Food, Holiday, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Lemon Cake and Lace

Although more of a pink, white and blue color theme for this 4th of July weekend instead of red, white, and blue, I DID add a wee American flag. My first attempt at this lemon blueberry cake turned out okay. Not great, but okay. It tastes wonderful, but it's a wee bit lopsided and is… Continue reading Lemon Cake and Lace

England, Food, History, Holiday, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tradition

A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

My husband has many items in a china cabinet that belonged to his parents and grandparents. I chose this Easter to use one of the prized heirlooms for my morning tea. The main purpose of this tea was to try out my shiny, new steel egg topper set on soft boiled eggs. My last (and… Continue reading A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Tea, Tea Treats

4th of July Tea & Cookies

It was a beautiful, summer morning for this year's 4th of July. Some tea and cookies on the deck were in order. I cut some rose blooms off one of my shrub roses. Enough to just make a wee bouquet. It's a shame all of the flowers on one stem don't bloom all at once.… Continue reading 4th of July Tea & Cookies

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

An Easter Tea

I enjoyed a lovely Easter tea today. Had to sit inside as it was still too windy and chilly out, even though the sun did put in an appearance at one point. Today's tea was really all about the teacup and saucer. It's a stunning floral Royal Albert bone china pattern made in England. A… Continue reading An Easter Tea

Family, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

A Sweatheart Tea

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I was in the mood for sweets and tea. Enjoyed a lovely, loose peppermint tea from Upton Tea Imports, some home-made, heart-shaped peanut butter cookies, some hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries, and a raspberry filled, heart-shaped donut. Yes...it's a LOT of sugar, but it was soooo good. I pulled out one… Continue reading A Sweatheart Tea