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Better than Starbucks Turkey Pesto Tea Sandwich

 

Spring is here and summer is coming ... and I'm the first one run'n.

OK... old country song lyrics! Regardless, Pesto season is here! Be it kale, dandelion or basil pesto there is likely to be some green in your garden to make this tasty treat with!

There will be no need for that Starbucks Pesto Panini once you make this fresh at home. The flavor will be so much better along with the healthy ingredients. Not to mention it makes the perfect tea time treat.

So let's get to the grub!

 

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Oh, how I love pesto! It’s so bright and fresh, yet cheesy and nutty. It’s like the perfect savory sauce. These tasty tea sandwiches can be made with either leftover roast turkey or left...

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Quick Strawberry Sauce (Jam) Recipe

 

Sometimes it happens. You get a text or a quick phone call that the company is on their way, and you need to set-up tea or some sort of refreshment in a hurry. You look in the pantry and find you just used your last jar of homemade jam.

What in the world will you put on the scones?

You check the freezer and find it. A little bit of the summer’s harvest put up for just the occasion.

Perfect!

This quick strawberry sauce is a little bit runnier than a jam, but it serves up fast and is tasty on top of a scone. Best of all, its done and ready before your guest arrives.

 

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This quick strawberry jam isn't just great on top of scones, but it makes a great strawberry sauce for waffles, topping...

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Lemon Blueberry Mason Jar Parfaits

 

 

Down on the farm nothing quite says spring like some lemon curd! Especially with holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day. After all, it's brunch season!

Not only are lemons bright and fresh and fitting for the season of new life but diary on the farm is usually in full abundance. Mixing these two seasonal favorites together with some fresh picked, frozen blueberries hits the spot for a quick snack or light dessert!

 

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Here on the farm we make quite a lot of kefir. Kefir is a yogurt like drink, it's much thinner than yogurt put packs a lot more natural probiotic goodness and it has much less lactose than a yogurt. This is how we get our probiotics without taking them in capsules or...

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Quick and Simple Hand Pies in a pinch for Tea Time

Your Mama is coming.

She expects a nice cuppa Earl Grey and a sweet treat.

But there is one problem, you don't have anything sweet on hand and you have to eek out enough Earl Grey to get her a decent cuppa.

What's a child to do?

It may not be your mama, and you might not be the child, but every one has times where company is coming and some comforting homemade food is in order.

These quick and simple hand pies are just what the mama in our story needs (or maybe its you that needs them).

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Fall is upon us and that means that the freezers and larders are stored to the brim with all of the hard work from the summer gardens. There are piles of berries frozen and pie filling made and canned in jars.

Now is the time to...

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Dipped Shortbread Cookies - without sugar

When I polled tea drinkers on various Facebook groups, guess what the most common dessert to have with tea was?

Nope, not scones. Shortbread.

Shortbread is a very light, delicate cookie, very dainty and perfect for an afternoon tea time treat. It is light in flavor, yet sweet making it easy to pair with about any cup of tea. Whether it be black, green, or your favorite herbal.

These short bread cookies though.

They probably shouldn't be so yummy, it just means that I eat too many. It's a good thing they are free of any refined sweetener, sugar free and made with a whole grain flour. Healthier for sure, and dare I say even more flavor?!

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Shortbread cookies are not only great for tea time but also for gifting....

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Farmhouse Pesto & 2 Tea Time Recipes

 

'Tis the season for all things basil, no?

Nothing quite says summer to me as pesto sauce! Well... OK maybe except for iced tea, but what kind of a tea sommelier would I be, if I didn't included tea on the list?

While pesto is basically great smeared on anything, aside from maybe chocolate... hmm. I'm always looking for great ways to use it. Today I'm sharing two yummy recipes that we love. Roasted Garlic Basil Crustini and Turkey Pesto Tea Sandwiches.

 

 

Normally when I think of pesto sauce it involves a lot of pasta and some fresh bread. Or if I dive deep into my childhood memories there is this bagel from a fancy bagel shop smothered in pesto sauce and topped with some Parmesan and dried olives and tomatoes. YUM!

OK, ok... coming back to you now and leaving memory land.

 

 

In the dog daze of summer pesto is great to have on hand. Not only is basil more affordable this time of year but its pretty easy to grow by seed and have in the garden. Or even pick...

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Lavender Lemon Scone Recipe

 

19 days.

Mother's Day is not far off and the mad dash to find just what mom has been hoping for has started. 

As a mom myself, I'd be happy to help you out, since you asked ;) Just some quiet time, with loved ones, good food and a good cuppa tea. With lots of sunshine. Flowers and chocolate never hurt either. 

That's where these lavender lemon scones come in.

 

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Twice a year there are ideal opportunities for a proper afternoon tea (not that any time of year isn't a good time!) Easter and Mother's Day are the largest holidays celebrated with traditional tea time foods. Springy, light and delicate flavors are a must on the menu.

If y'all have been hanging around this blog for any amount of time you know that seasonal eats are my thing. I...

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Meet Joanna Gaines of the Prairie- Jill Winger

 

What does Joanna Gaines have to do with the Wyoming Prairie?

Many of you probably know who Joanna and Chip Gaines are. But just in case you don't, Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip, are the stars of the HGTV series Fixer Upper, as well as the owners of Magnolia Journal, Silo's Baking and Magnolia Market at The Silos in Waco, Texas. They also have their own farm, in which Joanna pulls decorating inspiration from, making her the leader in the Farmhouse Style Decorating movement.

But what you don't know is that there is another version of Mrs. Gaine's steeping in the Wyoming prairie. 

The Wyoming prairie can be a harsh place. Wide open range with nothing for miles around but flat land and sage brush tumbling by in the wild Wyoming winds. Wyoming is one of the most unpopulated states in our country. That, in itself, is one of the reasons that many in

Wyoming love the rugged spaces, the rualness of life, and the slow pace. I've been hearing about it for 18 years now, as my...

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Simple Maple Lemon Curd

 

Sweet. Fresh. Spring Like.

Lemon Curd is the quintessential must-have for topping your tea time scones. Not only is it the most fabulous tasting topping but its also very simple to make and a great way to use up any springtime egg abundance you might have. Paired with clotted cream made with fresh cream from your dairy cow, this is the perfect snack to go with your afternoon cuppa. No chickens and no dairy cow? No worries, eggs, and dairy from the farmers market or local grocery will work as well.

Lemons have so many great benefits to them! They promote hydration while making plain drinking water more palatable. While also adding vitamin C to your water at the same time. Lemons help to support weight loss as well as improving digestive and oral health.

So, really, we should all eat more lemon curd. Right?!

I heard y'all shout "YES!"

Lemon curd is just like packing spring in a jar. It's that welcome sunshine after a LOOOOONG winter. With the perfect mix of...

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