England, Family, History, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

Understated Celebration

As Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her 70 years on the British throne with massive parties and festivities in the UK, I opted for a simple show of respect for the monarch here across the pond. My late mum adored the Queen. They were the same age and my mother had a tremendous… Continue reading Understated Celebration

England, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

My Latest (Expensive) Collection

I first noticed Cornishware® on Instagram where the fabulous, clean blue & and white stripes caught my eye. The blue is the color of a summer sky or the rousing waves of the ocean. Either way…it caught my eye…and my interest. The more I learned about how they make and decorate this cookware, the more… Continue reading My Latest (Expensive) Collection

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

Bag Tea, Food, History, Ireland, Irish, Tea

All the Irish

Today is St. Patrick’s Day around the world. I’m Scotch-Irish on my mother’s side. Here’s the rundown from today’s tea break: The tea today is Barry’s Irish Breakfast from Cork, Ireland. The Claddagh teapot and mug are from Belleek in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland . The traditional Irish soda bread is made by me. The butter… Continue reading All the Irish

Comforting, England, Food, Ireland, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Treats

Cozy Cinnamon

It has been a very cold January here in Maine. The bitter temperatures mean the desire to remain cozy and warm inside are strong. This past weekend I whipped up some Cinnamon Pecan scones from my last box of King Arthur Baking mixes. What a wonderful mix! The scent of cinnamon wafted through the house… Continue reading Cozy Cinnamon