Sands of Time – An update

Hey all! I realize it’s been a good while since my last post, but I’ve not been completely idle. Been on adventures with kiddos, looking for a weekend job, and of course tinkering in my kitchen!

I have some recipes coming very soon, so stay tuned!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 006

We made some magnets for Mother’s Day and sent them with cards the girls colored.

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 018

Made cupcakes for the Renaissance Faire Mother’s Day Cupcake Wars. I made it into the second round. From the left: we have mocha cupcakes with espresso buttercream; Ode to the Queen which is a sponge cake with raspberry filling and a raspberry cream cheese frosting, the crown is made using white chocolate; then we have a chai cupcake, green tea cupcake with a chai spiced buttercream.

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 071 Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 070

The girls had their faces painted! They loved it. 🙂

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 089

The girls had fun decorating some of the extra cupcakes. We were given a box of cupcake decorating candies and followed some of the designs pictured. They sure had fun!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 103Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 111

Made a lovely and filling drink using apple and quinoa with some cinnamon, yum!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 162Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 165

The complex office planted some new flowers. 🙂

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 170Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 171

We made Rosquitas, a butter/shortbread type cookie from Peru. Has some Anise in it, gives a marvelous delicate flavor!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 464

The girls got to participate in VBS. The theme was the Spy Academy. They had so much fun!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 502

The cake we made for Father’s Day. Strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting, yum! Had some new friends over to celebrate with us and helped make the cake. 😀

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 704

Blueberry Grumble. Like a crisp but a thicker crust. Pure deliciousness!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 940 Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 946

Went to the 4th of July Fest. It was fun watching the plane first do a smiley face. Then it spelled out ‘Airshow’. 🙂

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 929 Spidey and Batman was spotted at the festivities!

Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 953 Coffee Braid, Apple nut strip, roquitas, mother's day 961

Had a hard time getting a clear picture of her face. She was sitting in my lap, lol. It was a lot of fun being that close to the fireworks!

 

There’s my quick update. I’ll have a recipe coming very soon!

A couple of questions:  When you go to a coffee shop, how likely are you to get more than just a drink?

What kinds of goodies would you expect/like to find at a coffee shop?

Have a great day!