Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Thing about September.















Is all about the golds..

You're still picking bouquets but none as varied as summer.. 

The one above..a summer one..all the pretty colors were blooming..Nikko Blue..Annabelles..Echinops..Phlox, Calendula..Russian Sage,Gooseneck..roses..some geraniums..
A quick visit around the gardens..and you have instant gratification:)
I like putting some bouquets in the porch..the ones an earwig scampered out of;)
I don't want those in our home:)

Just a trip down summer's memory lane bouquet wise~

Sept is..Calendula..and dahlias..and zinnias..rudbeckia and melancholia;)

all ahhhs♥

We've eaten our share of delicious corn..the pesto is made..numerous times.. 
soon the garlic will be planted.

Summer just flies by .

But at the end of August..I was making some delish shortbreads from this beautiful blog~

I never knew about this blog..before IG ..that's where I discovered the blog..through IG..

We have sooo many shortbread recipes..
I won't even link to all the ones I have shared..because you will fall asleep;)

I was making sweet cookies for the boys..and wanted something more grown-up..for us.
Shortbreads are my downfall;)

These are so light and good and not too sweet..
You could add more icing sugar while decreasing the cornstarch..but why?

If you need help translating..just ask..well worth making!!

All you need to know is..Soft Butter(beurre)..flour(farine)..icing sugar(sucre glace)..salt(sel), corn starch(maizena):)


42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the blog tip. I have never seen Maïzena in a shortbread recipe before. I bet it adds a silky texture.

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    1. It does..rice flour does also.Melt in your mouth fine texture!

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  2. You and me and shortbread... so simple but so delish! Love you fall flowers, you're right, a totally different feel but non less lovely.

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    1. I love bites..small things like a cookie..I will stretch for a muffin..and once in a blue moon an extravagant true crème brûlée!
      A Madeleine is a fave also!You must be thinking new gardens!!

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  3. We will be planting garlic as soon as we have our last kiss in Venice ♥ I will miss the summer bouquets...although I do love fall and the upcoming holidays.
    Shortbread is at the top of my list of sweets.
    Ciao!

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    1. Ciao Bella..enjoy this well deserved trip❤️👏🏻👍🏻🌟😍What a sweet thing to say about your last kiss in. Venice.For this year!!!

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  4. I can’t believe it is September. Yesterday Katherine turned 6! She is also in 1 st grade. You remember those days with your Littles? Saturday we will celebrate. My roses are puttting on there fall show. I am waiting for calendula to grow and bloom for Halloween. Fingers crossed. Every time I see your rudeckia flowers I say they look so pretty. And that dahlia looks like it will be yummy colors when it opens. We are dealing with humid rainy weather again. I have already added the recipe for those shortbread cookies to my Pinterest page. Her website translates to various languages, there is a google bar on the right that does it one, two, three. I just made Chris’s French Grandmother’s cake with the yogurt and lemon glaze (thanks Chris for this cake recipe). That is a keeper too. Enjoy the remainder of the week and Bon weekend!

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    1. TerryI have loved seeing pics of Katherine as she grew to grade 1!!
      It has flown by!
      Have fun☺️Yes Chris' cake is a keeper..I love how we share everything.Although I love IG..I think I would sorely miss blogging.
      Trying 4 O'Clocks again this year.And your calendula bring me so much joy!
      Gifts that keep on giving☺️🙏🏻Merci..toi aussi!!!

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    2. I’m so glad you are enjoying the calendula

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  5. Oh I remember your shortcake spread in a magazine. I love it too. Anything with butter really. I will start baking bread again soon. My flowers are on the wane; yours look fresh as a daisy. Fall is upon us here as the temperatures are falling some. I actually need to start cleaning up the gardens. I fell the other day while doing so. The back garden angles down to the lake and has many stones and bricks that have moved around, but are invisible in the flowers. I am like a toddler when I step on something that isn't cemented down. I need to hire gardeners to do it and be done with it, but I hate to spend the money. Oh well.

