Whoopies and Mint Tea: Daily Art Practice
It has been really hot as of late and my plants are getting sunburnt. BUT for the first time in forever (4 years) I got blueberries off my blueberry bush! How exciting is that?! Hopefully the other one will give us something next year but this year it continued to remain barren. Most of my plants are doing ok but the cabbage loopers have demolished my cabbage and broccoli plants, despite being in pots on my deck. So if you have any tips on how to get rid of them, I welcome the help.
11th Birthday Baking
My middle little turned 11 this past week and we had a family party. He asked for an ice cream cake this year and I didn’t feel the need to attempt to make one so we purchased it. Once purchasing it, I wondered if we would have enough dessert so I decided to make whoopie pies. I always wanted to give them a try so this was a good excuse. The whoopie pie recipe is from the book, Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home.
For those of us needing a gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free dessert, I made peach cobbler. Mine is dark in color because I uses coconut sugar.
Sourdough started needed to be used up, as well as bananas, so I gave this Sourdough Banana Bread recipe a try and it was a hit.
I recently I got this book from the library, The Art of Creative Watercolor: Inspiration and Techniques for Imaginative Drawing and Painting. For practice, I chose some of my favorite paintings from the book painted them in my sketchbook.
I am joining the ladies for Tea, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Chocolate Peppermint Tea. I have been getting this mint in abundance from my garden so I am drying it and tossing a handful into my morning tea. I wasn’t sure I would like the chocolate mint variety (purplish) but I really like the taste. Sometimes I even throw in a bit of dried orange peel and raw ginger.
Happy Tea Day,