Tuesday, January 24, 2012


The wind begins to howl
as the trees in rhythm bend -
a copper kettle whistles on
as heat my wood stove sends.

A cozy spot is set nearby
where warmth is found in measure
with quiche and salad waiting there
and a teapot full of  treasure!
Bernideen Canfield

The song "In The Bleak Midwinter"  comes to mind lately!  My yard is so brown and dreary.

 We need moisture here in Colorado and I am well aware I will need to water on some warmer days to feed any perennials that cry out for a drink of water.  I think we loose perennials here unless we understand that.

The recipe for the quiche is so easy:

Preheat oven to325 degrees.  Boil a bunch of broccoli till tender- 
 about 1 1/2 cups chopped -  drain - set aside

Butter a pyrex glass pie plate. In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup bisquick baking mix, 1 cup milk, 2/3 cup sour cream, 2 eggs 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup colby cheese and 2/3 cup sour cream. 
Bake for 1 hour but watch as could be less 


The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful fireside tea. I love your teapot and china! Thank you for hosting.

Anonymous said...

Lovely poem, lovely setting and lovely recipe. A really heart warming post. I enjoyed it very much.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
Your poem is lovely and we both had the same idea for tea by the fire this week.
I've made a bisquick quiche for years but my recipe is slightly different - still tasty though.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a cozy tea by the fire! I do love quiche! Love that teapot!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
what a comfy space to sit there on a little table beside the fire. Your table looks gorgeous as always. The china with roses and ivy is very charming. Thank you for the yummy recipe. What a strange winter, where we have to water the perennials.
Best greetings, Johanna

Carla said...

Such a warm and inviting tea you have prepared. I am enjoying a cup of green tea now and drooling over your tea set.

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I love your poem Bernideen! Lovely! You are so talented in so many areas. And your photos are lovely!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely fireside tea. There is nothing like a real wood stove. Enjoyed seeing your green tone tea set. You don't see many that color. Love your poem, you are so talented in many things.
Nancy @ Two Cottages and Tea

parTea lady said...

Your poem is lovely and so is your Fireside Tea For One. That quiche does sound tasty.

Jeanne said...

The poem is a lovely touch and tea by the fireside is awesome. A pretty table.
hugs, Jeanne

Angela McRae said...

What a cozy scene!

Rizzi said...


Karen said...

This looks so inviting, Bernideen. Especially given the cold, windy days we've had lately. Thanks for the reminder about watering the gardens in winter. I'm so bad about that and lost a couple of rosebushes last year.

Marlena said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, just like you.

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your music is lovely, and so is your fireside tea. Gorgeous china today!
Hugs, Beth

Lady Linda said...

I'll be right over....how lovely. Your poem is great too.

mar said...

what a wonderful blog! i like it! i´m mar, from spain

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Friend, I am sorry I missed joining in this week - I haven't been feeling well and will do better next week, hope you have a great weekend,

Cakelaw said...

What a lovely tea time setting - so nice to be snuggled indoors with a warm quiche and a hot cup of tea in cold weather.