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, August 26, 2013

Sunday Tea

I have the best job in the world
I write articles for two magazines
on local cooks.

The cooks invite me into their kitchen
and we chat
and they provide a recipe
and the dish that that recipe makes.

I photograph
both the cook and the dish

And when I leave, often I get to take things home.

Saturday, I was in Nevada
interviewing next month's cook
He made lemon blueberry scones.

He sent me home with two!

Often on Sundays we have a Sunday Lunch
We've now been eating out for Sunday Lunch
A big meal
In the middle of the day.

Instead of dinner
we often chose tea instead.

With Mike's lemon blueberry scones
and a pot of Earl Grey
It was a lovely late afternoon respite
After some time in the garden
And a Sunday nap!

When we have tea on Sunday
it is Sunday and so we chose china instead of our beloved blue and white

My other collection
Asian inspired bird and chrysanthemum china
in pinks and greens and aquas

The scone, perfect for tea
With an English bone handled fork
On a Royal Stafford Rock Bird tea plate

The cups and saucers are Spode Famille Rose
Like the blue and white, I think the variety of these Asian patterns work well together.

It's late afternoon,
the dogs have been taken to the park for their weekly run,
the nap's been taken

We found the scones lovely!
And perfect for Sunday Tea.

I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday.


Tea in Texas said...

How fortunate you were to be sent home with lemon scones. Your tea on Sunday is a lovely combination of bone china. I love your Rock Garden teapot and the pretty tea time setting, Have a great week!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nothing beats doing what you love for work. An inviting tea table and the scones look delicious.


I love your dishes for tea on Sunday! Beautiful tea time setting and lovely china. The scones look great, I simply love scones!
Have a lovely week.

Karen said...

Hi there,
I just love your tea set. Your table looks gorgeous! Wish I could have a scone with you. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You always remind me to stop and enjoy. I love it. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You live an exciting life, Martha. Those scones look divine and your china tea set is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining me for tea time.


Southerncook said...

I had no idea that you were writing a magazine article and about cooks, well, I think you may have mentioned it once. Who knew????? Would love to see some of your articles. OMG, those scones look absolutely delicious. Care to share the recipe?

I have noticed that sometimes your post and my latest post does not show up on either of our blogs till much later after posted. I have a pic of the four grand daughters without the newest, L to R, Lawson (Brian's youngest), Bryson (Brian's oldest), Haley (Nicole's 2 yr. old), and Nolyn(Brian's middle). DS and DIL took the four girls down to the beach Sat. evening. They had a ball together.


Delvalina said...

The China set and cake looks so wonderful.

and congrats that you write for magazine :)

I love the table setting for the tea time. It looks so lovely.

Thanks for sahring,

Entertaining Women said...

The Rock Bird pattern is really special. I think that it would be a beautiful mix with the Coalport Chinese Willow, too. You really do have a wonderful job...the treats are a great bonus. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Ruthie Miller said...

O what a pretty fork and a lovely tea!
Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

Terri said...

Yes, that does sound like a really great job! Those lemon scones look so good I can almost smell them!
I love this pattern of your china. Pinks and minty greens are so lovely together.