Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Tea

Hi Everyone, Today is a very typical Fall day in Florida. It is warm (most people would think hot), but the sky is that deep Fall blue and there is a breeze and the air feels less humid than usual. It is a very pleasant day and I want to do some gardening just before sundown. That is, to me, the most beautiful time of day to garden in Florida, as it is cooler and it seems very still and quiet.

My son and two grand boys are coming tomorrow, so I made my son's favorite cookie, which is Molasses Crinkle. I will give you the recipe at the end of the blog. He got it for me from a friend's mother when he was in high school and I have made them ever since. They are especially good in the Fall and spiced tea goes well with them. As you can see, I added a cinnamon stick to the tea for a little extra flavor.

I got out a few accessories that say Fall, such as the tea cozy...just because the roof looks golden color!
There is one of those battery operated candles in this vase. I received the vase years ago from my brother and sister-in-law. It was full of Fall flowers, but I love it as a lantern! The wreath is made of felt. I found it on holiday in Micanopy, Florida.

My next felt project will be to make some of these. I always have far too many projects going!

Have you tried Constant Comment tea? It has oranges and spices in it, and is delicious.
Another felt piece I found in Micanopy. It would be fun to make these, too, to place at each setting at the table as favors.
I hope  you are enjoying these Fall days as much as I am! Recipe:
                                Molasses Crinkles
1 cup brown sugar,packed
3/4 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 flour
2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
Cream first 4 ingredients, add dry ingredients and mix well. Chill. Roll in walnut sized balls and dip top of ball in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet,  and sprinkle a drop or 2 or water on top each ball. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Somehow I missed your post and only saw it today. I love your pumpkins, they are so cute. All your decorations look so pretty. I always like this time of year with the pretty colours and the leaves falling. The little owl spoon / silverware holder is so cute.