What's missing from this Autumn afternoon
tea break? Something homemade to nibble on perhaps.
This was my grandmother's china. It's delicate and
really not for outdoor use, but now and then I just
enjoy making a cuppa in that exquisite little teapot.
The memories of my maternal grandma come flooding back.
I loved her dearly.
I spent a lot of time with her.
She cared for me until I was four and started school
because my mother had to work. . .but I only had her
until I was eleven. When she died, her leaving
left a huge emptiness in my life.
I do enjoy baking something for teatime or dessert,
especially if company is expected. Yes, I know, there are
nice pastries at bakeries, even some grocery stores, but
I always feel a sense of well-being when I've taken time
to bake something from scratch, don't you?
Blueberry muffins. . .
. . . a blackberry galette. . .
. . . or a nice slice of cake.
Will you be baking over the weekend?
Now the days are cooler heating up the kitchen
is no longer a problem.
My oven will be baking a blackberry and apple
crumble. . . .and those butternut squash!