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.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tea for Two

It's always hand to have a loaf of tea bread in the freezer
For you have a treat for unexpected Company

When someone calls and says "they'll be over"
A table quickly set in the breakfast room

With an assortment of my beloved blue and white

Not much matches
But that's perfect for me!

The orange scented buttermilk cake from Mary at One Perfect Bite
The one that made three loaves --
One for me (which made almost a week of teatime treats)
One for a friend (who had been suffering with a houseful of sick children)
One for the freezer (to be pulled out when unexpected company drops by)

It was a lovely respite in what had been a busy day
Sitting in the breakfast room
Sipping a cup of tea
And enjoying a slice of Orange scented buttermilk cake!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Besides scones, serving a tasty tea loaf is always on my table too.

Babs said...

Your tea bread looks delicious and the table set with blue and white is so pretty. Love the casual look with the fringed cloth and barley twist candlestick.

LauraC said...

I love the dish that your cake slices are sitting on! BTW: I know that you will appreciate this: I found a Quaker Lace tablecloth at my thrift store for $2.99! That makes three I have now- a collection! They are the only lace tablecloths that I care for. As I sit at the table I cannot keep my fingers from stroking the soft cloth.

Pondside said...

That tea bread is on my list to make - I loved the sound of the recipe.

Martha said...

LauraC -- those are my favorite as well -- they are the brand I prefer as well although I have a couple of really old ones that aren't -- most of mine are! And boy, did you score. (And unless someone cut the label off -- they are always labeled!)

Bernideen said...

Orange is always refreshing and in a buttermilk cake - on how wonderful!

Anonymous said...

How long does it take for the bread to defrost, or do you pop it in the oven for a bit?

On Crooked Creek said...

I'd say you certainly got a lot of mileage out of that recipe...tea mileage, that is dear friend!
Lovely tablescape!!!
I, too, adore the mix and match kinda decor!!!
Have a simply marvelous week!!!


Your tea bread looks yummy! I love your blue and white dishes too and I'd love to have a piece of that bread in one of those lovely cups at your lovely table too!

Stella said...

I just want to tell you once again Martha how much I love your blue and white china.

And that cake looks pretty good too!