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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Time Recipe Contest!!!

Join us this week for Thursdays Marketplace at Shabby Cottage Shops!!!

We're doing something new and fun this summer! We'll be featuring a summertime recipe for you to enjoy. Below you'll find our first one, it's yummy, healthy and quick! It's the perfect time to enjoy a salad with some of your favorite fruits which are currently in season including raspberries, mango, nectarines and strawberries


2 cups sliced nectarines or sliced, peeled peaches
1 cup sliced, peeled papaya or mango
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

1.In a large bowl, combine nectarines or peaches, papaya or mango, strawberries, and raspberries. Set aside.
2.For vinaigrette, in a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, honey, and toasted sesame oil; beat with a fork or wire whisk. Pour vinaigrette over fruit; toss gently to coat.
3.Toss spinach with fruit mixture. Divide among 6 salad plates. Sprinkle each serving with snipped mint. If desired, garnish with mint leaves. Makes 6 side-dish servings

If you would like to send us your recipe and we feature it in our weekly newsletter, you'll enjoy a $20 Gift Certificate to use at any of the shops in the newsletter your recipe is featured in! Send us an email sharing your favorite summer recipe. Just note in the subject line Favorite Recipe Contest! We'll feature a new recipe every week for all of our subscribers to enjoy! You'll have to check the newsletter each week to see if your recipe is being featured! Sign up for our newsletter here, send us your recipe and then check our weekly newsletter to see if your recipe was chosen for the week!
New at the 5 Dollar French Marche is a wonderful sachet filled with lavendar from Provence! You'll find each one is uniquely handmade and smell fabulous!

Available at Deborah's Forget-Me-Nots is this Vintage pillow case set featuring bonnet ladies embroidery crochet lace! Enjoy a huge 30% savings on everything in their shop. Use code CRAZYSUMMER during checkout. Sale ends June 30!

Little Luxuries Oatmeal Facial Bar ON SALE FOR ONLY $4.50! Also, their "Scent of The Month" special is Wild Honeysuckle and it's 20% OFF. Hurry and get this fabulous fragrance before the end of this month!

Le Chic Bakery Boutique is now offering gorgeous jewel embellished vintage perfume bottles like this one! They are one of a kind for sure! You'll also find wonderful baked goodies, molded sugars and more at this fabulous shop!

French Charmed
is now offering Jeanne D'Arc Magazine in addition to this lovely dress form with a large aqua rose! Reserve your copy of the Jeanne D'Arc May 2011 issue now, quanities are limited and it's only $22.00!!

Vintage Paris Market is offering this fabulous gifts tags, plus you'll enjoy a free gift with your purchase of $15.00 or more! Another beautiful new pillow is being offering by That Shabby Pink Girl of The Ruffled Rose! It's perfect for your romantic chic cottage decor! Find many new items at The Ruffled Rose this week!

Receive a 10% discount on your purchase from The French Elements. Use code "summer" during checkout to enjoy this discount! Plus you'll get a free gift with purchase while supplies last! They will also be hosting a giveaway to celebrate four years on their online birthday. Watch for details soon!

Shabby Cottage Designs is offering 10-30% discount in their shop! Stop by and see the sale items Susie has in each category and enjoy great savings this week during Thursdays Marketplace!

Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs is offering 15% Discount for this week's Thursdays Marketplace ! Use code "Sassy" during checkout to receive yours!

Happy Thursday!
Shabby Cottage Shops


French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonjour ~ Just had to tell you all, this recipe is as delicious as it looks! We are on a diet at our house (for ever more ;-)so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for sharing ~ Au Revoir

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

I'm trying this for the 4th! I cannot imagine you need to be on a diet! Happy 4th Chelle!

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