A Beautiful Family Wedding!

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Hi everyone!

It’s been a big week! Not only is Fozzy in town for a visit, but my cousin Robert married his beautiful girlfriend, Eva and I officiated the wedding! I’ve been so caught up in the excitement of things, that I completely lost track of time and realize now, late on Sunday, that I never put together a Motivational Monday for you! My apologies!

In lieu of a traditional blog, I’d like to simply share some pictures from the event and also share with you a great recipe I made several weeks ago and had intentions of posting eventually. Today is as good a day as any. I used Teavana tea to make them and they came out divine! I hope you enjoy them.

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As for the wedding, it was in my parents backyard, lasted for 8 hours, and we danced and partied until the neighbors threatened to call the police! What can I say? We’re Cuban 🙂 But a great time was had by all and I even caught the bridal bouquet, although I suspect Eva directed it specifically to me.

I hope you enjoy the pictures, the muffins and the last week of summer… it’s gone too quickly, hasn’t it?

Lots of love!
xo
B

Tea Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut palm nectar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup coconut milk (from a can, lite) + ¼ cup
  • 3 tbsp Teavana Caramel, Almond and Amaretto tea
  • 1/3 cup diced fresh apricot

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375’
  • Place the tea and ½ cup coconut milk in a pan and heat gently so that tea is infused in the milk, turning it pink. Heat for about 5 minutes at lowest setting. Remove from heat, and allow to sit until cool, so the flavor of the tea steeps well into the milk. Add ¼ cup coconut milk.
  • Mix first four (dry) ingredients together and blend well to remove any clumps.
  • Strain the coconut milk mixture over a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut palm nectar and egg, mixing well.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend well.
  • Grease muffin tin with a little coconut oil or use muffin liners. Fill 6 muffin cups with the batter.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until done.
  • Remove from heat and allow them to cool so you can easily remove from baking tray.
  • Allow to cool on baking rack. Serve with Artisana coconut butter and some fresh apricots or with jam. Enjoy!

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27 comments on “A Beautiful Family Wedding!

  1. Milton

    Wow, Barbara, what a beautiful and fun time! Thanks so much for sharing the joy with your faithful!!

    I have a question on the recipe: Do you mean 3 tbsp each of three different kinds of Teavana teas? Or is “Caramel, Almond and Amaretto” one kind that we should use 3 tbsp of?

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  2. Celeste

    Such a beautiful venue created right there at home! Simple, classy and charming. You all look amazing! Thanks for taking the time to add your yummy recipe as well! Gonna make these and take them to the beach. Fall is coming in SoCal when the crowds clear away and this will add to a perfect Sunday beach walk. XO, Celeste

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  3. Anna Continenza-Larkin

    Wow! You all look wonderful! Please give your parents a big hug & kiss from me…and to you too! Would love to see you all…maybe soon! ❤️❤️ Love, Anna

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  4. Sharon Gonzalez

    Please tell Robert and Eva congrats !! Love and happiness always .. Love and kisses to you and your parents … ❤️❤️ Shash ..

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  5. Dalia Cubenas

    Hola Barbarita , tal vez hay as lido habla right de mi a tu mama y Robertico, yo era la doctora que lo ate dia amiga de su mama. Me dio mucha alegria al ver la hermosa boda realizada de Robertico y Eva . Felicidades a toda la familia.

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  6. Alli

    The backyard looks beautiful and I am sure the day was filled with much love. Cherished memories were made. 🙂

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  7. Margaret

    Hi Barbara,

    I got really excited to read your post, I thought it was pictures from your wedding. But you caught the bouquet, so maybe you are next. Wishing you and your family all the happiness in the world.

    Best Regards,
    Margaret

    PS: the recipe looks great. I will be trying them soon.

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    1. JOAN KLAPPER

      JORGE AND IDA, WISHING YOU ALL THE HAPPINESS YOU DESERVE

      IDA, THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO WELL!!!!!! MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!! SADIE OHL,

      LOTS OF MAZEL AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP!!!

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      1. stacey

        Everyone looks so beautiful and so happy. Please send my love to the happy couple and as always, send love to Jorge and Ida. Love and hugs all around. xo

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