Hello to all you folks near and far. I hope your Spring is lovely and full of love! Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, so make sure you remember to give the mothers and grandmothers in your life something special. I wrote a poem for my mother and would like to share it with you:
A Mother's Garden of Love
I remember all the times you held me close,
When I was young and needed you,
And all the times you gave your most,
With words that rang so true.
In the bad times and in the good,
You knew what I did need,
You gave love as a mother would,
Gave your love as a tender seed.
A seed to plant within my soul,
In my garden of life it grew,
To catch the sun, shine and grow,
A gift of love from precious you.
For all the treasures of love you gave,
For all the seeds for me to start ,
I give back to you the flowers of love,
From the garden of your heart.
- Phyllis Doyle Burns, 2009
Copyright © 2009 by Phyllis Doyle Burns
You can read the article this poem is in at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24002.asp
The Perfect Spring Morning:
Last Friday morning I awoke at 4:00 AM. I got up, made my coffee and took it out on the patio. The temperature was a comfortable 41 degrees and a light rain was falling. I brought my house-bound geraniums out from their winter retreat and sat them all on the patio wall to catch the gentle spring rain. Then I sat there enjoying my coffee, listening to the birds starting to chatter to wake each other and watched the sun come up. It was a gorgeous morning. By 9:00, when I checked my geraniums, they were happy with the fresh rains in their soil and the sun shining warmly on them.
What is your mother's favorite cake or dessert? Why not surprise her and whip up something special to delight her. One of my favorite desserts is Couer de la Creme' with Blackberry Sauce. Here is the easy recipe:
Take one package of frozen blackberries out and place them in a large bowl. Add a little sugar. As the berries thaw, the sugar will help draw out the juices.
Coeur de la Creme'
8 ozs cream cheese
1/2 pint sour cream
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp sugar
Blend all ingredients. Stir till creamy and put in any type mold. Refrigerate till set. Just before serving, gently mash the thawed berries so some are left whole. Remove Creme' from molds and place on a pretty saucer. Put a little Blackberry sauce over the top of each mold. Or - you can mold the Creme' in pretty crystal wine glasses. Just fill the glasses half full, chill and add the Blackberry sauce on top. Break a 'Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Filled Pirouette' in two pieces, one a little shorter than the other, and stick them in the Creme' glass. This makes an elegant looking dessert.
Quick and awesome. People think I took all day to make this treat and everyone loves it! I gave this recipe to my sister to serve at her elegant teas and her guests also love it.
Till next time, Folks, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.
Blessings and walk in Beauty and Harmony.
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