Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Inspirations

Hello Lovelies~

 I've been up all night packing to go up to a wonderful convention called Midoricon, which I will be giving a full post about when I get home, but until then, I'd like to leave ya'll with an Inspiration's post to kick off this month right~!

This month is all about Tea for me. Last month was a terrible month all around and one of the things that got me through it was a strong cup of tea in a pretty cup or a gentle cup of tea in a sturdy mug. Both settled my heart and kept me calm through every up and down I experienced.

 At Midori, I'll be hosting a Lolita Tea Party and so while I'm packing my frills, I'm also sipping green tea and looking up fun Tea Treats for all of ya'll to look over and enjoy while I'm gone.

All of these recipes can be found in Full at Tea Time Magazine.


                                              1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
                                              1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
                                              3/4 cup sugar
                                              1 teaspoon baking powder
                                              1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
                                              1/4 teaspoon baking soda
                                              1/4 teaspoon salt
                                              4 medium ripe bananas, mashed until smooth
                                              2 eggs, lightly beaten
                                              1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
                                              2 tablespoons sour cream
                                              1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved, divided
                                              1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
                                              2 tablespoons water
                                              4 egg yolks
                                              1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey
                                              2 cups heavy cream
                                              1/4 pound banana chips
                                              Garnish: chopped pecans

                                             Find The Directions Here!!!!

                                                24 mini vanilla-flavored wafers
                                                2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
                                                1½ tablespoons Earl Grey–lavender black tea leaves*
                                                1 teaspoon dried lavender
                                                2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
                                                2/3 cup sugar
                                                3 large eggs
                                                2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
                                                Garnish: fresh lavender
                                               Find The Directions Here!!!!

                                                  2 cups self-rising flour*
                                                  ¼ cup sugar
                                                  ¼ cup cold salted butter
                                                  2 teaspoons dried lavender
                                                  1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
                                                  ½ cup cold heavy whipping cream
                                                  1 large egg
                                                  ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
                                                 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
                                                 4 teaspoons whole milk
                                                 Find The Directions Here!!!    
I hope these recipes inspire you to Slow down,Treat yourself just for being you, and Have a cup of Tea.
 If anyone makes any of these treats, let me know how it goes! I'd love to hear all about it.
And for those of you who follow me on Facebook (Kathleen Sweitzer) or Instagram (Rosesandcream) or Twitter (@Angelshinigami), I'll be posting pictures from my trip and keeping everyone updated over the weekend.
 I'll see you when I get back!
 Thanks for reading!

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