FFf Eclectic Red Barn: April 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tea and Cherry "Light" Scones

Nothing like enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and a warm cherry scone. Yum! 

I love scones, but I hate all of the calories. So I decided to find a way to make them with a lot less calories than my original version. This version can be adapted to add what ever fruit you like best. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Cherry Scones in Ceramic Basket with Tea Cups and Vintage Wooden Shoe

The Liebster Award

Liebster Blog Award

I am so excited to have my blog nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Reecea @ Fresh Juniper
liebster award
What is a Liebster Blog Award? Well, Liebster Blog Awards are given to  blogs with less than 200 followers by other blogs with less than 200 followers. It's a wonderful way to promote and support one another. You learn about the other bloggers, show each other some love, and hpefully everyone will get a few more followers as a result. If you accept the award, you will nominate 11 other bloggers.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Got Seed?

Birds like to eat so why not make their feeders fun and whimsical. I am always looking for new ways to create bird feeders for my garden. I have been working on my side garden lately since it is right out side my window where I have my computer. You already saw my fountain in My Little Squirrel post, today I will show you my new bird feeders.  

This one is just a little whimsical. Wonder if the birds think so?

Eclectic Red Barn: Got Seed Bird Feeder

Thursday, April 25, 2013

What to do with those single silver salt shakers?

Have you ever come across beautiful silver salt and pepper shakers but there was only one of them. Sometimes you even find a pair. I love to collect silver salt and pepper shakers although I don't really use them that way. I love to display them and use them as vases.   

Eclectic Red Barn: Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers as Vases

Friday, April 19, 2013

Window People?

We have all seen how great old windows are - many linky parties feature projects and decorating ideas what use old windows  - table tops, home decor, garden ideas and the list goes on and on. But did you ever think about using old windows to create a person? Well, that's exactly what this couple did up the road from me.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Orange Ricotta Yummies

Sometimes you just have to adapt your recipe. I have made these cookies from Giada De Laurentiis several times and love them. The recipe calls for lemons but when I went to make it I only had oranges. So why not!

Eclectic Red Barn: Orange Ricotta Cookies

 They are a very moist cookie and they freeze well. That is if you have any left to freeze!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ramped Up Sconces

Eclectic Red Barn: Wrought Iron Sconces Revved Up
Did you ever go to a garage sale and bought something because you felt bad about not buying something. Crazy right! Well, I went to this yard and this older gentleman had a lot of stuff - sort of- but no buyers. I was going to leave but he smiled and I thought there must be something I could purchase.

Let's Get Social!

I am so excited to be co-hosting  Let's Get Social Sunday along with Evelyn @ My Turn for usJamie @ Loves Bakes Good Cakes, and  Jackie @ Rediscover Mom. Be sure to stop over for a visit!

What a great way to meet new bloggers and grow your blog through various social media sites. Now let's get social and share the love!!

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Tabebuia or Trumpet Tree

What a lovely tree this is. Its full name is Tabebuia caraiba and grows from central Florida southward. In the spring it produces clusters of yellow trumpet flowers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Bouillon Fringe Foot Stool

PJH Desisgns 
It is my husband's annual golf outing with his brother, cousin and dad. Each year they come to Florida to golf. This year they decided to come to our house in Eustis. They golf and I cook. Well, it is not that bad since I like to cook and I get to garage sale while they are out. I came across this little stool at a garage sale.  She was asking $5 but I got it for $2.50. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Burgandy covered foot stool

Friday, April 5, 2013

My Little Squirrel

My desk is a great place to work, because it is beside two large windows that looks out on my side garden. I am still working on getting this garden populated with plants and yard art. The other day this squirrel came over to the fountain for water. He climbed up and drank not only from the tray on the fountain.  

Eclectic Red Barn: Squirrel drinking water from a fountain

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bolognaise Pizza Bread

I first saw this recipe when Rachael Ray made it several years ago.  She makes her tomato sauce by adding fresh tomatoes, but I cut some corners and it still turned out great.  With a side salad this makes a great meal. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Bolognaise Pizza Bread with side salad

It is like deep dish pizza but has more filling.  My family loves this and requests it often.

Island Mango Bread

My Turn for us 
If you have followed my blog, you know that I have several mango trees in my yard. Last year was a bumper crop. I had more mangoes than I knew what to do with. I made everything with mangoes.  Finally, we decided after giving many away to freeze the rest. We cut them into chucks and froze them - all 40 quart bags of them. Yes, I had mangoes!

Well, I try to use them as much as possible from the freezer, but it seems like they are multiplying in there. Guess what - my trees are loaded again. So I have been trying new and familiar recipes. I found this one and made changes. I sent it to work with my husband for all of his employees. I have to do something here !! They loved it so I am sharing it with you.

Eclectic Red Barn: Island Mango Bread

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