Thursday, May 20, 2010

R is for ...

Jenny Matlock

Quickly popping in to play Alphabe-Thursday! 
Sorry I was absent last week Mrs. Matlock, I had a good reason, really I did ... but I can't remember what it is now ...  I've slept since then!  OH, it was my internet connection ... yes, now I remember I spent most of my time from Weds. thru Friday trying to talk to a human (rather than that nasty computer man) about my lack of an internet connection (sigh). 

OK... So I'll just combine Q and R in one to make up for last week!

Q and R are for ...

Queen of Hungary's Water and Rosemary Squares.

Click the link above to learn how to make Queen of Hungary's Water, which is said to be powerful stuff.  Legend has it that the elderly queen who made this famous was so lovely even in her old age that a young man proposed to her ... ( don't need my opinion on his possible motivation, I'm sure).  Try the recipe anyway ... who knows what may happen ...  nice skin most likely!

 I'll post the recipe for Rosemary Squares below because my other blog host is upgrading (which is another reason I don't have much time here these days) and my blog where the recipe is posted is rather funky right now because I keep messing with things.
So, here you go, a simple recipe that is yummmmmy!

Rosemary Squares


2 eggs, beaten
1 cup brown sugar (or your choice of alternatives)
2 t. vanilla
1 cup flour (I like whole wheat)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp rosemary (more if you really like it)
2/3 cup pecans (or other nuts)
1 cup dried fruit (I use raisins mostly)
Beat eggs, add sugar gradually. Stir in vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Add flour mixture to eggs and sugar. Stir in Rosemary, pecans and fruit.
Bake in greased and floured 8×8 pan at 350 for 30 minutes.
Remove from pan while warm, cool and cut into squares.

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  1. What an interesting recipe-- I would never have thought to put rosemary into a sweet food!

  2. What an interesting "R" post! I hope your computer problems get straightened out soon. That is so frustrating.

    I am really intriqued by this recipe. I love rosemary...actually have big bushes in the front yard...

    I may have to give this a try!

    Thanks for a wonderful little stop on my journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!


  3. Great R post. Very interesting about the Queen's water. The rosemary squares looks wonderful. Glad to have you back.

  4. That does sound good. Different, but I am sure it is delicious. Thanks for your encouraging words and prayers at HSB.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I love rosemary so this looks interesting!

  6. Glad you're back on line. Hope your problem is solved. Queen's water~ very interesting.

  7. Rosemary in a sweet square, sounds very interesting! and the Queen's water, it does look healing and soothing, especially with the comfrey, i just love comfrey ... I do hope you get your connection issues dealt with ... i know it's very frustrating.

  8. That sounds different. But I love rosemary.

  9. I love the smell of rosemary. I bet these smell great baking too.

  10. I am sure the young man was in love! Hmm, rosemary in a sweet dish, interesting!

  11. Fun post for Q and R. The recipe looks wonderful (yummy). I've never heard of using rosemary in this way. Glad you're back. Hope this week has been better.

  12. The rosemary bars sound delicious, I love rosemary but have never seen it used in this way. Sorry about the internet thing, that can be SO frustrating. Kathy

  13. I love rosemary but never have had it in a sweet.....I may have to give it a go....


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