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

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

Comforting, England, Family, History, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats, Travel

An Unintended Memorial

It’s a cloudy but warm Saturday. Rain is forecast, so I whipped up some cinnamon scone dough last night from a recipe I saw in the latest issue of Tea Time Magazine. Then I baked them this morning. I really should do that more often! What a nice treat to have freshly baked scones this… Continue reading An Unintended Memorial

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Travel

Dragonflies and Shortbread

Just after I wrote in my previous post that my motivation for tea blog posts & photography has waned, I think I may have redeemed myself with this one. WARNING: That means it’s wordy. Due to some recent medical issues, I’ve had to start watching what I eat and how much I eat. This led… Continue reading Dragonflies and Shortbread

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