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, Tea Treats

Pumpkin Muffins & Chai

Pumpkin muffins and French Vanilla chai tea: Could this BE any fallier? I whipped up a batch of my favorite, and easiest muffins (recipe below). They pair perfectly with Twinings chai tea on this cloudy, rainy Sunday morning. #autumnflavor #pumpkin #muffins #fall #chai 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins MAKES: 12 muffins INGREDIENTS 1 (15.25 oz.) Box Dunkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins & Chai

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