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Coconut Lime tea time

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I baked a coconut lime square specially for tea time today.

I am serving our tea in a  yellow and gold cup with an extended saucer which serves as a snack plate.

The set is Queen Anne bone china.
This is a very delicious square…just the right amount of tartness. I love lime!
Here is the recipe:
Coconut Lime Squares

Ingredients
For crust
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt For custard
4 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes) 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest (from about 2 limes) 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled
Preparation
Make crust:
Preheat oven to 325°F. and butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan, knocking out excess flour.
In a bowl blend together with fingertips flour, butter, coconut, confecti…

Victoria…and Me

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The May-June 2009 Victoria magazine is one of my favorites, featuring blue and white... one of the open pages with an article on linens...it just happens that I have one of the patterns...

There is also a feature on blue and white Wedgewood ...


I have photographed some of my pieces alongside the article...
....here is my interpretation of blue and white...

As a nod to the current issue of Victoria, which features some tea tables in green, I have  set out my own little tea table, with some scones...


...or perhaps you'd like to help yourself to a chocolate-cherry morsel?
On this spring day, I am joining in with : Celebrate Springhttp://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/ Mary's Mosaic Monday, on whose blog you will see some lovely snowdrops: http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/2011/03/mosaic-monday-snowdrops.html Also,Sandi is having a special tea party today, so be sure to go over there and enjoy her lovely blog

Sand to Snow!

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After a nice break in sunny Arizona, we are ready for Spring in Manitoba. Just a few pics of what we were doing in the last while…
..A view from our bedroom window…

..flowers from Trader Joe’s…

…watching a CUBS spring-training game…

…Sightseeing in the beautiful desert…

…shopping, LOTS of shopping!! including a visit to  the “French Bee”

All in all, it was a fun and relaxing time…