all the singing is in
the tops of the treeswhere the wind-birdwith its white eyesshoves and pushesamong the branches– Mary Oliver, White Eyes
Gathering and unwinding around a table has secret powers, I swear. It’s incredible what flavors can do for a mood. The way that chocolate, honey and roses can turn an ordinary Wednesday into a sexy soiree. I had a mid-week pick-me-up holiday date with my lovely friend, Arielle, who paired one of her delicious teas with my new favorite way to bring passion into the mundane: honey whipped chocolate served on a French baguette topped with rose petals and sea salt.
Simply whip raw honey with cocoa powder, spread onto the bread of your choice (you can find my gluten-free French bread recipe here) and top with dried rose petals and sea salt. Pair this sweet + savory bite with a pot of The Swallow’s Flight lavender + rose tea for an effortless tea time with your best ladies. This is a menu that invites your guests to feel the feelings.
Extra touches //
Suggested tablescaping: Add florals and greens (such as baby’s breath and eucalyptus) to bring life to your table. Play with pulling some of the leaves off to cultivate a more natural, imperfect vibe. Also, leave some of your favorite books on the table for your friends to peruse.
Suggested music to set the mood:
The Paper Kites