Friday, May 3, 2013
Spring has definitely Sprung~
In one breath it seems ..so we are busy trying to get everything done in a breath..Usually you get some time between snow ..rain..etc..
This year we went from snow to no snow and dry conditions.
Very dry already..nevertheless..finally the Peonies are poking..the Forget me nots are thriving..
some anemones are blooming and the buds on the trees are staring to burst..
And as I mentioned the Fiddleheads..Here is a clearer image of what we eat:)..I know some wondered what they actually looked like..
Here they are unfurling amongst the scillas..
It is a season of rebirth and you have to be astounded and humbled before nature~
That little tree of enchantment my friend gave me is a small thing..yet it comes back in beauty every year..different..and beautiful every year..I will show you when more buds are opened..just one at the moment:)
She sent us a Happy Spring card..with this in it..I love David's Teas..they are some of my favorites..How cute is this one for Spring~
Very Happy Bouddha~
Reaching Nirvana is easier than you can imagine.We start with a blend of green and white teas,that we sprinkle with Jasmine Pearls..and white Hibiscus Flowers~
The scent is so lovely..I will have my first cup today..and try and think more buddha~like~
We've had quicker meals..mussels.. roast chicken,Dianes Mom's manicotti..(love it and freeze portions..)..Jacque's pizza..
I also made a salad that was just so pretty..I had seen a photo somehwre..forget where and didn't PIN..
I must admit mine bloomed far larger than expected..I bought 2 small organic Boston Bibb lettuces..
and made Jacques and I each an individual serving..I think one large head for 4 would be great..you would just add the dressing after it is cut and served in four..
I made a dressing of EVOO..white balsamic vinegar,sugar country dijon ,salt and pepper..sprinkled the flowers with pom arils..blueberries and little onion crisps..violas and pansies woul just finish this off..It's quite show stopping actually:)in person..♥
I also made a couple of scone recipes..the first was from Katrina..At She's In The Kitchen
Apple Honey drizzled scones..
Here they were before baking..
I made a smaller version and halved the recipe..
and after drizzled with honey..
They are moister than your usual scone..I think because of the apples...Very good with the apple pie taste:)
In Katrina's great words:"I woke up with a passionate desire for scones"~
I do:) Sometimes I do..she put the prettiest words to my thoughts..
I also made amazing pomegranate scones....but didn't get a photo..they are absolutely delicious also..I had never made scones with apples or pomegranates..
2 totally different recipes both very good..since I have pom seeds left I will make more..
Found here..Do try!
Leave at least 1 inch in between when baking these..They just bloom:)
Next time I will post a pic..but they do turn out exactly like her photos..and she gives a nice tutorial :)
Have a great weekend..