Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Five Likes Tuesday






So when I need a quick reminder I find quotations helpful.
My grandmother always used to tell me this: "If you have a lemon day keep sweet, and don't let the lemons get to you... maybe the next will be a glowing day!"
Tesco Snack Melton Mowbray mini Pork Pies. 
They are chewy, luscious, and dangerously delicious. Once you've tasted these pies, nothing else will suffice! 

A pork pie is a traditional British meat pie; it consists of chopped pork and pork jelly sealed in a hot water crust pastry.
It is normally eaten cold as a snack and it tastes really, really good! I could so fancy one now!
't Minnewater Tea-Room/Creperie in Bruges, Belgium. All I can say is that I seriously had one of the most delicious Blueberry waffles with Blueberry syrup there.

{At this point, just wanted to say that I like the way Americans mix sweet with savoury, so it is entirely normal to see chocolate pancakes with maple syrup served with bacon.
I just love American breakfasts!} 
Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese. This is so good; very flavourful and so delicious.


Not sure what this delicate flower is, but I sure love it!
Does anyone know?

What are your five favourite things from this past week? I'd love to hear. xx

87 comments:

Rizalenio said...

Looks like a kind of rose to me. :)

Love the photos. I moved closer to my ipad's screen to smell your 1st two photos. :)

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I like many things that contain chocolate.Have a sweat day!

Kathy said...

That flower looks like a peony of some sort to me. I love mixing sweet and savory...my favorite is to drizzle maple syrup on bacon for breakfast...try it, you'll like it :)

dianne said...

A lovely post Betty dear, great images.
Bacon and waffles sounds good, I add lemon juice to many of my salads and recipes.
The flowers could be ranunculas or peonies.
Have a lovely week!
xoxoxo ♡

Linda McCane said...

Peony for the flower...wonderful, beautiful bloom! As for the food items...you are tempting me! Would love to visit the tea room!

Journaling Woman said...

Oh my I want a Pork Pie. Never had one but would like to try it.

Teresa

Darlene said...

Yes, I would also say that the flower is a peony. Chocolate waffles and bacon sounds good, but I had chocolate covered bacon once and wasn't crazy about it. Love your photos.

Sandra said...

love that pork pie, never had one but it looks like i would want it. don't know what the flower is but i like it.
can't think of a single favorite thing, i just drew a blank.

TexWisGirl said...

the pork pie looks like it could be good!

i think that flower is a peony.

....Petty Witter said...

Your grandmother sounds like a wise woman.

Chocolate and bacon, really? Sounds awful. Mind you Husband dearest enjoys sausages and marmalade and, cheese and jam.

Kelly said...

Lemons, cheese, and pork pie. Yum yum!! Sweet is good, but savory is better!

I'm not sure what a Peony looks like, but it reminds me of our Camellias before they open up fully. (wrong color, too)

Mari-Pi-R said...

Nunca me han gustado los limones, si espero encontrar uno dulce que llegue a mi voy a esperar muchos años.
Creo que la mezcla del dulce y del salado en una buena combinación que se lleva.
Un abrazo

marijke said...

The flower is a ranunculus. Her petals lookes like crispy paper. I love it. I am getting hungry of your post Betty.

Amin said...

Hello! Ilove the lemon...It is not easy tosay what flower is that...and yummy cheese...

imac said...

Wonderful post, I'm living near Meltons Porkie.

tinajo said...

Pork pie - I´ve never had it but now I want it! :-)

It's me said...

Ranunculus or buttercup...that is the name of the flower...my favorites.....yammie post...have a nice week...love from me....xxx..

Sylvia K said...

Not sure what the flower is, but it's lovely! I do love pork pies and I never get enough cheese of any kind! Hope your week is going well, Betty!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Anonymous said...

It sorta looks like a peony..

Anonymous said...

Hi Betty
I lurrrwwweee pork pie! YUM!! YUM!!
This flower is so beautiful!-it could be a peony.

Have a great day.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice pictures, I could eat all them, except the Piggy "RIP" Pie.

Luján Fraix said...

Hola
Gracias por visitarme.
Tienes un blog muy bonito con muchas ideas útiles.
Te felicito.
Un beso grande.

