I’ll Take Mushrooms with My Biscotti : Mixed Media Mail Art
The above picture is a little sneak peek of my column over at StencilGirl today. Hop on over and have a look HERE.
We got a bit of yard work done this weekend. I was able to plant herbs as well as my sweet potato patch. Thanks to my hubby being the muscle, he lifted over 200 lbs of soil multiple times to fill my raised beds. We have a groundhog problem so I can’t plant vegetables in my garden, only herbs and berries. I bought a small rectangular planter to put on my deck and filled it with romaine so hopefully, we won’t have any visitors snacking on my lettuce. If that is a success, I may add more planters with veggies next year.
Here is another pastry book that I own. Last week we watched an episode of the Great British Bake Off where they made biscotti. So, this weeks bake was the chocolate peanut butter biscotti from the book
Tea With Bea: Recipes from Bea’s of Bloomsbury I have never been to London but my friend visited Bea’s when she was in London.
The biscotti tasted good but my dough was really crumbly. I only ended up with a few good pieces of biscotti while the rest turned out as crumbs. But that is ok because I am going to use the rest of the crumbs for the bottom crust of chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. I plan on giving the biscotti another try at a later date.
I also made a batch of Cinnamon Sourdough Crumb Cake. My family loves this because it can be breakfast or dessert.
Creating the Mail Art
This ensemble was made for PaperArtsy a while ago but I never shared it on my blog. The challenge was mushrooms and I chose to use an unusual stamp set to accomplish the look. The infusions and all the stamps are PaperArtsy.
I used a bit of gold embossing powder in the background along with micro-beads for texture.
I made a coordinating envelope to go along with the postcard.
I am joining the tea ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My drink today is Numi Organic Tea Silver & Spice. It is white tea with sweet orange and cinnamon. Very yummy! I am not a huge fan of orange in my tea but I love that it is still there without being overpowering.
Happy Tea Day,