Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love and Kisses Quilt Block, Tutti Frutti Lovesong, and Rose Tea

Love and Kisses Quilt Block Pattern Information
Tutti Frutti Lovesong

You are my darling CUMQUAT
Oh, you’re my PEACHy pie,
I think you are the BERRIES,
The APPLE of my eye.

Don’t make me MELON-choly,
Please be my HONEY DEW,
‘Cause oh, my sweet PAPAYA,
I’m BANANAS over you!
I would be oh, so GRAPEful
If you’d just say you care,
For it takes two to MANGO,
And we’re a PEACHy PEAR.           

Oh, ORANGE you a little              
COCONUTS for me too?                      
Please say you’ll be mon CHERRY,
I’m so GUAVA over you.
by Mary Grace Dembeck

 Tea for One - given to me by a dear friend
This is Downton Abbey English Rose Tea from the Republic of Tea.  It's a beautiful color and tastes delicious!  Are you a Downton Abbey fan?  I really enjoy the show and try never to miss it on Sunday nights.  The Republic of Tea describes their tea as a "vibrant, ruby-red infusion of rose, raspberry and hibiscus has fruity, floral notes and a touch of sweetness. Inspired by traditional British desserts, this caffeine-free luscious tea is perfect for an afternoon treat."

Perfect with a brownie!

Cake-Like Brownies
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
¾ cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup milk
1-1/2 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with Pam.
2.  Microwave unsweetened chocolate and butter in large microwavable bowl on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted.  Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
3.  Stir in sugar.  Add eggs, vanilla, and milk; mix well.
4.  Add flour, salt, and nuts; stir until well blended.
5.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Makes 24 brownies.

This recipe came from the back of the Baker’s Unsweetened Baking Chocolate package.  

Do you make brownies from scratch or from a box mix?  Inquiring minds want to know! 

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Counted Cross Stitch Chickadee and Singing Valentine.


  1. I make brownies from a box. I love them but I'm to lazy to make from scratch...lol. Where did you get the tea with Downton Abbey? I don't watch (because my husband controls the remote..HA) Downton Abbey, but my daughter is obsessed with it. I would love to get her this as a gift!

  2. Lovely post! I love this tea for one. How sweet is it??? The tea sounds delicious too. I make the brownies from a gluten free mix. If I could have flour I would love to try your recipe, it sounds very good.

  3. Hi: Love this tea pot combination. It is so very lovely. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  4. Oh how lovely and your Summertime Rose Tea For One is so sweet! I love the Downton tea as well and I am so glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

  5. I make using a mix. We watched Downton Abbey on Monday evening; we tape it. Our kids got us hooked! Tea looks delicious.

  6. My favorite brownies are made from the box. I let the cub scouts mix them up at camp and we cook them in a cardboard box. The kids get so excited at the reward for their effort.

  7. Your tea for one is adorable! I usually make my brownies from scratch unless I'm in a pinch and need them right away, then I'll use a mix. The tea looks delicious! A red tea is perfect for Valentine's! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Happy Valentine's Day!


  8. What a fun poem! I love it! And your tea-for-one is the prettiest I have seen! I haven't tried the tea yet...but I will! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  9. I am a great fan of tea, rose tea sets and Downton Abbey, too.
    The only brownies that I make these days is Chocolate Zucchini Brownies.
    Very cake-like, just the way I like them.

  10. Beautiful photos - I love all the pink - brownies from scratch every time!

  11. Oh! So Pretty! The tea for one is so lovely with the roses! I love the brownies and very tempting. have a great 14th!


  12. I sure do love that teapot and cup. Love the pattern on the saucer!
    Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

  13. Kathy A Delightsome LifeFebruary 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM
    Lovely quilt! I just love your tea for one and the Downton Abbey tea looks wonderful! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,


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