Devonshire Tea Anyone?

We finally had our rangehood properly installed yesterday.  It only took five reschedules with the plumber due to all the rain we have been experiencing.  But thankfully the rain cleared yesterday and today was no exception, in fact it was quite hot.  Greg spent the day filling a skip bin with the old kitchen and I wrangled children in many different ways (see photo below) while potting up seeds for our vegie garden.

It was a hot day here, so Jairah parked himself in the tub right next to me while I potted seeds and Greg slaved away filling the skip bin with all the junk you can see in the background.

When it came to afternoon tea, I decided to finally bake something in my new oven.  It was a unanimous vote for scones.  I am happy to say they were cooked to perfection.  The scones were topped with homemade cherry and plum jam, with a dollop of fresh whipped organic cream that I scooped off the top of the milk this morning.  The scones were washed down with a lovely hot cup of tea.  I do believe my eyes rolled back into my head. And you know, if I could, I’d have invited you all for afternoon tea.  How great would that be?!

The cup and saucer belonged to my Great Grandma

I hope you had a great Saturday too.  Jacinta x

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  • swanski

    I am so happy you have your new oven installed-finally! The cup and saucer are so beautiful 🙂 Your little boy is a treasure to see in the photos 😀

  • Rain

    What a lovely invitation! I would be most happy to join you :-). Yay! Inaugural bake. Looks perfect in every way.

  • Tracey

    A perfect thing to christian your new oven! I love scones and now that I am not melting from the summer heat I will be preparing them here too! How special to
    serve them on dishes from your great grandmother. I use my great aunt’s teacup and saucer! I will have to take a photo so I can show you. When I finally am able to pack my bag and head your way I will bring them along! 😉

  • MJ

    Oooo!! Yay for new ovens and perfectly cooked scones!!! Slowly but surely you are getting there!!!
    And I too accept your invitation for tea!!

    I finally blogged about the mouse and clips–sorry it took so long! They are soo darling and I am really tempted to sneak the little mouse for myself–hee hee :).


  • katherine

    So pleased that things are moving along. I am currently scrubbing down the kitchen before moving things back into it. Plaster dust is everywhere and I sware I will be sucking it out of the carpets for a while yet. Nearly finished though and then I can look forward to painting it all LOL