Ms. A said...

Every time I see a cucumber, I think of my youngest granddaughter. She was such a picky eater, but cucumbers were one of the few things she would eat.

Shalet Jimmy said...

I think that flower is Lotus.

Hilary said...

Scrumptious post in many ways. Peonies for sure.

barbara l. hale said...

Your post has made me hungry! Nice pics. I do believe that is a peony, too. They are beautiful. I have some in my garden.

Bitch said...

Hallo, Betty!!
The flower is another kind of rose..
Your photographs are so good.
Are you ready for many customers?

Have a great week of spring!!

Love♥♥♥♥
Hugs
Monika

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

tracy, what can i say? there is no disputing taste! everyone to his own!:)

Craver Vii said...

Pork pie is usually eaten cold? I wouldn't have guessed that. There is just something about that though, that makes me want to build a raft and pay a visit across the pond to sample this treat. If I had a "bucket list," eating pork pie would be on it.

Pedro Luis López Pérez said...

Here, in Asturias, we eat pie of various kinds of meat: pork, chicken, mussels, octopus ... and, above all, La Fabada, consisting of several types of pork with beans ... is delicious!
The flower is in the photograph, I think it is a ranunculus. Also called francesilla or Maimoñas.
I do not particularly like the mix of sweet with salty.
Five things of the past week: Clean up the garden, sea view, writing, walking with my dog and playing guitar.
Hugs, Betty.

Gail said...

Could be a peonie rose...don't know.

Yes, we do miss lots of foods. That is part of the charm of exploring different foods from different areas. Even without our country, there are many variations on the way we eat.

Our favorite meal growing up was chocolate gravy not at all what it sounds like. It is a thin sweet chocolate pudding served over hot hand made biscuits and yes, we have served it with bacon.

When my girls were growing up with company over, this was the dish most requested by guests.

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

craver, a cold pork pie sounds weird indeed, but these are something of a british staple, and always eaten cold. they eat hot pork pies in yorkshire though... strange, isn't it?

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

gail, chocolate gravy sounds great!
i'm a huge fan of american delish bisquits, and pancakes!!

Nancy Claeys said...

I imagine I would like a cold pork pie -- I have some British heritage, after all! :)

John McElveen said...

LOVE the Post Betty! Wrap the Flower--in Bacon--deep fry and eat!

Not sure but You've had lots of suggestions! Whatever--it's Beautiful!

John

Lisa said...

I adore the flowers. So Beautiful

Cloudia said...

Blueberry Bliss

Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love blueberry waffles and syrup too!

missing moments said...

the flower looks like a peony ... one of my childhood favorites flowers from our garden.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Your pictures are delicious, even the ones of inedible things.

Be well, Betty.
xoRobyn

Red Nomad OZ said...

Whoa! Too much food!!! Only kidding ...

Of course the pie is my fave because I love hot water pastry!! But I can't imagine life without cheese or crepes, either!!

Have a great day!

Jesús M. said...

Curiosa y didáctica entrada. Saludos.-

JDC said...

Tiny pies are the best kind, especially after a night drinking.

Ángel said...

Retazos de la vida misma, momentos únicos y llenos de calidez.
Excelente
Un cordial saludo

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely photos and editing!

rainfield61 said...

"If you have a lemon day keeps sweet!"

What if I have more than one lemon?

Lynn said...

I think that's a peony.

The pork pie looks yummy - I love anything with a piecrust like that.

Here is the south we have a restaurant - Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles. It's fried chicken served with breakfast waffles - sweet syrup and all. Strangely good.

Nevine said...

Of my favorite things from last week, I would have to say I enjoyed a delicious fish and chips lunch downtown with my husband. I think it was the company that I enjoyed, though, more than the fish. ;-)

I loved the photos, my dear Betty. They are all lovely, colorful, and just delicious looking!

Wishing you a beautiful rest of the week...

Big hugs,
Nevine :-)

septembermom said...

Lovely flower. I love visiting you here. Such amazing photography.

My five favorite things from this past week: dancing, warm air, smiling kids, the Voice, peace at Church

ritsa said...
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ritsa said...

