In a few hours it will be Inauguration Day, and in a small, domestic way I'll witness and celebrate the Inauguration of Barack Obama, our 44th president. There will be floral trumpets!
There will be special cookies. Today I picked a Meyer's Lemon from the little tree in the breakfast room...
...using the microplane to get all the zest. Lemon and orange zest, amaretto and cake flour are some of the ingredients in Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies. The recipe was in Family Circle Magazine.
Instead of using regular white sugar I decided to sprinkle the cookies with Hawaiian sugar. They are fabulous.
And there will be red, white and blue decorations. This homemade grapevine wreath won't win any awards but I like the starry blue ribbon and the gold glittery stems poked in to represent fireworks. And as a gardener I also had to tuck in a few green leaves. Representing hope.
2016 – APRIL ANNIE’S GARDEN DAY
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