Food, Holiday, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Lemon Cake and Lace

Although more of a pink, white and blue color theme for this 4th of July weekend instead of red, white, and blue, I DID add a wee American flag. My first attempt at this lemon blueberry cake turned out okay. Not great, but okay. It tastes wonderful, but it's a wee bit lopsided and is… Continue reading Lemon Cake and Lace

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Pu-Erh and Peonies

Oh, how I DO love my summer Saturday morning tea on the deck. Even on gray days, as long as it's not pouring and the winds aren't whipping, I'm there. With early summer flowers starting to appear in the garden, some floral scent and color adds to the display. Our peonies are blooming. Although battered… Continue reading Pu-Erh and Peonies

Comforting, Scotland, Tea

Summer Tea Time on the Dock

With the humidity finally breaking, I enjoyed a wonderfully, serene tea down on the dock. My (badly) hand-painted, black wooden tray served as the base for some Scottish breakfast tea in my Tain pottery teapot. Then I mixed it up (I’m such a rebel!) and used the vibrant orange plate that matches the little flower… Continue reading Summer Tea Time on the Dock

Comforting, Tea, Tea Accessories

Fall Flower and Tea

When your co-worker, who just happens to be the flower manager, gives you a beautiful teacup and some tea, well...one must have tea with some flowers! This is THE first year these Phlox have actually flowered in my garden. I have discover I really don't care for their scent, but they are lush and pretty.… Continue reading Fall Flower and Tea

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Tea, Tea Treats

4th of July Tea & Cookies

It was a beautiful, summer morning for this year's 4th of July. Some tea and cookies on the deck were in order. I cut some rose blooms off one of my shrub roses. Enough to just make a wee bouquet. It's a shame all of the flowers on one stem don't bloom all at once.… Continue reading 4th of July Tea & Cookies