Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Comfort Food

Hello everyone,
I am glad you came by as I have set the table and I have made some comfort food for us. With the cooler and shorter days I enjoy spending more time in the kitchen as I am sure you do also.
Today, I am using my red and white transferware that has been collected over time and here and there.
I have made a simple meal of comfort foods-oven roasted vegetables,quinioa,whole wheat raisin scones and gingerbread cake. I love the aroma of oven roasted veggies cooking in the oven.
Love this toile candle.
I am still able to pick some roses in the garden-but not for much longer.
I make these scones often.
oven roasted root vegetables
This easy gingerbread cake is a nice fall dessert.
and a cup of tea is always a comfort. There are so many lovely food blogs that I am a little embarrassed to show my humble meal but I sure do enjoy being inspired by you all!
Last roses of the season- perfectly imperfect!
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Autumn day with loved ones and your favorite comfort food!
Take care,

Carolyn

57 comments:

Bernideen said...

Even a toile candle - I am amazed about these DETAILS!

Carol said...

Carolyn,
I love the way the placemats set off the transferware. They are just perfect.
Love the comfort food. It looks, and I'm sure smells!, delicious!

Jackie said...

Hello Carolyn, everything matches so well it is a beautiful table and the cakes look delicious but are they slimming?? I love the candle and the placemats. It has got a got colder here in the UK, so we too are eating warming comfort food.
Jackie, Surrey UK.

Anita said...

Well, your "humble" meal as you call it looks so fabulous, warm, inviting, and just perfect! You always have such gorgeous photos and settings. LOVE the red transferware. I wish I had some. Love the placemats you have chosen too. Such a welcoming setting:-)

Suzann said...

Oh your table is lovely...and so inviting. The food looks delish also!
I love the toile candle wherever did you find it?
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your table looks so pretty. You even have a matching apron! Your comfort foods look delicious.

Enjoy you day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Sandra said...

I love love the toile candle! Actually, everything looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Sandra

Carolyn said...

Hi Suzanne,
The toile candle came from a shop in the New Hampshire on a trip there a couple of years ago-I love it too!

Thank you for your sweet comments.

Carolyn

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh gosh everything looks so good. I love to make oven roasted vegetables. Baking them brings out the sweetness and I love sweet. I have not had gingerbread cake since my Mom made it as a kid. Wonderful post.

La Table De Nana said...

Your apron matches:) How perfect is that?

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn,
le tue pietanze servite in quei servizi di piatti fanno un figurone !
Sai che le tue focaccine sono molto invitanti?

Baci!

Maddy

raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your table is really elegant and inviting... what a wonderful details!
... and your roses are so romantic...
I love your blog! Thank you for these beutiful pictures...

nannykim said...

I have some of those dishes, but you have nice accessories!! Even your apron matches!! I love quinoa and roasted veggies too!

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn, It is always a delight to visit your beautiful site.

I can never tire of your pretty pictures and warm words that are inviting and relaxing.

Today with the red transfer ware dishes, I am ready to go looking for some for my own home! They are lovely and with the creamy off white accessories most charming.

I can only hope that one day I would be able to tour your gorgeous gardens and sip a warm cup of tea with you.


So glad that I am able to visit via blogland and enjoy what you lovingly share.

God bless and may you have a sweet life!
d

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

Your table looks lovely as always and oven roasted root veggies sound delicious...Might have to make some for tomorrow night...Tonight we are enjoying one of our fave comfort foods from the crockpot *Braised Ribs in Tomato Gravy*, the recipe was today's post on my blog...No photo (yet) as it is still cooking :)

Hope you have a wonderful week
Kelsie

Annette said...

It's all so beautiful even down to the apron. I love the elegant cream serviette with the flower on top, it balances everything so perfectly.
Thanks for taking the time to take the photos to share with us.

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...Humble is good! Looks delish. Susan

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a beautiful table my friend...and all the food YUM!! love the toile candle where did you find that or did you make it...Hope all is well in your world today...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Such an inviting setting, and the candle is the prettiest candle I've ever seen!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful tablesetting Carolyn! The meal sounds wonderful...simple and filling! Always love to see your transferware...no matter which color you show!~Hugs, Patti

kayellen said...

So pretty~~~Happy Tablescape Thursday:))

Kay Ellen

kayellen said...

Yummy & Beautiful!! What more could you want?

Happy Tablescape Thursday:))

Blessings,
Kay Ellen

Marlis said...

Your dinner looked great. Perfect for fall. Your table is great. I too love red transferware. It's so beautiful and you have some wonderful pieces.

