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Lunch Among Purple Blooms



Lunch on our study deck with purple and green.  The Ceanothus is so pretty, I clipped some flowers for my Mackenzie Child's watering can.  I also added some lavender since we have tons of it.


The Lavender thrives here.

A purple charger holds a Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plate and then topped with a purple rose salad plate.  I also added a purple goblet and green flatware from Horchow. A cute little watering can holds the colorful napkin.
My husband's favorite color is purple.


The bees certainly love the flowers.



The cloche holds yummy Oatmeal Cinnamon Crispies.
Here is the flowering Ceanothus. Below is the recipe for some yummy Oatmeal Cinnamon Crispies.  A cookie I find addicting.  I made the cookies many times years ago for my children.  I hope you give them a try.



Oatmeal Cinnamon Crispies

Oatmeal Cinnamon Crispies
Yield: 4 dozen
Author:
Prep time: Cook time: 18 MTotal time: 18 M
A wonderful oatmeal crispy cookie with cinnamon, raisins and walnuts

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shortening
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/3 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/3 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 Tablespoon Baking powder
  • 4 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions:

How to cook Oatmeal Cinnamon Crispies

Preheat oven to 350.
  1. Cream shortening and sugar together. Add molasses, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and eggs to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients. mix.
  2. Use a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  I used a small scoop for cookie dough.    Do not flatten.  Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Notes:

Feel free to add chocolate chips or coconut.
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35 comments:

  1. Oh Linda this is soooooo pretty. Love the tablecloth. Oh just love it all. The cookies sound yummy.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris, I hope you try the cookies. I know you and Terry are working away on your lovely deck and she shed. Xo

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  2. It's gorgeous, Linda. Who wouldn't want a place at that table. All the purples are gorgeous.

    And I'm making these cookies this week. I have just enough oatmeal to do a half-batch and that's MORE than enough for quarantine! thanks for that!

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    1. Thanks so much Jeanie. We are loving all of the purple blooms. I hope you like the cookies as much as I do.

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  3. Oh Linda, that's just fabulous gorgeousness! I love the purple! Those salad plates are just perfect. Wow, you really are the epitome of CA sunshine. Those cookies look great too. I have been cooking and baking, and really enjoying it.

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    1. Awww, thank you Rita. purple is such a beautiful vibrant color. Yes, lots of sunshine all week. So happy you are enjoying cooking and baking. I hope we can keep the weight down....lol

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  4. I live your centerpiece watering can, Linda. I’ve never hear of ceanothus, but they’re beautiful. Your hubby must be in purple heaven at your pretty table. Oatmeal cookies are my all time favorites! I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

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    1. Thank you Kitty, the watering can is new. My husband planted that years ago, since he loves purple. Yes, we are loving all of the purple blooms right now. Do try the cookies.

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  5. Wow Linda, you are in Quarantine at home but it looks like a beautiful exotic resort! I love all shades of purple and you have such gorgeous color in your flowers and shrubs. The watering can is lovely with the arrangement. Your tablecloth is so pretty and perfect for the dishes, they just pop. The cookies look so yummy, thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Hi Emily, you would love the purple blooms. I just wish they would last all summer. The watering can is new this year. Thank so much. Having lunch outdoors is lovely. Try the cookie recipe. Enjoy your week.

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  6. What a lovely, lovely table, especially right now. Wish I could join you.

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    1. Thanks so much Lea.,,I wish you could join me as well.

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  7. Oh, Linda! You're in purple heaven! What a lovely creation! I'm swooning over it all!

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    1. Thanks Gail, I knew you would love all of the purple.

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  8. Your table is beautiful, Linda. I love the purple beauties in the watering can. And those cookies would be wonderful about right now! I so enjoy seeing your lovely garden.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. I wish I could share some cookies with you.

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  9. Purple and shades of purple are among my favourite colours!

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    1. aren’t they fantastic . Purple heaven right now.

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  10. What a fresh and pretty view!! Love it and wish we had some flowers here. Today we had hail instead. Boo! Thank you for sharing yours!

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    1. Thanks Kim. Awww, hopefully your flowers will pop in soon. I wish I could,share our California weather.

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  11. Hi Linda, sweet friend,
    what a lovely tablesetting!
    Hope, you are well, and all of your family and friends too!
    Take care, stay safe,
    Lots of Love, Claudia xo

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    1. Hi sweet friend. Thank you Claudia. We are staying home. Stay safe as well. I know you are staying busy with your cute projects. xoxo

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  12. I'd like to try the oatmeal cookies since they have molasses in them. I love lavendar, and your table is beautiful as always. Have a great week! Deb

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    1. Do try the Cookies and let me know. I cannot stay away from them....lol enjoy the rest of your week as well.

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  13. I adore every single detail you have here! Love, love, love the purples! Girl...I need one of those cookies with my coffee this morning. Guess I will have to settle for oatmeal. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Purple galore Cindy. I wish I could virtually send you all some cookies. Thank you. Xoxo

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  14. Dreaming of blooms here:) Cookies look delish too!

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    1. Sorry, your spring is delayed. I know your gardens will be beautiful with plenty of blooms. Thank you.

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  15. The flowers, tablecloth and dishes are so pretty! I wish we had blooms like that! The cookie recipe sounds delicious!

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  16. I love the pretty table you set and the gorgeous flowers in the watering can. I love that sun hanging too! The oatmeal cookies look so good and thanks for the recipe to make them.

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  17. Linda, your arrangements are always just beautiful. Love the purple and you really are much farther along in garden time than we are up here. My lilacs are just starting to bloom..Bee careful that you don't get a mouthful of bees when you take a bit of those delicious looking morsels..Take care and stay well..xxoJudy

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  18. Linda,
    Absolutely adore this sweet table setting!! Love the colors that you chose too!! So pretty and fresh!! i have buds on our lilac tree but it will not bloom here in NEPA until May...We have snow showers predicted for the weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. Ay Linda que jardín más bonito tienes y que cenador más acogedor, has preparado una deliciosa mesa en tonos lavanda. De entre todas las hierba aromáticas es la lavanda la que más me gusta, en mi jardín tengo muchísima, pero estoy a 1300 m de altura y allí no florecen hasta julio, ahora allí estarán los tulipanes y los narcisos en flor, pero ¡ay!, yo estoy recluida en mi casa de Barcelona y me temo que por mucho tiempo. Pero volviendo a tu mesa me gusta todo la vajilla, las copas esa graciosa regadera que da un toque campestre y el mantel, el adecuado. Te felicito un resultado magnífico. Hasta pronto, cuidaros, un beso

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  20. Saving that cookie recipe. Linda, the table is beautiful--as all of your tables are. I love lavender and you have used it beautifully.
    Hope you are doing okay today. Thinking of you and sending up a prayer...Stay Safe- xo Diana

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  21. Linda your purple spring tablescape is so beautiful!! Love seeing all of your blooming flowers and the oatmeal cookies look delicious. ;)

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