My favorite biscuits (cookies) are from my favorite cookbook, and my favorite cookbook is on a shelf in my mum's kitchen. We refer to the cookbook as Mrs. Bero and only recently (just a few minutes ago) did I notice that Bero is the name of the flour advertised throughout the book and isn't an actual person. Mrs. Bero - you will always be my goddess of domestication.
I heart Mrs. Bero
the perfect biscuit with pot of tea
I must blame Multiples and More for demoting my childhood hero into an imaginary friend (but thank you for caring about my cookie preferences.)
As soon as we saw the scarecrows at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, both the girls and I knew we had to make our own...
Materials - all repurposed
Wooden stake and stick
Burlap rice bag
Old clothes - trousers and top
Hat (with elastic to keep wig on)
Plastic bags (I'm not proud that I have these, but somethimes I forget to take my cloth ones)
Step 1: Use a wooden stake for the vertical support and tie and small stick on horizontally for the arms.
Step 2: For the head - turn a burlap rice bag inside out, cut off zipper, and fill with plastic grocery bags.
Step 3: Dress scarecrow with shirt and attach stuffed rice-bag head with string.
Step 4: To hold trousers up - make suspenders by attaching string to belt loops.
Step 5: Stuff trousers with plastic bags and tie the ankles with string.
Step 6: Add wing, hat and draw a face.
Step 7: Drive scarecrow into the ground and decorate with flowers.
For the last month we have woken up to a Farmer’s Market in our park. We race to get dressed so we can join the merriment, visit with our neighbors, and buy local produce.
We eat lunch on our porch to the gentle sound of folk music as I ponder what to make with the season's harvest. By the afternoon, the stalls are cleaned up and there is no trace of the hustle and bustle of the market. But, we are left with a relaxed and satisfied feeling that makes our whole weekend feel more focused on family and home.