Sauce

Nothing completes a meal, for me, like a little bit of chocolate, preferably dark and intense.

Raspberry Chocolate Tart

Did you catch the other theme going on here? Fruit! Chocolate + Fruit = YUM, although I confess to sometimes eating the fruit first so I can enjoy the chocolate last, without any other competing flavours.
 
Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce


Does it seem frivolous to you to be thinking about chocolate and fruit on a day when people mourn, when life, for some, has been shattered? It does to me. Then, I think, what is the goal of these people who, in their twisted minds, wreak such havoc upon the world? Is not their goal the destruction of all that is beautiful and lovely? Do they not want to create insecurity and have people live in fear? When we cease to live our lives as we normally do, the terrorists and evil have won.

From our little island far away from Boston, 30 people traveled to run the marathon. One of them was a co-worker of my husband. When she was finally able to call (the cell towers were jammed), she told him that she had crossed the finish line two minutes before the blasts.

I will pray, and I will care, and I will grieve with those who grieve. I will continue to live my life trusting God, and giving thanks for the beauty of life.

Enjoy the beauty over at Vee's Card Party today. We're likely to be a little subdued, but the gathering will be a pleasant way to spend some time together.

37 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

OH mercy....you can't have a better card than one with pictures of chocolate...very pretty!

Lavender Cottage said...

All are yummy looking note cards but I like the raspberry chocolate tart the best. As a matter of fact, I like to dip fruit in chocolate. :-)
Judith

Vee said...

Oh bless your tender heart. You expressed it so well. These are beautiful note cards. Not liking chocolate does not compute with me either.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Mnnnnnnnn chocolate!!!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, yummy views. i am in need of a bit of chocolate now. thank you. so tasty i bet. ( :

Elizabethd said...

Chocolate, oh dear, Lorrie. It all looks too delicious!
We are so saddened by the horror of Boston. Our prayers are with all who were involved.

Sally said...

Hmmmm, somebody likes chocolate and berries. These are pretty -- and look delicious!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These make my mouth water and I just had a little snack...strawberries! Sweet hugs!

Barbara F. said...

Lorrie, I love this theme and your photos are all delicious. I am happy your friends and neighbors who were at the marathon are safe. Visiting from Vee's. xo

Snap said...

Oh, boy! Chocolate and berries ... heaven on earth! I'd buy a set! :D

Gabriela Delworth - Training Specialist and Designer said...

Hello Lori,

Do those people who do not like chocolate really exist?!!! Not in this area...
Delicious! Could you ship a piece of mousse this way, please? :o)


Gabriela

podso said...

I do like your double theme here for your notecards--food--well triple: food, desserts, berries, and including recipes makes it all the sweeter, no pun intended!

Sheila said...

we do have to carry on but it is an extremely hard time for so many and I am finding it really hard today. Glad to hear that your husband's co-worker is fine. Your choices today look good enough to eat!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Beautifully written, it's such a hard thing to comprehend...and it seems so many people are connected to the hideous events of yesterday. There were people from up here that just passed the finish line when it went off....

I want to dwell in the goodness, the chocolate, and my heart goes out to those affected.

Jen

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautifully said Lorrie.

It’s unfathomable.

Yes we will continue to share what is beautiful in our lives and pray to God for understanding.
Your note cards are evidence of this beauty.
Shane ♥

Pamela Gordon said...

A beautiful post and beautiful words Lorrie. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Your photos are wonderful and each one looks delicious. I love chocolate so would really enjoy these as cards but even more in my tummy. Blessings, Pamela

Donna said...

Hand me a spoon and bring on the chocolate! These are terrific for note cards.

The latest tragedy is heartbreaking. I have a difficult time understanding what kind of hatred a person holds to do such acts of harm and terror.

Jeanne said...

I'm with Donna, bring on the silverware.

An the other note. Evil will never prevail if we trust and believe. No matter how much pain those monsters cause, we will never be beaten.

Storybook Woods said...

I think on days of tragedy like yesterday, we need to apprentice life and family even more. And like you, life without chocolate, is well ... just not really that good!! Clarice

La Tea Dah said...

Such lovely choices for the notecard party. I would love to be your taste tester!!!

I am glad those from your island were safe at the marathon. Such a sad thing...

Jan said...

Oh, FOOD cards! The colors are outstanding together if you are eating those delights, or just admiring the composition! Well done and inviting!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Who wouldn't want to receive such a 'delicious' note card?

So true...that we are all a little subdued in light of yesterday's happenings in Boston. Two of my son's friends were there as well...and completed the race awhile before the bombings. They were uninjured...but in the middle of all the chaos. So sad...

Anneliese said...

That little raspberry tart is so cute!

bj said...

OH my...my favorite card subject...CHOCOLATE...perfect!!

Cheryl said...

Lorrie, this post is a total winner! Your desserts are tantalizing...chocolate is the best. Your photography is impressive. And I love that you provided the recipes.

Even more beautiful are your thoughts on beauty in the midst of evil. So well-expressed...and appreciated.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful and delicious looking photos!

Nancy Vance said...

As simple as it sounds, food photography is challenging! You've done a good job with these sweet treats!

Peggy Jones said...

These are super, in creativity and in the photography. We must all carry on with what gives our life stability. Our little town had 10 people in Boston, all are well and home. Great post.
QMM

Mrs.Rabe said...

Chocolate is a delight!

So scary to hear what your husbands' coworker shared! thankful she was okay!

Deanna

ellen b. said...

Mouth watering notecards, Lorrie! Great sentiments about Boston, too. Blessings...

Karen said...

Yummy note cards!!!

Melissa Gill said...

Ohhhh, these are some delicious looking notecards! :) Beautiful pictures!

I am so glad the folks from your town were ok.

Mary said...

I'm loving these...................and unfortunately love chocolate more than I should!
Glad that lady is safe, but saddened deeply over the loss of lives and terrible injuries.

Mary X

Elena said...

Those are beautiful pictures and beautiful desserts. I love chocolate with fruit. I think my favorite is chocolate and rasberries. You did a great job!

Carol said...

I love the theme of your note cards! My mouth is watering. I would have a hard time deciding which sweet treat to choose! YUM!

Smiles,
Carol

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I also love to end a meal with soemthing mad eof chocolate! Your desserts are all wonderful and made my mouth water, Lorrie.

I am glad to hear your husband's co-worker is OK. The terrorism at the Boston Marathon was horrific. I hope the images of the suspects will work to bring them to justice!

Barbara said...

I'll take the bananas and strawberries with the salted caramel chocolate sauce. I love chocolate but do not like chocolate cake or dessert.