Monday, March 23, 2009

don't mind the plaster dust, please

We're in somewhat of a disaster state here of late. For the last week and a half we've said good-bye to our textured ceilings (due to some water damage)in the living room, dining room, and foyer...

We opted not to replace the texture and went with smooth & flat, all done by a professional thank goodness, as the clean-up and repainting of the LR/DR walls will probably take Mike & I another couple weeks. Despite the plastic hung, there is plaster dust EVERYWHERE.

{after scrubbing down the whole foyer today}

It definitely calls for a stiff cup of tea and a new scone recipe--one which for me is right up there with my favorite orange scones...

And, Hazel's Simple Scones have three variations::cranberry-orange, lemon-blueberry {above}, and cherry-almond. I've tried all three, and it's hard to pick a favorite as they are all so good.

You can find the recipe here.

Edited::A reader's comment reminded me that Hazel's recipe makes a very sweet scone--I cut the sugar at least in half, as I do with many recipes. I'm sorry I forgot to mention this originally. ~Deb

24 comments:

  1. Deb, my mom directed me to your blog this weekend, and I've spent much of my computer time reading back through your archives, I love it so much! I live on a few acres, with dogs, a cat, pygmy goats, and new chickens, and I love sewing and knitting, so your beautiful site has been so fun to read! I just wanted to say hi and let you know I'm a new fan :)

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  2. mmmm...maybe the bribe of scones will convince me to bust my way through the last of my spring cleaning? they all sound so yummy. I can't even imagine what it would be like if we had to replaster our ceilings (we have vaulted ones in the lr/dr too)...kudos to surviving the craziness!

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  3. Hm. Textured ceiling, water damage, dust everywhere, mucho cleaning. I know about that as my good friend is going through it as I type. The contractor is halfway done in record time so soon they'll enjoy home sweet home once again.

    Thank you for the scone recipe link! Scones are one of my very favorite foods on earth and beyond. I'm sure there will be scones in heaven. Lemon scones with devon cream. Swoon. ;o)

    Your blog is wonderful, through and through.

    jAne

    http://tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

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  4. That scone looks yummy!! We'll have to try the new recipes for our afternoon tea time read aloud later this week.

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  5. We are getting ready to do some home improvement. I think I will need to make some of the scones once we start. Thanks and I love your blog.

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  6. Work like that going on at your house is always a mess, but you're going to be so happy with the results.

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  7. Work like that going on at your house is always a mess, but you're going to be so happy with the results.

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  8. I love the ceilings. I want to do that here. Who knows, maybe one day. The scones look delicious.

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  9. I'm going to remove that ugly stuff from my ceilings this summer. Didn't they spray water to keep the dust out of the air? Everything I've read said to use water, especially if there is asbestos in that texture.

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  10. Looks like alot of hard cleaning is in store for you. The scones sound like a good pick-me-up! Happy spring cleaning!

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  11. oh, a lot of work!!! wow! But it will all be worth it! You did a great job getting the foyer cleaned! :) I hope you have a lovely day!

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  12. Oooh, yummy. Perfect with a cup of tea. I may be doing some baking today! Deb, did you happen to see my question on the previous post? It's the next-to-last comment. A question about yarn. I thought maybe since I was so late in posting that you may have missed it. Would love just a quick answer, but I know you are swamped with all the house stuff. Whenever is fine!

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  13. You must have posted this scone recipe in the past b/c I've made it and LOVE it. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.

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  14. Mmmm, thanks for the recipe. I love scones and trying new recipes. You're going to love your new walls....I can say that at this stage as I'm not the one doing the work ~smile~ Blessings, Heather

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  15. I feel for you, sheet rock goes up in Chloe’s room to marrow xoxoxoxo Clarice

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  16. I think that you deserved those scones! All that dust is horrid.

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  17. We have the textured ceilings too and hope to remove them this year :-) Your orange scone recipe is a favourite in our home and "Hazel's Simple Scones" look like they will be too - thanks for the link Deb!

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  18. I've been following your blog for sometime now and ALWAYS enjoy it. You and I have a very similar design sensibility. I am remodeling my kitchen and was inspired by your lovely butcher block countertops! We will be installing our own in a few weeks. Wish us luck! Come and visit me at my blog sometime... www.rachelsdoggielife.blogspot.com
    I wish I could have a bite of that scone!

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  19. Hi Deb, I believe Renna sent me to you, (then I sent daughter Sarah)(and sister Barb). We're all loving your blog! Just wanted to thank you for the blueberry coffeecake recipe - I happen to have blueberries I picked last summer in the freezer, begging to be used, so this weekend the family benefits.

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  20. I made these today. They were fabulous! I shared them all around and went into sugar shock. Pregnancy and sugar don't mix for me. I really like them. May try and cut some of the sugar. See if they still hold up. Love, love, love a good scone! Thank you. I will make them again. Didn't freeze the butter, and they came out great.

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  21. Thank you Mother of Many! I forgot to mention that I only use about half the sugar that the recipe calls for--sorry I forgot to mention that. ~Deb

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  22. Deb, I clicked on the scone recipe and also found the one for the ham-corn chowder. I had plenty of ham left from Easter and made up a batch. It was superb! Soooo good. Can't wait to try the scones;)

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  23. Anonymous11:27 PM

    It was certainly interesting for me to read that post. Thank you for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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