Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

First Scones of Fall

Scones for breakfast? Yes, please. My first scones of the fall. Blueberry sour cream scones with some Sunrise at Ogunquit Beach tea. Pulled out my fall Currier & Ives tray and cut a single, small hydrangea and some coleus. I haven’t quite reached the pumpkin spice train yet, but October is only a week away.

Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Hot Tea. Hot Weather.

When the temperatures are toasty, a hot beverage isn’t the preferred choice of liquid. But even when it’s in the 90ºF/30ºC range like it has been the last couple of days, I still like to enjoy at least ONE cup of hot tea. Yesterday, before the heat moved in, I enjoyed some Yorkshire Tea out… Continue reading Hot Tea. Hot Weather.

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

Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Travel

A Touch & Taste of Scotland

There’s a wee bit o’ Scotland in the home office this morning. I brought out my lovely English-made, Duchess fine bone china teapot and cup purchased at the Maine Highland Games many years ago. The national emblem of Scotland, the delicate thistles painted on the china belie the vicious spines that cover and protect the… Continue reading A Touch & Taste of Scotland