Setting up shop . . .

I have a favorite place in this new house…
 It’s where the morning light comes in…
 It has a cozy chair…
 And it’s where most days I set up shop of one kind or another…
 Although I still wouldn’t stamp this house with “HOME”, I am feeling it seep in a bit…
It’s funny how you can’t decided these things… They just happen when they do.
Hope Everyone is having a nice January!!
                                                                       ~ Marica

Dreaming of flowers..

I have realized that having a tiny yard will mean I will have to go full flower. 
Back in California we had almost half an acre. This meant room to dream up all the endless possibilities. Here, we have something like a tenth of an acre. . .  I think?? Either way, it is an adjustment and will mean a well thought out placement of everything. 
 I’m actually kind of excited and curious as to how it will all turn out. 
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                                                  Hope everyone is well!!!
                                                                            ~ Marica

Cranberry Tea Scones…

Yesterday morning we had a nice breakfast of scones. I woke up with a strong wish for cranberry bundt cake, but realized I didn’t have everything I needed to make it. Instead I made a batch of cranberry scones, which hit the spot entirely.

Cranberry Tea Scones

In a large bowl sift together:
2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cut into small pieces and crumble in with your fingers:
1/2 cup butter, cold
Mix then add:
1 egg
1 + 1/2 cups milk
1 lemon, zest and juice
Mix gently until combined then press into a rectangle about 3/4′ – 1′ thick.
Cut into squares. Place on a buttered baking sheet then bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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                                                             Cheers ~ Marica