Monday, May 14, 2018

The Third Time's A Charm

I love when the events of the real world roar right into my blog in a positive way and to think that roaring involves these beautiful scones for the third time. I made these scones when Diana and Charles married. No internet at that time, but I have always been a faithful Martha Stewart follower and found this wonderful recipe in her magazine. I have met her and her homekeeping ways have always pleased me. So this recipe was golden until I lost it in the move to the east coast or perhaps when we moved back to the west coast. 

Now I used the internet and sure enough, there was Martha's recipe for cherry scones right there online. I made them for Catherine and William's wedding and now I will make them the third time for the wedding of Harry and Meghan. The trick for this recipe is finding the bing cherries. Oh, I found them and now they sell for $10 a pound.  

High tea at 4 AM. How about that! No fancy hats, but I will wear pearls with my bathrobe. I will use my new "electric" tea kettle to brew some delicious tea....... perhaps making London Fogs! My sweet English and Canadian friends politely tell me that all tea kettles are electric and the word electric does not need to qualify the tea kettle. 

I will bake Friday and have them ready to go. The hard part is keeping Jack out of those scones until we put eyes on that beautiful bride Saturday morning.

Now I understand from those sweet English bloggers, Ami, Rosie and Jan that there is a ritual and order to how the scones are eaten according to the geographical area the scones are served. Clotted, cream and jam....... one area reports it is the jam first and another area says the clotted cream is first topped with the jam. All I know is that the scones will taste heavenly and the wedding is a wonderful excuse to snuggle with Jack eating something that will require lots of exercise. 

Are you watching the wedding live? Are you serving something delicious to celebrate the event? 



  1. Hi Meredith,

    When William and Katherine got married we had a neighborhood party (it was night time here, as it will be this time). We all dressed up and had club sandwiches, scones etc then later, bangers and mash for dinner (sausages and mashed potatoes). It was fun. A good excuse for a get together.

    No such fanfare this time I don't think, not sure yet, but I will be watching and raising a glass :)


  2. Hi Meredith,
    Scones looks great. I haven't seen a royal wedding since Charles and Diana. 1981? I was at my grandparents house. It was amazing.

  3. Oh yes, we will be watching very early in the morning. I may try a scone recipe myself. I love them but haven’t had a lot of luck baking them in the past, hopefully it will be different this time. Later on I will put my fascinator on and head off to a Royal Tea time in honour of the couple. It will be a fun day. Enjoy watching with your guy!

  4. I remember watching Charles' and Diana's wedding. We also watched William and Kate's. We will be tuning in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan's as well. And perhaps Storm will go out and get us some breakfast treats! I will be having coffee, though, but will be thinking of you celebrating, Meredith and all you other gals!! Have fun!

  5. Hi Meredith, I will be watching of course. I am lucky , we get to see all the weddings over here.Nice scones btw. I make cheese scones for my hubby, they are his and my youngest's favourite! I am also lucky that I don't have to get up in the middle of the night. Our newspapers and tv are both full of it every day. At the nursing home the activity lady has had all her batty residents making bouquets and hats etc for the big day. I hope Harry and Megan will be as Happy as William and kate. We will soon be on royal baby watch I think! Hope you have fun
    love Jan, xx

  6. Meredith, Nice scones. Yes will definitely be watching There is news in the papers this morning that Meghan's father may not be attending the wedding and speculation as to who will walk her down the aisle if he doesn't. Don't know the full story.


  7. Hi Meredith! :) Love the pearls with the bathrobe! Sounds like you have a fun tradition going! Your scones look good too! Enjoy!

    I’ll be watching with our youngest daughter, who is home on summer break. We love all of the royal goings on! Weddings, babies... you name it! My guess is that we will have tea instead of coffee, and breakfast of some kind. Not too sure yet. We are looking forward to it! Have a great time! Many hugs,

    πŸ’–πŸ‘‘πŸ‘’πŸŽ©πŸ₯‚πŸ’–Katie xoxo

  8. Oh I am not sure I can see it live. Hoping to find a way. I just love the romance, the sweetness of married life starting, the uncertainty of what is to come...always makes me a bit teary (in a good way). Will certainly hope to catch highlights if I can't find a way to watch it live. Enjoy your scones and your tradition!

  9. The scones look delicious, Mere, and I am with Katie on loving the pearls with the bathrobe! I think yours and Jack's invitations must have been lost in the mail. Perhaps you should pack just in case. :)

    Hugs From Ella

  10. Put 'the kettle' on, Meredith ... those scones look blue ribbon delicious. So much so, I'm crashing the party and coming for tea! :))

    I'm sure you and Jack will have a great early morning wedding watch. Unfortunately, I will have to watch the recorded version as I am working this weekend ... enjoy! ... nj ... xx

  11. Harry and I will be eating our scones with the cream on top this weekend. Not sure we’ll have time to watch the wedding live, might have to make do with the highlights. Have fun wearing your pearls!
    Rosie xx