June / Summer / My Birthday:
Here we are, the month of JUNE (for several weeks now). And, it is officially Summer — As of yesterday (Summer Solstice). Actually, all this month, we have been enjoying a delightful Minnesota Summer!!
I’ve been busy making quite a few new Pots, although I’ve not fired anything yet. I’ve also been hosting several out-of-town Guests, and I just ran down to Northfield to help out with another (new) Pottery Tour — Eureka Pots with Colleen Riley and Donovan Palmquist.
And June is my Birthday Month!!! The exact day does not matter — I just love having an excuse for indulging in as many DESSERTS as I want! So, after several weeks of entertaining out-of-town guests, I am sharing a favorite Dessert. A Chocolate/Banana Mousse Tart! I actually made/shared this a few months ago — My taste-buds have been craving it (again) ever since…..
The Food – Chocolate/Banana Mousse Tart:
I first made/posted this Tart a few months ago — It was easy, it was delicious, totally enjoyable! I’ve been wanting to make it again (with a few ‘adjusted’ ingredients). A gingersnap crust, a creamy/moussy mixture of cream cheese (I used Marscopone), Nutella (I used Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter), whipped cream — All plopped atop the crust layered with banana slices.
So easy (no baking) and absolutely Summer-Delightful! Recipe included on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery – Maasha Plates:
And I’m sharing my Chocolate Birthday Treat on my new Maasha Plates! Dessert Plates, Dinner Plates, Pizza Plates, more Dessert Plates — Stoneware, slips and ash glazes — All with (lightly carved) geometric statements.
This is a slightly new design approach for me — I’ve already created quite a ‘stack’ of Plates. I guess that means I can serve many slices of Chocolate/Banana Tart….
So — Happy Happy Summer everyone!!