Holiday, Tea

Tea With Ducks

On this final day of 2021, the weather Gods were smiling with sunny, warm temperatures. After a brisk, but clumsy walk in the snow in the woods, I settled down on the back deck sitting in the sun with my friends the ducks! For some reason this winter, the ducks have gathered en mass along… Continue reading Tea With Ducks

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Tea and Truffles

Sometime’s you’ll see something for sale in an Instagram ad that makes you pause, explore it, then immediately purchase. This was one of those times. An adorable little chocolate cardinal leaped out of my screen. It was so cute I said “awww” out loud. At least I’m pretty sure I did. After exploring, I discovered… Continue reading Tea and Truffles

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

Tray of Scones

Diet? What diet? Scones in bed? Why not? The weather outside was frightful, but the sweets inside were delightful. Because the weather forecast for Saturday sounded nasty with freezing rain and ice, I whipped up some Spiced Eggnog scone dough the previous night, chilled in the fridge overnight, and baked them Saturday morning. The scone… Continue reading Tray of Scones

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

History, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea rooms

Aged Oolong

I attended an educational Zoom event last Tuesday evening provided by Tea Time Magazine and renowned tea historian, Bruce Richardson from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas in Kentucky. Although they touted this event as a “virtual tasting” and it was gently suggested you purchase 3 teas from Elmwood Inn to use during the event, there was… Continue reading Aged Oolong