Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vanilla Bean Blackberry Cake With Rosemary Buttercream & Honey Chamomile Syrup

 -This post was made in accordance with the 
Great Denby Cake Off Afternoon Tea Delight 
Baking Competition.-

Seldom do I find a place of greater pleasure than the tea table. Here, movement and tranquility move as one. Here, art has never been so artless. And, as art so gloriously goes, the tea ritual is divine in its' diversity, no two ever commencing the same. With whom you drink your tea, how you drink, the degree at which your head tilts back, how you prepare, what you prepare; therein lies a common thread. It is a sort of prayer, or reminder, if you prefer, to consciously step back from the business of living. It is a string suspended on magical interludes where time is fleeting, but enriched. It ripens our lives, drawing us back to the table once more, ensuring us a place of comfort once more, rebirthing the ritual once more. It welcomes all power that has been reckoned to it, giving us truth and order in return.

Monday, October 27, 2014

5 Minute Apple Pie Microwave "Baked" Oatmeal In A Mug & Monday Musings

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, 
the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. 
We are made of starstuff.

(Carl Sagan)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Little Bo Peep Savory Oatmeal Pot Pie

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties
 through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.

(Simone de Beauvoir)