Here we are midweek already..
The weather is a little messy today here in Eastern Canada..
A bit of snow this morning but now rain...
I am not complaining at all..
We are having a great Winter and Spring just seems as though it may appear very early..
Yesterday morning as I passed by the living room I noticed the morning sun shining in there..
I loved it so much that I grabbed my camera and took a pic...
Then as I was visiting my friend Pam today I noticed she had taken the sun shining in her living room, too..
We both live in New Brunswick so we appreciate the same things, I guess.. smile..
It was such a lovely day that Terry and I headed to the farm ...
We arrived early and Terry set to work and I made a hot cup of tea to have while I did a bit of baking..
I had been talking to my Mom and she thought they might visit..
I decided that a loaf of bread was in order..
I love making the no knead bread..
Just no bother at all..
Three minutes and it is stirred up and covered with a cloth and then forget about it until it is ready to put into pans and rise again ...
Here is the recipe from a past post..
No knead Rosemary Bread..
2 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
2 c. warm water
1 T. sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 c. flour
2 tsp. chopped rosemary
Just put the water and sugar in your mixing bowl and stir well ..
Add the yeast and stir again..
Add two cups of flour and stir well.. Then add the other 2 cups of flour and salt and mix well with a wood spoon..
Cover with a damp tea towel and rise for an hour or until doubled..
Then with oiled hands divide dough into two parts or( make just one bread pan size) and form into buns ...
Sprinkle top with sea salt and chopped rosemary.(opt)
Let rise a second time...
Bake in an 375 degree oven for 30 - 35 minutes
Just to let you know that I usually turn this into just one loaf and put it in a good size sprayed bread pan or in a pie pan..
And leave out the rosemary and salt as hubby likes it plain..
You can substitute the flour with part whole wheat or 12 grain if desired..
You can make rolls, pizza dough(my husband loves it but it is quite bread like), Shonda makes several small pizzas for lunches, use different flours, make French bread, cinnamon buns, subway breads and so on..
I like to divide the batter in two and make 2 loaves or 1 French and 1 regular or perhaps rolls..
You get my drift, eh?
There was a recipe that I had pinned to Pinterest and thought this was a good time to try it out..
You can find the recipe HERE..
I thought they took a bit of time but they do make a big pan of bars..
Terry decided he was hungry so we just had a quick egg sandwich..
Do you like a slice of tomato with your egg salad?
I did not cut all of the bars and put thyme sprigs on each of mine as we would not eat them all..
So.. just a leaf here and there....
I wasn't sure how the thyme would go over either.. smile..
I also had a Partridge Stew on the wood stove simmering away..
Mom and my step-father arrived later on and she brought me a little project to help her with..
Mom had bought a quilt just like the fabric above at an auction..
She is going to put it on her guest bed come Spring cleaning time.. smile..
Then when she saw the cushion covers at the thrift store she purchased them to make a couple of cushions to decorate the bed, too..
It only took a few minutes to sew them up into covers for her..
Even though my Mom is 82 in April she still loves to decorate her home and do what she can for projects..
Plants, baking and cooking recipes, changing curtains and bedspreads, making home made talcum powders and vinegars are chores she still loves to do..
It is fun sharing these ideas with her...
She always brings a little gift for me..
A few pieces of embroidery and such..
Love love linens and lace..
Well, the bars are done and we had to sample them..
So pretty, eh?
Terry loved them but Mom was not sure if she did.. lol..
I only had a taste but I liked them, too..
The bread was ready for supper...
Along with the partridge stew..
This is one of Mom's favorite soups..
Thanks to Trevor our oldest son for his hunting skills... smile..
Mom and Gerald had to leave quite quickly as they still attend an auction each week... smile..
It was a lovely day....
My sweet aunt Eleanor had given me this photo of my grandmother many years ago..
I finally put it in a frame..
My Gram was not so beautiful in features but she sure was beautiful inside where it counts..
She had a great sense of humour and her children loved her..
She was 73 when she passed and she hardly had a grey hair..
She loved embroidery as do I...
I can still see her sitting in the rocking chair with a piece of cloth in her hands that she had drawn a picture on and then embroidered it.
She would set the table for breakfast after supper was over.. She would place the cups and bowls upside down and it would all be ready in the morning..
Sweet little housekeeping ways.. smile..
I thought she would like that her picture is back to Albert County where she was born and died..
The old farmhouse belonged to her daughter, Eva who was my Dad's sister...
I think my aunt would like that her mama's photo is hanging in her living room, too.. smile..
Another day is drawing to a close and it is time to go home..
So blessed ...
God is good..
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I appreciate it very much..
Sending hugs your way...
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