Thursday, March 20, 2008
It's the first day of Spring, and like many of you I'll be moseying on over to the ParTea Planner blog today to see how other tea lovers are celebrating the arrival of this loveliest of seasons. I decided to celebrate by pulling out my Royal Winton Welbeck chintz, my most favorite tea set. Did any of you, like me, get on the chintz bandwagon back when Victoria magazine was promoting this pattern? I'll have to tell you about that adventure someday!
Yesterday was our annual Easter luncheon at work, and I made Lemon Bars. Sunny yellow lemons, sunny yellow teawares ... I rather think that yellow could well be named the official color of Spring!
Lots of cookbooks have recipes for Lemon Bars, but the one I used came from the Spring 2008 issue of life:beautiful magazine. I am really enjoying this magazine, and issue three is definitely a winner. In addition to the nice feature on lemon desserts, there is a piece about a bluebird-themed brunch that has some pretty and unique ideas. Here's a snippet: "The time of darkness is over, and even the birds and flowers rejoice as God smiles on His people. Celebrate this joyous day of rebirth with family and friends around a beautiful table." (And isn't that a great cover?)