🦋 Butterfly Pea Flower Tea has become quite popular due to its color changing abilities. When steeped, it is a gorgeous blue color. But, when an acid is added to the tea, it becomes a vibrant magenta. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌸 Things like this put me in awe of what God does for us. All things in nature praises His name, even down to the scientific reason why this tea changes from one beautiful color to a another. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
✝️ Job 12:7-10 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
What’s something that leaves you awestruck?
Butterfly Pea Tea 🍃🍃🍃 Butterfly Pea flower with its natural luminous indigo colour has been ascribed many health benefits in Chinese, Ayurvedic and ancient Thai medicine.
Besides the health benefits it's a refreshing tea that works well as iced tea. With some drops of lemon or lime juice it turns the luminous indigo colour in a deeper purple colour!
Thank you @desireerunzheimer for sharing this with me! 😘
I just got the most amazing news: @homebarawards July challenge is all about ice!!
If you have to ask why I'm excited then you probably haven't seen any of my posts, so welcome to the Barleo!
This challenge is a great chance to clear up how to make clear ice. Boiling water does nothing significant. It might release some gases but that won't freeze perfectly clear in a standard mold. Second, you don't need a huge machine to make your ice, though it certainly would be convenient.
Clear ice is all about time and direction. The slower you can freeze your ice from the top down, the better. A container insulated on all sides but the top is all you need to make wonderfully clear ice.
The apparatus I use cost me probably $5 and has been extremely reliable. It's just a 12" tall plastic container wrapped in 4 layers of insulation foil. The only reason I prefer this to the cooler method is the taller the container, the more clear ice you have to work with. Using a cooler is definitely a great place to start though to get used to the timing of both freezing and tempering the ice when it's time to cut.
I'm starting simple with this challenge with another hand-carved crystal clear ice ball. Fun fact, since I usually carve my ice in one sitting and store it back in the freezer, they unfortunately gain some gray spots that remain after smoothing down.
I can't wait to push my ice skills to the limit this month and hope you guys enjoy it too. Cheers!
Pretty in Pink
2 oz VirGin
.5 oz Light Hibiscus Syrup
.5 oz Butterfly Peaflower Syrup
.25 oz 10% Citric Acid Solution
2 Drops Orangeflower Water
3 Drops 10% Saline
Stir and strain into glass. Garnish with some pretty flowers.
Sub the VirGin for a mellow floral gin like Plymouth or Old Tom to flow with the mild bitterness in the tea-based syrups
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Rainbow unicorn cake! This was a special surprise birthday cake order for an incredibly creative inspiring and accomplished human @fleassymalay
It was 6 layers of raw gluten-free vegan fruity lusciousness in all the flavours and was certainly one of the most complex cakes I’ve done so far! 🔹Almond macadamia medjool coconut biscuit base. Topped by 5 different layers of cashew cheesecake of #blueberrylavender#mintmatchagreen#mangopapaya & #turmeric and the top 2 layers were using #butterflypeaflower#pinkpataya powders by @just_blends. To decorate I made pink vegan chocolate hearts, dark choc stars and heaps of Bliss balls rolled up from the extra cake base dipped in homemade whitechocolate, then rolled in dessicated coconut that I created into various colours.
It was an honour to make this cake for Fleassy as she is a woman that I have great respect for and am often amazed by her many talents and ability to be in her power, walking the talk, yet fearlessly keeping it real. All her friends chipped in to raise the funds to support me in making this epic 5kg vegan cake using only natural ingredients and colours. Fleassy has an incredible sense of colour and artistry so I put a lot of effort into getting the colours and flavours to come through & ended up doing this first time mandala design on top.
Serving it up at an epic party of 100+ friends as part of a welcome ceremony had me a bit nervous to be in the spotlight I must admit, I was so worried it would collapse or melt. But to my pleasant surprise it really held its shape and the flavours turned out incredible. I was happy with the result and grateful for the lovely feedback on the night.
Though I had loads of creative fun with this new cake I can’t say I’ll be making this again in any hurry!! #wedoitforthelove#hardworkpaysoffs#unicorncake#rawrainbowcake#rainbowcake#rawvegancake#glutenfreemelbourne#rawcakesmelbourne#spoonfulofspark#eatgoodfeelgood#rainbowballs#eattherainbow#custommadecakes#rainbowblissballs
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