Savory Palmiers ~ with Chèvre, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Very recently a long-time internet friend Becky Shauberger Turner aka "DecoLady" passed at much too young an age. She leaves behind her beloved husband and two daughters, one just married in June and the other starting University this semester, family and friends who will miss her tremendously.

Our paths crossed almost 10 years ago on the old "Food Network" message boards. When that board closed we moved on to other "foodie" boards, and then graduated to blogland and facebook where we continued to remain in touch.

Today is the anniversary of her birth, her friends and those of us who were her cyber-friends are paying tribute to Becky on facebook.  In her honor we are each posting something that reminds us of her.   

A remarkable woman; wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many, she had a great lust for life and many varied interests . . . family, cooking, traveling, photography, exotic birds, plants, a love of things from the mid-century (last century), collecting dishes, particularly vintage Fiestaware, music, history, the color red, driving with her car's top down, Ina Garten ~The Barefoot Contessa . . . and so much more.

This is a recipe (from Ina Garten ~The Barefoot Contessa) of which Becky was fond and made while a member of Barefoot Bloggers*  

This just reminds me of Becky ~ bright, unusual, interesting, colorful, and comprised of many layers.

 While the dishes in the photos are not Fiestaware, to me they capture the tone that Fiestaware evokes.  Of course, I had to include Becky's favorite color, red ~ and a couple of glasses of Prosecco another of her favorites, for toasting.

* (Barefoot Bloggers - a group of bloggers who gathered to make Barefoot Contessa recipes.) 

So here's to you, special Becky ~ sadly, there will never be another like you, dear. You're sorely missed by so many.  

Gone from our sight but not from our hearts or memories. 



For those of my readers who are interested in the recipe for the savory palmiers, you can find the recipe HERE  and you might find THIS four minute video clip, from YouTube featuring Ina Garten, helpful.

Thank you for stopping by today, friends.  xo ~m.


  1. What a beautiful tribute to Becky, Mari. Your post definitely reminded me of Becky. I didn't know about this tribute to Becky or I would have done a post in her honor. I miss her too. She touched the hearts of so many and was taken so very young.


  2. Mari,

    Thanks to you I did post my favorite recipe that Becky had shared with me on my blog. I am so glad I visited your blog today. {{{HUGS}}}


  3. Oh Mary..I didn't know her..nor of her.
    I clicked on your link to get a glimpse of this lovely woman you have paid such a sweet tribute to.
    Looks like she fought hard:(

    And just a month ago was sharing recipes with all of you..
    C'est triste la vie parfois.
    My sympathies to you.

  4. Thank you so much Carolyn, I'm glad you came by and left such lovely comments.

    Yes, Becky certainly left a void in so many lives.

    I'm heading over to see your post now. ((hugs)) ~m.

  5. What a sweet message Nana, thank you for your kind words.
    My heart aches for her entire family especially her husband and two *just* grown-up daughters.

    It's just so sad, but I know she would want us all to remember her with happiness. That's what we'll try to do. xoxo love you special Nana.

  6. Carolyn, Back to wish you and Walter a VERY Happy Anniversary of 40+ years!!

    Congratulations, sweet lady to you and your lucky groom. :)

  7. what a lovely remembrance mary, i am sorry for the loss of your friend and for her family...

  8. What a lovely tribute for your special friend. So sorry for your loss.

  9. I bet Becky is smiling down from her cloud in Heaven & truly enjoying all these wonderful recipes being created in her honor. What a fantastic way to honor & remember someone who fed not only her family but your souls with her cooking.

    Mari, you'll never know how much your compliment today brightened my day. Thank you for your kind words.


  10. How sweet of you Rett, thank you. Thank you, too Christine! Thank you all for taking the time to leave such kind comments. xo

  11. Mari, this is beautiful. I can't think of a better way to honor a fellow food blogger than with special food that reminds you of her.

    I am so sorry that she was taken too early . What a tremendous loss.


  12. Thank you Val and Velva ~ you're both so kind. I know you understand. ((hugs)) ~m


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