Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas in Georgetown, Colorado

My favorite place in Colorado was featured in the second edition of the original Victoria magazine.  I somehow missed the first edition but started my subscription with the winter 87/88 issue.  It featured Georgetown, Colorado and the beautiful Victorian houses there.........
Of course...the movie made there
by the late John Denver really
endeared me to the town tucked
into a valley about an hour west
of Denver.


Who doesn't love  Uncle Bud and the Buzy Bee Cab Company.This movie is hard to find...and this is an old video...but I highly recommend it!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Celebration!

For me Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest miracle God ever performed....for unto us a child is born...unto us a son is given....THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST in a lowly manger.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pink Saturday Came After Black Friday!

Today is Pink Saturday and oh my.....I forgot!  What with Black Friday yesterday and my store a very busy and crazy place....whew! So here is my late Saturday post!  This is actually a repost from my old blog...lovely Pink Things I love!  I think Beverly will forgive me this one time!


Yes, I have a special love for dried flowers and especially roses!
Please visit all the other participants of Pink Saturday at Beverly's at  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Friday, November 27, 2009

Time for Lemon Meringue Pie!

Nothing tastes better than a wonderful lemon meringue pie.....Especially when it is made with fresh squeezed lemon juice!



Prepare a pie shell and bake it! 

Ingredients for pie are as follows:
1 1/3 cups of sugar, 4 Tb cornstarch, 1 Tb flour, 1/2 cup cold water, 1 1/2 cups of separate water ready boil, 4 egg yolks slightly beaten, 2 Tb butter, 1 Tb grated lemon rind, 1/3 cup lemon juice

For the meringue you will need 4 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar

Combine the 1 1/3 cups of sugar, the cornstarch,
the flour and cold water in amedium size saucepan and blend them together until smooth.  Stir in the boiling water and cook stirring constantly

until the mixture begins to bubble and is thick.  Simmer about 2 minutes and keeping stirring to keep from burning! Remove from heat....

Now blend about 1/2 of this hot mixutre into the egg yolks and return all to saucepan and cook about 2 minutes.  Remove again and add butter, lemon rind and juice and stir through well.  Set aside to cool slightly.  Stir to let out steam and help cooling.

Meanwhile, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar in a medium size bowl.  Slowly add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating still stiff. 
Pour the pie filling in the shell and spread egg white meringue on top.  Put in the preheated oven of 400 degrees for about 8 minutes - watch for browning.  Cool on a rack - when cool refrigerate for several hours.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving - I AM THANKFUL!

I am very thankful and greatful to God  for many simple things - a warm house - a warm bed to sleep in - food on my table - all the freedoms we enjoy and easily take for granted!  I don't want to ever take them for granted! I AM THANKFUL!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALL........Bernideen








Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hats Off to Pink Saturday!


Welcome to Pink Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Our hats off to Beverly who plans this event each week.....





You can visit others who participate in this day at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Filling the Cupboard with Jams and Preserves!

Lately I have been collecting some interesting jams and preserves for my holiday baking....I love stocking the pantry with yummy things on hand......I know I am spoiled since I have been own line of food goodies but I look for others that are wonderful too!

   

This year people kept asking me for Lingonberries from Sweden and Christmas Preserves from England. Another favorite is the Stonewall Blueberries Jam which has little wild berries and is exceptional!  I thought the Sugar Plum Jam looked like a winner too! Look around for some new and unsual ones you might use!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Abundant Blessings Winner!


Today is the day that is filled with excitement...
Congratulations to Angela McRae who won my Abundant Blessings GiveAway Drawing!
Thanks to all 93 of you who entered and I wish you all could win!

Angela's blog can be found at http://ncmagteawithfriends.blogspot.com/

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pink Saturday is Here!


I hope this Christmas Tree with lots of Pink Cups and Saucers will bring some Pink Inspiration your way!

This little Pink Crochet Wall Pocket was made by Miss Lover of Crochet who had a lot more patience than yours truly.... Here's wishing you a lovely weekend -be sure and have a cup of tea! Happy Pink Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness! Visit other bloggers who participate in this day at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Monday, November 9, 2009

Register for an Abundant Blessing Giveaway Drawing

Here we go again.......it's another Giveaway Drawing....so leave your name on this post or mention the Giveaway on any post......this is an Abundant Blessing! This lovely topper is 33 x 33 inches and can go in the center of your table.....
A darling page a day mini tea calender will keep you knee deep in quotes.........
A handy guidebook to tea.......

A Cranberry scone mix and Cranberry Autumn Harney tea.........drip catcher and our own special blend of Apple Cider Tea!


The drawing will be November 16th - just in time for Thanksgiving - Continental USA only please!

Never Too Many Tea Books #4

This is a very "pretty" book...by Susannah Blake....as the cover says: "Whether it's a tea party in the garden or a cosy gathering by the fire, afternoon tea is a treat at any time of year. This irresistible collection of recipes tells you everything you need to know about preparing a tea-time feast, including how to make the perfect cup of tea."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Welcome to Pink Saturday in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!

Do you know the difference between a teapot, chocolate pot and coffee pot?
Remember the song "I'm A Little Teapot Short and Stout?" Well...that describes a teapot perfectly..also the spout leans outward.....
A Chocolate or Cocoa Pot however has a very short spout up close to the body and lastly a Coffee Pot has a spout that goes upward instead of outward!
Visit other friends who participate in Pink Saturday at Beverly's Blog "How Sweet The Sound" at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nancy Ament takes on Joan Hassol's Choke Cherry Jelly

On August 24, 2009 I recommended a book to you on canning...."Well Preserved" by the late Joan Hassol is a delightful book to read! It is full of stories of how Joan canned her way through grief after her husband passed away. This summer I gave a box of canning jars with seals to Nancy Ament, who works next door at The Soap Box, a darling shop that smells heavenly!

Nancy's son had picked her some chokecherries and after borrowing my book she brought me back this delightful jar of Colorado Choke Cherry Jelly.

This is one of my favorite books......


Held up to the light....how lovely! Thank you Nancy!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cranberry Spinach Salad

It is so easy to make a nice fresh spinach salad.....just wash your greens and drain well. Cut up an avocado, about 1/2 cup of craisins, 1/3 cup pine nuts, and about 6 pieces of bacon that has been fried and drained, and cut up into small pieces. Mix all through.....












At the last moment - pour on some Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing - enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tea Quote




Tea Quote: Never use lemon and milk in tea; the citrus will curdle the milk.(From 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Celebration




Psalm 48:14
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even unto death.