England, Family, History, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

Understated Celebration

As Queen Elizabeth II and her family celebrate her 70 years on the British throne with massive parties and festivities in the UK, I opted for a simple show of respect for the monarch here across the pond. My late mum adored the Queen. They were the same age and my mother had a tremendous… Continue reading Understated Celebration

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

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

Comforting, Food, History, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Treats

Blueberry Summer Scones

Some coolers temperatures have invaded our lazy, hazy days of summer. It’s a welcome change after heat and humidity when one has absolutely no desire to turn the heat of the oven on and bake. On a cloudy, but rain-free day last weekend, I decided to heat up the stove and bake some blueberry scones.… Continue reading Blueberry Summer Scones

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