Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Witches Tea & My California Girlfriends🎃

  “True friends are never apart…maybe in distance…but never in heart”   Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. I wasn’t planning on dropping by today.🎃 I shared in last weeks post Click here   🍁🍂That I’m currently flying around on a little Fall Holiday.🍁🍂     However…(I do l.o.v.e my California girlfriends) and soooooo…   When I received a note from a former colleague & long time dear friend from California (see note below) I just had to put my broomstick down & share it with all of you.🎃   🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 From: California Girfriend😉 Date: October 27, 2017 at 6:01:12 PM PDT To: Marcia Subject: Witchy Tea Hi Marcia. Oh boy, were you missed. You are so loved.   (Guess who) knocked herself out on this most lovely Halloween Witchy Tea. She requested we … Continue reading

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Halloween Sweet Treats

  “It’s impossible” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the HEART.” ~Unknown 🎃Hello Everyone!🎃 I hope you had a wonderful week.   Between working on this weeks post, gardening, and lunch with my good friend (who will be cat sitting for me)…      I am finally all packed and ready for a special Fall Holiday🍁🍂     Which I promise to share with you. When I return🎃     However… and until then… I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve been cooking this past week in my sweet cottage kitchen.☕️     🎃 I’m thinking you are really going to enjoy it!🎃     🎃Since it’s all about fun and yummy treats!🎃     also… With Halloween just around the corner….     🎃that’s about all which has been on my mind.🎃 (other than fun holiday vacations)😉     and… 🎃This way you’ll  have plenty of … Continue reading

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Just A Note

  “Follow your soul it knows the way” Hello! what’s new? Well…pull up a chair.   It’s Autumn, and there’s magic in the air. Trees are ablaze     sunlight glitters like golden coins.        I sometimes hear cheers from the local high school football stadium and school playing fields.   Children (and adults😉) anticipating Halloween with their creative ways of wearing costumes and the fun transformation come Halloween night.🎃     Here on the coast it often begins raining right about Halloween time and the tantalizing scent of wood smoke, pumpkin spice, apple crisp is a wonderful welcome.       For me this time of year means that I start experiencing a different kind of living here which includes…     frequenting a drive into the city to enjoy window displays inspired by the season then…   returning back to the coast and slowing down to enjoy … Continue reading

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The BBL’s

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. I think I’ve shared about the Brown Bag Ladies before. perhaps not… On the third Wednesday of each month a group of ladies meet for lunch at a friend’s home out in the woods.  It’s so much fun to get together have a little lunch that we bring in a brown bag hence the name Brown Bag Ladies. Dessert is provided by the wonderful hostess along with drinks… and always the most beautiful Seasonal decor. A super fun way to spend an autumn Wednesday afternoon here on the Oregon Coast.🍂🍁

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ It’s a beautiful morning on the Oregon coast. A little cloudy and misty…perfect for scone baking. Here is an easy yummy recipe for you!   Cranberry 🍊 Orange Scones Makes 8 large scones 2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar & and extra Tbsp for sprinkles 1 t baking powder 1/4 baking soda 1/2 salt 1 stick butter (cold) 3/4 cup dried cranberries zest of 1 orange 1/2 cup milk 1 large egg Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   By hand, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Grate the butter into the flour mixture on the large holes of a grater. Using your fingers work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse crumb. … Continue reading

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