Pardon my blog absence but Master Bliss and I have been working like dogs on hauling things out of here for a big garage sale. The sale was supposed to be this coming weekend. However, due to some schedule changes with us and one of our friend’s who is involved too, we have moved it to the next weekend. Just as well because there is a lot to be done. And it never fails, as we clean out one area, be it basement, garage or other, another project usually presents itself–screens to put in, a forgotten box to go through, a yard to mow, etc.
With having family here last week and then not feeling well for few days (got a touch of mom’s plague), I realized I was missing our newly instituted afternoon tea ritual. So today I ran down to the grocery store to get a few items to make this:
Home-made Strawberry Gluten-Free Shortcake with real whipped cream. You want to see it again:
Master Bliss loves Strawberry Shortcake. I love real whipped cream. And we both love Harney and Sons Paris tea (thanks, Adrienne, for the introduction!). I use loose leaf tea and always make it in my Blue Willow teapot. I pulled these luncheon sets out to glam it up a bit. When everything was ready, I called in my grubby lawn boy and we sat down to a civilized tea together. One can never be too busy for an afternoon tea break. It is complete joie de vivre.
What is your tea ritual?