Those pork pies look delicious for sure and your post just makes me hungry.

Great pictures!

Andrew said...

I have just had a lovely browse around your wonderful blog.

Magia da Inês said...

Belas e deliciosas escolhas.
Boa Noite!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮
º°❤

Mark said...

Love this post and these photos. You got me with the cheese, it's my weakness. Would love to go to that tea room and have those blueberry pancakes. Breakfast is, without a doubt, my favorite meal. My five things:
My wifes buttermilk pancakes ( home made) and maple syrup
- A cheese board for dinner, with blue, monchego, chedder and bri, accompanied by a glass of wine.( or 3)
- Home made pizza, with arugala, mozzarella and fig. ( talk about sweet and savory)
- Morning coffee with freshly ground coffee in my new cuisiart coffee maker.

Now I'm hungry

Mhie said...

as i know the flower looks like peony..I like the cheese. beautiful shots

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Leovi said...

Delicious and mouthwatering your photos. I love the delicacy of the latter with those beautiful flowers. A hug.

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for stopping and leaving your kind comment. I lost it trying to publish it. Sorry about that one.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa said...

My mistake . It still there .Lol.
Thanks again.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've made meat pies but not pork pies. I bet they're good.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous flowers - whatever they are!

Jennie Louise said...

i think the flower may be a Peony!
Thanks for commenting on my sunset shots.
jennie. x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful posts ~ lots of 'goodies' ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/Katherine's Corner

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like your Grand Mother's Quote !

HARLEQUIN said...

Have a nice Easter for you and the WHOLE FAMILY!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Como siempre las fotos estupendas...

Saludos y un abrazo.

SINTAS VÄRLD said...

Love the flowers! :)

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

thanks to marijke, i did a google image search for "rununculous" and found pictures exactly identical to this flower.
i will now be able to learn more about this beauty.

so, it's a ranunculous.

mystery solved!!:)

Nancy said...

I LOVE parmiagiano-reggiano cheese. Would love to eat at the tea room/creperie. Neat looking place. And the flower is a peony, I believe. Love peonies, too. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Tillett said...

Okay, now I am officially starving...
Bacon goes good with anything!

flying eagle woman said...

The flowers are peonies...beautifully rich and delightfully colorful...I've missed you my friend! I'm now quite hungry, I LOVE this post!!!
SMILES:-)
Shawna

gtyyup said...

Your grandmother had a great saying! Thanks for your visit today...have a wonderful weekend~

Willoughby said...

I always enjoy stopping by to see your gorgeous photos!

BlueShell said...

Yummy!!!
Delicious, for sure!

The floers...no...I do not know the name!

Happy Easter to you and yours…
and a kiss
BShell

El rincón de Ceditas said...

Unas preciosas fotografías para un delicioso post... Muy bueno.. feliz fin de semana :))

Kristy LifenReflection said...

I love what you shared from your Grandmother and yes American Breakfast is awesome, that's why eat for dinner too!

George said...

We spent three days in the mountains of North Carolina -- hiking, visiting waterfalls, and staying at a wonderful old inn. There were many more than five favorite things about this trip.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I could eat Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese all day long!

Índigo said...

Colours, flavours, smells and images to feel and taste. Happy Easter, Betty!

michael said...

Okay, you're making me hungry!

Great pics!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays, Betty. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rui Pires - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Wonderful post!

Happy Easter!

*___*

Georgia said...

I really love those flowers.

Have a great Friday;0)

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful set of images and nice inspirations for our day here, thanks for sharing!
We wish you and your family a lovely Easter!
Léia

Blond Duck said...

Have a great Easter!

magda said...

Μπέττυ μου, Νεραγκούλα είναι το λουλούδι. Ανθίζει τώρα την Άνοιξη.
Ζήλεψα την Αγγλική πίτα με το χοιρινό! Όσο για το Παρμιτσάνο - Ρετζιάνο, πάντα θα το βρεις στο ψυγείο μου.
Το αγαπάμε πολύ!
Πολλά φιλάκια

SandyCarlson said...

Delicious! What a delightful post. I am hungry now!

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