Monday, July 9, 2012


This week Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage decided to have a blog party about Anne of Green Gables - one of my favorite storybook characters.  Sandi just happens to also live on Prince Edward Island so be sure and visit her blog: Rose Chintz Cottage

It was rainy and dark out today (which is a good thing) so my photos are a little dark:

I also want to give you the recipe for these delicious "Favorite Bakery Brownies" which are so easy to make.

I have several books including this book that opens back and ties to present Green Gables with two levels and all the rooms we have loved - including Anne's seen below:

I own another book which just has wonderful craft ideas for children and another with recipes such as Diana Barry's Raspberry Cordial.  We sometimes make it at Christmastime.

My friend who recently passed away (Kathilee Champlin) gave me the book below:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

To make these brownies you will:  melt 2 sticks of butter in a medium saucepan, and add 6 Tablespoons of cocoa adding 2 cups of sugar and beat until all melted.  Remove the pot and add 4 eggs, and 1 1/2cups sifted flour and mix well.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk as needed for moisture.  Lastly, stir in 1 cup chopped walnuts.

Pour batter into a butter greased and floured 9 x 12 baking pan 
and bake for 30 minutes

After you have taken the brownies out of the oven to cool slightly, melted 1/2 stick of butter in a small sauce pan on low, stir in 2 cups of confectioners sugar and 3 Tbs cocoa plus 1-2 Tbs milk
Use a mixer to blend all quickly after warm and pour on top spreading evenly across.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped walnuts on top.  After they cool - cut them into squares or rectangles. 

The wonderful books by L. M. Montgomery would be perfect for your child to read this summer!  From Anne of Green Gables:
"Anne looked on the second shelf of the room pantry but there was no bottle of raspberry cordial there.  Search revealed it away back on the top shelf.  Anne put it on a tray and set it on the table with a tumbler."


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a fun post! I love the pop up book! I don't have any Anne of GG lost somewhere along the way in several moves but have really enjoyed seeing yours Bernideen!

From the Kitchen said...

My dear daughter-in-law adores all of Lucy Maude Montgomery's books. E. was born and raised in Massachusetts and has, of course, made pilgrimages to "Green Gables". I have yet to read any of the books but plan to.


The HopeChest said...

What a coincidence......I am re-reading "Anne of G.G." right now, I just finished the raspberry cordial part. Such a wonderful little girl character and book, I am loving it all over again. Great seeing the room illustrations in your book.
AND these were and are the Chocolate Cake Bites I made for my Afternoon Teas when I had my shop, the HopeChest. I still have to make the cake often for family, friends, and the occasional Traveling Tea.
It is so good, good, good. Small world, isn't it Bernideen.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Your Anne tea table is lovely and I think your recipe for the brownies could be a big hit here! You have some nice books of the story as well.

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Beth said...

Beautiful tea table, Bernideen. I loved seeing the books as well. Great post!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Such a delightful post, Bernadeen!

I love all your special AoGG things!

You know the vintage book your friend (God rest her soul) gave you? It is the exact one my Mom gave me - I posted about it today - but in my photo I hid the pic of Anne on it for a few reasons, the biggest was she didn't fit my mind's eye of Anne, and the other it didn't fit with my pics.

Anyway, wonderful post, thank you so much!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, I love your post! You have quite a collection of books on Anne - LOVE the pop-up doll house! I shared the cordial recipe too! Perfect for the party! I am so delighted you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a lovely tea. I love your book and doll :-)

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[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
What a delightful tea! I love your pop-up book. The Anne doll is adorable with a very sweet face! Your brownies sound wonderful with very few calories, right? So happy you could stop by for tea today. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.


Pamela M. Steiner said...

Ooh Bernideen, I love love love your Anne of Green Gables books and the sweet Anne doll. I see you love dolls as well! I would love to find a copy of the Christmas book you featured. I will have to look for that! Thank you for sharing your tea party with us today. So delightful! And thank you for dropping in on my little tea party earlier! You are always welcome!

Snap said...

Fun post. I love pop-up books! Your Anne doll is gorgeous. Great Ann of Green Gables tea. Happy Tea Day!

Martha said...

I adore Anne as well and last year I was disappointed that we were so close to PEI and couldn't get there! Love that book! I have a great cookbook from Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful post Bernideen! I love the pop up doll house and I just never get tired of seeing that beautiful teapot.

Betty Stapleton said...

love the books, especially the one with the rooms. The doll is also very special. Thank you for sharing...

Sherry said...

Great books you have on Anne! The recipes are wonderful!

Gayle said...

What a beautiful tea!can't wait to try the brownie recipe.I am in love with the table it is all sitting on, is there a picture of it by itself? It is so pretty.

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
Tea from this wonderful china and brownies - Anne would have loved it. I adore your pop-up-book. It is so nice.
Best greetings, Johanna

Pamela Gordon said...

Your tea with Anne looks wonderful, especially those brownies! I love Chocolate!! I like your sweet Anne doll and the pop-up book. Blessings, Pamela

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Bernideen,
I loved this tea party specially devoted to Anne of Green Gables.
And a special treat for me was seeing the books with those beautiful covers.
Thanks for hosting.
Greetings from Portugal

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a beautiful Anne inspired post! You have done a beautiful job with your post. I love your Anne doll and your books. Thanks for sharing your brownie recipe. I love chocolate! They look delicious. Have a wonderful week.

relevanttealeaf said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your Anne of Green Gables blog post. Between yours and several other Anne posts, I think I want to plan a trip to Prince Edward Island. It would be fabulous!

Angela McRae said...

I hope to host an "Anne of Green Gables" tea party someday. Thanks for the inspiration!