Yes, that's the two princesses on the farm looking like...well...princesses. You could almost say that the yellow straw hat could be considered farm attire until I tell you that it's the Tiny Teen's fedora from Ann Taylor LOFT. I was dressed in a J. Crew sundress, so no...we were SO not dressed for farm fun.
Dressed inappropriately though we were, we sure loved spending some time at the farm. We were visiting my husband's family in Ohio, and this is a picture from the beloved family farm.
What you don't see is the sheep hiding in the barn that the Tiny Teen repeatedly "baaaaaa'd" at, or the barn cats that she "meowed" at constantly. The poor barn critters never even saw her coming. Although, she is mighty proud of herself! That sweet Tiny Teen firmly believes that she can fluently speak to all kinds of farm animals. I jokingly said, "we should get you a cable show." She now is awaiting that call and so very ready to share her animal whispering talent with the world.
In keeping with that rustic farm spirit, we also whipped up some treats. We channeled our inner Marty (a.k.a.-Martha Stewart), and whipped up a batch of homemade tea cakes.
The tea cake batter has orange zest in it giving it a refreshing orange flavor, and then in the middle of the tea cake you place some strawberry jam. My mother-in-law had just made a delicious batch of strawberry jam, so we used that to make these delicious tea cakes. After letting them cool, you whip up a batch of orange glaze, and generously drizzle it on top...and YUM, an all day treat! We chose to call them breakfast, but feel free to enjoy them whenever you like. Enjoy!
Link to Martha Stewart Strawberry Jam Tea Cakes Recipe
The above link doesn't give the orange glaze recipe (also from Martha Stewart), so here it is:
- 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
- 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. If necessary, add more sugar to thicken or more juice to thin the glaze. Use immediately.