Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Travel

Dragonflies and Shortbread

Just after I wrote in my previous post that my motivation for tea blog posts & photography has waned, I think I may have redeemed myself with this one. WARNING: That means it’s wordy. Due to some recent medical issues, I’ve had to start watching what I eat and how much I eat. This led… Continue reading Dragonflies and Shortbread

Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post

The best-laid plan: make red velvet cupcakes for valentine's daybake cupcakes in heart-themed papersdecorate said cupcakes with holiday sprinkles and chocolate heartsuse heart-shaped teacup & sauceruse heart-shaped charger platephotograph items above in an Instagram-worthy way Well, I got five out of six relatively okay. Instagram can be a blessing and a curse. I LOVE seeing… Continue reading The Forgotten Valentine’s Day Post

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Cozy Hot Chocolate

Although this isn’t a tea post, it’s just as warm and cozy. Look out cozy, I’m comin’ in! I received some home made hot chocolate mix and even home made marshmallows from my friend back in NY for Christmas. We woke up to a fresh 5” of snow today, so it seemed the perfect thing… Continue reading Cozy Hot Chocolate

Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Sugar Doilies

I have seen these Snowflake Lace Sugar Doilies for years in the Victorian Trading Co. catalog and decided to see if they were as pretty as they looked. They ARE! But it’s been difficult getting a good photo of them because they immediately start to melt once you place them in hot liquid. So, for… Continue reading Sugar Doilies

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea

A Tale of Two Days

Two weeks ago (yes, I’m late on writing this) we had two very rare 70º days here in Maine. Coincidentally, those were the two days I requested time off from work. My first true days off since the catalog was finished. And what a fabulous two days they were! I baked pumpkin bread, I read… Continue reading A Tale of Two Days