My good friend Little Man, who happens to be turning three today is having a costumed tea party with scones, local strawberries, and whipped cream for his birthday.
There will be storytelling, he and I do a great rendition of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
As usual, in my community children's birthday parties are a mix of ages from babies, teens and betweens, to elders. It's been asked that we not bring presents, just ourselves and our stories and fun.
I spend time with Little Man for a long afternoon every week while his parents run a Poetic Justice theatre troupe. We bake, cook, read, go for long walks to the beach, and of course drink tea, his favorite is cinnamon with stevia and milk. Pouring the milk himself is the highlight of the whole experience.
I offered to bake the scones for his mother to relieve some of the first-birthday-parties for-first-child stress.
I made the scones up into a mix with everything except the wet ingredients a couple of days ago and froze, with the help of my 14 year old apprentice Orion. I had him make me several extra batches, so I'll have some on hand for Sunday mornings. I'll walk the mile over to the party today with the mixes, and milk kefir--all ready to bake the hot scones for the party. I always get such a rave response from these scones, and the recipe has become a family heirloom at this point, so I'm so pleased to share them with you.
* Recipe was initially inspired by Marion Cunningham's
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