Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Goodness of Spring...

Spring is really here and the early promise of summer's warmth is teasing many of us here in the East with warm daytime temperatures and flower poking their heads up. I love spring and how it tempts us all back outdoors, cajoles us into dusting off the cobwebs with some spring cleaning, and inspires fun home projects. Vibrabt color is the name of the game, and I love bringing out my seasonal pillows and table linens to brighten up our home.

And, of course, the food. We can almost pack away our roasting pans and crock pots and fire up the grill, and bake delicious desserts that highlight fresh fruit, cream, and citrusy flavor. 

 Citrus is a great way to flavor sweets... orange and lemon curd tarts, citrus cheesecake, glazed lemon tea cake, orange cookies and even a molded lemon custard all benefit from fresh juice and zest.

And after a day spent raking grass, clearing our flower beds and visiting the greenhouse, it just might be the time to reward ourselves with an ice cream treat. Don't you think?

Oh, and flea market season starts, too!!
 What better way to kick of the sunny season? 


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  1. Mmm I love lemon anything! I keep seeing pansies as garnish for food all over the place. I wonder: Are they edible? Regular ol' pansies? Time to Google!

  2. Orange cookies sound delectable! I love spring because of the beautiful colors and fresh air, perfect!


  3. Oh my those ice cream treats look wonderful...scrumptious!..Do you have a recipe?

  4. I hear ya..Spring is finally here..The deserts looks scrumptous..Wishing I had a plate of them here now..Ha Ha..I love the bicycle photo too..Have a wonderful week..

  5. Got to *love* spring. I received my copy of Flea Market FInds from Amazon two weeks ago, and I have enjoyed it so much. :D


  6. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at


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