Quilter's Comfort Tea was blended for use during those quite moments between the stitches. Sit back and enjoy sipping a cup of Quilter's Comfort Tea. Enjoy drinking a cup alone or shared with family and friends. QCT is a delicious blend of certified organic herbs combined to soothe, energize, and nurture your creative spirit.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Spicy Ginger Mint, Surfaces & Herbal Table
Tall glasses of Spicy Ginger Mint Tea over ice with lemon balm and thyme
June already, still somewhat cool and wet weather especially when considered against last year's heat and drought. Flower, herb and food gardens everywhere seem to be doing very well.
My last post was about a crowd funding campaign to help establish markets here. Response from the campaign has allowed us to purchase a small refrigerator. At this time we will not be opening the Morning Market or the Thursday Evening Farmers Market. A few people asked why a market. Our intent was to do something we thought would help meet expenses for the store front and be pleasing to the community. Alas, some ideas have wings, and some do not. It is always interesting, to me, to look back after a time and see which ideas worked and which did not.
I am still feeling happy with my architectural cake being voted "best tasting" at last months 2nd Annual Architectural Cake Contest in Bloomington. You can read about it and see some of the wonderful cakes by clicking this link to Local Food Bloomington's blog.
Thank you Quilter's Comfort Spicy Ginger Mint for giving my cake with the winning taste!
Herbal Table Every First Friday
Elberberry Bush Jelly SconesEclairs and Puffs ready for filling
Every first Friday, Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe & Quilter's Comfort Teas hosts an arts opening. This Friday, June 7, we open "SURFACES
& TEXTURES", an exhibition of fiber
arts. Gallery reception
is 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Wellness Arts Gallery (inside Patricia's Wellness Arts Cafe) at
725 West Kirkwood Avenue. "Surfaces &
Textures" address the concept of surface design
and structure. This first annual exhibit seeks
to promote the appreciation of fiber art and
support the creative development and continuance
through artistic interpretations.
"Woven Grace" by B.J. "Kish" Irvine
July 5th, first Friday, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
the Wellness Arts Gallery reception for "Surfaces
& Textures" will feature fiber art
demonstrations through out the evening.
"Surfaces and Textures" exhibit runs
from June 7th to July 31st, 2013.
Cafe/Gallery visitors will be able to sample
a delicious variety of herbal treats. Foods
for the evening will include Spicy Ginger Mint Cake accompanied
by Quilter's Comfort's locally sourced Lavender
Tranquility tea, a blend of lavender, red clover and hops, and this months special tea, Elderberry Boost, a delicious
blend of certified organic Elderberries, Nettles, Red Raspberry Leaf, Lemon
Balm, Red Clover, Calendula, Honeybush, Rose Hips, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme,
Parsley, Ginkyo. This blend got its name
because every herb in it supports the body toward aging well.
In future post, I will write about the properties individual herbs and spices contribute to Quilter's Comfort teas and spices, and to our collective health. You can find some information on the Quilter's Comfort About page by clicking here. We are working on an update that will, once completed have some information about every herb, spice and ingredient we use in our products and in foods we make for our "herbal table".