April 2, 2012

Some Details!

I was going to post the English-style houses in Baltimore, but I realized that there were a few examples that I still needed to photograph. So, in the meantime, I thought I’d give you some details.

First up, the Parmesan Crisps mentioned in my weekend post. They are dead simple!parmesan crisp

  • 3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano. Do not use the parmesan “dust” in the green tin!
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay® (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

    In a small bowl stir together Parmesan, Old Bay and flour. Spread level tablespoons of mixture in mounds 4 inches apart and form gently into 3 1/2-inch-long ovals. Bake crisps in middle of oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool crisps completely on baking sheet and remove carefully with a metal spatula. Crisps may be made 2 days in advance and kept between layers of wax paper in an airtight container at room temperature.

    If you want to be fancy, you can roll the warm crisp around the end of a wooden spoon, or form it on an up-side-down muffin tin to make a parmesan cup.

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    As I was sorting through my images from the Faux Chateaux shoot, I found some more detailed images of some of the French-style houses that you might like.

    faux chateaux (16)I love the Palladian-style window with the shutters. And the ironwork on the front door. Prof MackseyAnd if detail on the outside isn’t great enough, this is what’s on the inside!

    faux chateaux1 (25)More great Palladian windows, arched shutters and a great front door.

    faux chateaux1 (29)I love the detail on these shutters. I’ve never seen that pattern before.

    faux chateauxI love that this pair of doors looks like it opens to a barn in France, when in reality, it’s a garage in Baltimore!

    faux chateaux2 (28)This is such a unique look for a front door. The medallion-shaped beveled glass windows are amazing.

    I am still trying to work this out. What do you think? Maybe it’s an addition. Look at the roofline.

    Hopefully, I will have the chance to finish photographing the English-style houses shortly. Stay tuned!


    1. Meg The crisps look so good and easy!

      I love all of these wonderful architectural details!

      I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!

      Art by Karena

    2. I loved all beautiful pics specially the simple garage doors design and front door design in below snap.

      thank you for sharing.

    3. I am so making those crisps! #1 they are easy, and #2 I love parmesan--went to a parmesan tasting in Italy, and a restaurant that presented it 5 ways, including foam. Thank you!

    4. can't wait to try the parmesan crisp! That window looks just weird..xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

    5. This one: "I love that this pair of doors looks like it opens to a barn in France, when in reality, it’s a garage in Baltimore!"

      I recognize. It's John Waters's house on W. Highfield, designed by Laurence Hall Fowler for himself and his family. Great house!

    6. Plus that library's gotta be Dick Macksie's house?!

    7. Oi! Lisa, you're giving away all of my secrets!

    8. Palladian windows are looks gorgius.pigtown design is awesome.sell my house

    9. Meg, make sure they spread my ashes in that book mecca!!!


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