Mummies In My Bread Pudding: Daily Art Practice
It was another busy week, cleaning out my house, running errands and preparing for company over the weekend. We celebrated Independence Day with family which was a great start to the week. Now it is back to work.
I am surprised at just how much planning goes into our Tea and Poetry Day. I do research online for books, crafts and food, make a shopping list, pick out library books, print out a craft and then make all the food. I do this over the course of a week which takes a few hours total aside from making the food. This coming week we will be taking a break. We will probably just read a chapter of a book and eat a sweet treat that we have on hand, but this is what we did last week.
Tea and Poetry: King Tutankamun
Our theme this week was one of my favorites. I have always loved the culture of Ancient Egypt so this one was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I didn’t plan very well which stressed me out but we enjoyed our time together. Here are a few of the books that were great!
How The Spinx Got To The Musuem was an interesting book that described the process of getting an archeological find to a museum. It is amazing how many people are involved in the process before it is available to the public for viewing.
You Wouldn’t Want To Be Egyptian Mummy We had a lot of fun laughing and making disgusted faces. It really was a yucky process to be mummified.
Eyewitness Ancient Egypt had information and great pictures about the language, culture and the daily life of the ordinary Egyptian.
Mahlab Bread were little yeast breads that were delicious and perfect for dipping in hummus.
We made the Authentic 14 Century Hummus as dip for our bread.
We also had pistachios, dates and figs since they are popular to that part of the world. Our first dessert was Egyptian Ghorayebah cookies. These were easy as they were only 3 ingredients and very delicious.
I planned on making Egyptian Bread Pudding, but I ran out of time so that evening for dessert, I made it after dinner. It was SO delicious as it uses full fat coconut milk and homemade Palmiers. I forgot to take a picture, but I would highly recommend this.
Watercolor Travel Journal
I am sharing my final layout in my Florida Travel Journal. I shared the first few pages HERE and my Grandmother’s house portrait HERE. I really want to finish this album so I am working extra hard to complete it. I recently found a Youtube video that shared some “new to me” painting techniques. You may notice that these two pages are a bit different as I was trying out what I learned. I was painting loose and with less detailed.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bluebeard. My tea today is herbal, mint and orange peel. Since mint tea is popular in the middle east, we drank this for Tea and Poetry this week. The mint was grown in my garden and the orange peel was dried in my dehydrator. We added a bit of sugar to each cup as the little like it a bit sweet.
Happy Tea Day,