Mary said...

Your red & white transferware makes for a lovely table~ and your last roses of the season ARE perfectly imperfect :-)

Rhondi said...

Comfort food is always perfect on an autumn day. Yours look beautiful served on your beautiful china.

Lavender Cottage said...

Carolyn, your table looks lovely and you make the kind of food I'm used to, and like.
Simple, comfort food can always be fancied up by the gourmet cooks out there in blogland.
I can't say I would want to have transferware myself, but I sure like looking at yours and every time I do see it elsewhere, I think of you.
Judith

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a GORGEOUS table setting. OMgosh! Your photos look like they all came straight out of a magazine. Everything is perfect!
Patricia :o)

Carla said...

Love the red transferware! I have a set also...but not the gorgeous teapot! Thanks for having us over for such a lovely and comforting repast.

A Perfect Setting said...

So beautiful! Looking at your comfort food makes me hungry! What time's dinner!

Alycia Nichols said...

The toile and transferware...fab!! I just love the red & white!!!

Pamela said...

Gorgeous Carolyn!
I love your apron too!
Placemats match the china perfectly!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Caroly, Beautiful table setting, the roses look wonderful with the toile. Dinner sounds great I will be there, what time?

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Carolyn, I used some of my last roses on my table tonight, too. They are still beautiful and mix well with the hydrangeas that are just turning red. Love your transferware. Linda

milka said...

Always love to see your table setting. You even have a matching candle!! Im speechless already,..! LOL

gabraj said...

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Pozdrawiam.
Gabriela

Pétales de fées said...

Merci pour ta si jolie invitation à ta table !
Toute cette harmonie de rouge et blanc est déjà un régal pour les yeux!
Bisous

brocantezussen said...

I really enjoyed this last blogpost.You certainly know how to make a table look warm and cosy and the food looks delicious! Bon appetit!
greetings from the netherlands, Annebeth

suzeeez said...

What a beautiful table and delicious looking food. I love all of your photos. It looks cozy and inviting there.Great job.

Janny said...

Hello, what a lovely meal and I should like to dinner there!It looks very coosy!
Bon appétit!

Janny

Hélène GLEHEN said...

All is exquisitely displayed Carolyn and all seem so inviting.
Perfect !

Beverly said...

Your lovely table and delicious meal are things to warm the heart.

I've always loved gingerbread. My mother used to bake it when I was a child.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The toile candle caught my eye too! What shop in NH were you at..maybe it is near my place and I could grab one for myself!! Lovely table setting, you always make the prettiest tables!

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
I must say I am quite comforted by this setting and your food! I can just imagine the wonderful scent of the gingerbread and the roasted root vegetables - Love your color scheme - very serene and inviting! Just lovely,
Kathy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
your table is Lovely and I adore your red transferware dishes. A meal fit for a queen and king..
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

Auntie Bliss said...

All so pretty and inviting. You are a pro!

Miss Char said...

I love everything about your table, it looks so inviting and peaceful. Your transfer ware and detail on your tablescape looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

essemia said...

Your dining table looks just awesome. And you even have an apron just like the dishes!!
Have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Transferware & the toile is to die for.

Wow... love the foodies, too. Is it possible to get a recipe of that ginger bread & scone?

Happy TS, Lady & enjoy the week-end ahead.
/chie

Catherine said...

Very nice, i love" toile de jouy" and i also bake gingerbread, this one looks very good.

Life with L said...

Everything matches. It is so elegant and enchanting. Everything, down to the food is very inviting.

lisa said...

Carolyn,
Absolutely beautiful, I love your dish collection, how did you ever collect them all? Awesome site, Ilove your style

Entertaining Women said...

With my own extensive collection of red transferware, I really wish that I knew more about those wonderful red/white stripe placemats. Thank you for sharing your lovely design and food items. Cherry Kay

Tess said...

Oh, this toile is gorgeous...everything is so pretty and your meal sounds wonderful. Roasted veggies are the best!

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn... Your tablescape is amazing, perfect in every detail! I love roasted veggies in the fall too:-)))
I have been meaning to reply about the Anna's Hummingbird.. are you sure yours leave for the winter? Ours are year round residents, snow and all! They are amazing little guys!
Bella

Dreamgoddess said...

What a stunning table! I love the toile.

Bettsi said...

Very beautiful and the food looks delicious! I just love the transfer ware!

Trets Welt said...

Oh wie wunderschön deine Geschirr!Ich sammle das auch...dein Blog ist sooo toll!Einfach ein Traum für romantiker wie ich...Schönes Wochenende.Bussi.Luciene.