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

Health, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Tea Bling and Bliss

April in Maine can bring summer-like temperatures one day and frost the next. This past week we had snow, heavy rains, and high winds. But today, Saturday, presented us with a warm and breezy delight. After a rough day of recovering from my 2nd Covid-19 vaccination shot, I was feeling better and had to get… Continue reading Tea Bling and Bliss

England, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

A Simple Scone and Cuppa

I was thinking ahead on a Friday night and made myself some scones in anticipation of their enjoyment the following day. I should do this more often. Although it was difficult to not devour half of the scones after baking them the previous night, it was a welcome reward after an exhausting trip to the… Continue reading A Simple Scone and Cuppa

Comforting, England, Loose Tea, Tea

Cottage Book Tea

One of my favorite things to do on a weekend morning this time of year is to sit outside on the deck, sip some tea, and read or look through my favorite books and magazines. We’re having an unusually warm spell here in Maine for the end of May. Now that the humidity has lifted,… Continue reading Cottage Book Tea