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Helo there dearest, welcome to my blog. The best place for me to express what I love most. All my love of vintage things. I mostly love the Victorian era as well as things from the fifties.. I love to cook and bake and spend time with my family. I thought and believed I loved Autumn the most, but I've come to find each special thing about each season, to find the beauty in it... And through blogging I have found those things... I have surrounded myself with all the things that I love... Victorian depression glass, teapots and cups linens and lace... I also crochet vintage doilies as well... I hope that you enjoy each and every visit with me... *HAPPY SPRING LOVES....*
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I also have a crocheting blog where I share my many remakes of vintage found doilies and new things I'am learning to make.
http://beedoily.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Plum Tart/cake

WGood morning dearests,
       I hope you are all well..  It is seeming to be a wonderful start to the morning here in San Francisco..  The sun is shinning and no real wind, just a slight breeze here and there..YAY! <((*_*))>

                                   PLUM TART / CAKE 
        So so yummy in my OPINION..  You will have to give it a try..  I found it on Pinterest surfing It was printed in the New York Times for many years repeatedly from what I understand back in the 80's..
        Many of the readers made many variations of it.  So I used one of the suggestions for mine and 
I truly enjoyed it.  And apparently I wasn't the only one cause is disappeared quickly... <((*_*))>
        Here is mine just before going in the oven..  I also dotted it a bit w/ butter
                         So Here Is The Recipe for You...  So simple but tasty perfect for teatime...

                                    PLUM TART / CAKE
 Ingredients:
3/4 cups of sugar.  (I used brown sugar)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for a bit of dotting on topping
1 cup of flour unbleached sifted  ( I used this mixture, 1/3 cup corn meal and 2/3 cup flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 Eggs
24 halves Purple Plums. ( it's not necessary I used Three Large Purple Plums halfed, quartered, then halved each of those.)
I believe you can pretty much use whatever fruit you have.  
Additional:
Sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and I also used broken Walnuts
I mixed brown sugar and walnuts to sprinle on top.

1. Heat oven to 350. Degree's
2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together till well mixed and fluffy.  Add the sifted flour baking powder pinch of salt and slightly beaten eggs.  Mix well.
3. Spoon the batter into a spring form 8,9,10 inches ( as you can see I used my Temptation pie dish )
place the plums down over the batter however you wish.  Sprinkle them lightly with lemon juice then 
sugar.  I used the br. Sugar and walnuts mixed together after sprinkling with lemon juice and then a ever so lightly dust of cinnamon, that is optional to you.  Dotted with butter.
4. Bake for one hour.  Myself I should have took it out at 50 minutes.  So check around 50 minutes because you know each oven is different.  
You can serve sightly warm if desired.  Or cooled with whip cream.  Refrigerate or freeze.  To serve tart that was frozen defrost and heat @ 300 briefly.  
I hope you try this for teatime...  I enjoyed it...  With my Vanilla Chamomile tea...

      Fresh whipping cream,  heavy whipping cream with a bit of powdered sugar... Beat till stiff..





                            Yummmy so delishious...  A nice end to the day...
                      

HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL LOVELY DAY WHERE EVER YOUR AT...   MAKE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE TODAY...    
                              With love Janice <((*_*))>
   
                       
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

So now it's Raining, really

        Good morning everyone,  it is raining lighty maybe it is a April shower...  We have had three days of crazy wind, but only in the early afternoon throught the night.  Then in the morning was calm to start all over again...  Just silly...
        The first morning was so lovely I had my first tea in the garden...  And thought I really need to 
get my seeds in...  It is way past due, because of the ugly weather...  Hers's My golden opportunity...  
        I took out my my Yellow Chintz teapot that came from England I so love the lady for shipping it to me...  She normally did not ship to the states...  And everytime I think of it she sent me the teapot a 
Creamer and Sugar for 29.00 dollars.  It warms my heart to know that there are still kind people in this world...   A dream come true...
        I wanted this pot since 1994 when this version came out...  I would see it in the Victoria magazines...  I would dream but could not afford it and at that time I did not know much about 
teapots or I was not really really into them like now, but I surely have developed a love for them 
now...
        Since I do not have a tea cup that matches I picked my rich Blue & White Willow cup from 
Japan which I love as well...
       Then I picked some tiny flowers and put them in Mamas little crystal vase...




       A pretty White Rose through the fence...



        I have switched the garden around a bit...  They say it is good to change the areas of your vegetables each year...
        I changed this part a bit...
        I put the lattices here to put my green beans and cucumbers, let's hope it work's...
          I planted seed's here, radishes, green onion's, beet's, ice burg lettuce, just a little bit because 
It will be just me who eat's them...  I washed up my little oval bird bath and moved it here to...  Last year the darn raccoon's kept making it dirty,  lol maybe they won't see it here...  Haha... 

       That is the other side of the garden I planted the tomato's there and I will put the zucchini  
there too.  I planted the zucchini seed's in small planter's in the little hot house...   I get a lot of icky slug's and they will eat them up before they grow high enough...
        The apple tree in next stores garden...  The apple's are forming already...
        I like the fact that it hang's over into my garden...
        My broken teapot, this year I planted seeds in it...
         The ground is wet now and as I'm finishing writing the rain came poring down...

        So it is definetely going to be a rainy day so maybe some embroidery,  I have been working 
on my pillow case...  Maybe bake something...  Feels like a cold winter's day instead of Spring time...
        





                          Have a most lovely day, with love Janice...