Thursday, January 17, 2019

AN ORANGE-BUTTERMILK TART from Victoria's 2018 September Issue

I have been saving a copy of a recipe since
last fall to make the Orange-Buttermilk Tart
I saw in the September issue of Victoria. 




This dessert called for a 10" tart pan with
removeable bottom and sure enough, I
had one.  I love trying some of the
 recipes I see in Victoria.  Sometimes it takes
 me a while to get to each recipe I copy 
and lay aside but eventally.....






Isn't Johnson Brothers "Friendly Village"
ever so friendly. It is more perfect than ever
this winter with our snowy season. 


The snow we had last weekend put a bit
of a damper on my daily outdoor walk.
I finally realized everyone had shoveled
their walks on my side of the street so 
today I got out and just walked up and
down the long street 5 times.  Since it is
a rather steep hill I figured that counted
for a little more too.



We have been told that another snow storm
will be here this weekend.  This is most
unusual for our area of Missouri. 
 When I was out earlier
the creek sounded like a raging river
from all the snow .

I hope you are off to a wonderful New
Year and have found many things
to keep yourself busy this winter.  I could
 make some suggestions but perhaps you have
already figured that out.


Here is the recipe for Orange-Buttermilk Tart:

You can use your own pie recipe
 for the dough for a 
single pie shell or tart.


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(Recipe used here with permission
from Victoria Magazine)

and I added a little more bling to my
New Year/Valentines mantle today:




Friday, January 11, 2019

SWEET WINTER BIRDS

My friends and I joke about feeding the
birds.  I remember years back how all
the "older folks" fed the birds and now 
here I am doing the same.  


Yesterday I walked over to the Bonnie View
Nature Sanctuary and was going to take some
photos of the birds.  However,  the restrooms
were locked for the winter so I cut my visit
short since I was planning to be there for 
a while and then walk back home.



Today, our state is getting a snowstorm.
I especially enjoy my finch feeder because
I love the yellow goldfinches.  I didn't see 
them in Colorado but we possibly didn't
put out the correct thistle seed.  We did have
the red finches (why do they call them purple?)

I just refilled the feeder so it's
time to warm up with tea.


Saturday, January 5, 2019

2018 IN REVIEW

Last Year I initially forgot to do a yearly
review where I would select one post from
 each month.  This year I did remember 
that so here we go with one post from each
month starting of course with January.

This January post was called 
"DREAMING OF
SPRING"


In February I got out my violet pieces
of bone china to enjoy and this post
was called 
"BRINGING OUT THE VIOLETS":



Of course in March the Easter and spring
decorating moved front and center but one
of the posts that caught my eye here was 
one about "JANE AUSTEN'S IRISH PASSION":



Moving on to April I chose this post
from April 14, 2018:  DAFFODILS



Just looking at that encourages me -
I forgot we can have daffodils in April 
here in Missouri.

And now on to May where I
took these photos on a 
"SATURDAY IN THE GARDEN":



You know I actually find this shocking that we
had these flowers in May.  I guess I'm still
remembering Colorado and the almost non 
existent spring. 
 This post I chose for June was about our
visit to The Dickey House Bed and Breakfast
in June. This was part of celebrating our
 50th wedding Anniversary 
which was May 31, 2018:



By July our garden was in bloom and
this post was about "CELEBRATING
 GEORGE AND MARTHA WASHINGTON"
 for the 4th:



In August I became acquainted with
Zinnias and saw that they can survive the
terrible heat in a Missouri Summer.  We
really had little rain all summer.

"ZINNIAS'S TAKE THE HEAT":



September:  "A FALL TEA IN THE GARDEN":



October:
 "ON A WARM DAY BEYOND SUMMER":



November:  "CHRISTMAS STARTS
AT THE KITCHEN TABLE" with
Friendly Village transferware:



and one last post in this review for
December of 2018 sharing 
"EPHEMERA ENDEAVORS":



Thanks for making it this far
 down in this posting!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I HAVE CHANGED MY BLOG ADDRESS

Dear Blogging Friends:



Today I have changed my blog
address back to the old one
I had before which is
https://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/

You must change it in your favorites
or I will no longer come up in
your news feed! (if you have
me in your favorites of course)

Thanks so much!  

Monday, December 31, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Wishing you and your
family a very Happy New Year!!


I love the old Victorian postcards
with their nostalgic message!