we’ve been given just a glimpse of spring..
fleeting moments of brilliant sunshine promised
yet again, today, we are cloaked in overcast skies
and having my car in for service this morning means I’m stuck at home trying to forget the cost of two new tires on top of an oil change..
and am dreaming instead of pussywillow porches
and spring flowers
my rental has such limited gardening capacity
I’ve only room for pots and planters
so I often dream of a new home surrounded by flower beds and long to
run my fingers through the black earth
one day I will have that again..
instead beautiful cut flowers in vases
and playing with photography
will have to suffice
I’m learning to cultivate patience and gratefulness for what I do have.
I was given this bright red tin
Mary Macleod’s Handmade All Butter Shortbread
so with a pup at my feet and coffee mug in hand I’m sampling
a little nugget of buttery shortbread
while I write
There is a Mary Macleod and her shortbread company was founded in 1981 everything is handcrafted and small batch baked with all natural, premium ingredients. She has many different flavors and sent me Chocolate Crunch to sample, one of their best-sellers. While these cookies are not homemade they taste like the next best thing. Soft with a yielding crunch, they have the added texture of chocolate to melt in your mouth. They are excellent with tea or coffee. These cookies can be used in their company’s recipes and they’ve shared a few with me: butterscotch Toffee Squares, Butterscotch Topped Oatmeal Muffins and Butterscotch Coco-Sesame Oat Bars. While I won’t be baking any of these any time soon because of my workout plan, it is great to see other ways to use these little sweet morsels.
But for me.. a hot cup of tea and a little shortbread before bedtime feels just right!