Archive for May, 2007

May 21, 2007

Happy to Introduce…


A pretty new blog for your pleasure.
Notes From A Cottage Garden comes to you from the camera and keyboard of
my very own Mother-Dear who has just recently joined the ranks of Blog-land to share the delights of her oh so lovely garden…Everytime I go for a visit I get a color rush…and I promise you will be enchanted and inspired by her beauty and expertise.
You can tell her I sent you and that I said, she is way too wonderful to keep all to myself.
May 10, 2007

from Scratch…

Lately I have gotten into the habit of using my bisques mix when whipping up a batch of waffles, usually to save on time, either because have slept waaaaay and I have to hurry and get breakfast on the table before it’s lunchtime, or we are about to be late to church. Last Sat. morning convinced me that the extra 5 minutes it takes to make waffles from scratch is more than worth it. Instead of the usual gulping down of the dry/ bland bisquickies with a glass of milk and half a bottle of syrup…the waffles were moist and tasted good even without butter and syrup. Fresh strawberries and whip cream didn’t seem to hurth though. David and I just couldn’t stop " mmmm-ing " over them. . In fact I was impressed enough that I haven’t forgotten (and it’s Thursday) how much I want share this recipe with you:

Waffles From Scratch-
(from The Taste of Home Cookbook)                 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted

1) In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine egg yolks, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

2) In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form; gently fold into batter

3) Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Top with confectioners’ sugar and fruit or serve with syrup.

Yield: 4 waffles(about 6 inches)

May 4, 2007

Introduction to Inspiration Friday…

It’s a weekly posting that I have come to find many, including myself enjoy. But I have yet to find it here on Spaces.
The  basic gist is of it is to create posts with the sole purpose to  inspire
 I have been so inspired by the inspirations of friends that I have decided to join in the fun.
I will be posting my Friday Inspirations here.

You are more than welcome ( pretty please)  to do so as well! Many of the Inspiration Friday Posts that I have come across have a home/interior decor feel to them but that if that is not your thing, feel free to branch out into any number of themes you find Inspirational.

For some tuly lovely Inspiration Friday eye candy, check these lovely spots out:  

and be inspired.
May 1, 2007

Come what May…


It was suppose to rain today. But phooey. As if we would let a few gray clouds get in the way of our flower hunting on this golden little day. I have celebrated May Day, almost religiously ever since I was a small girl. And today was no exception. The gathering, the anticipation, playing the part of the clever little fairy, secretly deposting our "pocket full of posies’, onto the door-knobs of dear ones.

So this then dear friend, is for you:


Happy May Day!