9/18/11

the Twitter Tea Party

Twitter Tea Party - dream
how I wished I was dressed for the Tea Party!

There's a Twitter Tea Party being hosted by Miss Kait!
{Miss Kait's Twitter Tea Party}
I am taking part in it right now, but not all gussied up like in the above photo.
I am in comfy clothes appropriate for another day of sick.
The above photo was taken earlier this morning, in the vain attempt at acting healthy.
I was not healthy, though, and getting dressed up & taking photos only made things worse.
So, fast forward to the now. Contentedly in comfort clothes & sipping tea
whilst tweeting with like-minded tea grannies! Happiness!
The Twitter Tea Party is full of tea chat, bloggy goodness, giveaways and more!
It's about making connections, really. I've already met some new tea lovin' tweeps. :)
So, thank you Miss Kait for being the hostess with the mostest!

Twitter Tea Party
Twitter Tea Party

I set up my TV tray to resemble a pretty little tea party spread. The doilies added just the right touch.
I brewed a little pot of Kusmi Tea Detox blend and used my favourite sweet mug (by Stepanka).
Happily, I baked special tea cookies last night - forgetting that the tea party was happening today!
I even picked some posies out of my garden to add to the look and feel.
Then I cozied up on my couch with my puppydog Grace - both of us under a blanket
and sipped tea whilst tweeting with a group of fabulous ladies.

Twitter Tea Party
Twitter Tea Party  

The cookies above are a basic "drop cookie", which I added chunks of 70% cacao chocolate to.
They turned out sublimely! I edited an old recipe to use my spelt/kamut flour mix and the coconut sugar I substitute regular sugar for. It was easy to make the recipe into a wheat & sugar-free one!
And they turned out better than I imagined!

Drop Cookie Recipe:

1 and 1/4 cup flour (I used 1 cup spelt and 1/4 cup kamut)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix above in a bowl and set aside
1/4 cup butter (slightly softened)
1/4 cup shortening
Mix the butter & shortening together til whipped (about 30 seconds)
Add 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or 1/2 cup brown sugar + 1/4 cup white sugar) to the butter/shortening mix and whip up well.
Add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the sugar/butter mixture and whip well.
Add the butter/sugar/egg mixture to the flour mix = mix together well.
Add whatever you like to the above basic recipe - nuts, chocolate, dried fruits - whatever!
I chopped up an organic 70% cacao chocolate bar to add - only about 1/4 cup worth; just enough to add a bit of fun.
Drop onto cookie sheet from teaspoon. About an inch or two apart.
Bake in 375 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes.

Twitter Tea Party - reality
the reality of my tea party - blurry sick self sipping on yummy tea. :)

The TwitterTeaParty search on Twitter - you can follow along!
I hope you get a chance to enjoy some tea today!
with joy,
Caren

18 comments:

  1. Aww feel better soon! Nice to meet you at the Twitter tea party! ;)

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  2. I'm SOOO excited to try these babies out! So happy they are gluten free! I'm glad you had a good time :D. Hope you are feeling much better soon ♥

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  3. Love your pictures for the tea party, it was such fun :)
    mentioned your post in my post about the tea party http://sailing-to-nowhere.blogspot.com/2011/09/twitter-tea-party.html

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