Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tea on Tuesday

"What is the most wonderful thing for people
like myself who follow the Way of Tea? My answer:
The oneness of host and guest,
created through 'meeting heart to heart',
and sharing a bowl of tea
."

Soshitsu Sen, Grand Master XIV, Urasenke School of Tea

Kimmie at Art in Red Wagons is our host for Tea on Tuesday.

I recently tried a new recipe from the blog Bountifully called Ginger and Pears, Upside Down

I had to figure out measurements since I'm not familiar with grams; divided the batter up between two mini-loaf pans and they turned out beautifully.

It was the perfect treat served with a bit of fresh cream and lemon, ginger & ginseng tea.

Unfortunately, not all recipes are as successful. I won't even tell you what this was supposed to be.

I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday. Friendship blessings, Tammy

36 comments:

Little Treasures said...

Thanks for the link Tammy! Today I visited numerous links offering delicious recipes! This looks fantastic!

Becky~ said...

Haha cute tammy.You have so many that are successful who cares about that LOL.By the way it lookss goodddddd.

Pearlin J said...

the pictures are soo beautiful!specially the third one

gail said...

Hi Tammy....so good to hear from you! Still having some comment issues, but I'm getting through it. Blogger is a pain sometimes!
Your cake looks wonderful. I just love to have tea with friends...maybe some day we will...
hugs,
gail

~*~Patty S said...

ooo you have me drooling over your gorgeous tea bread and I feel your pain on having things stick in the pan...never fun!

Thank you for sharing tea today...the quote is just perfect too!
oxo

Phyllis said...

Bwahhhh! I am laughing so hard at the last picture....

The ginger/pear loaf looks quite yummy. Now that the temps are more reasonable, I'm starting to bake again. There goes the weight I lost!

Yvonne said...

Looks delicious. I love breads with tea, not too sweet, just right. Happy tea day.

Halle said...

I wish I liked pears because I have to say that it looks really good...but my palette is telling me..no way! Love that you showed a flop. I've made several flops lately...unfortunately they were supper. Good thing I had a back-up plan. :)

La Dolce Vita said...

mmm mmmm oh you have me sooo hungry now, I will have to go bake something!!! always fun coming by your place Tammy!! xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy...That bread looked good. The little mini cupcakes looked like they needed some Pam spray...ha! Do you have that in the supers in Kuwait? Like everything in life, you win a few and lose a few. Thanks for sharing. Hope your day is dazzling. Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You come up with the neatest recipes! Your ginger and pear dessert looks fantastic. I am laughing to see the recipe that did not turn out well. I am thinking it does not happen often that your food does not turn out. I am guessing it will be a while before you try that recipe again!! HA!

Have a great Tuesday!

Gwendolyn said...

Ha~ did you eat the dissaster cupcakes or what ever they were... maybe a little milk would have been good with it? I have Aiden today . I am doing a little blogging while he is sleeping. Still need to shower , will do that as soon as Ernie get's home for lunch.
Ta!

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, every time I come to visit 'look I see how well your recipes! this really whets the appetite for something sweet baking! Happens to me more times than perhaps, and not always the result is as expected! hugs, Rose Marie

Createology said...

Let them eat cake and this looks delicious. Tea is such a calming time to sit and sip. Have a fabulous rest of the week...

Sherry said...

I love tea time. Even when I am here at work and have a cup for break time it is so calming. Your ginger and pears upside down look yummy!

Linda said...

That looks delicious! :) And I chuckled about the other picture - I've had far too many baking experiences like that one.

Have a blessed week,
Linda

kimmie said...

That looks delicious :)
Funny about the who knows what it was supposed to be .... That happens to me a lot .... Especially if it involves a muffin tin :)
I love the quote at the top of your post. A lot of wisdom there that could apply to a lot of endeavors in life.

Rizzi said...

YOUR UPSIDE DOWN PEAR CAKE LOOKS SO YUMMY AND MOIST. I COULD GO FOR A PIECE RIGHT NOW WITH A CUP OF TEA. CLOUDY AND RAINY ON AND OFF THIS WEEK, SO FAR IT IS. I REALLY HAVEN'T BEEN DOING THAT MUCH LATELY EXCEPT CROCHETING. DON'T WORK TO HARD, AND STAY COOL. RIZZI

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh this looks wonderful...and what a wonderful fall dish, that is when we start to see fall.

Enjoyed the quote...will have to try this dish

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That quote you started with today was fantastic. Put me in a tea mood. Loved the look of your ginger and pears. I totally understand the problems with the "what is it" photo. Now you know why I use muffin liners! Have a great rest of your tea day, dear.

nanny said...

Just keeping it real, uh.....
Well your successful bread looks and sounds so delicious!!!

Trace said...

glad you enjoyed the cake, I love seeing what other people make with my recipes xx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the quote!! (you know I always do!) Kind of like 'namaste'.

Tea with you and your pear and ginger tea cake sound wonderful!!

LOL! I love that last experiment! Makes me feel normal. ;) Hugs and blessings ~ tanna

Jan said...

When I saw the photo of the cakes on the dashboard (being so tiny AND I didn't have my glasses on) I thought they were TWINKIES! Oh, no.......do NOT go there Tammy, I thought.
But it was just your ginger cakes. Whew!

Lounging with a Latte said...

The cake looks delicious! We all have those failures in the kitchen. I made a simple bread recipe that I found on a blog on Monday night..it didn't work but I worked out why, so last night I tried it again and it turned out great. I'll blog about it soon. I do wonder what you were making?!!

Tammi said...

I have had many failures in the baking department.

That upside down cake looks amazing.

x

Yarni Gras! said...

HI Tammy!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today! I love this post....the ginger peach upside down looks great.....and I love that you shared a "fail" with us......too funny! Have a great rest of the week!

Diane said...

I'm glad you showed the last picture, now I don't feel like the lone ranger. Your cake looks beautiful.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Delicious looking Tammy!
I love anything ginger and pear - so I'm off to get the recipe too!
Ginger and Ginseng tea - the perfect accompaniment!

I'm laughing about the bottom photo - I've had lots of those - but I've never felt brave enough to show them - good on you!!!!

Perfect quote too!

Happy Wednesday dear Tammy!

koralee said...

I have been in the kitchen all day baking and could still eat one of your yummy cakes. Hugs to you my friend.

elizabeth said...

Those little loaves look DELICIOUS!

Sussie said...

Hi Tammy! It looks delicious! Yum yum... Almost like an "Upsidedown-cake" with pineapple. I have to try making them...
Your simple pleasures in life are so wonderful and I try to think like you do. To enjoy the everyday life to the fullest.
It´s getting colder here in Sweden now, but not in Kuwait yet I think.
I don´t drink tea too often as I did as I was young. I´m living with a coffoholic and in Stockholm this summer I enjoyed Ice-latte! :)
Have a great day!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Your ginger and pears upside down look like magazine worthy! Never mind the other that didn't come out the way it was meant to be... Forget about it.
You manage to make such great treats to enjoy with a cup of tea!
Love to you and enjoy your days.

Mariette

Anonymous said...

Bake-fail! So what was that supposed to be??? It looks like your muffin pan regurgitated. The pear one looks yummy and is making me hungry for some tea and cake...which I don't have. I will be making my banana sour cream bread tomorrow. I will try to get some out to you with your black beans. Hope your work days are going by fast.

Love Melissa

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

I do love a pear and ginger combination. I'll have to give this one a go while the weather's still cool. x

Sherry from Alabama said...

Yum! The bread looks delicious! Now I'm off to check out the recipe. Thanks for posting this!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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