Linderhof


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, May 26, 2014

An Old Fashioned Tea Treat


It's Strawberry Time on the prairie
And I'm on my second flat
They are so good,
so sweet,
so red

And with these sweet local strawberries
I wonder why I ever buy the ones in the store!

Friday I used part of them to make a pie


A fresh strawberry pie
The recipe I've had before my marriage
It was always served at lunch counters and tea rooms and cafeterias
at strawberry time . . . and only at strawberry time

I make at least one a year
With our local berries.

Friday, we were meeting friends for dinner
And then they were coming back to Linderhof
for dessert and coffee,
hence the pie.

And Friday afternoon, when I took my tea


In the breakfast room
(Sometimes I indulge myself with a Spode teapot
instead of the crockery one)
tea for me!

And the tea treat


Pie Crust
I'm sure it has a fancier name but that's what we called it.
The little scrapes leftover from a pie,
buttered, sugared and cinnamoned
And baked along with the pie.

As a child, I think I liked the "pie crust" better than the 
dinner pie!


And it was as good as I remembered
With a pot of Earl Grey,
the warm cinnamon sugary buttery pie crust was perfect!

And I didn't even tell Husband Jim that it was tea time
I didn't share!

And after dinner at our favorite local restaurant, Crooners,
we came back to Linderhof


for coffee
and slices of that strawberry pie
topped with a big blob of whipped cream
and a perfect strawberry!


It's Tuesday and I'm sharing with:

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

10 comments:

Ruth Weston said...

The strawberry tart/pie looks wonderful! Our strawberries are just coming too. As always, love your blue and white transferware!Have a wonderful Memorial Day.
Ruth

Beth said...

Martha, Your pie looks fantastic! You are such a good cook, and a gracious hostess. Your friends are very fortunate. :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yum! Our strawberries won't be in season until July. They're always late here but do we enjoy them when they're here! I make a strawberry pie once in a while. Hubby is funny though; he'd prefer just a bowl of berries, sugar, and cream to any fancy dessert. I like a variety myself.
My mother used to do that with her left over pie crusts too and I have done it myself a few times when my guys were growing up. It is good. Love that Spode teapot! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea and Happy Memorial Day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth L. said...

The blue and white.... LOVE IT. And I think I would like your "pie crust."

Bernideen said...

Beautiful pie and wonderful use of the pie scraps!

Michelle said...

Oh yummy! You reminded me that my mom used to bake her pie crust scraps with cinnamon and sugar too! Your pie looks wonderful.

Michelle said...

Oh yummy! You reminded me that my mom used to bake her pie crust scraps with cinnamon and sugar too! Your pie looks wonderful.

Michelle said...

Oh yummy! You reminded me that my mom used to bake her pie crust scraps with cinnamon and sugar too! Your pie looks wonderful.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Looks delicious!!!

Pam said...

My Grandmother and Mom made these treats for the children. They rolled the scraps flat in a circle then buttered, and sugared and sprinkled cinnamon. Then they rolled the dough and cut about an inch thick. They called them bumblebees. Thanks for the sweet memory of making pies with Gram!