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KEEPING IT SIMPLE IN THE SUMMER:
RECIPE FOR LEMON LOAF:
half cup softened margarine or butter
three quarter cup fine sugar
three quarter cup flour
teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons milk or water
2 large eggs
grated rind of one lemon
bake 40-45 minutes in 325F (180C) oven
pour mixture of 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of icing sugar over hot cake - let cool in tin and then turn out or cut and lift out as required - yummy!
Not long ago I acquired a tin of Crabtree and Evelyn shortbread cookies which supplies my need for a sweet now and then and awaits company for tea and a biscuit! And I get to have the lovely tin to keep needlework notions in later!!
For tonight I am thinking of fresh peas and carrots with a side of sliced fried new potatoes saved from boiling extra the other evening to serve smothered in caramelized onions alonside fresh veggies and a hamburg patty.
There is no need to heat the kitchen with cooking, and no real need for meat when so much fresh produce is available and so plentiful and yummy, and there will be time enough for long simmered oven stews, casseroles and home baked bread in winter when the extra heat generated is welcome in my old and drafty house.
The Painted Stranger - Mabel is still new to me, even after spending most of the summer here. I've gotten to know her pretty well and have spent time beside in the field and the...
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