Wednesday, March 25, 2015

~Baking Pretty Madeleines & Homemade Burlap Bulbs and Simple & Sweet Fridays #160~

I always love baking during Easter.
Madeleines are so pretty and just the perfect small dessert.
Even the mini madeleines are a bite of Heaven!
I just bought some new copper measuring cups, love them!
When you take the madeleines out of the oven and line them all up,
they make such a pretty photo!!
With fresh small roses make a beautiful centerpiece.

I have been wanting to make burlap bulbs.
I kept thinking about making them for a Spring vignette.
I took different colored burlap, pine cones and jute.
I used some fabric stiffening spray to hold them together.
I cut out pieces of linen and sewed them,
 to make them look like a leaf coming out.
Painted them with watercolors.
Painted some dark brown around the bottom.
 I glued string to make it look like roots.
You can really see the roots when you place it in a glass jar.
It was a fun project and makes a flower vignette outside.
No water needed too!!
I also wanted to make some popovers 
using fresh thyme from the garden.
I found a Martha Stewart recipe for Gruyere Thyme Popovers.
Loved using fresh thyme.
They were Delicious!
I made a special birthday card for a friend 
and wrapped the present with some fresh flowers.
A special touch with something from the garden.
I wanted to share with you the birds in our garden today.
New mama dove in our Stag Horn Fern.
A new mother hummer on the grape lights
 and of course,
 our chickens finding new spots in the garden.
An Easter bunny playing in the garden.
Always love seeing her.
Such a nice surprise.

 Can't wait to see what everyone has been working on!!

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  1. What a wonderful post! I love making Madeleines as well and usually make them for Mother's Day, I hadn't seen mini pans for them, I will definitely put that on my list, how fun to make them mini sized! Your popovers sounds delicious, and all of the birds and the bunny in your garden look like so much fun! Thanks for hosting! :)

  2. Wowwww
    I've got to admit that I've never seen such beautiful and perfectly-made madeleines. You really make me go and but the special pan in order to bake them :)
    Thank you for hosting another party and hope you have a good weekend

  3. Hi Jody,

    Your madeleines are always so sweet and pretty, and I am certain they are a delicious delight! I'll search your blog for a recipe; hope you have one! I baked my first batch of traditional Easter cookies, which are infused with lemon or orange zest, and they turned out lovely, too.

    You have such a charming touch with all the gifts that you prepare for your friends, and today's bouquets are adorable, as well. Thanks for sharing all the happenings around your beautiful home and garden, and thanks for hosting!

    Happy Spring!


  4. Jody & Stan,
    I am quite smitten with your mini madeleines, dear friend(s)!!!
    These would charming beneath my glass cloche that holds an afternoon treat for Tea Time!!!
    I adore your creativity and talent with the burlap bulbs!!!
    Popovers and madeleines are both something I've not attempted to bake.
    Oh, how thous doest tempt me, dear one!!!
    Our resident rabbit, "Pee Wee" has been standing at the glass patio doors as of late!!!
    Absolutely adorable!!! . . and of course, he is rewarded with shelled corn in the ground bird feeder!!!
    Spring has finally arrived on the Prairie!!!
    Thank you for hosting Sweet and simple Fridays! each week.
    Always filled with inspiring ideas!!!

  5. Always such beautiful pictures, Jody. Thanks for the party. Lynda

  6. Thanks so much for the party!!
    Great post and features!!


  7. Dear Jody and Stan,
    Your posts are always amazing . . . and filled with so much to admire!
    Thanks so much for the wonderful feature . . . and for hosting another wonderful party!
    Have a great weekend!!
    I'm off to look at those pretty Madeleines again :0)

  8. Well, Jody, I have never had madeline's, but sure wish that I could tastt one, now! Yours look delicious and your burlap bulbs are too darn cute for words!
    Thanks for the party!

  9. Thanks for a great party!


  10. Hi Jody and Stan. Reading your post this morning was wonderful. Loved seeing your madeleines and your wonderful burlap bulbs. You inspire me. Thank you for Sweet and Simple Fridays 160. It is always a pleasure to join in.

  11. Oh, would I love a slice of that chocolate cake. What a delicious looking dessert! ;-)
    Thanks for hosting. Your madeleines are gorgeous in their presentations. I'm going to add this to my Pinterest Board.

  12. Thank you for hosting, such lovely features and great linkups. Have a great weekend x

  13. Oh my goodness you have been busy! So many wonderful things shared. Thank you for hosting xox

  14. First time here! Thank you for bringing joy to our Fridays!


  15. Oh, my goodness! You've been busy with lovely things! Our son and DIL (and kiddies) gave me a madeleine mold for Christmas, and I'm itching to use it for Easter, so thanks for the inspiration! Yours turned out beautifully, and your vignettes of them are lovely! ~Zuni

  16. Love your burlap hyacinths,so creative and the I'm wishing I hadn't gotten rid of my pan. I really enjoyed seeing your Spring projects, and thanks for hosting.

  17. The bulbs are adorable and you take the prettiest food photos! Thanks for hosting, Cecilia

  18. Hi, Jody and Stan -- Just want to thank you for hosting the party because you attract wonderfully creative guests. I love your nature photos. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  19. Oh my I enjoyed your beautiful pictures and I need to try that recipe for sure!
    Have a wonderful Holy Week.

  20. I just now stumbled across your gorgeous blog and am a new follower.
    Baking madeleines is something I'd love to try. Looking forward to seeing/reading all you share!

  21. Hello! Thank you for visiting my site! Always nice to meet a new face. :) Your blog is lovely and I look forward to visiting often. Take care, Kit

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