February 20, 2010

Baking Cookies for Valentine Tea!

Tea in The Parlour
A Valentine's Day addition to the Corgyncombe Library, two old volumes of old fashioned apples.

Making cookies for Valentine tea. The receipt for "Christmas Cookies" is from "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook" and Diane made three different cookies with this same receipt: cut, pressed, and strawberry jam pie cookies.

An old Valentine from the Corgyncombe Valentine Collection, featuring a pony pulling a festive cart, children in old fashioned clothing, a lot of lovely forget-me-nots, and a big dog that reminds us of Rufus.

Rufus guarding the door at Corgyncombe Cottage.

Valentine Tea in the parlour by the light of the Christmas tree. None of the needles are falling off, as the doors are usually shut and the room remains quite cool. The parlour is used for special occasions, as parlours were used in the old days.

Diane and Sarah sent their own handmade Valentines to Tasha Tudor for Valentine's Day. Here is the end of a letter where Tasha Tudor thanked us for the Valentine package. She wrote: "Thank you endlessly for the best Valentine ever. Gratefully, Tasha". Wow, we considered that quite a compliment from someone who has made so many delightful Valentines!


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