DINNER WITH THE TIN MAN … TALES OF THE EMERALD CITY

 

BEL’OCCHIO    …   the beautiful eye

TALES OF THE EMERALD CITY

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There is an Emerald city.

Where The Tin Man and friends hold court.

She opened the book cover and crept into the story.

 

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The day began with a sweet afternoon.

The scones baked crusty and golden.

Adorned with butter and warm strawberry jam.

They talked the hours away.

 

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And in the kitchen of a thousand dinners.

Chicken simmered in wine and cream.

The Tin Man put aside his silver ax.

And opened the wine of dreams.

 

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In the golden glow of candles and happiness.

While the Gypsy Kings filled the night with music.

They told of dreams garlanded with lilies and roses.

Tales of the Tin Man and the Emerald City.

 

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Oh you are the best friends anybody ever had, and its funny, but I feel if as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I ?”

 

A note about the food served on “A Day with The Tin Man” – All the recipes are on my blog MRS. BUTTERFINGERS.  Simply click on the name and you’ll have the recipe.

SCRUMPTIOUS SCONES

RETRO GARLIC BREAD

FRICASSE OF CHICKEN WITH LYONNAISE POTATOES

HUMMING BIRD CAKE

AND REMEMBER …..

 

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17 thoughts on “DINNER WITH THE TIN MAN … TALES OF THE EMERALD CITY

  1. What a glowing report, Virginia! I’m smiling, it’s true. I’m jealous, of course, but dazzled, too. You all look so happy. Glamorous. Beaming, really. I love the photographs! I’m seeing no walls. No barriers. Friends, always. I’m sure that’s what it felt like to be there at the table. And speaking of the table setting, it’s also pretty darn wonderful. Inspiring. Icing on the cake. Perfection!! T. (I’ve now got a strong hankering for cream and chicken.)

    • Theadora Theadora it was bliss beyond bliss. Never have four people hit it off so completely, so instantly. It is incredible that all this came to be. Long conversations – sometimes very serious – but mostly stories and laughing and jokes. And of course tales of delight from The Tin Man!! XX V.

      • Oh, Virginia!!!! That marvelous day is so very alive in my heart! It was as if we were alive inside a symphony, swirling and dancing to the music in an ethereal world. Never has a meal tasted so wonderful, a wine so musical and the hummingbird cake……even my Mother joined us. Thank you and Larry for this magic. It was marvelous of Theadora to join us in spirit, would that she had been there in person, it may have been too much for Augustine and Larry…….ha!

        We are planning our trip to the Adirondacks in October and plan to tootle over to Vermont…………cute Augustine says……can we dart over to Virginia and Larry for a day……and I must say…oh, honey that is the other side of the continent…….ha, he was so excited he forgot where we were going! We long for the day when we can spend more time together!

        I am printing off so many recipes from Mrs. Butterfingers for him, he fell so in love with your cooking! Hugs, Kisses and much love from the Emerald City to your beautiful and delightful home.

        XXXOOO Tinny and Augustine

      • Mrs. Butterfingers and Augustine were a dynamic combo in the kitchen. We shall award Augustine The Royal Order of the Whisk!!! XXX OOO L & V

    • Tinny, oh my Tinny it is not hard to create magic when you have all the right ingredients. Put four simpatico people together and the results are wonderful!!

  2. I can see from all the smiles that a good time was had by all! What a glorious evening for the four of you. Isn’t it wonderful when long-distance friends click right away? The table was right out of a fairy tale. Thank you for sharing the recipes for the menu. Cheers to the magic you create in your kitchen and in the lives of others!

    • It was a glorious day – and evening. For me to see Tin Man and Augustine in our home was so surreal. We were all so reluctant to say good-night Jo Nell.

    • It was in the stars!! Of all the millions of bloggers out there we connected. And when we met it ws if we all had known each other forever. How can one not believe in magic!!

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    • We are still telling storiesof the day … remember little anecdotes. There was so much to take in, and we all had so much to say to each other. It was glorious.

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