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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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Today's Chatter Peach and Berry Galette...

        My it just went into afternoon time,  i thought for sure I would get this posted earlier but didn't happen so here I'am ...  Ready to share this lovely recipe.. .   My tea tray this morning..  I love Jadeite do you???   And I love this Hall teapot it matches well...

        Last night I made this Peach galette, I had been wanting to for some time now...  Someone gave me some fresh peaches and there were a few berries on the vines yesterday...  
        I really liked the results of this recipe...  It was not difficult to make at all...  So yesterday afternoon I made the dough and had to wait a hour for the dough to chill...
        Today I added strawberry mint to my teacup, it smells just like strawberries, and I actually liked it in my tea...  


                       And now for the Galette .. .   .
                                      
                           INSTRUCTIONS CRUST:
   CRUST:                                       
1 1/4 cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Sugar                   
1/2 teaspoon Salt                           
1/2 cup of Unsalted Butter (cold)    
Cut into pieces, kept ver cold
1/4 cup Ice Water                           
( I got a coffee cup of cold water and added      
Ice cubes stir it then when time measured it       
out                                                                                                                                         
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FILLING:                                                              
4lbs.  Peaches, pitted and sliced ( about 4 medium)     
3 Tablespoon's Sugar                                          
1 Tablespoon Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Butter
1 Egg beaten                  
                                     INSTRUCTIONS CRUST:

In a wide shallow bowl mix flour, sugar and salt together.  With a pastry blender cut the very cold pieces of butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces of butter are like the size of small peas.  Place bowl in freezer or frig for ten minutes.  Return bowl to work surface and drizzle the cold water over the flour mixture.  Using a flexable spatula gently stir the water into the flour-butter mixtureuntil the water is absorbed.  Do not be alarmed if there is still a lot of dry flour-butter mixture remaining.  If the bowl is shallow enough, keep the mixture in the bowl and work the flour-butter water mixture by hand into a ball.  If the bowl is to deep, turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knead it there.  DO NOT FLOUR THE SURFACE.  once you have kneaded the dough wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and place the frig for at least one hour...

                                            FILLING: and remainder directions

Preheat oven to 425*.  In a medium bowl mix the flour and sugar together then sprinlke over the peaches.  Gently mix.  Drizzle the Vanilla extract over and mix gently.  Lightly flour a clean surface unwrap dough and roll out to a 12 inch round.  Transfer to a baking sheet linned with parchment paper I just used foil.  Spread the peach filling over the dough leaving a two inch wide ring around the edge.  cut the butter into small pieces and place around the top of the peach filling.  Gently fold out edge of the dough up over the outer edge of the peach filling, creating pleats as you go ( i pinched them together) by allowing the edge of the dough to fold over itself.  Brush with the beaten egg over the folden crust.  Bake the galette for 30-40 minutes ( mine finished in the 30 min.). Until the crustbis golden brown.  Take care to turn the galette 180* halfway through to insure even baking.  ( I did not do this part)  Remove and cool at least 15 minutes.  Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream..

             I sprinkled mine with powdered sugar... .. . 

        Last nights serving with a touch of cookie and cream ice cream... ..  Hehehe was sooo good...

       Have a most beautiful day and a lovely weekend....     With love ... ..  .  Janice
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday Chatter...

Early Good morning to you My dearest...
        I'm drained today.  Yesterday day was a emotional day for me and it just drained me out.  The last vew days have been nice here in San Francisco, but this morning it looks as if it wants to rain...  And the way I feel that is just fine for me.  I took off the shelf my Gracie teapot which I dearly love with it's soft blue and it's sweet rose buds all over...  
        It is one of my first teapots I bought and I'm sure I've mentioned this in the past...  And it was the first full set I ever bought..  Myself I tend to buy pieces here and there mix matching matching etc...
       This morning I'm taking tea with a spot of honey instead of a pinch of sugar...  I have gotten my self to where I barely use sugar at all...sometimes it is just a wee sprinkle of sugar and in the evening time I use nothing..


        Yesterday I was at mamas house most of you know that my oldest daughter stays there at the moment... But, anyways I was in the room that used to be my dad's it's where I put a bunch of things that I think I might want to keep and honestly I don't even remember what I put in there..  So Iwas snooping around and I found this contact paper ...  Do people still use this ...  Well I brought it home to do I don't have a clue what with...  But, this morning I decided to cover this tray at the bottom...  I think it is sweet...   Mama like it...
           
                It works for me...
          The matching sugar bowl....  I love it, this pattern on the sugar bowl...

        Do you own any corning ware, I do and mama has pieces at her house...  I have had it for years and mine is the blue corn flower...  I have always liked it....
        I'am always surfing around online some place some where and I saw this piece which I don't have but then in my mind I remembered I have it at mamas house in my dish cabinet there...  And the handle piece I have had two here forever and never used them...  

        This piece is a sauce pan with measuring inside maybe when your doing things that have to do with baking etc...  Not real sure though...  But at any rate I'm glad I found it all...  The handle is neat it took a second to figure it out,  the very end turns and you connect it to the lip then turn it back to lock it in place...  The things they made back when, today just does not compare at all...  These are older than me pretty much..  .  
        This pot I use everyday for boiling my water.. .  Found it at a Goodwill across the bay six years ago when I lived there.  I love the crisp White and the sweet Blue corn flower motif...
        Eventually I will be selling some pieces,  even though my heart doesn't want to it is logical I don't need them all.  So I will pick out what I need and off with the rest.. . 
        This is so cute, a little lotus flower tiny dish, I got it at that same store.  Think it is great for your tea bag or spoon at teatime...  I want to go back there soon...  Well, I think I'm going to park on my couch for a while do some crocheting and relax..  I wish you all a most enchanting day filled with love and affection...   With love ...  .  Janice