Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So good to be back!

After reading Sandy's post at 4 Reluctant Entertainers about the Best Strawberry Bread in the World, I couldn't get it out of my mind. I told you I love fruity desserts, especially with berries. So off I went to get some fresh strawberries so I could try the recipe out. I was fortunate to be able to get strawberries at a reasonable price at this time of the year, I went to a Vietnamese grocer's, they seem to have fresh fruit and vegies much cheaper than the large supermarkets. Oh! I love the Strawberry Bread of course, it is GREAT!!! The best thing is it's so simple to make. I used a tray and spreaded it out (thinner as a result) to be baked instead of using a loaf pan because I wanted it to be cooked pronto. It took half the time to bake. It's called a bread, but it's the sort of thing which is more like a cake than a bread, but it's called a bread anyways, you know what I mean. I'll definitely make it again and again. Thanks Sandy for sharing. You can hop along to Sandy's blog and check out the recipe. Oh! By the way, I love Sandy's spirit, she advocates not perfection, but hospitality and kindness, that's really what it's about when it comes to entertaining and even everyday life, isn't it? I love the way she doesn't let "wanting everything to be perfect" to stop her from having people over. I've been making a few cushion covers too. The striped ones are made with tea towels, I picked them for their lovely blue (and white) and texture, I just love the freshness of the colours. The toile fabric is remnant from making pelmets for our windows in the living room. They go well together, don't they? The grey metal pedestal wire cloche with the little birdie on top is a new addition, I love its colour, the tall pedestal, the feel and the look of it, simply fabulous! There are still a few roses blooming in the front garden, I haven't been able to prune them due to rain and hail and storm, I'm waiting for a dry day or two to finish the job. These hot pink China Doll roses are from a standard (tree rose) weeping rose. It flowers non-stop, it only has a light fragrance, but I love the way the flowers always come in bundles, never single. Best Strawberry Bread in the World, a cup of tea, roses, wire cloche, starfish, ahhhh............ lovely! Thanks again for all of your lovely comments, I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate each one of you, your kindness has certainly made a difference to my life. Keep it up, ladies!

12 comments:

di_ani said...

Very beautiful photos,
delicious cake and a nice cozy.
Congratulations to you, Diana

Federica said...

Your strawberry bread looks delicious! So yummy!

I must try it!

Kellie Collis said...

Cake and roses... Can it get much better?? x

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks delicious! I love that wire cloche and the vignette you did with it.
~Patti

Carolyn said...

The strawberry bread looks delicious and I love the pillows you made.I will be keeping an eye out for some pretty dish towels-great idea.

Carolyn

Sandy said...

Mmmm, delicious! Isn't it the BEST? Love this post and beautiful blog!

Sandy said...

Come back for my apron giveaway!

blushing rose said...

A refreshingly beautiful & delicious post ... TTFN~ Marydon

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What a lovely post... enjoying the soft blues that you have in your home.

Enjoy your day-

Tanza said...

Hi Rosey,
You have such a beautiful post !! I Loved my visit here .. Your home is so pretty !! Have a happy week-end..
hugs ~tea~xo

Rebecca said...

I love all of your rose photos. I can never grow tired of looking at them.

Our Red House said...

I love the tea towel cushions. What a fabulous idea.

Kate