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.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Pillow, A Pie, A Memory

I needlepoint
It's how I keep my fingers busy
when there is nothing else to do.

It's great to take traveling as well.
I'm not a fast needlepointed
I pick it up and put it down
So, sometimes, it takes me a while
to finish a canvas

This one I started in the Panama Canal

And stitched as we sailed the Atlantic to Italy
And stitched as we traveled around Northern Italy
And stitched as we flew back home.

And stitched as we flew back to Italy,
And stitched as we traveled around Southern Italy
And finally finished as we sailed the Atlantic back to America.

I took the pillow to Mary, who works her magic by turning a canvas into a pillow
She called yesterday to say it was ready

I think it looks terrific in the beige chair!

The pie . . .

Was really not a pie but a tart
Well, not a tart but a tarlet
Five little tartlets filled with my homemade Meyer lemon curd
Dessert for my Wednesday luncheon

It takes a lot of piecrust to make tartlets
So you have a lot of leftover scraps.

And I made some memories
I rolled out all the leftover pie crust,
cut it into strips with my crimper
spread it with butter
sprinkled it with sugar
and then a shower of cinnamon
And baked at 375 until bubbly and brown

The memory --
My mother always did that.
Every time she made a pie
It was for us -- my brother and I
And I loved the simple pie crust treat.
We never called it anything but "pie crust"
However, I think it should have a fancier name.
I've renamed it "cinnamon sugar fingers".

They made a nice afternoon nosh when friends came to call yesterday.

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


Kathy Walker said...

Love your post! My brother and I had cinnamon and sugar pie crust too! You are right, it needs a fancy name and I think Cinnamon Sugar Fingers is perfect.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your pillow is gorgeous!! Oh yum, those lemon tartlets look delicious. I love anything lemony. We do the same thing with our pie crusts. (Because my mom did too) We just called them "crusts". :-)

Marilyn Miller said...

I still make cinnamon sugar fingers each time I make a pie. Love, love the gorgeous pillow and yes it does look perfect there. Your tarts looks pretty yummy too, oh yum meyer lemons anything.

Southerncook said...

Your pillow is gorgeous and a special reminder of those wonderful trips.


Pat said...

LOVE your new pillow, dear friend!!!
The tartlets look divinely delicious!
Like you, my MoMa made the same treat. . .I passed that treat down to my sons, as well! I named them "Cinnamon Crisps." Sadly, once I developed a severe allergic reaction to cinnamon in the 80's. . .no more treats for my sons!
Thank you for sharing your memory. . .and sparking mine!!!
HaPpY SpRiNg!