Highlight: Today was the last full day for preparation for the Third Annual Serendipity Farmhouse Tea Party. Mowing, trimming, weed whacking, clearing off the deck – it all had to be done – and it had to be done properly. Last minute shopping included purchasing fruit, fresh vegetables, and dairy products.
One baker in Front Royal earned the SFH Seal of Approval. On short notice, he managed to put together the finest gluten free scones we have ever tasted. He distinguished himself by improvising when he couldn’t get the currants we wanted. He came up with a delightful mixture of lemon and craisins.
We, on the other hand, were not as successful with a particular scone mix. We followed the instructions precisely, but came up with an overly moist and sticky dough. In the oven, magic things did not happen. The scones did not rise. Undaunted by less than total success, we now have a new Serendipity Farmhouse specialty combining the best (or perhaps the worst) of scones and cookies. We call the new savory delight – SFH Scookies.
There is a strong possibility that the SFH Scookies might not make their formal debut at the Third Annual SFH Tea Party.
Weather: Both temperature and humidity were higher today. Of course, this made the yard work more enjoyable. (Detailed Summary – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report.
Harvest: Nothing to report.