Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How to make fabulous scones from a mix

I didn't even know there was such a thing. I'd seen mixes for just about every other kind of baked goods; but never had I ever seen a mix for scones. That is , until I met the Victorian scone lady. She called me one day, when she was in town for a trade show. She had brought some samples of her mixes, which she intended to drop off at the local bed and breakfasts.

She stopped by later and left a small bag, which sat on the shelf next to the nuts and raisins for weeks. Then, one day a guest ask if I would make some scones for breakfast. I decided to use the dried cherries in the cupboard. When I opened it, out fell the bag of scone mix, right into my mixing bowl.. This had to be a "sign" , I thought.

The bag made 6 scones and had a recipe for mixing & baking, and directions for freezing. "You freeze the cut out dough, not the finished scone". I read the directions, mixed in some dried cherries and baked the scones, all six of them. When they were done, I slathered some lemon curd on one of them and popped it in my mouth. It was absolutely the best scone I'd ever tasted! Not dry, not tasteless, not doughy, but fabulous. "Scone mixes from Victorian House Scones taste like home made...[all you do is ]add butter and buttermilk to the mix, and bake".

I had made hundreds of scones from scratch, but never tasted any better than Victorian House Scones. After trying the first one, I went right to the phone and ordered several big bags of their mix. To find out how good they are for yourself, click on the link above and see what they have to offer.

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Special July Events in Old Louisville

Louisville hosts a variety of interesting and fun events both in-door and out, from sports, to theater, to music, to nature. When the weather is pleasant, during all but the winter months, there are many out-door festivals to keep you occupied during your visit. Offering wonderful accommodations and restaurants, Louisville makes a great homebase, while you attend some of the local events and travel the countryside and tiny villages.

Shakespeare in Central Park
June 10 - July 19, 2009

Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
July 11 and 12, 2009

Purchase advance Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour Tickets online before 5 pm, July 11, 2009 by clicking the button at bottom of page.

Garden Tour tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of tour. Children 12 and under may attend free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Your ticket will be available for you in front of the Conrad-Caldwell House, and is good for either day of the event.

Each ticket allows you one entry into each garden. After you click the Buy Now button it will open an integrated, secure PayPal shopping cart page.

Select the number of tickets you would like to purchase, and then Proceed to Checkout to complete the transaction and pay with your credit or debit card.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to complete the purchase.

To purchase advance tickets by mail, send a check or your credit card info, and your contact information to: Old Louisville Information Center, 1340 South 4th St. in Central Park, Louisville, KY 40208, or phone 502 635.5244.



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