Saturday, September 20, 2008

California Pinks

Before beginning our long, long journey to Australia, we spent a night and day in California. We visited Santa Monica and found some pinks there! Lucious pink flowers on a wall near Santa Monica Pier.
See the pinks on the beach at Santa Monica?
More pink flowers there.
A pink store on 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica.
Pinks in the windows of the pink store.

See, I was thinking of you while I was away, Beverly!

Edited to add a Pink Saturday recipe:
Peasant Style spaghetti
From Valentino's in Santa Monica


1 T. Minced garlic
1 Lb. tomatoes, Peeled And Chopped
1 T. oil
5 Oz. Proscuitto, Minced
1/2 T. pepper
1/4 T. oregano
12 Oz. spaghetti, Cooked And Drained
Chopped parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese

Saute garlic and tomatoes in hot oil in skillet until tender, about 5 minutes. Add Prosciutto, pepper, oregano. Reduce heat. Simmer until ingredients are blended, 2 to 3 minutes; Toss with spaghetti and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4



Beverly said...

Welcome back, Deborah. And, Happy Pink Saturday. I was thinking of you, too. I missed seeing your sweet face.

Since I started Pink Saturday, I see pink everywhere. It turns up in the most unexpected places.

Those flowers are stunning, and pink umbrellas. How fun!

Beverly said...

Lovely Pinks!! Happy Pink Saturday to you!

My Artful Heart said...

What a neat pink store...the other pinks are great too.

Have a happy pink day :)

bj said...

Absolutely beautiful California Pinks....

splummer said...

Wonderful Pinks Deborah!! Love the pink umbrella! Take Care!!


suesueb said...

looks like a fabulous trip! i think i'll tell my husband i need a vacation to find some pinks!!

jeanne said...

Good morning Deborah. The pink visits are getting ahead of me. sigh. Your photos are so pink and pretty. Lucky you to be in Santa Monica. I love the store. You were definitely thinking pink.

I am getting a little time on the computer because my cousin is staying in the cabin. They don't come over to the house until late morning. They are not a bit about computers. They are my age and have never owned one. I feel bad when I am on the computer when they are here. sigh. I have even feigned a nap so I could go in my room and get on the computer. LOL

Have a wonderful day.


Smilingsal said...

That pink umbrellas really stood out.
Happy Pink Saturday!

vintagewindow said...

Love the PINKS. Especially the pink zebra storefront. Kris

Margie said...

Lovely *pinks*! I love the beach scene, the *pink* really pops against the sand!

Ooooohhhhhh! Lucky, lucky you going to Australia! We went there once, and it was such a fun place, we have great memories. It is a very very very looooooonnnngggg trip but soooooo worth it!

I hope you had a wonderful time!

Margie :)

Miss Rhea said...

I lived in Santa Monica for ten years, it is so beautiful there. :) Happy Pink Saturday !!

Jorgelina said...

Happy pink Saturday!!!
I liked very much your blog.
A greeting from Argentina

windycorner said...

Hi Deborah,
All those flowers and a recipe. This is a special day. Can't wait to see the pictures from your trip.

Dee Light said...

Pretty pink photos and a recipe too!! Thanks!!!

jen said...

Happy pink Saturday! Love the pink store, so cute. This is my first pink Saturday, so fun to visit everyones sites.


Happy Pink Saturday!

What a lovely trip, lots of PINK!

~ Gabriela ~

Virginia said...

Wonderful pictures of California Pinks.
Blessings, Virginia

g said...

Aw, that's my stomping grounds!! How nice to see it through fresh eyes. Lucky beach pinkies!

Happy Pink Saturday

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Lovely pinks! Pink on the beach- my 2 favorite things!

Lori said...

Welcome home, That first pic made my mouth water.

Do you need a vacation after the vacation? I always do.

Hugs and Licks
Lori and Miss Elly

Rhonda said...

Love your pink shots! Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Pretty Pink Flowers and Photos. Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a wonderful Pink Day! That recipe sound delicious. I haven't been to Santa Monica since I was a girl. You made me want to go back!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Great pink post! Doesn't that pink shop look intriguing?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday Deborah! Glad you found Pink in LA! Hugs, Maryjane

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy Pink Saturday Deborah! Fabulous pink photos.

Katie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, love the beach shots and the flowers!

Susan Hickam said...

Thanks for sharing your fun pink today. Where all did you go on your trip? I saw your little oliva pic. She looks like a real sweetpea! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Stunning flowers, beautiful beach, but I love the store window - the window shopping kind of store window from old downtowns. :)Nancy

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Deborah, so glad you found lots of pinks on my side of the world!
Love, Ann for Southern California!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a fun Pink Saturday post! I especially love the pink flowers against the apple green fence! Also love that pink shop.


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Deborah,
Welcome home, and love your California pinks!

Anonymous said...

wonderful happy photos! love the store front...

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Deborah, have fun on your journey to Austalia...Happy Pink thoughts along the way too!! Love that wall of pretty. :0)

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers, especially. It does indeed look like California.

Lynne Laura said...

Wonderful pinks, love the flowers all along that beautiful. That beach looks so tempting to jump in the water and skip at the edge like a little girl.

Thank you for coming over to my blog.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Alice said...

Welcome back, Deborah! I can't wait to see photos from your trip and read about the fun things you did.

jeanne said...

Hi Deborah, I can imagine how tired you must be. Take your time and catch up on your rest. We will be here when you are ready to share your trip. Take care.

Hugs, Jeanne