Thursday, April 30, 2015
Beets~Bread and London Fog Cookies~
An all over the place post today;)
We love beets..when I received Chatelaine and saw this..I made it..I did roast my beets first..I don't like a raw slice of hard beet..and felt the cooking time eas not sufficient w/out pre-roasting.
I made that beet salad again.. Donna Hay:)
And I have to make some pickled beets ,as ours are long long gone..
We also enjoy good bread..
remember Ricardo's bread I have shared here a few times?
I added cut up dried figs and toasted walnuts.. So good..
this recipe is no fail.. and absolutely French Bakery style..
no KNEAD for fancy equipment except an oven and a heavy pot w/ cover..
I got ours through banking points..I am sure you can find much less expensive..in fact I have made breads in corningware w/ lids..but..maybe I have been lucky:)
So all alphabet boys are trying Football this year..this is Max..who puts his uniform on as soon as he gets home from school::))
He is the shark lover..
He is serious about shark photography:)
One thing the boys love..when we are at a beach..is face/body painting..
I recently bought a face painting set..from Klutz..because I had booked out a fun book from my library..that had a cool shark design:)
well Max was smitten..and we did it Tuesday..and Wednesday:)
I still need practice:)
But to all my nana friends.. kids LOVE face painting..
Girls and boys..
Do it nanas:)
Here are the London Fog Cookies I spied at Café Sucré Farine~
Made for the Big Boys Birthday as they both raise chickens.
Super good little shortbreads..enhanced by Earl Grey Tea.
Chris and Scott visit England frequently and came up w/ a cookie called London Fog..I had bought the chicken/rooster cookie cutter to make the big boys some cookies for their birthdays..
not overly sweet..the tea adds a nice touch.
You can find their recipe here..
we all know by now I am a gleaner and learner not an inventor;)
I am a taste tester I guess;)
Around the house..the grass.. gardens.. porches..doors..cushions..are getting primped..
Our screened porch doors were looking forlorn w/ older wreaths..and new cushions..
so I foraged through things I have been keeping for years..and dolled them up..I only have to add sphagnum moss here and there.. hanging out of everywhere:)...demain..:)