This is a belated post. This happened back in January but … if you are a reader of my blog you know that I’ve had a few things goin’ on lately! I LOVE going for high tea and so does my mom. Not that kind of high tea, guys. High as in… British! Fancy! Royal! Pinkies out and the sound of fine china tea cups lightly clinking against saucers, cream and sugar and steaming earl grey tea and plates and plates of small and sweet desserts and scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam and little tea sandwiches. I dream about going for high tea quite often… you only get one of each thing and you think, oh man, I could TOTALLY eat more than one lemon tart or open faced cucumber sandwich … but by the time you plow through the towers of dainty snacks, you are very satiated. So, in honour of my mom, we threw her a high tea party of her dreams!
I made these crispy sweet and tart Craftsman and Wolves inspired sugar cookies – recipe coming soon!
I went wild making macaron – I was pretty much a crappy little novice at it but by the fourth batch I wasn’t doing too badly. I did a few fist-pumping booty shaking dance moves when these guys turned out like this, as above! Find my macaron mania post here with all the tips I found.
I made a pretty in pink ruffly vintage look vanilla buttercream cake too – gotta have a CAKE for a birthday.
Tower of dessert POWER slammed with three types of macarons, lemon tarts, cupcakes and cookies. My aunties also made hundreds of mini tea sandwiches to complete the high tea party feast.
My beautiful mom, radiant at 70!!! I can hardly believe my mom is 70 years old. Then again, Asian genes dictate that us ladies will look good up until 80-ish, and then your looks plummet with a 1,000 foot drop. But hey – if I can look as good and be as healthy and strong as my mom at 70, I will be BLESSED, truly BLESSED. Up until last week I wasn’t sure if I would be making it to 40. Now, I am pleased to say that my surgery results came back and the tumour was fully removed, and the lymph nodes they took out tested negative for cancer, meaning it hasn’t spread anywhere. EFF YEAH! I still have chemo and radiation ahead but I am looking forward to blasting through that part of my treatment … and grab my life back by the gonads once this is all over.
To my mom: 70 years of making planet Earth a better place. I love you so much mom and am shooting-star lucky to have you in my life. PS thanks for giving birth to me too. Hehe! xo Lyndsay
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