16.9.10

The Perfect Plant


Strawberries are so, delicious, delectable and tantalisingly tasty  And while a Beautiful Nan, a Special Aunty, a Mum and a Little princess  were enjoying a frolic through the nursery a little Princess found the perfect plant!! .... A strawberry plant, she really, really wanted to grow her own strawberries to eat and cook with, so we decided to buy one.  
Then we realised a home was need for the strawberries and not long later a  friendly little pot, found by a Beautiful Nan was discovered...... It was a perfect home.


As our frolicking was nearly completed another African Violet was discovered, perfect to accompany the other two we already have, especial as a new pot to plant them in was found.......


Once we were able to go into Blossom Corner we planted the Strawberry and the miniature African violets. Now they have lovely potted homes

The Strawberry plnat and her new home

Planting

Watering

The African Violets new home

Perfect spot and Perfect Home

And

From Scrumptious Delights we made a Strawberry Cake


Served with a Berry drink


Pink Lemonade mixed with Cranberry Juice
Sprinkled with raspberries




Strawberry Cake 
or Muffins



Ingredients
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut in chunks

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F/200°C. Grease baking tin.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until light. Add milk, yogurt, vanilla, and melted butter. Gently whisk.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to milk mixture and stir just until flour disappears. Gently stir in berries.
Spoon thick batter into tin or muffin cups to the top. Bake about 25 minutes, until tster comes out clean. Invert and cool on rack.

Serve with a coffee or Raspberry drink.
Enjoy!!!!!

Have a Beautiful Day My Friends. xx

10 comments:

Jill said...

Looks super yummy! I LOVE the new flower pot! :-) So cute, where did you find it? Strawberries are one of our favorite fruits!
Blessings,
Jill

Ganeida said...

Only one Strawberry plant? So who gets to eat the strawberry? ☺ We live in the heart of strawberry land. Acres of the things on the mainland & large punnets go quite cheap at the height of the season so I stopped growing them. Enjoy.

Shop-FMSeymour said...

Can I have the first strawberry? Just joking, I know a certain Princess will be trying the first:-)
Thank you so much for letting me taste that strawberry cake. It was scrumptious! Your pictures make me want another peice. :)
It was lovely having coffee with you both this morning, and sharing your delights. Better than a Coffee Shop!!
Enjoy the rest of your day :-)

Ruby said...

Love the very smiley happy little pot! :-)

karen said...

what an adorable pot, I love it:) I love strawberries too, unfortunately slugs usually get to them first but occasionally I get one!

Foxglove Spires said...

Jill, the pot we found at Flower power it is cute isn't it!

Ganedia, we thought we would see how one plant went before getting any more but hopefully it will produce more than one strawberry!! It must be wonderful to be surrounded by beautiful strawberries.

FMSeymour you can have the second strawberry! We had a wonderful time with you also and you can have another piece if you would like....

Thank you Ruby the pot make me smile when I look at it, hopefully the strawberry plant loves it too!

Karen, I hope the slugs don't get our strawberries we will keep a close eye on them!!

Ana said...

Hi there,
Just wanted to pop in to say hello and to thank you so much for becoming a follower of A Petite Cottage and for the lovely comment you left on my giveaway post. Hope you come and visit again soon...Oh, by the way, cute little post. Please let the Princess she did an awesome job planting her strawberry and violet plants. The little strawberry pot is adorable. Have a wonderful day.


Hugs and Smiles,
♥Ana

Foxglove Spires said...

Ana my Little princess said thank you, she really enjoyed giving each plants a special home.

CatherineLovesRoses said...

Your little Princess is an excellent gardener and has found the perfect houses for these beautiful plants!! I´m sure the most delicious strawberries will grow in this enchanting pot!
Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!
Kisses!

Foxglove Spires said...

Thank you Catherine, my princess loves to garden, some of the strawberries should be starting to bloom soon, we can't wait till we are able to taste them!!

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