Food, Ireland, Irish, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Tea With All the Irish Stuff!

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!

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

HOLIDAY SCONES – Part 2

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

Tea, Tea Accessories, Tradition

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Collection

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

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

HOLIDAY SCONES – Part 1

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

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