Spelt Scones

I’m having one more tea party before we move to the farm and that means we must have scones. This time I’m making them using spelt flour. Spelt is an ancient form of wheat which isn’t artificially manipulated like modern wheat. For some who have problems with the protein in modern wheat, spelt is a…

Olive Oil Marinated Feta Cheese

Several months ago I was given a beautiful chunk of homemade goat feta cheese. I knew that I couldn’t use it before it went bad so I decided that I’d find a way to preserve it.  My research told me that I could cover it in olive oil and keep it refrigerated.  This way I…

Yum….Hot Chocolate….on a Stick?

I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest a few times but every pin had something that just didn’t seem right to me.  Too many ingredients, odd proportions, or impossible directions. I decided to start with what I know — how to make chocolate ganache.  If you simplify things down, the difference between hot chocolate and ganache…

Shipping Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

I recently participated in an online cookie exchange arranged by Ann Marie over on Crunchy, Crafty and Highly Caffeinated.  After I got the cookies baked and decorated I had to figure out how to ship the little guys.  Here’s what I came up with: I started with decorated gingerbread cookies. Next I measured out some…

Tea Party! Step 5: Putting it all together

We’ve spent the last 4 weeks planning and now we’re almost ready to have a tea party!  Here’s how I put it all together. 1) Make a list.  I make a comprehensive list of what I need to do in the week before the tea party.  Include shopping, baking, and cleaning.  Be sure to include…