How is your day? Your week?
Mine, pleasantly well. I have spent most of today, doing nothing, but sitting on the patio and enjoying the Summer breeze. You see, ever since we returned home from our honeymoon, I have felt the need to work around the house, keep up the laundry, cook, go through photos and decide which ones to send off for developing. Cleaning, dusting. Today I asked myself, "when will you ever get around to creativity and doing other fulfilling things.... That you so longed to do over Summer break"?
Is it because I am a new wife,that I suddenly feel as though I must constantly be doing "wifely" things?
Why do we put such expectations on ourselves? I certainly don't feel pressure from my new husband.
My mind is full again...
Things that I should do, things that I desire to do, and of course...
I so enjoyed being here-
On the beach. Possibly I'm still coming down from all of the bliss!
I can't seem to find my creative path at this time, and it's oh, so frustrating!
Yesterday I ordered 8"x10" prints of some of the pretty boats and beaches that we saw while on our honeymoon. I'm going to frame them and hang in our home. I loved this abandoned boat... And couldn't help wondering just why it was left here, all alone to rust. The color is my favorite! Blues. So tranquil.
My sweetheart has had a busy work week. Possibly, I feel some guilt for being at home...
Still on vacation.
I'm sure that he too, thinks about all of the wonderful places that we visited.
I reminded him that tomorrow is Friday!
It occurred to me that Saturday is the Mad Hatter tea party! Oh my!
I grabbed my tea party recipe book and began flipping through the pages for some yummy ideas!
Have you seen this book?
"The Afternoon Tea Collection"?
It's quite lovely. A nice size too! I do not like large recipe books!
Maybe you would like to try a recipe from the book?
This one sounds good!
"Coffee Almond Biscuits"
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
3 teaspoons hot water
3 cups (360g) ground almonds
1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar
2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
3 egg whites, beaten lightly
24 coffee beans
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F.
1. Grease oven trays, line with baking paper.
2. Dissolve coffee in the hot water in a large bowl. Stir in ground almonds, sugar, liqueur and egg whites until mixture forms a paste.
3. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place on trays 1 1/4 inches apart; flatten with hand. Press coffee beans into tops of biscuits.
4. Bake biscuits for about 15 minutes.
Cool on trays.
Prep plus cook time- 30 minutes
I love all things coffee so I will be trying this recipe soon! Please, let me know if you try it before I, and how it was!
Enjoy your day!