Thursday, January 9, 2014
I have been away from the blogging world for a year now. Please don't ask me what I have been doing, it's all a blur, but things certainly have changed and left me out of the loop. I think I may have to relearn how to post. Thanks for being patience and if you are interested in my website, you can find it at
Posted by Char at 4:26 PM
Sunday, January 6, 2013
So, I have decided that this year I will try a new idea. Each month, I will select a cookbook and make great food from it. Don't be deceived from the two photos above, I have more than this!!! HA! Yep, you caught me.
This is the rolled out dough, looks good doesn't it?
You then cut the dough into eight pieces. The recipe calls for a glaze to go over the top once the scones are baked, but I like to use sugar in the raw, so I substituted the sugar for the glaze. I sprinkle the sugar on before baking.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, cut into pieces and cold
1 cup cranberries, chopped
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl, but in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in cranberries and sugar, add buttermilk, mixing until just blended.
Divide dough in half, roll each portion into an 8 inch circle, about 1/2" thick, on a lightly floured surface.
Cut each portion into 8 wedges, arrange on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, remove to a wire rack to cool. Drizzle glaze over the tops. Let stand until glaze is hardened. Wrap loosely in wax paper. Makes 16 servings.
2/3 cups powdered sugar
1 T. warm water
1/4 t. vanilla extract.
Posted by Char at 11:20 AM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This was just so fun that I can not wait until the first of next month to enter again. If you are interested in joining in the monthly fun, please visit Gail's blog at
My website can be found here, http://someplaceinthyme.com
It's been several months since I last posted. I have been wondering if I should just give up blogging for lack of time. I decided to give it a go as I often think of my blogging friends and what they have been up too. I hope everyone is safe, happy and doing well. I look forward to visiting and catching up.
Posted by Char at 3:35 PM
Friday, April 13, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
I have always thought that the male bird built the nest and waited for the female to approve. I know that there is a type of bird that this is true, but I don't think it's true for all. Whomever built this little nest should have been sent packing!!
Maybe I have no idea what I am talking about, and this sweet home will withstand the rearing of babies without any problems....time will tell.
To be continued....
Posted by Char at 10:34 AM
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
When did these bloom? I was so surprised at what was awaiting my eyes, surprised, but very happy. :)
No matter the angle, it's just so pretty to look at, smells great too.
Posted by Char at 5:36 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Yep, it's a jury summons to appear.
Sometimes cases get settled out of court and so there is no need to appear.
Please report today at 1:00. WHAT!!??
I had to drive into Phoenix, right in the heart of downtown. Please understand, Queen Creek is south of Chandler, about 34 miles from Phoenix. Not bad, but then there's a little thing called traffic.
I had to go back the following day and low and behold, I became a juror.
The trail was for domestic abuse and lasted one week. I can't tell you how much I hated that commute, bumper to bumper on the I 10 for over an hour, but I did my civic duty and I am proud of it.
Now they can't call me for two years!!! YIPPEE!!!
Posted by Char at 5:32 PM
Monday, March 19, 2012
The average rain fall in the desert is around 4 inches a year, not much is it?
Well, here we go bloggers, this is what the clouds Gods brought us and it was wonderful....
Posted by Char at 12:39 PM
Sunday, March 11, 2012
No, I am not sick, (well, not that I know of anyway. :)) but my heart was heavy with the love and gratitude I felt for what I have been given in life.
Grateful for the clouds in the sky. We live in the desert, and so clouds are a gift. Rain? Even better still.
Just look at the lovely sky....Thank you God.