Poetry Tea Time :: The Tree That Time Built, Vegan PB Cookies & Strawberries

Our second week of Poetry Tea Time included fresh strawberries and the most delicious peanut butter cookies I have ever had. I think I have made five batches in the last two weeks. The recipe is from the Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats cookbook by Allyson Kramer.  These peanut butter cookies only have peanut butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, and flaxseed meal. Vegan and delicious for everyone! 

We started reading The Tree that Time Built. I read the introduction and two poems. This book is filled with poems that celebrate nature, science, and imagination; all selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston. The book comes with an audio CD with poets reading 44 of the book's poems. 

We both really liked the first poem we read by Aileen Fisher:

Sing of the Earth and sky,
sing of our lovely planet, 
sing of the low and high, 
of fossils locked in granite. 

Sing of the strange, the known, 
the secrets that surround us, 
sing of the wonders shown, 
and wonders still around us. 

We only read two poems today because Celeste wanted to continue our read aloud of "A Nest for Celeste: a Story About Art, Inspiration, and the Meaning of Home" by Henry Cole. I gave this book to Celeste for Christmas after she found out about it from her pen pal in California. We are both loving this story! The combination of pencil drawing illustrations and interesting story keeps us wanting to read more. Celeste read a chapter on her own, but decided she preferred when I read aloud. 

You can read more about Poetry Tea Time here and here, my first post about it. 


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