Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giveaway Announcements!

 {I think someone snagged a cupcake while they were waiting to hear who won!}

The time has come to announce winners!! Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and for following our blog. We are glad you're joining in and can't wait to keep sharing behind the scenes with you! 

Let's start with the winners of our "Making Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt" booklets. We have five winners:

1.) Natasha at GourmetSailor (thanks for following!)
2.) Robin's New Song
3.) WF Deb
4.) Shelly (posted as an anonymous)
5.) Tiff at Folded Gingham

The winner of the Tasha Tudor Cookbook is:

Caroline! Who was going to be making the raspberry cakes, too! (How did they turn out, Caroline?) She'll be able to do plenty more cooking/baking now!

and last but most certainly not least, the winner of the Old-Fashioned Hand-crank Ice Cream Maker is.......

Rebecca's Tea House!

All winners, please contact us immediately so we can get your prizes out right away! We will try to contact you,  but I did not see email address for a few winners!
Thanks again to everyone who participated. Be on the lookout for our next giveaway in a few months!

On a sunny but chilly September day,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tasha's Birthday Celebration

 {Natalie waiting for the festivities to begin, in a dress handmade by Marjorie Tudor}

Thank you SO much for joining together on August 28th, (aka Tasha Tudor Day), what would have been Tasha's 95th birthday. It was so wonderful to know that so many were celebrating and remembering with us. Whether you had a snatched moment for tea in the middle of a busy afternoon, or a whole day of festivities, I hope Tasha Tudor Day brought you a bit of the quiet, comforting pleasure that Tasha's world and work evoke. 

 {Sophia with handful of cookies, watching Winslow}

Seth, Marjorie, Winslow, Amy, Ellie, Christina, Sophie, and myself celebrated on Saturday with some good old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream and a picnic! But wait...we didn't make just any old ice cream. We made Once-A-Year Cheesecake Ice Cream (recipe by Leslie Newman of Food & Wine, available here)!

{once-a-year cheesecake ice cream}

Oh what a delectable, indulgent treat! Even Elizabeth Rose Tudor got in on the action:

{I love this picture of Elizabeth Rose Tudor at 11 months old, wearing a dress gifted by her Grammy and Grandpa who brought it back from Germany!}

{Natalie cranking ice cream rather energetically!}

I baked some of Jen Tudor Wyman's Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes, her recipe for the month on our website. They were the perfect indulgence (and the bright pops of berry were refreshing!) with our Cheesecake ice cream.

{Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes}

So delicious that they were quite difficult for a two-year-old to resist!


Since a few of us on the Tudor property are gluten-free, I attempted to make this recipe gluten-free. It actually worked out marvelously. I used Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Mix (mine was Hodgson Mill) in place of the flour, and added an extra 1/4 cup, and that was it. Everyone said they'd never have guessed they were gluten free.

{with Anna's Swedish ginger thins, one of Tasha's favorites}

Now, I know you are all anxiously waiting to see if you've won anything, and we will be announcing that just as soon as we can this week.

{Meggie is also impatient to know the winners! Or maybe she was just wanting Marjorie to share some ice cream with her!}

As we head into autumn,