Monday, February 25, 2013

Can Spring Be Far Away?

Woke up this morning to pussy willows once again covered
in snow! 

This summer, plant a pussy willow bush near a window
and watch spring come from the inside out!

The Massachusetts' state flower is the Mayflower.
This beauty blooms around Mother's Day.  It
is so fragrant.  When in bloom it's like the yard has
been doused in perfume. 
This is another goody to have in your yard!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lemon Tea Bread

Lemon Tea Bread
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour  
1 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 stick butter, melted 
1/2 cup milk 
2 eggs 
Zest of 1 lemon 
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Blend butter, milk, eggs and zest until smooth.  Add to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.  Pour batter into a
greased 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes or until tester comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes.  Yield 10 - 12 servings   

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It'sTime for Meyer Lemons!

Our Lemon Tea Cake on page 162 in
Two Sisters and The Silver Spoon Cook Book!
One mixer!  So easy!
Don't have our book...wait...I may post the recipe
at a later date! 

Now is the time to use those delicious Meyer Lemons!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nancy's Valentine Cupcakes

Our recipe for Wartime Chocolate Cake is a great
one for 12 or 24 cupcakes.  It also makes a great
cake using a 10-inch Bundt pan.
If you haven't tried this recipe, you must!
It is on page 178 in
Two Sisters and The Silver Spoon Cook Book!

The Newspaper Says It All!

February 9, 2013

February 10, 2013

Blizzard of 2013

From no snow to this in 24 hours.

A Sunday morning with lots of sunshine and lots of snow!
Doesn't look like I'll be getting to the clotheslines anytime soon.
Hopefully, we'll get down to the garden shed to clean off the ramps.

My garden room and garage with glimpses of pavement
thanks to the sunshine!

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Gem of a Scone!

Diamond, Ruby Emerald and Sapphire Scones
Two Sisters Cook Book Page 164

Depending on the size of the pan, you could get up to 12 scones!

Also, try Heart-Shape Cornmeal Biscuits
on page 166 in keeping with a Valentine theme.