Have You Been to Chocolate World? : Daily Art Practice
I don’t have a lot of chit chat this week so I am going to get right to it.
Daily Art Practice
I followed along with another Etchr Studio class, this one by Melissa Lakey. I love the loose illustration style and think it would be very fun to learn. This artist uses a lot of different mixed media tools to create her illustrations. I didn’t have them all so I used what I had on hand.
Tea and Poetry
Our theme this week was Milton Hershey. For those of you that don’t know who Milton Hershey is, you can read a little about him HERE. A few years ago, we visited The Hershey Story for Museum Day, which I found out about from several of the T-day ladies. Milton Hershey is known for bringing affordable chocolate to the USA. He is the founder of Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hershey Amusement Park, Chocolate World and the Milton Hershey Home for Boys, which is now open to boys and girls and fully funded by the Milton Hershey foundation. Obviously, our food theme is chocolate.
When it came to learning, I couldn’t find a lot of reading material at our local library so we supplemented with Youtube videos. We watched how various Hershey candies were made along with a few Milton Hershey biographies.
To start we had Sweet Lebanon Bologna and cheese sandwiches. These Hostess Cupcakes (Gluten-free, Sugar-free, egg-free) are a favorite of ours and my go-to dessert. I drizzled a bit of white chocolate on top as the ganache was made with 85% dark chocolate and not very sweet.
A few samplings of our favorite Hershey products: Hershey kisses, Twizzlers and the Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar.
In my research, I learned that Shoo-Fly Pie was one of Milton Hershey’s favorite foods. Shoo-Fly Pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch staple. This was my first time making and tasting this pie despite living near Pennsylvania Dutch cooking my entire life. The main ingredient is molasses.
Our tea this week was a latte.
I am joining the Tea Day hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Our tea for Tea and Poetry contained two parts. A Chocolate Mint Earl Grey Tea with foamed almond milk on top, making it a latte. It looks a bit muddy from the cocoa powder but it was tasty.
Does anyone know how the Hershey Kiss got its name?
Happy Tea Day,