One way to survive winter while the
garden takes a break and outdoor
activities slow down, is by finding
some craft projects or perhaps sewing
or baking something wonderful. I decided to look at some old Victoria magazines and go back through the January and February issues before this month is
over. A cup of tea and a seat at the table were all I needed to get started through my magazines.
Last month I did some reflecting on the Scottish poet, Robert Burns and of course
I came across a lovely article in the January 1990 issue.
In the same issue there was an article about a woman name Jeanne Gresham who had a shop on Cape Cod called "Horsefeathers" where antiques and beautiful tea wares mingled. Now bear in mind we are talking about 1990 (not now) and a friend I knew in Colorado in the 90's told me she had visited this shop and raved about
I'm sure you are aware that in January
and February the Snowdrops bloom
The cover on the January 1991 issue is
so very lovely. I have been thinking about
looking for an older fire place screen to
soften the area in front of our gas
fireplace. As soon as I opened this issue
I saw a wonderful example of one in an
article called "Found By The Fire".
to see the recipe for the
Carmel Cream Pie.
As February prepares to leave us
here in Missouri, we see bulbs popping
up out of the ground. We did a major pruning of the pussy willow bush in our
front yard. A few Hellebore plants
are blooming. We know we have had
a relatively mild winter.
By doubling my recipe ingredients,
I had enough for a deep dish pie and
also more to make a little tart we can
take over to our senior neighbors.
(on a foil base for transporting)