Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Yesterday was a lovely day to spend in the
garden planting my seedlings and also seeds
directly in the ground.
But first I set up a little tea for us to
 enjoy one of my Raspberry Scones
 I had baked.  Enjoy more than one if you like!

We all seem to be on different spring weather
 schedules.  Not that I  even had that many 
tulips, but mine are almost done  blooming
 and I know many of you have your's just getting started.

This is the one year anniversary for my
 Missouri garden so I have been inspecting
 "what made it" and what didn't after the winter.  

I saw a lovely pair of bright yellow finch out
earlier but after I got my camera - they were
no where to be found! 
 There was a sweet robin though:

The Raspberry Cream Scones are real easy to make:  First preheat your oven to 425 degrees

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 Tb baking powder, 1/4 cup granulated sugar.  Mix those together and then cut in 6 Tb cold butter using a scone kneader, then stir in 1 cup heavy cream and lastly 2/3 cup chopped fresh raspberries.

Once you form a nice dough I like to roll mine out on a floured pastry cloth and use a scone cutter.  I sprinkled granulated sugar on top of them after I put them on the baking sheet.  Bake around 10 minutes.

I got 12 little ones and 5 larger using 2 size cutters.


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...we are indeed on different garden schedules...only about 1/4 of my Tulips are open and the iris are green spears at the moment. Your garden looks lovely! The Scones look delicious, although I will substitute something for the raspberries...not my favorite berry. Have a lovely week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your scones look lovely and the tea table so inviting! Only the green leaves of the tulips are above ground here. It's been a very cold April so far but that is not so unusual for us. It's supposed to warm up a bit tomorrow and the next day and then back to the cold again. Our springs are so short here but at least the snow has disappeared. Enjoy your week, Bernideen.


Beth said...

Your iris are so pretty! Your garden is looking beautiful, Bernideen. And the scones sound wonderful. Enjoy your day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Tulips have been up and gone here in Texas, Bernideen. Yours look so pretty in your vase on your tea table. Yes please, anything raspberry is a weakness for me, and I'd love a scone with a cup of tea. I must make these soon, and yes, the sound easy. Thanks so much for hosting and have a happy week out in your garden.

Gentle Joy said...

Your gardens are lovely... so many pretty flowers... and the tea table set up out there looks very inviting. The scones would be wonderful. Thank you for hosting the party and I hope you have a delightful week. :)

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love your garden. I want to have tea with you in that garden. But you'll have to have two teas for me because I also want to have tea in your basement tearoom! I'm posting this link again - just 13 hours to go till giveaway deadline. And I can come back tomorrow and link to my deviled egg post IF you consider deviled eggs a tea food. Maybe I'll go ahead and do it, and if you think it's too much of a stretch you can delete it, no hurt feelings! :-)

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh, my, Bernideen- you've done it yet again with the most perfect garden teatime! Your table is so pretty and just looks perfect - esp that first pic - love the view straight-away angle you shot that pic.

Your flowers are amazing and your scones to-die-for yummy looking! Now you have me wanting to bake! Alas, my brother the diabetic is with me today and that would just be too cruel. Maybe tomorrow. (wink wink.)

Hugs! Yay spring beauty! ♥♥♥

Sandi Magle said...

Nummy and your Iris are gorgeous, we have a full month here yet before the Iris bloom, I think. Staring at the vibernum bush and praying for the snowballs it will produce.

Lovely setting---tea in the garden is still a wish here. Sigh, Sandi

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

It's refreshing to drop by your house and get served a beautiful view of your lovely plants along with tea and a treat. Everything looks beautiful.

Margie said...

Your pretty tea setting is the perfect way to celebrate your garden's 1-year anniversary. My tulips will be blooming soon. This year, I may even cut some for a vase. Thank you for hosting and enjoy the last few days of April!

Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful tulips!Wonderful tea set!A very beautiful garden!Thanks for sharing and hosting!Hugs.

NanaDiana said...

Bernideen-everything looks just beautiful in your very pretty. Those scones sound good. I made cranberry walnut scones yesterday with orange I want to make some of yours! xo Diana

Vee said...

Now I have wondered what to do with the cream left over from Easter...think I shall give this recipe a go.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a pretty tea in the garden.

Carolyn said...

I love your garden tea.....such a pretty setting with the iris blooming and the birds singing!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, it's "official" now - I saw a plate of deviled eggs on an afternoon tea table on Pinterest - so I can add my link today! :-) Your raspberry scones look wonderful. I was going to make raspberry muffins today, but now I might have to make scones instead! Thank you for hosting.

ellen b. said...

Such a pretty tea setting. The scones look delicious.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, your garden really is lovely! You are ahead of me. My Iris are in bud and no Clematis blooming yet. Still, things are ahead of schedule. My Iris usually don't bloom until the end of May. Raspberries are my favorite fruit and I can't wait to make these. They look simply delicious! I also can't wait until I can have tea in the garden. We woke up to snow this morning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Bernideen, just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at SYC today.