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, October 20, 2014

Tea and A Book

You can't get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me!

We arrived home from Minneapolis on Wednesday night
Laundry and catch up
(read vacuuming up at least enough hair to coat another dog)
But I still found time to make a tea treat.

And as busy as the day after a vacation is,
tea time is  a most welcome respite!

In the breakfast room
Just me!
Tea and a book
(a new book)
And my beloved blue and white!

The lemon curd poppyseed bread
(A Williams Sonoma Recipe)
Because Daughter Sarah gifted me with a jar of
Fortnum and Mason lemon curd!

A quite tasty bread with the added curd!

A book found at the Arboretum
(I love non-profit gift shops -- they always have the most interesting things
--things you never see anywhere else)

It's a great book
Some good recipes
Some good stories

So much so that I had to order her other book
From Amazon.UK no less
It's not sold here!

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your poppy seed loaf looks delicious, Martha. A good book and a cup of tea are so welcome these days now that it is turning so chilly. Always nice to see your blue and I am itching to share some blue of my own. Thank you for joining me for tea and I hope you have a lovely week.


MomWaldsPlace said...

You are so right about museum gift shops. I am Glad you found a moment for a tea break. Most times we need a vacation after our vacations.

Winnie said...

Sounds like a great book. You can never have too many tasty recipes too. Your loaf looks so yummy! Nothing better with a book than a cup of tea!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh ... that bread. I'm dying. No grains here!
A good book and a cup of tea -- pretty good combination. Lovely.
Your photos are gorgeous today!

Pat said...

Your Lemon Curd Poppy Tea Bread looks divinely delicious, dear friend!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Martha: Your bread looks so good. It is dinner time here and I would love to have a piece with you. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha