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

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

Christmas Tea Treats

As I did last Christmas, I ordered up some adorable tea treats from The Cordial Cherry. This year they offered up Christmas Tea & Cakes chocolate truffles. Of course, the little teapot called my name. I’m always impressed with the small details and how lovely they area. Not to mention how tasty their chocolate is!… Continue reading Christmas Tea Treats

Bag Tea, Food, History, Ireland, Irish, Tea

All the Irish

Today is St. Patrick’s Day around the world. I’m Scotch-Irish on my mother’s side. Here’s the rundown from today’s tea break: The tea today is Barry’s Irish Breakfast from Cork, Ireland. The Claddagh teapot and mug are from Belleek in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland . The traditional Irish soda bread is made by me. The butter… Continue reading All the Irish

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

More Tea and Truffles!

I love my friend Deb back in NY, and it’s not just because she sends me such yummy things, but that she thinks enough of me to take the time to do it. I’m not worthy, but OH, do I enjoy the goodies. As a single woman in my 30’s back in NY, Deb and… Continue reading More Tea and Truffles!

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