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Archive for August 14th, 2006

Hiddengarden"Listen to me, my faithful children, and blossom like a rose growing by a stream of water.  Send out a fragrance like incense, and put forth blossoms like a lily."~Sirach 39:13-14

How pleasant it is to take in the delightful scents of the garden as we mingle in good company!  Welcome all to the very first  Garden Party in the Garden of Roses and LiliesWelcome to the Carnival of Yum!!!

I raise my glass in toast to you all!  You simply must try this yummy recipe that comes to us from  My Thoughtful Spot  ….Cheryl, this Lemon Lush is delicious!!

This is a very special day for our Garden Party!  It is the feast of the Assumption!  What better way to honor Our Dear Holy Mother than with this very special recipe from Jennifer at  S/V Mari Hal-O-Jen

"A dessert that is "cool and creamy and refreshing. Deliciously delicate, piled cloud-like around a brilliant blue daisy, a towering triumph, reminding us of Mary’s quiet accomplishments."

At Family Food for Feast and Feria you will find so many wonderful ways to delight in the abundance of tomatoes!!  There is nothing like a freshly picked garden tomato from Jenn’s garden!  It’s bouquet stands on it’s own!!

AsisterstouchIt is time to celebrate with Elizabeth Foss at Kitchen Comforts  with Yum, Yum, Summertime!  Elizabeth has prepared an easy yummy munchable treat and drink that will be sure to satisfy  and…. there is something special for the older more discerning crowd.  Please have a seat Elizabeth and allow us to wait on you! 

Come make your own yummy parfait treat with Wendy from The Soup Simmers, the Body Mends!  She has prepared a delight for us today Yogurt Pudding!!

Allow me introduce you to our dear friend Meredith from  Sweetness and Light  …who has the most scrumptious looking brownies to share! They are truly OUTRAGEOUS!

Dawn from Harvest Home is sharing some of her best New England hospitality with August Delights  truly a delight to the heart as well as the palette!!

Heart of the Kitchen is the place to find this yummy peach cobbler….Rebecca’s true comfort food for the soul!

This dear elegant lady from  Family Centered Living   
honors Our Lady with these yummy treats!…Thank you Nissa!!

Enchantedcottage0

Pink Lemonade (1 gal)

2 cups freshly squeezed (or bottled) lemon juice

2 cups organic sugar

1 cup Knudsen "Just Cranberry" juice

Ice cold water

Combine juices and sugar, top up with ice cold water to make 1 gallon. Serve in pretty glasses rimmed with colored sugar, or freeze edible flowers/petals in ice cubes for a festive touch!


Lavender Shortbread Cookies

3/4 c. butter (NO substitutes)

1 c. organic sugar

½ tsp. salt

1 egg

1 tsp. lemon rind

2 tsp. culinary lavender

1 tsp. pure vanilla

2- ½ c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

Cream sugar, salt and butter.  Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon rind, and lavender until light and fluffy.  Stir in flour and powder.  Roll out to 1/8" thick and cut with a glass or fancy biscuit/cookie cutter.  Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes.  Frost with royal icing or lemon glaze, sprinkle with lavender buds.

** Lavender is said to derive its scent from the swaddling clothes of the Newborn Savior, where they were laid by the Blessed Virgin to dry. Lavender (spike variety) is a main ingredient in spikenard which is used to anoint the bodies of the dead and was used to anoint the feet of Jesus***

Kuck__quiet_gardenGod bless you all for joining in this special day.  May God Richly bless you! 

We do well to honor you Dear Holy Mother on this your feast day.  You are the ultimate secret garden of virtue "a garden enclosed" and we do well to enter in through the meandering paths to imitate your fruits and take our delight in you!

Mailedd0"Awake, o north wind ,
And come, O south wind!
Blow upon my garden
that it’s fragrance may be wafted abroad.
Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choice fruits…
My beloved has gone down to his garden,
to the beds of spices,
to pasture his flock in the gardens, to gather lilies."

~Song of Solomon 4:16, 6:2

Pictures in order:
Hidden Garden
A Sister’s Touch
Enchanted Cottage
Quiet Garden

~by Sandra Kuck

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