Category Archives: Garden/Tea Time

September…Autumn…and Apple Pie

Autumn arose and my soul bloomed -Angie Wetland-Crosby Hello, sweet friends… HAPPY AUTUMN!!! Autumn is a beautiful time of year…my summer garden is in transition It’s a time to enjoy what God has given us…the seasons A celebration of the changing of the leaves… to celebrate the harvest…gratitude Autumn is a time to reflect… to find balance in our lives… perhaps more than ever Autumn is a time of looking forward to what’s just around the corner… The trees are changing… and so are we… We are not the same people we were a year ago… May you enjoy this wonderful season….celebrating it’s sounds…sights…and scents in full abundance. speaking of scents… What’s Cooking? This Apple Pie is a treasure of a recipe & the perfect dessert to welcome the Fall. The filling was adapted slightly from the famous Grandma Ople apple pie. The method for this filling is surprising but it … Continue reading

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Midsummer Diaries…A Vlog

Hello, sweet friends…Happy August! Today I invite you into my home…where we will prepare a meal…take a walk along the river…stroll in my garden…a drive to the coast…& just spend time hanging around together. I hope you enjoy these midsummer diaries. “Always leave people better than you found them. Hug the hurt, kiss the broken, befriend the lost. Love the lonely.”-Unknown

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The Art of Friendship…& A Recipe For The Best Lemon Bars Ever!

The greatest gift of life is friendship…and I have received it. Hello, sweet friends… At a recent garden tour I hosted… and shortly before my guests arrived… I placed a basket of personalized cookies that were an unique art form of me and my home. That is until my neighbor came early and was shocked that I was about to serve them. She exclaimed “those should be out in a shadow box!!!!’ I was in a dilemma…what was I to serve? I had prepared lemon bars as a backup and she said to me “you put those away…and I will get these ready to serve”… The result was a wonderful treat for my guests. 👩‍🍳 What’s Cooking?… I have a niece that loves to bake and recently she texted me a recipe and said “these are the best lemon bars ever!” And guess what? She was right! Lemon bars Shortbread … Continue reading

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Rose Castle Cottage…2020…& A Garden Tour

The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth-Dorothy Frances Gurney Hello, sweet friend… For several reasons I thought today would be a perfect day to share our garden. As you know shortly after moving into our home last September we were asked to participate in the 2020 garden tour. I felt honored & excited since the date of the tour coincidently marked 5 years since moving from California to the Oregon coast… With the concerns over the pandemic this year’s tour has been canceled…however our experiencing the joy & love of a garden hasn’t…and for many of us this has been a saving grace. So today I’m grateful you are here so that we can share and experience the love & joy of strolling through the garden paths…together-apart Enjoy… 👩‍🍳 What’s … Continue reading

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A Quarantined Life… Afternoon Tea

During this time of quarantine our world can still bloom with breathtaking loveliness… Continue reading

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