My dear friend Su has come up with the fabulous idea to host a virtual tea party each month, indulging us with her wonderful photos of delicious food, beautiful china and great tea.
This time I took deliberate care to make an effort to join her.
Today I’m serving you a blueberry cheesecake, my first to be honest (not cheesecake, that I make quite often, but it’s the first time I added blueberries to the mix, and I rather like it!), and because I knew I would have to take a picture of it, I even looked up how to prevent the cake from collapsing in the middle (which it ALWAYS does). And what can I say? It (almost) worked!
The tea is a lovely Darjeeling but I can also serve you coffee (Italian roast), green tea or a strong Builder’s tea if that’s more your thing.
I opted for cheesecake because you can make that without flour (which is still scarce around here) as you can use crunched up biscuits mixed with molten butter for the ground. What I hadn’t thought of was that I had to use up my last eggs for it … ah well, I’m sure sooner or later they will make a reappearance in the supermarket shelves.
Apart from the occasional visits to the supermarket, and small wanderings around the neighborhood and parks, I spend most of my time at home, either reading, drawing or watching my basil seeds grow (literally).
My first energetic enthusiasm to make the most of this time has dissipated a bit over the last weeks as things seem to become normal around here, or what passes as normal these days. Even though I’ve got a pretty fair amount of clay, I don’t feel like playing around with it since I don’t know when I’ll be able to fill my kiln again which stands in a primary school I’m working for.
My need for something new and exciting even made me try to colour my hair with henna paste two days ago – the colour is still settling in (vegetable dyes can do that opposed to chemical ones) but so far it looks quite nice, the dreaded carrot look seems to be avoided, and I can’t detect any green either. 😉
But enough about me – what have you been up to, and how are you coping with these weird times we find ourselves in?