Food, Holiday, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Lemon Cake and Lace

Although more of a pink, white and blue color theme for this 4th of July weekend instead of red, white, and blue, I DID add a wee American flag. My first attempt at this lemon blueberry cake turned out okay. Not great, but okay. It tastes wonderful, but it's a wee bit lopsided and is… Continue reading Lemon Cake and Lace

Comforting, Food, Irish, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Tea & Croissant for One, Please

On this first Saturday of summer, a fluffy croissant caught my eye. Meaning it called my name and there was no way I was leaving the baked goods section without it. Here is the rundown of today's festivities: I used my bone china Allyn Nelson Collection with the Summer Rose pattern. All made in England.… Continue reading Tea & Croissant for One, Please

Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Coffeecake with Tea

So, I broke two rules today: I had tea with COFFEEcake and drank Scottish BREAKFAST tea at 4 pm in the afternoon. Although March just arrived, we're expecting another snow storm tomorrow night here in Maine. With lamb chops marinating overnight and a soup cooking in the slow cooker, I needed something sweet. This Apple-Cinnamon… Continue reading Coffeecake with Tea

Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Chai Shortbread and Nilgiri Frost

While making this week's grocery list, I came upon a recipe I've had in my collection that I have never tried before. And since today was supposed to be snowy, windy, and cold....which is basically FEBRUARY, I decided to give it a try. Chai Shortbread cookies from Cooking Light is now a new favorite! It… Continue reading Chai Shortbread and Nilgiri Frost