Tuesday, January 11, 2011

tea in the dark

we're gradually having more daylight, 
but it's still quite silvery at 8 a.m.

it makes it hard to get out of bed

but get of bed I must!
I'm having delicious and fragrant red clover tea
and a "Scotch Oatcake" to go with it
it is a recipe from my husband's family and is to die for
shouldn't that expression be: to live for (?)
that would convey the fact that it's a good reason to get out of bed in the morning
 ...... the prospect of an oatcake ......

Great Recipe!!!
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I also want to show you the beautiful gift sent to me from Steph

she made this lovely mini-collage
one of my favorite words
a word to live by

thank you Steph!
I will treasure the gift and your great thoughfulness!
Steph is just one of these wonderful "tea on tuesday" bloggers:

 if you would like to know more about Tea on Tuesday,
click the tab at the top of my page
"What is Tea on Tuesday?"


Halle said...

Yummy looking recipe! I may have to try that one myself. I have oatmeal applesauce muffins to make today. Haven't gotten around to it yet...

Yvonne said...

Oatcakes sound wonderful, especially when it's cold outside. Thanks for the recipe. Looks like that one has been used quite a bit. LOL Enjoyed having tea with you today.

*jean* said...

mmm. that looks yummy...thank you for the recipe! and your beautiful art and package from steph are lovely! love the stamps too!

happy t tuesday..


Anonymous said...

Oh I will have to live to try those oat cakes, they do look yummy! I know what you mean, we have been silvery for awhile too! Though I can't complain today it is supposed to be in the 70's. Have a great day, love the new section on What is Tea on Tuesday. Happy day, Christen

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I just had a big bowl of oatmeal for dinner, with dried cranberries and walnuts. Yum! I will definitely be trying these oatcakes. When we get up for school at 6:00 am, it is pitch black outside, but by about 6:40 am, the sun is shining bright. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

~*~Patty S said...

Tea anytime at your house looks special...precious goodies from the talented and sweet Steph!
Happy T to ya!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, lucky you! Enjoy your day :)

Lynn Cohen said...

I am trying to make tea on Tuesday here in my office today. I have a new electric tea pot I am using for the very first time. I didn't think it was working but all of a sudden I heard something and went to check. The water is starting to heat up! Oh good. Soon I will have tea: apple cinimon. My favorite by Celestial Seaons. Your oatmeal cake looks nummy.

Steph said...

sweet Kimmie, have I ever mentioned to you that I love your photography (and also your art of course)....you have an eye for it...and I look forward to your posts ecah time....when I saw this post today and especially when I scrolled down the page, for a second I did asked "Is that envelope from me? the stamps are so pretty..
Glad you liked it dear friend... :))

Terri Kahrs said...

There's nothing like seeing a well worn, well loved recipe card AND the results too! Thank you, Kimmie, for sharing your special breakfast recipe. Happy Tuesday! Hugs, Terri xoxo

sharon said...

Red clover has gotten my attention, but scotch oatcakes!! They look and sound divine! If it snows like they say...6 inches, I will make them tomorrow!
I love your beautiful gifts from Steph, and I love the silvery look of the photos....just beautiful!

Dianne said...

Lovely gifites... and the oatcake sounds yummy! I might have to try it!

Gayle Price said...

What a gorgeous and thoughtful gift. I,m sure you will put the little charms to good use. I love these old hand written recipes, worn and stained and i am sure they are much better for us than any "commercially " made biscuit, enjoy it with your tea today.xx

Elizabeth said...

Oh, you have such kind friends -- and that's a beautiful collage.

Unknown said...

It looks similar to an oatmeal scone recipe I have (YuUMMY too!) I love your stained and worn recipe card!!! A sign of a very good recipe!

Lovely art mail too. That "trust" box is beautiful.

sukipoet said...

licking my lips over the oat cake. may try this. lovely gift from your talented friend to cheer they day.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

When I saw this post on my sidebar this morning, I thought "OH NO, another person whose power is out!" Thankfully, that was not the case.

I love the new Tea Tuesday header. If you don't mind, I'm going to copy your Tea Tuesday picture and link it to your TT page.

Isn't Steph the sweetest? Her gift to me came while I was at the Post Office. Not quite as warm as the library, but a necessity. Thanks for your sweet comments about my plight. I appreciate them. And have a great Tea today, even though it's now Wednesday.