As St. Patrick's Day approaches, I always try to procure an Irish-style tea. However, in years past I realized I was seriously lacking on the Irish teaware front. Even while IN the actual countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland, I wasn't happy with the pottery I was finding. I came back empty-handed, but still with… Continue reading Tea With All the Irish Stuff!
Although my weekly holiday scone extravaganza took at hit due to getting a stomach bug last weekend, I was able to whip up the 2nd installment this weekend. This week's flavor was the Yuletide Cheer scone mix from King Arthur Flour. A delightful rum-flavored scone studded with cranberries, golden raisins, and crunchy pecans. I opted… Continue reading HOLIDAY SCONES – Part 2
My small Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinnerware and tea ware collection started with a single mug brought from the old Linen N' Things stores many years ago. I love the traditional, original berry vine and not some of the new variations. I have shown GREAT restraint over the years by not ordering every piece of the collection.… Continue reading Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Collection
When life (or a good friend) gives you a King Arthur Flour gift card, you order holiday scone mixes, right! For the three weekends leading up to Christmas, I will be baking one scone mix per weekend. Last weekend, my first foray into the holiday scone extravaganza was the Spice Eggnog Scone Mix. King Arthur… Continue reading HOLIDAY SCONES – Part 1
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