Friday, June 6, 2008

Tea Jewelry & Mock Clotted Cream

I know we're all busy, but a hope of mine is that you can come visit us here, have a cup of tea and enjoy a few moments just for you. I crave a little "down time" and get excited like it's Christmas when I get a new magazine or book in the mail. I think about it until I have the chance to really sit down and enjoy it. I will strive to make this such a place that you will look forward to visiting.
Something new at the Ivy Leaf is my handcrafted jewelry. I am just getting my tea themed jewelry ready for the shop, so I thought I'd show you a sneak peek here. If you like it and you do not live near the Ivy Leaf, it will also be available in the etsy shop. Click on the link there for more information. They are made from non-toxic, lead-free silver and are double encased in glass. On the reverse, the paper used is from a 1904 poetry book. The charm is crystal and pearl. I will be adding several style in the next few weeks.

Here's a wonderful recipe for Mock Clotted Cream:
It makes 1 & 1/2 cups

1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup confectioner' sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and sour cream. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat until smooth. Add cream and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy.
I love clotted cream on my scones and have a wonderful vanilla scone recipe I will share with you next time.

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.~Henry James

Wishing you many quiet moments,


p.s. Don't forget to answer the trivia question below to be entered in our weekly drawing!


Lynne Kennedy said...

Hey Lori!

I'm guessing this is where we post our answer to your weekly trivia question....?

Well, I choose ....
b. watch the hostess and do as she does.

thank you!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Lori - I just wanted to let you know I received my tea sample and it smells amazing. It came in the mail this week the same day as my new Romantic Home magazine. So I am waiting for a minute to myself to enjoy both! Can't wait! Thank you again. I will post about it on my blog when I have tried it.

Anonymous said...

Ya ought to try green tea with a zext of orange! YUM!!!

My younger daughter & I are wondering if ya sell tea online. We truly LOVED the French Creme Brulee...

In Him,