Tuesday, May 28, 2013

♥ Tea on Tuesday: Lemon Coconut Squares ♥


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut


  • In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in another small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until combined. Pour over crust; sprinkle with coconut.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 82 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. 

~~yummy recipe and photo from: Quick Cooking, May/June 1998~~

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

♥ Where have we been? ♥

That is the question, isn't it? I did seem to take an unintentional blogging break. We seemed to get so busy with everything going on here at Prim Rose Hill, that I kept "forgetting" to blog. I think I needed the little break. I've had this blog for the last 5 years and it was getting a bit stale I believe. Blogging was really the new big thing when I started 5 years ago. Now it seemed like it was getting to be a burden.

I am hoping the little break will breathe some new life into this blog. My tea time blog is still going strong I'm happy to say. I will be sharing more on this one with our efforts of a new ** Prim Rose Hill Farm/Homestead.** A new venture for us. Sometimes it's a bit hard for us to get things done with our handicaps, but I think there are those like us who might find it interesting. Well, we'll give it a go and see how it works.

Mr. Prim Rose Hill is busy planting our tomatoes and pepper plants today so hopefully I will have a picture of that up here soon. We generally cut our cable off from May1 - Oct 1. We hate watching reruns and in the summer we'd rather be on the road than sitting watching TV. So consequently we don't have internet either. But fortunately I can post from work so most of our posting will be from Mon-Fri for now. :)

We are growing organic produce only. That's all we buy anymore and the price is horrendous. Of course, as they say "you pay for it one way or the other". I'd rather be paying the farmer than the doctor. Mr. Prim Rose Hill built garden boxes for us since we are unable to do conventional gardening. Square foot gardening seems to be the rage right now. So stay tuned for more adventures!