Kitten and I took a break from art a couple of Saturdays ago, and made these lovely strawberry treats she had brought to a party once before. And the crowd went wild. A second request sprang -- like Athena from Zeus's head, fully grown and ready for action.
Big humongous strawberries, split and piped with a light but tasty cheesecake filling, sprinkled with chocolate and pecans. YUM. We don't eat like this often, but when we do...
However, here they are in all their splendor Before The Fall, with Me in all my Susie Homemaker (not!) glory. I am wearing an apron borrowed from Kitten ... now presenting for your edification and amusement. And don't forget, the camera adds ten pounds -- never mind those treats!
She also kindly took time to teach me how to make real butter this past weekend, from SCRATCH. One batch ended up being a honey butter while another had herbs in it. So good, and really so easy...! You Can Do It, she said. And no, it didn't take hours. 15 minutes, tops. (Alas, my fridge went out Saturday night -- of course! -- and they were quite sad the next day. So were we, as they were deemed totally unacceptable for human consumption. Thankfully we had had several the evening before.)
I've found some wonderful "art to be shared" backgrounds in the new Somerset from Misty Mawn as well as dribbling out My own... always fun.
And although the Summer Altered Book is going/has gone well, already thoughts turn to Autumn... it even feels a bit "fallish" today, in spite of 90+ degree heat. There is that underneath coolness coming up from the earth as I have a walkabout in the backyard. And that's just fine with
Very Truly Yours,