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May 22, 2013

Tea on Myrrhbearer Sunday...

These are some of the macarons we made...they were scrumptious, but didn't have a "foot" and I'm sure it's because we overbeat them, after reading this:  http://kitchenmusings.com/macaron-faqs/
Sunday afternoon, we had a little tea party.  It was Myrrhbearer Sunday, the day we celebrate those who came to Christ's tomb to anoint his body with myrrh and found that he was gone...and risen!!!  Christ is Risen!  ♥  It was my namesday, as I'm was named after St. Martha and my sister is named after St. Mary, the sisters of Lazarus.  My sister, Susanna, is also named after a myrrhbearer (she would've been Lazarus, if she were a boy) and my littlest sister, Andrea is named after Bishop Andrei Rymarenko of Novo Diveevo, NY, (my parents were very close to him and he passed away in 1978),  her patron saint is St. Andrew the Apostle. 
I got a new teapot for $11.99 with an infuser basket, because I've been making loose leaf tea.  This Rose Petal black tea from the Republic of Tea (given to me as a gift from a friend), with some honey and a little milk, is my favorite!
Our homemade poutine (a French Canadian speciality), turned out well.  I used frozen french fries from Trader Joe's.  The cheese curds I got at Country Fresh Market, on Vine St.  $3.89 for an 8 oz. package and I made the gravy, as this recipe says... 
We had hamburgers with it...they were still on the grill, but we had to dig in...
Hannah climbed our fence to reach over and pluck a few roses from the neighbors wild rose bush...there are SO many, I'm sure they won't mind.  They smell wonderfully!

4 comments:

elizabeth said...

how lovely! Many years on your name's day! :) love the tea pot! :)

WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

You did it! Macarons!
Happy Name day - mine too - St. Joanna. :)

wayside wanderer said...

Sweet group of girlies and such a lovely tea. I really like the butterfly print on the wall. :)

Martha said...

Thank you, all. ♥ Happy Name day to you, too, Wendy!!!

We got that butterfly print at IKEA for $12 a couple months ago: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90209401/