Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thank You Sally!

Friend Sally traveled to Italy this summer. Via a cruise in the Mediterranean. With her Husband Bob and her children. . . . it was truly a wonderful trip.

And on one of their stops, it took them to an orange grove. . . . and in the shop in the middle of the grove were these wonderful jars of Marmellata.

And so, jars were tucked into her luggage to bring home to deserving friends. I feel lucky to be classified as a "deserving" friend.
One morning when Husband Jim was breakfasting with friends, I toasted up a Wolferman's English Muffin (the only brand I'll eat) and slathered it with butter. With a mug of coffee and the jar of marmaletta, it made for a great breakfast.

I felt a little like I was in Italy -- with the truly Italian spread and coffee so strong that it was almost espresso. And the Three Tenors playing in the background!

I didn't eat the whole jar -- so I've another breakfast or two before I have to say farewell to my gift.

It was so thoughtful of Sally to remember me on her trip and it was a really great gift.

Thank you Sally!


Bernideen said...

Looks very yummy!

From the Kitchen said...

Have you ever felt you had a twin somewhere in the world? Honestly, your breakfast is my breakfast. Wolfermann's is an absolute must for me and they are never better than when accompanied by a true marmalade--add the tenors and I think we are simpatico!!


Nancy's Notes said...

What a nice friend! Oh now, that looks really delicious!


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I say lucky Oliver as well, Martha!

Little Messy Missy said...

Looks very good!

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh Martha! Marmellata was always on my Nonna's breakfast table when I was growing up. A lovely gift!
xoxo Pattie

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha...What a nice friend and that sure looks yummy.

Pondside said...

That looks very tempting. It's so hard to get a good English muffin - that one looks delicious.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, yummy...that looks fabulouss