Thursday, 16 March 2017

This and That

This is the cherry pie I made for Pi day. I find making "rustic" pies so easy, much better than having to cut out circles of dough. I sprinkled the crust with a bit of sugar. The pie was a big success.

Nancy at Cozy Thyme Cottage has asked me for my pie dough recipe and how I freeze it. I use the recipe on the Tenderflake box. I divide the dough into 5 or 6 portions and flatten them out in a circle. Put parchment paper ( or something similar) in between the disks before freezing so they can be pried apart easily when you need one.

Easter is just a month away. I asked my little grandson if he was at all interested in putting out some of my many Easter figurines. I thought maybe at 7 he wouldn't want to any more but he did... and he arranged some here and there in the dining room. Here's the table arrangement. The tea pot in the middle plays "Put on your Easter Bonnet", a song written in the 1930's by Irving Berlin.  My mom used to sing that song and I guess I must have  also because when my granddaughter heard the tune she broke into song. I got teary thinking how thrilled my mom would be to know that song lives on in her GGD.


I got out my Beatrix Potter cookie tin. My GS was all excited about it until he found out that it had absolutely nothing to do with Harry Potter ( of whom he is a big fan).

My "Bridal  Crown" Daffodils have grown very tall as daffs will do indoors but they are blooming and have a lovely scent.

That's about it for this post. Thanks for visiting,

Granny Marigold


  1. Your pie looks delicious! Yummy, I will have to try the crust recipe from the Tenderflake box.
    How sweet your grandson put out your Easter decorations. Lovely memory of your Mom.
    Your Daffodils look beautiful, thanks for sharing with us folks still stuck in Winter!
    Have a good weekend.

  2. Those daffodils are gorgeous! I won't put Easter decorations out until after St. Patrick's Day and I don't have a lot of them. I may have to remedy that! My hubby likes when I put a bit of raw sugar on my pies.

  3. Cherry pie is my absolute favourite...followed closely by strawberry. My tummy is rumbling just thinking about it.
    I love your Easter decorations...Im getting mine out this weekend..especially the gorgeous teapot
    And of course...the daffs are perfect. Being a Welsh girl I love them
    Phoebe x

  4. I like to make rustic pies too.
    I'll have to remember to put out Easter decorations. Have to do St Patrick's day first, though.

  5. I am new here, but I have certainly enjoyed my visit with you. I really like the header for your blog. The cherry pie looks delicious and I enjoyed viewing your Easter decorations. The daffodils are gorgeous!