one of the loveliest collections of photos of Sibella Court's The Socety Inc.--even if you own one or two of her books you will find yourself peering into these photos at every little detail.
this lovely project was put on my to do list the moment i saw it. an e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y affordable way to delve into paper clay experimentation. you will definitely find me at the hardware store this weekend.
+ to keep refreshed in the midst of this heat wave i have been making pitchers of this refreshing rhubarb iced tea:
Sun Steeped Rhubarb Iced Tea
large glass jar w/ a lid (enough to hold the water)
10-12 cups cold filtered water
5 TBSP loose rhubarb tea
tea ball (large or several small ones to hold the larger amount of loose tea required)
honey or agave-if desired, for sweetening
fresh mint leaves
Fill your glass jar with water. Add your loose tea to the tea ball + submerge in your jar. Replace lid. Set outside in the sun to steep for 6-8 hours (sometimes i put it outside in the early morning sun and let it steep until the evening). Strain into a pitcher. Refrigerate until cool.
Set aside a cup or 2 of the tea and make a tray of "tea" ice cubes.
Serve over your tea ice cubes with a splash of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint if desired (for more mint flavor you can muddle your mint in your glass before pouring the ice tea).
I drink mine without sweetening, but taste it first of course and see which you prefer.
This is my "loose" recipe. Add a splash of lime or a splash of orange (especially tasty). Experiment with different flavors of tea. But i do suggest always making a few tea ice cubes to serve with it.
--have a lovely weekend!