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

Holiday Jam

Most of the goodies I received as gifts for Christmas have already been consumed because I have absolutely no restraint. However, the lovely homemade jams my friend back in New York sends me are always a preserved treat I can linger with and savour later in the year. Okay, so it’s only a week after… Continue reading Holiday Jam

England, History, Loose Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Travel

Springtime Memories

10 years ago this month, Dave and I enjoyed about 5 days exploring London, England and some of the surrounding areas. It was Dave’s second trip to London, but my first. Yes, we hit the usual tourist places, but I thoroughly enjoyed the epic history around every corner. Today I enjoyed some of my favorite… Continue reading Springtime Memories

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

Family, Food, History, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Tradition

Rustic Elegance

I inherited my great-grandmother’s silver tea set from my aunt. I realized the other day I hadn’t used it in awhile and decided to set up a wee photo shoot out on the deck. I did the best to give the silver a quick polish. It’s not perfect, and it never will be again. I… Continue reading Rustic Elegance

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