Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

I will admit to being more than a bit surprised when my blogging friend, Ruth, suggested I take part in the WP Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures. It’s a testament to her skills for persuasion that I’ve actually decided to take part, flu and all.

Here are 12 photos that I’ve shared this past year. Because the recipes of Mom and her Sister, my “Zia”, form the heart of my blog, it is only right that I begin with a photo of Zia, in her element, not long before her 90th birthday. With Zia to open the collection, who better to close than my Marilyn Monroe?

Thank you, Ruth, for the suggestion and encouragement. For those interested in seeing how this challenge should be met, click HERE to see Ruth’s response.

Click HERE to view the Challenge and its participants.

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Click to enlarge each individual photo.

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Ravioli Day with Zia

Ravioli Day with Zia

Homemade Mozzarella

Homemade Mozzarella

Paglia e Fieno Ingredients

Paglia e Fieno Ingredients

The Ponte Vecchio of Florence

The Ponte Vecchio of Florence

Crocuses on St. Joseph's

Crocuses on St. Joseph’s

Caprese Cocktails

Baby Artichokes

Michigan Peaches

The Stuff of Jams

The Case for Figs

The Case for Figs

Our Day at the Beach

"Marilyn Monroe", Hybrid Tea Rose

“Marilyn Monroe”, Hybrid Tea Rose

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We will return to our normally scheduled programming on Wednesday.

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