We are enjoying a quiet week and doing
a little reorganizing here and there.
It is an overcast day which is very
typical in Missouri in winter. I don't
mind and actually find this relaxing.
I have set up a little tea for us today
where we can enjoy the backyard
views. As you see, we have no snow
but winter is here. It's about 48 degrees
today and supposed to be about 60 degrees
tomorrow and then get colder again.
Please enjoy a cup of tea and a
slice of Coconut Cake. I have been
watching the squirrels go up and down
the giant cedar out back and they have
stripped the bark off much of it. I see
them carrying long pieces to their nests
which must smell really good but I am
concerned because after reading about
this on line, I see it can kill the tree if
they strip off a ring of it around the
Winter is a time to enjoy the birds and
we surely do. After a succession of bird
feeders we have three that work, meaning the squirrels leave them alone. This one
Two of them were more expensive but
in the end are probably a savings as the squirrels just can't get on them and eat
all the birdseed like they did with
the old ones.
I just got a new cookbook which is by
the same person as Dinner With
Mr Darcy which I had shared before.
This one is Dinner with Dickens and
I love all the history in it:
We aren't rushing to get our Christmas
decorations down this year. We may
enjoy them yet for a few days.
I was reading through some cookbooks
and one was the Colorado Springs
Gazette (newspaper) spiral cookbook from 1994. However, after making the Coconut Cake recipe I was going to share, I have decided I'd rather recommend another
recipe by Charlie Andrews which I think is