Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The first and second class...

The warm sweetness that gives me motherly shivers. 
No more words needed for this post...






                                                             Cheers ~ 
                                                                      Marica

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January…

I love thin winter sun. I love the day we get to take the Christmas tree out of the house. I love the day we put the tree in the house too, but there is always that fresh feeling of space when the tree goes out again. I love hot tea and quiet outdoors. I love the days at home with no school. It makes me nostalgic for homeschooling, even if I love the kid's school—and I mean LOVE!
january, handmade puppet, handmade felt horse


I love no planned meals and no company, I love putting the house right and trying not to think about tomorrow. I don't love trying not to think about tomorrow, but I love that tomorrow is tomorrow…


                                                  Hope Everyone is well!!!


                                                                Cheers ~
                                                                             Marica

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A bundle of Christmas pictures…
















christmas breakfast, popovers

                                                                               Cheers ~
                                                                                              Marica

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Holiday Tea Party… and savory butter recipe

A few weeks ago I asked my eleven-year-old if she wanted to have a tea party with her friends and their moms. I love tea parties, especially preparing them. It made me miss my friends from far away back home, because it reminded me of so many an afternoon we had spent together. There was a lot of cleaning to do, the kids are just getting over colds and the house always needs a good scrub come Monday. Luckily I had spent some time Sunday evening reorganizing bits of my house, and the swoop to get tea-party-worthy-clean wasn't too bad...
We did the classic gingerbread cookie bit...
 We did all the cookies beforehand...
making gingerbread cookies cookies, gingerbread dough, christmas
 So as not to have a crazy kitchen...
making gingerbread cookies cookies, gingerbread dough, christmas
 "Too many cooks in the kitchen can spoil the...
 FLOOR!"
making gingerbread cookies cookies, gingerbread dough, christmas
 But cookies are christmasy and fun to decorate...
 On Sunday while I was at the truck, I baked our desserts...
Apple Custard Pie with a gingerbread crust...
  (This link is to a different recipe, I thought it was the same one, but I guess I have two) 
I brought home leftover biscuits and made the most tantalizing savory butter to spread on them...
The very rough recipe is:

Rough Savory Butter
Please use your tongue as your guide, if at some point I get an exact recipe I will update this.

In a bowl combine:
1 stick butter room temperature
1/2 or more teaspoon summer savory
1/2 or more teaspoon tarragon
1/2 or more teaspoon onion powder
1/2 or more teaspoon sage
1/2 or more teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon toasted ground cumin
1 pinch nutmeg
zest from one lemon

Whisk until evenly distributed. Taste and adjust. 
We set out oranges and cloves to make hanging orbs of heavenly aroma. 
I remember doing this with my mom when I was very little…
 The cloves always hurt so much to push in...
 All in all it was lovely and very sweet. A very nice bunch of girls and their mamas...


                                                       All my best ~
                                                                    Marica

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holidays… Pie Days…

It's happening fast. December has nearly doubled its speed. 
Make way for Christmas, make way for New Years, hold onto your hat! Here we go...





  





 





                                                                     Cheers ~ 
                                                                                   Marica