Stephanie B B
- Middle of the U.S.
Fifty-something feeling like twenty-something....
Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen: Carrot Cake Poke Cake
The Scottish quaich (pronounced quake) is a shallow cup that has been used for centuries to offer guests a welcoming toast. The cup represented the host’s generosity, and the two-handled design symbolized the guest’s trustworthiness, as it left him unable to reach for a weapon. Today quaichs are often found at Scottish weddings and other milestone occasions.
Daphne odora: This stocky evergreen has wonderfully scented, pink flower clusters, and 'Aureomarginata' has leaves irregularly margined in off-white; alternatively, D. odora var. 'rubra' offers a deeper shade of pink. Even better for scent, though needing more shade and damp, is D. bholua (pictured); every twig bears a cluster of four-petalled flowers, white in the species, pink in 'Sir Peter Smithers'. Good for: growing in partial shade beneath "backbone" plants.