Monday, March 2, 2009

snow day

In march of all times. This place never ceases to amaze me with its weather capabilities.
We got four raised beds completed thursday with the arrival of the dirt. Then the rain began. And it rained and rained and rained. Then the rain turned to snow. So I made scones.
Which look more hearty and rustic than high quality but oh, did these ever taste good. These are the Orange Scones from Vegan with a Vengeance, though I subbed lemon for the orange in all places for lack of one. I expect the orange variety will be yum as well.

I also subbed whole wheat flour for the AP flour called for. I have ceased to buy any flour that isn't Bob's Red Mill and until we get a flour mill and start grinding our own (someday, when I have some semblance of spare time again) I don't think I will buy any other. The whole wheat flour is awesome for the hearty bread I make as well as for the baked goods we use it for. Sift it well and it should be good to you.

P.S. the corn meal makes an awesome cornbread as well. Future post!

7 comments:

chrisasaurus said...
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chrisasaurus said...

What she failed to mention, is that she and C then ate the scones. Then, after I got home, the little scamp actually made off with the one my wife left on the desk for me to eat and proceeded to raptor it to death, thus rendering it... elpless; then, wife made more. Oh, and of course, C had the unmitigated gall to crawl up to me and make me hold her while she ate my scone... It's a level of cute that just cannot be put into words... and yet at the same time, she ate my scone...

That, my friends, is responsible, full disclosure blogging. =)

the rachface said...

You left out the part where you had to sweep up the floor after she ate all the frosting off and left it for dead...

chrisasaurus said...

Also, in her defense, she did feed me some after she licked all the frosting off... In further sports news.. Scone 3 daddy sweeping the floor 0.

Miko's Girl said...

The beginning of your raised bed adventure looks good - even with a smattering of snow on them. Two years ago, I was shoveling mulch in shorts in the rain about this time -- never can tell with the weather around here. I will check back on your newbie gardening adventures.

the rachface said...

How I wish we could be in shorts right now! Thanks for stopping by =)

chrisasaurus said...

Ok so after heating up the scones this morning at work, I can say two things. One, the frosting drips off in the toatser oven, which is no good, and two, I would like these for breakfast, forever. That is all.