Baked Blessings by Jane Lemon Scone
Saturdays are days to relax and to head to my local farmer's market, preferably to pick up something scrumptious for breakfast.
Not that I always do, sometimes I pick up the prevailing produce and head back home to start my day but not today. I found a vendor at the end of the aisle offering free homemade scone samples to try.
If you ever wondered if offering samples works, it does. These scones were moist and not too sweet, a perfect counterpoint to the icing and the cup of green tea that was waiting for me back home.
Scones are not hard to make, our family has been making them for breakfast for years. There is something special, however, about buying one that was freshly-made and which does not require me to mess up my recently-cleaned kitchen.
Besides, who doesn't like sampling how someone else makes something, and Jane had a lot of choices:
I only had $2 in cash in my purse so I settled on a favorite-lemon. This is a "lemon zest with glaze and almonds," a scone that didn't quite make it home all in one piece because I kept nibbling on the corners. Yes, I can taste the lemon zest I decided at one stop light. No, the glaze is not too sweet, was the verdict at another stop.
It was also interesting to hear stories about Jane's grandfather who used to keep bees. He had 75 colonies at one time and sold honey at area locations. Spending time at farmer's markets is nothing new to Jane.
Oh, there is a real Jane. Meet Jane!
Time to finish my cup of tea and decide what to do today.
That's right, it's Saturday. Time to relax!