Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Raspberry Crumble Tart

Raspberry Crumble Tart: the Charm of Home
This week for Easter I wanted to find a versatile recipe that could be adapted for several diets and make a great dessert to keep on file but also be nice enough that you could pull it out for special occasions and it would still shine. This was the recipe, the Raspberry Crumble Tart.  It could be adapted to fit Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, and really any diet requirement. By using raspberries it makes the crumble different and and a little dressier than the ordinary crumble.  

Raspberry Crumble Tart: the Charm of Home
I had to look up the history of the crumble out of curiosity. Looks like the crumble became popular in Britain during WWII.  It was an alternative to pie when there was a shortage of pastry ingredients due to rationing.  Who knew?  That was interesting.  I'll put this on my Depression Era Pinterest board where I have collected and cooked Depression era recipes.  I would think this would qualify for that.  

Raspberry Crumble Tart: the Charm of Home
I love a recipe that is simple, elegant, and a plus is when you have most of the ingredients already in the pantry.
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 tablespoons (4 oz.) unsalted butter, melted 
1/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves
2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, gently rinsed and patted dry
Crumble topping:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons (2 oz.) unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
Place an oven rack in the middle position.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  (190 degrees C).  Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon.  Add the butter and toss with your fingertips until moist crumbs form.  Dump the crumb mixture into the pan and press firmly it into the bottom and up the sides.  
Spread the 1/4 cup raspberry preserves over the tart crust. Then top with the fresh raspberries.  In a medium bowl combine the crumble topping dry ingredients.  Add the butter and mix until the  moist crumbs form.  Sprinkle the crumb topping over the raspberries.  Bake 25-45 minutes.  Let cool 20 minutes on a wire rack.  
Serve with a topping of ice cream or whip cream if desired.
Makes: one 8-9 inch tart
Recipe adapted from: Leite's Culinaria

Raspberry Crumble Tart: the Charm of Home
I had to get out the Brambly Hedge tea cup and plate today for spring.  Brambly Hedge is made by Royal Doulton.
May everyone have a beautiful Easter weekend!
Sherry
I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pink Tulip Tea

Pink Tulip Tea: The Charm of Home
I am having tea with these beautiful pink tulips this week. The light is just perfect this time of year to capture the beauty in the color of flowers. 

Pink Tulip Tea: The Charm of Home
Some vintage linens and silver make this tea a little special for this Easter week.  

Pink Tulip Tea: The Charm of Home
Pink Tulip Tea: The Charm of Home
The teacups were by Royal Albert.  I think they were the Old Country Roses chintz pattern.  I borrowed them from my Mother and I have already taken them back; forgot to check the name on them. 
Take a moment this week to pause and reflect on something special and have some tea.

Sherry

I will link this to:
  
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House 
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Home Sweet Home #213

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home! This week it was Finally Spring! 


It is time to start making gorgeous food for tea it is Berry Season

There are so many great ideas, great decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   You all had a lot of great post! Here are a few that caught my eye.  You guys are all so talented!! Seriously! 

Jan at Just Jan shared some spring inspiration pics on Spring Green that were gorgeous!  This one caught my attention it is from countryliving.com.

Jacqueline at Purple Chocolate Home shared this beautiful Jeweled French Script Easter Egg Table.  


Karee at Vintage Chateau shared Irresistible Ironstone.  I have a major case of envy over this soup tureen of hers!

CD's Country Living shared Spring Mantel and more!   Such a lovely look for spring.

I had on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Berry Season

Berry Season: The Charm of Home
It is always a welcome relief when spring gets here.  Things get easier.  You no longer have to bundle the kids up in heavy coats and boots.  You can just slip a light jacket on them; when summer arrives it is even better, no jacket and flip flops!  

Berry Season: The Charm of Home
The same thing goes for the food.  When the seasonal berries start arriving in the grocery store you can just cut them up and toss them on a slice of angel food cake.  How easy is that? If there are some pretty flowers in your yard that are edible add that too and it will look like a feast for the gods.  


Berry Season: The Charm of Home
Who doesn't like food that looks as pretty as it is good for you?  These horizontal pics make good screen savers too. :)
Sherry
I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

Monday, March 23, 2015

Finally Spring!

Blue & White Tea: The Charm of Home
It is finally spring!  I always think blue and white china makes a great setting for tea in the spring. 

Blue & White Tea: The Charm of Home
The tea mugs today are by Ralph Lauren.

Blue & White Tea: The Charm of Home
The teapot is by 222 Fifth the pattern is Adelaide.  The front has this bird on it.

Blue & White Tea: The Charm of Home
The back has this floral pattern.

Crocus: The Charm of Home
Here is proof that spring has some brighter days ahead.  The first flowers have bloomed in my yard.  They are about a month and a half late blooming this year than they normally bloom.
Is it looking like spring where you live yet?

Sherry

I will link this to:
  
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day
Do Tell Tuesday at Maybe She Made It
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Share your Style Thursday at Common Ground
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of the Home
What to Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Home Sweet Home #212

Spring Tea: The Charm of Home
Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week I tried to capture that gorgeous spring light in Spring Tea'15

St. Patrick's Day Tea: The Charm of Home

There are so many great ideas, great decorating, and delicious recipes at the Home Sweet Home Party each week.   You all had a lot of great post! Here are a few that caught my eye.  You guys are all so talented!! Seriously! 

Lucy at Patina Paradise shared these great DIY Faux Enamel Tags.
Cindy at Dwellings the Heart of Your Home shared this lovely Spring Mantel in the Keeping Room

Debra of Frugal Little Bungalow shared this post about her Family tree: the old homestead and the olden days.  I loved this post because it reminds me of what Home Sweet Home really is and it also reminds me of memories I have like this of my home.

  Christine shared a great post in Decorating with Old Windows.  I loved this one because I love to use maps in decorating.

I had on several occasions wanted to feature some of your entries but, you don't create a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.  So, please include that link so I can feature you too!
I am really lucky to have all of your amazing posts because, it is you who make the Home Sweet Home party so special!  You are all so talented and share such wonderful posts!  It is really hard to feature a few and, remember to be featured you must have a link back to the Home Sweet Home party.   Thank you to everyone who joins me at Home Sweet Home!  It is wonderful to have you here!

Sherry

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Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party: 
Attention: To link up you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or you won't be featured.
Link up anything from your home or garden.   I love seeing home tours and neat shops too!
My button for the party is under the button tab at the top of the blog, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful home, delicious recipes, crafts, or whatever makes your home special!

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