England, History, Loose Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Travel

Springtime Memories

10 years ago this month, Dave and I enjoyed about 5 days exploring London, England and some of the surrounding areas. It was Dave’s second trip to London, but my first. Yes, we hit the usual tourist places, but I thoroughly enjoyed the epic history around every corner. Today I enjoyed some of my favorite… Continue reading Springtime Memories

Family, Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Teapot Cookies

I was cleaning out my tea area in the pantry and kept moving this wee silver tin around to get it out of the way. Then I suddenly remember what its content was: The teapot cookie cutters my niece bought me for Christmas! There is no label on the tin, so I completely forgot what… Continue reading Teapot Cookies

Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

An Early Taste of Fall

After a string of sunny, steamy days with temperatures in the 90’s and humidity pegged off the charts, we’re experiencing a brief, but welcome cool down for a day or two here on the stream. With highs only in the 60’s today it certainly brings a feel of fall to the air. The cloudy, but… Continue reading An Early Taste of Fall

Food, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Blueberries and Hydrangeas

August is wild blueberry season here in Maine. The maintenance of the fields and the harvesting of these small, delectable berries is very labor intensive. So, when I saw fresh berries suddenly available at the local market, I was glad to buy a pint and support our local farmers. I decided to bake some blueberry… Continue reading Blueberries and Hydrangeas

Family, Food, History, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Tradition

Rustic Elegance

I inherited my great-grandmother’s silver tea set from my aunt. I realized the other day I hadn’t used it in awhile and decided to set up a wee photo shoot out on the deck. I did the best to give the silver a quick polish. It’s not perfect, and it never will be again. I… Continue reading Rustic Elegance