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Hi there,

Have you ever corresponded with a person and felt an immediate connection. This is what happened to me with Joanne Eddy.

I first met Joanne a few years ago when I was writing another type of blog. I always looked forward to her posts. Joanne’s warmth, caring, and optimism were food for my soul.

Joanne’s husband is a retired minister, and they both were Salvation Army first responders to the horror that has been named 9/11. This is brief excerpt from her recollection of that time:

“The Salvation Army which on September 11th, as at all other times, truly was a strong army of salvation. The only agency authorized to serve inside the fenced perimeter, in a little more than 8 months, during Operation Compassion Under Fire, 39,000 officers, staff, and volunteers provided over 3 million meals and over 1 million volunteer hours.”

Perhaps, most importantly, Salvation Army counselors provided emotional and spiritual support in extraordinarily difficult circumstances to the brave rescue and recovery workers there. I was blessed to have been part of that effort.”

“Today I will remember all of it, and I think we need to remember September 11th, not just at this anniversary. Why? Because on a day that was intended to humiliate America, Americans demonstrated all that makes us remarkable.”

I knew Joanne was a wonderful writer but what I didn’t know was she is an excellent cook. What follows is her recipe for homemade scones.


2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large orange

1 Frozen stick of butter

2 large lightly beaten eggs

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup dried cranberries

Coarse raw sugar

1 Tablespoon cream

If glaze desired:

1 Tablespoon orange juice

2/3 cups confectionery sugar


1. Zest orange and set aside.

Place cranberries in bowl

Squeeze half of orange over cranberries, stir, put in microwave for 30 seconds, stir, set aside to rehydrate

2. Put flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in bowl stir with whisk, add zest and whisk again.

3. Grate frozen butter into flour in batches and gently stir into flour. (This method keeps flakes of butter evenly distributed throughout scone IF you work gently.) Put bowl in freezer for 30 minutes. Put cranberries into refrigerator.

4. Preheat oven to 400 and line sheet pan with parchment or silicon sheet.

5. Whisk eggs with cream. Gently stir rehydrated cranberries into flour mixture. Make a well in the center and add egg mixture. Using spatula gently stir together until reasonably mixed.

Dump mixture onto lightly floured mat, waxed paper, or table. Gently fold together to mix in any unincorporated flour and pat into disc. Brush with tablespoon of cream and sprinkle with raw sugar. Cut into twelve. Place on prepared baking sheet separately. Bake between 13 – 17 minutes till lightly brown. Drizzle on Glaze if desired when cool.

I hope you have enjoyed meeting Joanne and maybe find time to make her delicious scones.

Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette


  1. I guess we’ll all remember September 11th even if not Americans 😓
    These scones sounds super delicious 😋

  2. Darlene – British Columbia, Canada – Writer of children's stories, short stories and travel articles.!/supermegawoman!/pages/Darlene-Foster-Writer/362236842733
    Darlene says:

    That looks like the best scones recipe ever. I like the idea of grating frozen butter. I will definitely try this. The Salvation Army is an amazing organization and does wonderful work all over the world. I loved what Joanne had to say about 9/11.

      • Darlene – British Columbia, Canada – Writer of children's stories, short stories and travel articles.!/supermegawoman!/pages/Darlene-Foster-Writer/362236842733
        Darlene says:

        I haven’t even looked yet. We don’t move very fast here in Spain, especially when the weather turns hot!

  3. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    Thank for posting this Bernadette! There were so many heroes who risked their lives to nurture others during that horrific time. Thanks for the recipe too!

  4. LoseWeightWithAng – Hi, I'm Ang! I've conquered weight loss and binge eating and would love to help you too. Follow for fitness and weight loss tips, motivation, and health advice! To become the best version of yourself, visit
    LoseWeightWithAng says:

    I’ve never had cranberry orange scones before, but I love anything cranberry orange, so this is a definite must-try! Thanks Joanne!

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes – Angie's Recipes is an interactive blog dedicated to sharing yummy & creative recipes, helpful cooking hints and tips. Enjoy your visit and spread the word!
    Angie Schneider says:

    The whole world wouldn’t forget about September 11th…I still remember how SHOCKED I was then.
    My husband loves scones with all sorts of different kinds of fruits…those with dried cranberries look absolutely droolworthy.

  6. Clive – A Man of Kent, long exiled in Essex. I retired in September 2013 and life is generally good. Started the blog for mental health, which is still an important theme for me, but lately I seem to have become a blog DJ 😊🤘
    Clive says:

    Joanne is one of those I ‘met’ through your hosting of the Senior Salon, and I’m honoured that we have maintained those connections and are now Facebook friends, even though we are thousands of miles apart. Her scones sound wonderful, but as I never cook for myself I’m not going to be able to taste them. Asking her to mail me some is probably a bit cheeky 😊

      • Clive – A Man of Kent, long exiled in Essex. I retired in September 2013 and life is generally good. Started the blog for mental health, which is still an important theme for me, but lately I seem to have become a blog DJ 😊🤘
        Clive says:

        That’s why I don’t dare ask!

  7. Time Traveler of Life – Where my Motor Home is! – Biography Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die. I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect? Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing. My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda. Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated. I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.” I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class. After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome. I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.
    Time Traveler of Life says:

    Oh! Those sound yummy. My waist can’t take many of them, but my heart loves them.

  8. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    the Painted Apron says:

    The last quote is fabulous, and one I shall always remember…thanks for sharing Bernadette

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