Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
This fruit strudel recipe is about the easiest breakfast treat or dinner dessert with a scoop of ice cream there is. Not much sugar and plenty of fruit wrapped in puff pastry from Pepperidge Farm. It reminds me of years ago when our daughter lived in California, we'd get this wonderful fresh strudel from a German bakery in Encinitas.
We awoke this second day of spring to snow here in Newport, so I decided to start baking.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Homemade healthy breakfast muffins are easier than you think and take no time at all. No electric mixer needed. Recipes for muffins are much like making pancakes. The wheat and oat muffins below are made from whole wheat flour, a little old fashioned oatmeal, fresh fruit, plain yogurt and not too much sugar. The perfect healthy strawberry and blueberry muffin to start your day.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
The St. Patrick's Day parade in Newport, RI, is a fine time to celebrate your Irish heritage or pretend to be from the Old Sod even for the day. But from the looks of this morning's police report in the Newport Daily News, we're more than happy to have spent these early spring days in the back perennial garden at Linden Cottage.
This past weekend was exceptional, a few rare glorious days in March, warm and sunny and perfect for clearing last year's spent foliage, because its clear to walk and rake freely and not crush any fresh green shoots just before the spring bulbs poke through the cold spring ground.