Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. And your post this week doesn’t have to be about tea, either, even though I chose to focus on that theme.If you want, you can simply list all the green food sitting in your fridge right now (lettuce, broccoli, pesto). You could even stage a still life photo to upload and share. Anyway, my point is that posts like that are as welcome as menus and recipes.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post. It ties us together visually.Then plug your name and link into Linky Tools.
Food on Fridays with Ann
Last week I proposed, well, a tea party.Not this kind, or that kind.My idea of a tea party was to join LL Barkat on her tea pilgrimage, if only for a day, and invite you to write posts about tea.I spent time with LL Barkat last weekend at a writers’ retreat held at Laity Lodge. We didn’t get much time together, but I was able to give her the gift I picked out for her.You see, Sam had the idea to honor a person by sharing an item. It could be anything from a Luke Skywalker action figure to a rock, as long as the item carried with it meaning or sentimental value that the giver could explain. It was a way to honor and thank the recipient…and express our love.After toying with several ideas, I landed on something I wanted to give LL, Managing Editor at The High Calling:A teacup.One of my daughters came with me to an antique store where I found two white Haviland teacups and saucers. Made in France.I wrapped one up and gave it to LL to accompany her on her tea pilgrimage.I kept the other for myself.I could get sort of poetic and symbolic, explaining how she is tea to me. But I mostly envision her actually using it, sipping rooibos or green tea from that delicate porcelain cup, resting in the moment.And I kept the second cup so that we could enjoy virtual tea together.Did you make tea? Write about tea? Take pictures of tea?What are your tea stories? Share them in the comments or link to the carnival.