Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Today's "T"

I don't know if you've ever tried this ...
I love teabags because they're so easy ...
and I get little tea bag thingies so I can make my own.
The tea bag thingies are called "t-sac's" and you can find them HERE

(loose tea: exotic fruit sencha tea)

My lovely oldest child made these cupcakes yesterday.
They're so easy to make, even a 12 year old can do it :)

Here's the recipe:

1 yellow cake mix (you can use gluten free if you want)
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 T. poppy seeds
3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. tawny port or sherry
4 eggs

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a well greased bundt pan 
(or cupcake tin).
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes 
(25 minutes for cupcakes).
Dust with powdered sugar when cool.

It's a recipe from Sweet Husband's bachelor days.
I guess you could say it's also so easy, even a Sweet Husband could make it.

These are some of Sweet Husband's roses ...
I know you'll get a kick out of the names :)
Eden Climber

Graham Thomas

Abraham Darby

Just Joey

Love and Peace

Jude the Obscure

I hope your Tuesday is a good one ...
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Terri Kahrs said...

Thank you, thank you for sharing the roses today, Kimmie! They're fabulous and oh, so beautiful! **sigh** Each is prettier than the one before. I am pea green with envy, as every rose I've tried to grow in this yard has failed miserably. (I even tried growing them in pots!)

Thank you, too, for the cake recipe. Sounds de-lish! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I must find some of those t-sacs. I much prefer loose leaf tea, so these will be perfect.

Your roses are divine and simply amazing. None of mine have bloomed this year.

Your cupcake looks a lot more edible than mine, but I wouldn't trade mine for anything. Great looking recipe and result, though.

Steph said...

Ohhh these roses are soooo beautiful, Kimmie!!! Thank you for the recipe and I'm sure the tea was wonderful...most importantly take that time to "smell the roses"....hugs steph

~*~Patty said...

OH Meine Gutness Kimmie, your dh is some fantastic gardener! Those roses look right out of a catalog, what gorgeous bouquets you must always have...So So beautiful and your sweet daughter making delicious cupcakes, many thanks for sharing the recipe. I enjoy poppy seeds very much.
Love Steph's last line above ... so true!
Happy T to you today and every day

Diane aka cameldiva said...

Lovely roses, my dear Kimmie.Your husband is a patient and talented man and you are indeed blessed with such beautiful flowers and perhaps fragrance too. We miss you in Meerkatland :)

Little Messy Missy said...

Very beautiful roses! I have made a very similar recipe except I used apricot nectar instead of sherry. I will have to try it with the sherry next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Yvonne said...

I've used the fill your own tea bags before but will have to try the tea sacs. The flowers look so beautiful! The recipe is one I will surely try. Thanks for a great post.

Nancy said...

A day for exotic tea :) I love your roses, so beautiful and a very yummy looking cupcake, how lucky :)

Linda Vincent said...

Sherry in a cupcake? Sounds like my idea of afternoon tea!
I'm so envious of your beautiful roses Kimmie...ours have not done well this year. Despite all our efforts they are being eaten by ants - even before the buds have a chance to open. Luckily the ants are only obsessed with roses and the rest of my garden is fine....

BTW ....love the tea bag idea!
Linda x

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your rose pictures are just divine, each rose seems better than the last :)

BadPenny said...

Good idea those tea sacks. Wonderful roses & the cupcake looks good !

Renee Howell said...

Oh Kimmie - the roses and photos are delicious. I'm in awe. delicate temporary memorable beauty - captured. Beautiful share! Happy Tuesday tea as I have my Wednesday morning tea.

*jean* said...

ooo my goodness!!! what a beautiful post!! your hubby's roses are GORGEOUS!!! you can also make tisanes with tea sacs...herbs and hot water...

Meadowlark Days said...

I do love the t-sacs...and what gorgeous roses!

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos of the roses! Good job.