Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

They Can’t All Be Gems

Instagram is a lot of things. It’s inspirational due to all the beautiful photos, scenes, and settings. But it’s also highly intimidating. I don’t have the perfect outdoor furniture and I’m not an expert at lighting or photography. I do my best with what I have here in rural Maine. I baked some blueberry sour… Continue reading They Can’t All Be Gems

Comforting, Holiday, Tea

Happy Easter

During the difficulty of the continuing pandemic, we look to spring with renewed hope and optimism over last year at this time. Yet, the disease still haunts us. Vaccines are getting out there, but we have a ways to go. Easter Sunday and spring offer us signs of renewal and new life as plants and… Continue reading Happy Easter

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

England, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

A Simple Scone and Cuppa

I was thinking ahead on a Friday night and made myself some scones in anticipation of their enjoyment the following day. I should do this more often. Although it was difficult to not devour half of the scones after baking them the previous night, it was a welcome reward after an exhausting trip to the… Continue reading A Simple Scone and Cuppa

Food, History, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea

The Colonial Colors of Independence

Today is the 244th birthday of the United State of America. The United States of America was founded in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Declaration explained why the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain regarded themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule. We… Continue reading The Colonial Colors of Independence