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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Days


The recipe books are once again sitting snugly on their shelves, instead of being strewn about the kitchen counter tops.
It's a ritual I go through every holiday. Drag out the recipe books, and yet make the same tried amd tested dishes as the year before.
Tradition prevails.


We're  having a blast of Arctic weather blow through today, there's whispers of the "S" word in the forecast.
I'm leaving the tartan tablecloth in place for a little while longer, the colors warm and inviting, giving dull Winter days, a much needed splash of vibrancy.

It's the perfect weather on a late blustery afternoon for indulging in lots of tea, and enjoying a shortbread biscuit or two.




"Come along inside... We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place."

~ Kenneth Grahame, "The Wind in the Willows"


17 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

A cup of tea and a shortbread biscuit, put the kettle on Jo, I'll be right on over :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A hot cup to tea would be nice !

Andrea said...

How wonderfully inviting!! Enjoy!!

--Andrea
XOXOXO

DJan said...

You know how to make the world a better place, all right! Let's have a tea and biscuit! :-)

Sara said...

It looks very warm, cozy and inviting. I do love that tartan tablecloth!

Ginny said...

Yum!! Tea and a bun. You may need to pull the cookbooks out if the "S" stuff heads your way. You will want to make a soup or stew. Have a wonderful day.

rusty duck said...

Your house always looks so cosy, Jo.

donna baker said...

Walker's are my favorite too. Just had one this morning. My dining room table, cleared off for the holidays, is today, once more, going to be covered with paints, paper, paintbrushes, photos and what have you. Wish I could keep it cleared, but it is the only place with the right light and where I can spread it all out.

Harriet said...

A cup of tea always makes a day better and a sweet just adds to the pleasure.

Nellie said...

Why, of course I'd love a cup of tea and a biscuit - or two.:-) The temps weren't as cold as expected last night, but that "S" word is in our forecast as well. Stay safe and warm!

Countrywoman said...

It is 70 degrees here in tx and am so glad

Cozy in Texas said...

Tea and buns always make it a better place, especially when shared with friends. It was 75 here in Texas today and supposed to drop to the 50s tomorrow - we've had a strange winter so far.
Ann

Terry said...

As always, so pretty! Tea would be a treat.

Susie said...

I love shortbread cookies. Jo, the table cloth does look nice. We are freezing here the past few days. Stay warm and safe.xoxo,Susie

CDV said...

Brought a huge smile to my face to see that Yorkshire Tea packaging!... As a Yorkshire lass living in Tennessee, it's a staple I couldn't do without and I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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Bluebell Woods said...

I had to laugh,me too. I get out all these books at the holidays and buy new ones. When it comes down to it we love our traditonal meals so much we cant change it. So one of my resolutions for this year is to do one new recipe a week. So far they have not come from my books but from blogs. Cant give up my love of books though
Janice

Jeri Landers said...

Tea and Buns can always make the world a better place! I love that tea box, it is so "English" and shortbread is my favorite cookie Our weather here in the Eastern part of the state has been frigid too, I like it.