Tea Time

When my son was born everyday seemed to become one LONG day, with constant night waking, not much social time and my old life rhythms, well gone.  Part of grounding myself into motherhood was creating new rhythms for our family, as suggested by my Waldorfian friends, which truly helped me orient myself to my new life.  Enter tea time– a wonderful way to breakup the afternoons, to rest, or awaken, deepening on who and how you are.  IMG_9282

I grow lots of herbs in the garden for tea like Mint, Lemon Balm, Catnip, Calendula, I even have some Lemon Grass & Lemon Verbena in the greenhouse and of course forage lots more like Nettles, Raspberry leaf, Clover &  Cota…but what about cakes for all that tea?  Here are some recipes, found & passed on by friends, for delicious and nutritious tea cakes, as requested by my tea guests of late.  Happy Tea Time to all.

Applesauce Cake

Santiago Cake

French Apple Cake

Almond Wafers(Altered this one quite a bit by substituting 1/2 the Wheat Flour for Almond Meal, works great!)

2 thoughts on “Tea Time

  1. Tea time with you, your scrumptious apple sauce cake, your beautiful birthday present tea pot from Joel, and your babe with his little cup and his new words –
    this was a real treat. Very special. Thank you

  2. I can’t wait to visit for tea and cakes. It is so amazing that when you were a baby I made versions of the same cakes and had lots of tea time.
    love MOM

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