Friday, August 6, 2021


Welcome to a "Little Women
Tea In The Garden":

A darling cookbook I ordered recently came in the mail. It was published in 2019 and I was reminded why I love this type of cookbook.  I adore cookbooks that are historical and those that feature recipes to do with classic books and movies.

Have you seen any of the Little Women movies?  I have at least three.  I prefer the one with Winona Ryder in it but enjoy them all. I feel I need to actually read the book because
I can see from the cookbook that there is of course much more to enjoy about the March family than what is presented on the screen.

So The Little Women Cookbook by Wini Moranville is really sweet. Many of you will remember when Amy March said that Pickled Limes were all the rage at school and her sister Meg felt sorry for her. She gave Amy the rag money so that she could buy some to trade or give away with friends.

"Amy's Pickled Lime Sugar Cookies"
suggests you purchase a market sugar
cookie mix and add the icing.  I took my own sugar cookie recipe and reduced the quantity.
 So here is the recipe I made for todays "Tea in the Garden".

Sugar Cookie Base 
if you want homemade:
makes 2 Dz medium cookies
1 stick butter - 1/2 cup , 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 med eggs, 1 3/4 cup sifted flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt
I prefer to roll this out and cut it with a medium size scone cutter or round cutter
Bake 375 degrees for about 8 minutes
in a regular oven or 7 1/2 convection
Cool completely and then ice

Icing here:
1 1/2 Tb butter unsalted/soft, 1 1/2 Cup confectioners sugar, 4 1/2 tsp lime juice. 1 1/2 tsp grated lime zest, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, little milk if need to thin, green food coloring, 8 small jellied line green candies sliced into 4 pieces each

I could not find the lime slices but found something else that flexible right?

I hope this has been fun and I would suggest it for a tea time with little girls or teens
and especially with a "Little Women" tea themed party.

Late note: Now I am in therapy twice a week
and will be doing exercises three times a day.
As you may be surprised to see this post and
me out setting it up - I am not one to sit but
I am moving slow and easy!


Linda Baker said...

I love "Little Women" and have that cookbook too. I really enjoyed reading it, and looking at your cookies, I need to try some recipes!
Your bouquet is gorgeous as always.
I'm so sorry about your leg. Hopefully rest and therapy will soon make it feel better, as well as stronger.
Blessings, Linda

Lynn said...

I wondered how you did tea in the garden when you started to post about your
injury. Glad you getting therapy and improving. Love the Little Women story
so the recipe book looks inviting, as does your garden.

Louca por porcelana said...

Stunning pics,your garden is heavenly! I hope you get better soon. Sending prayers.

Carissa (Regency Woman) said...

Bernideen, this looks delightful! We own a couple of literary-themed cookbooks too, but we haven't baked anything from them yet. I need to try something from the Tolkien cookbook!

Tammy H said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous bouquet! Will be praying for your recovery. So appreciate you sharing this recipe for afternoon tea...the recipe book sounds delightful.

Lady Wanda @Tea Time With a Purpose said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog. I hope you heal completely and quickly.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I’m sorry about your injury, my friend, but being in therapy must be helping. Little Women was one of my very favorite books when I was a young girl. I love the original movie the best. The cookies sound so good, and I’m sure I’d love the cookbook.