The lovely Sarah Jane at Chantille Fleur has declared today (and every 2nd Tuesday in the month) as Tea Party Tuesday - what a fabulous idea, don't you think ?
I am a huge lover of all things tea . . . morning tea, afternoon tea . . in fact a wee cuppa goes down well any time of the day. My favourite is Earl Grey. That will always be my go-to tea, but I'm equally fond of Mint. Both of which are always so refreshing. Ah, yes, there's really not an awful lot that a cup of tea can't help.
And of course, the upside to all this, is that one should always have something yummy along with it.
I haven't done any baking yet this week (although I am the official "Bringer of Cake" for my book club on Thursday, so I will need to get the tin filled before then), so I thought instead, I'd share some of the yummy recent bakes from my family & friends . . .
My gorgeous goddaughter, Robyn-Anne LOVES to bake but as she lives far away (in South Africa), I don't get to taste all the yumminess she creates. But her mama knows how much I love seeing everything she makes, so she thoughtfully sends me lots of pics:
So here's Robs making a batch of the doughnut muffins that I posted about a little while ago, and her interpretation of the ginger reindeer biscuits.
Robs & her mama are coming to visit us in March (soooo exciting, I can't wait) so I'm looking forward to we girls donning our pinnies and doing some baking together.
Next up is the birthday cake that my lovely cuzzie, Carole, made for her man's recent birthday. No prizes for guessing what his favourite pastime is ; - )
Doesn't it look great ? Apparently, it tasted delicious too - but yet again, I didn't get to try it as they live up north in bonnie Scotland. Closer than South Africa, but still just that wee bit too far away to pop in for tea & birthday cake.
Sigh . . . can you see the pattern developing here ?
Ah, but wait . . .
At last . . . this one I did enjoy the pleasure of a
chunk slice (or maybe even two) AND with a cup of Earl Grey to accompany it. My lovely sis (yes, the very same one that made this scrumptious cake too), who very conveniently lives just over an hour away, baked this delicious and oh-so-chocolatey yule log for dessert on Christmas day. Yay (happy dance)
Do pop over to Chantille Fleur and have a little hop around all the other tea parties, and maybe even join in if you'd like.
Me ? I'm off to put the kettle on for a wee cuppa . . . **
Back tomorrow, hopefully with an update on my a.l.m.o.s.t finished chunky charcoal jumper.
**And then head off to my Pilates class . . . lest you think I just sit around drinking tea all day ; - )