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

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

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

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Cozy Hot Chocolate

Although this isn’t a tea post, it’s just as warm and cozy. Look out cozy, I’m comin’ in! I received some home made hot chocolate mix and even home made marshmallows from my friend back in NY for Christmas. We woke up to a fresh 5” of snow today, so it seemed the perfect thing… Continue reading Cozy Hot Chocolate

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea

A Tale of Two Days

Two weeks ago (yes, I’m late on writing this) we had two very rare 70º days here in Maine. Coincidentally, those were the two days I requested time off from work. My first true days off since the catalog was finished. And what a fabulous two days they were! I baked pumpkin bread, I read… Continue reading A Tale of Two Days