Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

They Can’t All Be Gems

Instagram is a lot of things. It’s inspirational due to all the beautiful photos, scenes, and settings. But it’s also highly intimidating. I don’t have the perfect outdoor furniture and I’m not an expert at lighting or photography. I do my best with what I have here in rural Maine. I baked some blueberry sour… Continue reading They Can’t All Be Gems

cats, Comforting, Food, Tea

Tea, a Tabby, and Treats

It was a VERY dark Saturday morning and rain soon set it. As I was getting ready for my first cuppa, I remembered I still had some macarons that I had ordered from La Petite Délicat in the fridge. Dear God, how could I have forgotten? It was a busy, brain-draining week, that’s how. What… Continue reading Tea, a Tabby, and Treats

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

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Cozy Hot Chocolate

Although this isn’t a tea post, it’s just as warm and cozy. Look out cozy, I’m comin’ in! I received some home made hot chocolate mix and even home made marshmallows from my friend back in NY for Christmas. We woke up to a fresh 5” of snow today, so it seemed the perfect thing… Continue reading Cozy Hot Chocolate