A very happy 2nd anniversary to Tuesday's "T Stands For Tuesday" hosted each week by Elizabeth and Bleubeard of Altered Book Lover!!! Through this link up I have met people from all over the world. It's a place where we share anything drink related-like an actual beverage, or an outing, or an art page, or a book-anything so long as there is a link to a beverage somehow. Anyone can join in and link any week so please do take a peek and perhaps bring a cuppa to share too:) Thank you to our fabulous hostess!
The other week I had a celebration dinner for my Mom for her birthday and mentioned the special baba au rhum cake I was making her. I didn't even think to explain what it was or translate-so here it is. The French translates to "cake of rum" It is a yeasted cake with raisins. You make a sugar syrup with rum , pour some over a handful of raisins to soak, then slowly pour the remainder over the warm cake to let it soak in also. Here's a few pics:
The baba au rhum:
And this is how my Mom was enjoying it:
As if there wasn't enough rum involved, the tradition with my families in France was always to bring the rum to the table and splash a bit more on the cake! those French:):) My Mom thoroughly enjoyed it-and not to worry-she didn't have to drive!
On a completely different note-lookie what my neighbor discovered in her yard:
I looked it up and found that it is an Imperial Moth. Here's another pic to give you a better idea of the size of it:
Do you like investigating strange bugs and critters? I think the only insect I really freak out about are the centipedes-eeeewwww!!
Linking to T Stands For Tuesday and Art Journal Journey (theme is post/postage). I'll be around to visit in between a dr. appt. I have to take my Mom to this AM. We are having yet another oppressive hot and humid day so I plan on staying in mostly. Still purging and cleaning to make room for our son moving back next week too:)
" Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated! " Osho