February 7, 2011


Full Circle CSA Box
Credit:  Full Circle Farm 
Welcome to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!  
If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post, you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to strut your stuff  just after the features below.

This past week, Wendy of "The Local Cook" shared a recipe for Roasted Parsnips with Balsamic Vinegar and Rosemary, which she was inspired to make when she received parsnips in her vegetable box subscription.

If you've visited Rook No. 17 for "A Little Birdie Told Me..." in the past, you'll know that each week I visit each of the participants who've linked up, then decide on a theme for the weekly spotlights based on some commonality that organically emerges from the latest crop of entries.  So Wendy's story about her parsnips got me thinking that in many ways, a linky party is very much like a CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture vegetable boxes are subscription based deliveries of seasonal produce from local farmers) -- You never know what you're going to get, but you can always count on quality, freshness, and the opportunity to learn new things!

So, what did the harvest bring in this week?


A Little Birdie Told Me...

...there was Nostalgia in the Nest

Ellen from Creative Passage had me feeling nostalgic for the days when my girls were little.  I loved dressing them in sweet little onsie-topped dresses. You can read about her project and find the link for the tutorial HERE.

Then, Sharon from Elizabeth & Co. shared a wonderful tutorial for refinishing and glazing a dresser, just perfect for a nursery and to house all those precious little dresses!

Morgan from Snapshots shared some of her childhood nostalgia about an incredible sounding place called Casa Bonita in Denver ("...cliff divers, a haunted cave... and the never-ending supply of sopapillas!").  And she had me waxing sentimental over my mom's homemade Chile Rellenos with her delicious double-feature of Chile Relleno Casserole  and Tortilla Torte HERE.

For as long as I can remember, I've been borderline obsessed with sandwiches, so when I saw the "Ultimate Chicken & Pesto Sandwich" at "The Life & Times of the 21st Century Housewife", I knew I was in for a treat!  By keeping a few simple ingredients on hand, you can enjoy these versatile and delicious gourmet sandwiches any time and in just minutes!  


If you've been featured (this week, or in a previous week), feel free to grab the "Featured On" button here:



Now it's time to link-up and share the wonderful things that you've dreamed up!



Be a "Follower" of Rook No. 17

Link-up the URL of a specific post --  craft, recipe, DIY project, or anything else you'd like to show-off!  

Grab the code for the "A Little Birdie Told Me..." button (above) and add it to the end of your post, or on your blog side-bar.

Show the other birds some "comment love" by visiting the the two links that come before yours.

If you'd like to be considered for a 
Spotlight Feature
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Please leave a comment letting me know the thumbnail # of your link (You can find this by putting your cursor right over your link).  Everyone who comments will have a link to their project shared on the Rook No. 17 Facebook page.  


  1. First up this week...I posted my fresh beet-asiago gnocchi; it's thumbnail #2. And based on your hoecake post, I tracked down that book. Can't wait to make those for the boys.

  2. ...AND thumbnail #5. I decided to post a sweet recipe as well as a savory one this week. Thanks, again, for hosting.

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Ultimate Chicken and Pesto Sandwich. I'm so glad you liked it!

    Thank you for hosting, and have a wonderful week!

  4. Thanks so much Jenn for featuring my little yellow dresser! This was such a fun project. Yellow just makes me happy! ... Love your parties. Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. Thanks for hosting the party! I am sharing how we shortened a tall dressert to fit in a small nook in our bedroom (#15). Thanks!

  6. I am also sharing my upcycled Valentine's Wreath, which is made from old sweaters #16.

  7. Thanks Jenn! What a treat to be found here on your site! Yes ... Casa Bonita is still around. Every time the fam heads to Denver, my hubby and I think we should take them, but we have yet to make the trip downtown. Hmmm ... maybe it's time!

  8. Every time I see that chicken pesto sandwich, I go crazy. It looks so darn good!

  9. Hi! Those parsnips look tasty, I've never tried parsnips but that recipe makes me want to! I linked up #20, pie crust cinnamon roll

  10. Oh, lot of things here that are adorable, yummy, pretty. I need to do this!

  11. I just linked up my pumpkin bread. Thanks for commenting on my blog so that I could find your neat little blog hop and join in the fun.

  12. Thank you for hosting! I am #27. Have a great week!

  13. I'm #29 with my postcard souvenir. Thanks so much for hosting!

  14. Look at all that awesomeness. I linked up little late this week,but better late then never, right?

  15. Hey lady! Finally some DIY's to hook up! Great features...I do not think I have ever had a parsnip...how would they go over at game night? I really need to try that recipe. The gorgeous yellow dresser...oh I need to paint. And, well all of the features are fab! I think I am #32 and #33

  16. Yum! You always feature the best recipes. Hope you're having a great week!

  17. Oh...Casa Bonita in Denver! That place ruined every other restaurant attempt at themes for me...none ever compared! *swoon*

  18. Thanks for hosting the party! I liked up #10 and #11!

  19. Oh my gosh, that chicken sandwich looks SOOO good!!!!!

  20. I've linked up some Potato Dumplings!

  21. Thumbnail #39. My old table leaf has a new and USEFUL life :) Thanks for the linky party!

  22. Hi Jen and thanks for hosting the linky party. I have to go and check out the rest of your blog Ÿ


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