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    1. I know what you mean about unsteady ground..even heights..where I was once fearless..I am no longer.
      I don't think I could even walk in stilettos!
      October is the swan song in QC..when I chop and trim and rip out..to only begin again..next year☺️

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  6. "The Thing About September" is, that we get to see more beautiful pics of your gardens!!
    Absolutely breathtaking Monique...and I mean that!!!
    My shortbread recipe is with rice flour...been using the same one for 40 something years...kids love it!!
    I have thought of venturing out into another recipe...but I am always afraid they will fail...
    I am not the baker you are...
    Hope you have a great week...skies are dull again here...but humidity back for the weekend...:o(
    Hoping to gather a few seeds for you this weekend...:o)
    Cheers Mon Ami...
    Linda :o)

    "The corn was as high as an elephants eye"...
    Love your font ....♥️

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    1. You know..I love how we all cheer each other on..young bloggers are so out there and knowledgeable on how to do everything in such up to date fashion..I feel we need to continue with this charming camaraderie😘You are very nice Linda..and I love all your cottage..barn..bird..beach..family pics so much.You don't need to be a Great British Baking Show finalist😂I am not either..I just like baking..if no one ate it.I would be hard pressed☺️Have a great day!

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  7. Happy september.......fall time....live Ria 🧡🍄🍁🍂🌻🌾

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  8. The times they are a changin' :) When the months start with 'ber' I start to get a little melancholy. Days are shorter, shadows longer. Golds, reds and purples in my garden now. Tomatoes, just a few left to ripen and pick. We've had so many BLATs ;) The massive amount of rain we had was hard on them. I've heard some Wisconsin corn crops were ruined. My dahlias are still doing great, so glad to still be cutting those. I love shortbread too - my downfall also :) I just made some last week - NOM! I have already saved the link to the recipe. They look wonderful! Have a beautiful week, My Friend ♥

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    1. Merci my little crêpe Suzette☺️I am already dreaming 2019 gardens..remember Gaura?In the mood again!And 4 O'Clocks!.The days are shorter and shadows longer..The sun hits each room so differently now!In a heartbeat from one day to the next!Here is to another hr of we GardenBuddies!❤️

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  9. Thanks for the link.. my so loves shortbreads..

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  10. You have whet my appetite for shortbread today, Monique. I might have to go and have a bake!

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    1. With a bowl of water and a paintbrush and paints!!Do it!!☺️

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  11. I love these colors and that shot of the fence and corn - so lovely! Hope you have some beautiful fall weather soon :) I love shortbread too - lightly sweet is best.

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    1. They melt in our mouths!Sublime🙂I too love these warm colors!

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  12. Who does it better? The Scotch or Bretons.
    Butterlands. Addictive!

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    1. Never heard of them!I bet delicious..I know Walker's have lost their touch with me for some reason😔

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  13. Have a happy, golden September, dear Nana, which happens to be my favourite mounth!
    Lots of hugs.
    Nina

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  14. I love all the flowers, here is blooming all but still is cold but september is a lovely month too.
    hugs and love

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  15. Dearest Monique,
    Another magazine worthy post with lovely photos!
    We still have had very warm, summer weather for this time of the year. Yesterday they even talked about record high temperatures at 36ºC - unreal!
    Today we got invited to a family reunion and we're considered extended family. Such a lovely sunny day.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Didn't it a great feeling to feel like extended family?That was important to me at certain stages of my life..It hasn't happened in a very long time..to be cherished for certain.Bon dimanche Mariette!

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  16. Shortbreads are one of my weaknesses also Monique. Truly. Such a beautiful post. Your photographs are always so lovely. I could fall into each one of them. I love this time of year. Summer's last hurrah with a lovely splash of colour before we fall into the drabness of Winter. xoxo

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    1. I know we share weaknesses☺️I like that!Sept is a beautiful month with lots of Indian Summer in it that sometimes lasts into October.It's a new year month🙂Xx

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  17. When I saw your first photo, I thought: September: The month of yellow and gold!! I love how you notice each month, each day...

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  18. Wow, love the pretty flowers. So sunny and cheerful. Fresh corn and homemade pesto is so divine. Thanks for sharing the recipe for shortbread and translating. I shall give it a whirl.

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  19. Beautiful! xo I agree about shortbread.... :)

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