Friday, January 16, 2009
M-m-m-m I made blood orange sherbet for dessert last night. It turned out to be a heavenly shade of pink, but what didn't turn out is the frozen part. Perhaps my ice and salt mixture was off. I had the ice cream attachment on my Oster going for HOURS. It was finally starting to freeze up, but we were all tired of listening to the thing running. I served up bowls of drinkable sherbet. It was delicious if not the height of perfection. I kind of fluffed the sherbet up a bit to give it some "body" for the picture, but pictures don't lie and I can't fake all you wonderful cooks out there into thinking this is a frozen delight when it's more of a slurpy surprise.
Yesterday, Elizabeth of About New York posted a picture of her favorite tea cup. She suggested her readers might like to post their favorites. This happens to be a brand new aquisition, so it's my current favorite tea cup and it's filled with Earl Grey tea. The cup was made in Japan, and has no handle. Keeps my hand warm!
Earl Grey has a nice aroma, doesn't it? Earl Grey used to order a special mix of tea from his local tea shop. The unique flavor and aroma comes from essence of bergamot. His friends, after enjoying a spot of tea at his home, started popping into the shop to order Earl Grey's signature tea mix. Thus the name.
I don't usually put sugar in my tea, but when I do I like to use the amber sugar crystals shown in the teaspoon. Do you have a favorite tea cup or coffee mug? Post it!
If you feel your creative spirit waning stop over to see Stevie Wren today - she has a Haiku challenge for you.
Many of the posts are dealing with the weather - and understandably so as my bloggyfriends are freezing their tutu's off. Betsy and her five men have taken a unique twist to staying warm. They're wearing tuxedo's. Check it out!
Meanwhile WaterBlossoms is enjoying a poolside day. Flaunt it if you've got it! Don't give her a hard time about it - just take your ski mask off and enjoy the sun with her! She might make you a pitcher of Margarita's.
Posted by MuseSwings at 9:47 AM