Welcome to my last May "Tea In The Garden" which
I am squeezing in between rainy times.
I am using the new blogger format and I can tell you I
don't like having to learn new things but that seems to
be the norm now - something new all the time that
we have to learn.
Please help yourself to one of these lovely scones
and a cup of Yorkshire Gold Tea. I baked the
scones using the small scone cutter and I think
I like this little size. I think they would be perfect for having
ladies for tea because of all the other goodies.
These are Lemon Cream Cheese
Scones I have often shared on my blog. The
recipe is at the bottom below.
We have basically been at home since March 25. My
husband has eye doctor appointments once and month
and he has done the grocery shopping once a week
during the "senior" early hours. I don't mind staying
home but I am praying our country can get people
back to work.
As you can see, I am sharing some red transferware
pieces. I love the Copeland Spode pattern and also the
We are currently saying goodbye to our peonies.
The irises are now gone and of course earlier we
enjoyed the tulips, daffodils and alliums. We still
have some alliums here and there and now we
have some roses blooming too. Soon the Japanese
beetles arrive though and they are sure naughty.
Please help yourself to a lovely scone and some tea.
We have had quite a lot of rain which beat the poor
flowers down. I have staked up some of them.
I may have shared this tea cozy before - she
is Queen Elizabeth - the daughter of King
Henry the 8th....
Last year I planted some Sweet William
seeds and so now I have more which I am
loving for bouquets.
My garden is so full that I dug up many things and
it looks better. I think now I shall just maintain
a bit and of course I have planted some seeds.
Depending on how you count, my garden is 4
years old but really in a way it 3 because the first summer
was all about digging and digging all summer.
This is a time we are praying for our country,
leaders and a renewal of integrity in our country.
Lemon Cream Cheese Scones:
Mix these dry ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 cup sugar
and 3 tsp baking powder
add to this 1/3 cup chopped butter and
4 ounces of chopped cream cheese
I used my mixer to beat this together and then added
1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk, plus 1/4 cup
lemon extract and the grated rind of 2 lemons
I rolled mine out and cut them with my smallest
scone cutter. I sprinkled lemon juice and sugar on
the tops of the scones and bake them at 400 degreees
for about 8 minutes - convention (probably 10 minutes in
a regular oven This made 18 small scones.