Saturday, September 27, 2008

Scone News - Get Crazy With The Cheese Whiz

You crazy kids, get your mind out of the gutter!

Yay! It’s Mrs. Larkin’s Trivia-of-the-Week! Be the first to name the song whose lyrics include this week’s Scone News title and you’ll win a free scone (or baked good of your choice, of equal or lesser value). Hint: Scroll down and peruse Mrs. Larkin's mighty playlist. Then listen carefully. It may take all day, like finding a needle in a haystack, so before you begin your beguine, stop by the Pound Ridge Farmers Market this Sunday, September 28th, starting at 11:00 a.m. and stock up on some Pumpkin, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Lemon-Ginger, or Cranberry-Cornbread Scones. There may even be a hint in this email…oh, I’m so mysterious!

Good luck to all those who have not won a trivia question before!!

See you at the scone stand!


Mrs. Larkin

Monday, September 15, 2008

Scone News - Insane Scone Posse

The natives are restless! Quick! Get the Pumpkin Scones! And then peace will once again prevail in the world. Or at least at the Pound Ridge Farmers Market this Sunday, September 21st, starting at 11:00 a.m. it will. No sense spending the day inside scrolling through your stock portfolio. Come get a fresh-baked scone, a cuppa joe and forget your troubles!

Thanks to all those who made it out to the Pound Ridge Country Fair last Saturday. The rain stopped, thank goodness. Which left the field a bit on the mucky side, and a lot of the exhibitors in a ditch of mud. I felt like one of John Boy’s Berkshire pigs, only not enjoying the feel of mud caking all over my ankles. If I could be any animal, I know I definitely would not want to be a pig. I’d be very cranky. I think I’m more of a three-toed sloth girl. I like to sleep. A lot. And I’m not a morning person, so waking at 6 a.m. to bake for you each Sunday is quite a challenge. But I really enjoy it.

So come on by, pull up a milk can, sit a spell, and we’ll shoot the breeze about your tanking Lehman investments, or what cut of Berkshire Pork you’ll be cookin’ up for Sunday dinner.


Mrs. Larkin

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scone News - Hot Scones for Teacher

I’ve been thinking a lot about my skills lately, what with the excessive news coverage of the talented Governor Palin in all her moose-hunting glory. She sure is good with a gun. I can’t say I can field dress a moose, or any freshly killed game for that matter. But I’m pretty darn good at carving the turkey on Thanksgiving. Or a baked ham. And scones, well, scones I know I’m pretty good at, cause you all keep telling me so. So if an Alaskan moose hunt is on your radar anytime soon, you may need to get yourself Bub Hallett’s instructional video guide at Me, I’m sticking with roast turkey for now.

I got the nicest email from one of my new customers, who happens to be a teacher at Pound Ridge Elementary School. She said: “I am over the clouds and I will never be able to look at you the same way again in the halls of our school. Your scone is absolutely the best I have ever tasted in my entire life! I am eating it in phases, even saving some for tomorrow at school to soften the blow of the end of summer vacation. Truly scrumptious is an understatement. Where are they sold? Absolutely amazing!” Wow! I thought that was so nice. Guess who got a scone on the first day of school?

Thanks to all of you who came from near (Pound Ridge) and far (Yorktown Heights) last weekend. I hope you can make it back to the Pound Ridge Farmers Market this coming Sunday, September 14th starting at 11:00 a.m. I’ll have a very limited supply of scones. (The Larkins are going to a Mets game. Go Metsies!) So come early and say hello to Mrs. Larkin’s substitute at the scone stand.

And don’t forget about the Pound Ridge Country Fair this Saturday, September 13th at the town park! All the farmers will be there this year, including Mrs. Larkin. So come out, grab a scone and hang with the townies. It’s going to be a lot of fun! The party starts at noon on Saturday.