Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rhubarb Scones Tea Party

1 cup buttermilk
1 farm fresh egg
2 3/4 cup flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cup chopped rhubarb
cream and sugar for topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1. beat the egg in a small bowl
2. add the buttermilk to the egg and combine
3. In a large bowl stir together the dry ingredients.
4. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender
(or use your food processor)
5. Stir the egg and buttermilk mixture into the dry/butter mixture
6. Add the chopped rhubarb and combine until all the dry ingredients have been moistened.
7. On a floured board, pat the dough into a flat disk about 1 inch thick.
8. Cut into into pie shaped pieces.
9. Brush a little heavy cream ontop and sprinkle with sugar.
10. Bake for 15 - 20 mintues or until lightly gold brown.
Then. . . .
pull out your best china and invite three friends who have never been to your house for tea.
And then enjoy the fellowship and surprise of friendship.
Fiona on the left is a very good friend of my niece Lori. . .
Leanna in the center. . . is a very good friend of Fiona on the left and Jennie on the right.
Leanna is visiting home from Argentina for several weeks and asked if she could come for tea. . .
(well technically asked if we could meet for tea)
I was so happy to have these girls over.
women of faith .. .
women who care about one another .. .
women who know how to laugh. . .


What a privilege to spend a bit of time together. . .
I left them still chatting on the driveway. .
I had an appointment to keep. . .
Lord bless these ladies .. .in their lives. .
in their friendships .. .
in the world. . .
You must run and see Gracious Hospitality. . .she has a beautiful tea all set up.
Set up your own tea party and join her Tea Party on her blog.
as you go for your walk this morning. . be sure to check all the decks. .
you never know when someone has set tea for two.
Have a wonderful day my friends,
I'm off to do a bit of gardening.

16 comments:

  1. lovella-did you ever think that when you started this blog that you would have such influence on these lives.........what a real treat to have these young women over, you never know, bettyr and i just might show up one day....:>)
    people just naturally come to love you!

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  2. That's so sweet!! How nice of you!

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  3. Aww..what a nice 'tea time' with fellow bloggers! You are so sweet, Lovella.
    Well Charlotte should we start saving our pennies?? (sigh)
    I cleaned my windows(inside and out) yesterday..I did have help from hubby. Now my arms feel strange..lol

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  4. You certainly do know a lot about hospitality, Lovella. I love the grins on those faces.

    And rhubarb scones? Oh boy! I am definitely going to be making some when the rhubarb gets a little taller. I know that you said I'd have to run to the kitchen, but I've had a little more time than that! ;D

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  5. Thank you so much Lovella. It was such a blessing to finally meet you. As I said, you have ministered to me in so many ways in the last year or so. It is always a breath of fresh air to read your blog and get a glimpse of home. The scones were delicious and the company divine. What a treat to also see your home and farm in real life.

    May God continue to use you in this crazy world of blogdom. Now it is time for me to get on my butt and start blogging more consistently.

    Once again, thank you. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. This post was double-delight! A wonderful recipe for rhubarb scones --- and a great tea party with special friends. I'm so happy you joined in the tea blog-a-thon this week, Lovella. Everything looks lovely on your table!

    LaTeaDah

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  7. What fun, Lovella! Who would have thought that blogging could bring about so many new friendships?

    The scones look scrumptious...and the tea party looks very inviting.

    Let me know when Charlotte & Betty stop by...I'm coming too! Or I'll set my table and you can all come here.

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  8. Oh so lovely! You really know how to make a girls mouth water. I'm glad I just ate lunch! Looks like a wonderful tea. blessings...

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  9. Thanks so much for having us over, Lovella. Your place is SO warm and welcoming as are you. The scones were very yummy, too. Thanks again!

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  10. Your scones look so delcious. I have never had them. Another thing I will try. I love how you made your tea party so intimate. Your flowers are beautiful. I love your tea mugs and teapot. Your friends are blessed to have someone do something so special for them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. What a beautiful post! The recipe sounds delicious. But what brought tears to my eyes was your hospitality and willingness to serve others (entertaining strangers...) God bless you.

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  12. Lovella, what a lovely tea party and a chance to form new relationships! How nice! I enjoyed looking over your blog! Your dishware is beautiful! ~Rhonda :)

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing the rhubarb scones! They sound fantastic!!

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  14. Thank you Lovella. It was the most lovely tea party I have been to in a long time! Your home is warm and welcoming just like you and like I said earlier, just like your blog. You have, through your blog, touched my life in ways you will never know. Thank you

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  15. how beautiful Lovella, thanks for sharing with us!

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Thank you!