Sunday - it quit raining but it was just DARK. So after laundry and finishing a book, I made scones. There's a couple recipes over on the sidebar for scones, I normally use the flaky scone one. If you you wish a mix - go to World Market and get the Sticky Fingers brand of scone mix that they carry. Excellent. Mine were simple, a basic recipe with wild Maine blueberries and glazed with butter, whiskey, cream and sugar.
Scones are usually best on those cold grey mornings, when children trudge sullenly off to school, when the buildings creak strangely and dark shadows shiver and scratch on the walls, days when your body aches for the strength of another and the smell of the sea. Days of a fire upon a cold hearth, warmth in the kitchen, and perhaps a drop of Jamesons. In this case, a little Jamesons in the glaze.
No recipe for the glaze, just a couple of teaspoons of butter, melted. Stir in a teaspoon of cream, a drop of vanilla if you like, a good splash of whiskey and enough powdered sugar to make a glaze. Put it on the scones as they come out of the oven, they taste like a melencholy moan of a Celtic tune, best shared with a friend, or a loyal dog.
The day is already getting brighter.