A spectacular summer morning calls for a spectacularly, big-ass teacup! My extra-large thistle teacup from Tain Pottery in Scotland fit the bill perfectly. One needs two hands to lift it when full, especially when it’s filled to the brim with bold Yorkshire Tea. I added a nice color spectrum from the garden with white daisies,… Continue reading The Big Stuff
After adding a perennial favorite tea to my online shopping cart at world-famous Fortnum & Mason in London, I soon discovered a new tea I was dying to try. Rose Pouchong tea combines two of my favorite things: tea and roses. Fortnum & Mason's Rose Pouchong tea By interleaving rose petals with black tea as… Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name
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