An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
NYC Gelato - a sweet remembrance
The shop is Amorino and it is a small global franchise of boutique shops founded in 2002. They are back open, ready to present to you a beautiful rose gelato!
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade
It's a pleasant day to relax in the gazebo, overlook the gardens, listen to the birdsong, and forget about the troubles of the world, if just for a brief moment. A refreshing glass of Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade using local organic produce from Spiral Path Farm fills the bill for this necessary respite, and is perfect for this delicious springtime recipe.
Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade
2 cups total, chopped rhubarb and strawberries
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/2 c. lemon juice (approx. 3 lemons)
2 c. ice cubes
In large saucepan, stir together rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 c. water, and lemon rind. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved and rhubarb breaks up, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, pressing out liquid. Let syrup cool. Add 5 cups water; stir in ice cubs. Garnish with lemon slices. Enjoy!
Friday, May 22, 2020
Mosquitoes attack? Get 'em!
And that is how we social distance from the Mosquitoes!
All of these are available in our gift shop, The Rosemary House or via mail order.
Follow this link: https://www.therosemaryhouse.com/category/Herbs-for-Pest-free-Living-15
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Bloom where you're planted!
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
May 19, 1945. Bertha Ottylie Peplau married Byron Leibold Reppert. We celebrate this beautiful memory of this very special couple today! xoxo, Carolynn, Marjorie, Nancy, and Susanna
Mint for Joy
Lavendar for Luck
Lemon Balm for comfort
Sosuthernwood for Fun and Fragrance
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Can you count the scones?
How many scones are on these two trays? What's your best guess? The top tray holds Traditional English Cream Scones, and the bottom tray has Lemon Pecan Scones. A very early Sunday morning was spent measuring, mixing, kneading, rolling, cutting, baking and repeat. In case you are missing scones from Sweet Remembrances, we are happy to share the recipes below. Flour seems to be a little easier to find these days, and most of the other ingredients should be readily attainable. Hope you find some time to try your hand with scone making. The frequent caution is to not overwork the dough, which includes over mixing or kneading with a heavy hand. Good Luck!2 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. pecans
1 Tbsp. lemon peel, freshly zested
1-1/4 c. heavy cream
Combine dry ingredients. Add pecans and lemon peel. Add heavy cream, and mix until blended, but don't over mix. Knead lightly 3 - 4 times. Divide dough into half, roll out dough into a 6 inch circle, cut each circle into 6 triangles. Brush top with egg white and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 425 degrees for 13 - 15 minutes. Yield: 12 scones. Enjoy warm scones with cream and jelly.
Traditional English Cream Scones
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cold butter
1/2 c. light cream
Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Lightly beat eggs, add cream to eggs. Mix egg and cream with dry ingredients; mix to form dough. Knead for 30 seconds on lightly floured surface. Roll into a circle 3/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds with 2" cutter which has been dipped into flour. Re-roll dough, and continue cutting circles. Place on baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix 1 egg white with 1 tsp. water. Brush onto top of cut scones. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 425 degrees for 13 - 15 minutes. Yield: 12 scones. Serve warm, lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar, with your favorite toppings.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Our Mother's Day Celebration!
Once all the individual Mother's Day Afternoon Tea 'To Go' bags were distributed, we all gathered around the table and enjoyed a very special Afternoon Tea celebration. Top priority for Angelica was making sure that we had sandwiches, scones, and desserts for the family. It was a festive celebration!
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day!
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Celebrating Mother's Day with Afternoon Tea 'To Go'
English Cream Scones and Lemon Pecan Scones were made and baked early in the morning. Once cooled, they were boxed with individual cups of Sweet Cream and Jelly.
|Traditional English Cream Scones|
An assembly line to package the sandwiches was staged along the kitchen counter. With a 'sample' box for guidance, the crew went about plating carry out containers of assorted sandwiches. The menu included Queen Adelaide Ham & Chicken Salad Sandwich, Southern Pecan Tea Party Triangle, Rolled Asparagus with Honey Curry Mayonnaise, Golden Rod Tea Sandwich, Roast Beef with waterchestnuts on Pumpernickel Bread, and a Cucumber and Radish Sandwich with Herbed Butter. A small fruit cup completed the box of savory sandwiches.
Desserts were in their own little box and included a Pineapple Macadamia Coconut Triangle, Miniature Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting, and a Peanut Butter Bon Bon with white chocolate drizzle.
Happy Mother's Day 2020!
A year to remember.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th
Don't forget Mom! We have some cheerful and unique gift ideas to brighten Mom's day! (well, anyone's day!) Here are a few suggestions we have, some are available for shipping (within the USA).
A Culinary Herb Planter
This lovely planter comes with five culinary herbs (parsley, chives, basil, thyme, and of course rosemary) planted in a patio pot. It also includes a 'Have Fun Growing Herbs' booklet and a pack of sunflower seeds to plant for summer color and for the birds. Planter can be fully customized - for instance we can plant it with five different basils for the chef who loves fresh basil. Price: $35.00. This is available for curbside pickup (scheduled appointment) or for a minimal fee, we are happy to deliver within the West Shore area. Sorry, this cannot be shipped
Lovely Lavender GiftThis fragrant and relaxing gift box contains lavender incense, foaming lavender bath, a relaxing night time facial, locally made lavender soap, a lavender spritz to use on your pillow at night or on linens and a lavender notebook to. This gift box will be tied up in shades of purples with a gift card. Price: $33.00 available for curbside pickup or we can ship this gift anywhere (postage fees will be added to price).
The Tea Lovers Gift
This gift features a Bone China Mug with Infuser, Lid, matching gift box and three of our quality loose leaf teas. Loose leaf tea is preferred for its improved flavor and this mug provides an easy way to brew loose leaf tea. The lid keeps the water hot while it is steeping and then doubles as a coaster for the infuser. Price: $40.00 curbside pickup, and is also available for shipping, with postage fees added.
This gift assortment includes a wide variety of our special herbal products - all easy to prepare. It features one of our herb "brew" breads (simply add 12 oz of room temp liquid), a potato based soup (add milk or water), a cookie mix (add oil, egg and water), one of our popular dips and a flavorful tea. Simple recipes are all written on the packaging. We'll tie this together with a pretty bow and a card in a lovely gift bag. Price - $25.00. This gift ships well, postage fees will be added.
Charm mom with this beautiful and colorful hanging basket which will bloom all summer. $30.00 not available by mail-order. Delivery in the West Shore area for a minimal fee or curbside pick up available.
Orders for any of these gift packages can be placed by phone or email.
Call Susanna at 717 697 5111 or Email TheRosemaryHouse@aol.com
She is happy to create the perfect gift for your mom or special person!
Payment by credit card, Paypal or if scheduling a private/curbside pickup at the shop, cash is also accepted.
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