Well-being, Jewel Cookies and La Fete du Muguet

24 Mar
Well-being, Jewel Cookies and La Fete du Muguet

1  This morning I woke up feeling well! It has been a horrid few days feeling the effects of all the vaccines we’ve had for our trip to Senegal, so M.Eish – no energy, cotton-wool brain, muscle pains and general malaise -so quite scary. I’ve had my share of that so it was wonderful to wake up feeling good!

2   I’ve baked some Jewel Cookies.    I found the recipe on a delightful blog by Go Bake Yourself which sent me back to for the original recipe called Lemon and Polenta Cookies. They’ve gone down very well with Mr S and Lucy.

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3  I’ve planted some Lily-of-the-valley for my beautiful friend Kath who died last year.  It is a tradition in France  to offer a sprig of lily-of-the-valley (“muguet” in French) to loved ones on the 1st of May which is a Public Holiday in France, officially known as La Fête du Travail (National Labour Day) but also called La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day).

Kath and Charlie loved France, had a home in Meyssac in the South and not a year went by when she either gave me a card depicting the flowers or a homegrown bunch, on one occasion bringing them all the way on the train from Yorkshire when we met up in London for a few precious hours.  Now Kath has her own special place in my garden as well as, always, in my heart.


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11 responses to “Well-being, Jewel Cookies and La Fete du Muguet

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you, , for this fabulous endorsement! I’m going to have to make more of your cookies, they’ve all gone already! 🙂 I’m thinking of trying a variation and will let you know.

  1. Aslan Kanshaw

    March 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Mmmmmm yummy 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Indeed! They haven’t lasted long!

      Cheers 🙂

  2. mybeautfulthings

    March 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Thanks again, Choc Chip Uru. The slideshow comes with my WordPress blog and it pleases me too!

    All the best to you


  3. Choc Chip Uru

    March 25, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I am so glad you enjoyed this delicious recipe – Yours look better than mine, so round and perfectly browned 😀
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful awesome slide show – how did you do it? So cool!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. halasaleh1

    March 25, 2012 at 4:41 am

    have never seen cookies made with polenta! definitely something new to experiment with!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

      In fact, I substituted semolina which is much the same texture and they’ve turned out really well, very tasty and crunchy! Thank you for your comment.

  5. The Eclectic LadyBird

    March 25, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I hadn’t seen that anywhere on a food blog before, the way you display the pictures on your blog! I really like it, seeing the sequence of things as the dish is prepared. Neat idea, really. There’s so much great stuff on WP, one is spoilt for choice on blog presentation…

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

      I agree – so much good stuff! I’m fairly new to blogging and absolutely loving how I can connect with people all over the world and can share my 3 good things each day. It is so lovely when people, like yourself, comment on what I’ve done. Thank you!


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