Monday, August 2, 2010

A night owl kind of night.

Little light's on.
Tea kettle's whistling.
Setting the oven timer for 20 minutes more.

Baking and Baking of my favorite summer recipes...
I can't make enough of it!
There's soooo much rhubarb in the garden!
 I've made cake, pie, microwave rhubarb and dumplings, crisp!
Do you any other ideas for me?

Chris' cousin is coming
from England!
Chris' dad and his friend Ann are coming too!
Amanda's coming home :o)
Lots of family time to enjoy!

It's Deep Summer.

"Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer's queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear."

R. Combe Miller

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
Sam Keen

Goal for today:
Making the house look 'respectable' for my company*
♥ Have a joy-filled week, dear friends ♥


Wanda..... said...

I love that you posted about baking the rhubard cakes a year ago to the day almost! Your heart-shaped pans are nice, Maria!

Enjoy your Deep Summer visitors!

It's me said...

Have a nice day here, a great time to start a beautiful new your pictures.......happy week full of joy Ria....

koralee said...

Oh Maria you inspire me to have a baking day today....the weather is cloudy and cool so it is perfect in everyway.
Enjoy your company..I know you will...we have some coming our way too...can't wait.
Plus we are off again at the end of the week for 3 days..hugs. I wish I could pop over to your garden right now and get some lovely rhubarb. xoxo

francis said...

Sweet Maria ,
Do you really have a lamp made from a teapot . What a beautifull idea. The light is breathtaking ...
and your kitchen must smell wonderfull ! Your guests will enJOY their stay , I'm sure of that . And for you lots of JOY too.

The Captain's Daughter said...

Your baking looks incredible! I am going home this evening to make even more Pesto. The basil plants in our garden are falling over and I'm afraid if I don't do it today I'll miss the opportunity to take advantage of summer's last basil.

Thank you for all that you share - your blog is a blessing to me each and every day!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Maria, i wish i had some good rhubarb ideas for you. You already have the best. Hard to add something ;)
My home is filled with the smell of cake, the sound of the oven in the background while I'm typing my comment here in your loveliest little corner of the world. Will close the laptop to start cooking, spinach lasagna today!
This morning I was in the post office. My little white envelope is off to NY! Hope the chalk candy will reach you before school starts.
Do have a lovely Monday, a happy start of the new week, sweet friend. xxxxx

Cathy said...

I've never cared for rhubarb, so I'm not much help except to say my mom always made strawberry-rhubarb pie and most of the family loved it. I don't have the recipe, but if you're interested I can try to get it from her, if she still has it.

Hope you have a great time with your family visiting Maria!

Anita said...

I'm sure your house is perfect, warm and welcoming!! Looks like you will be enjoying family and friends! Of course I saw your comment, and I appreciate it SOOO much;-) We are back at work getting several more recorded/mixed and out for some feedback. Enjoy your loved ones!!

Spiderdama said...

That looks nice! And the coocies looks sooo good:-) Think you have a wonderful house.
You must have a great time:-)

Barb said...

My idea is for you to move close to me so I could drop in for a little treat now and then. I'm having company, too - we spent the day getting respectable (a big job after the Grands leave...)!

Linda said...

They are going to feel so loved and welcome Maria. It all looks so lovely.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't "do" rhubarb. I don't cook it and rarely eat it. I have to say that your baked goods look better than any rhubarb dishes that I've been offered! Have a great time with your houseful!

B SQUARED said...

I have been longing to try rhubarb this summer. I haven't tried it since I was a child;hated it then. You have given me the inspiration to close my eyes and open my mouth once again. Good luck with your company.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I've never tried rhubarb, but these look delicious!