Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Sugar Doilies

I have seen these Snowflake Lace Sugar Doilies for years in the Victorian Trading Co. catalog and decided to see if they were as pretty as they looked. They ARE! But it’s been difficult getting a good photo of them because they immediately start to melt once you place them in hot liquid. So, for… Continue reading Sugar Doilies

Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Tea and Donuts

Fall is a stressful season for me at work, but before the temperatures turned too chilly I was able to tear myself away from the catalog for a brief outing on the deck one Saturday. I pulled out all the stops...or props, I should say. I really need to practice the “less is more” adage.… Continue reading Tea and Donuts

Comforting, Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Maine-Grown Blueberries

It’s that time of year here in Maine when the blueberries are picked and sold in farm stands and supermarkets from one end of the the state to the other. I picked up a pint of Highbush blueberries at the supermarket last weekend from Circle B Farms in Caribou, Maine. Circle B Farms do a… Continue reading Maine-Grown Blueberries

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Fruits, Flowers, and Friends During a Pandemic

When we FINALLY have a sunny, none-windy day with temperatures in the 60’s here in Maine, one MUST take tea outside. Blue skies, flowers, and tea Luckily, during our self-isolation during this pandemic, I had all the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch of blueberry muffins after reading a recipe on Inspired Taste.… Continue reading Fruits, Flowers, and Friends During a Pandemic

Food, Ireland, Irish, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Tea With All the Irish Stuff!

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, I always try to procure an Irish-style tea. However, in years past I realized I was seriously lacking on the Irish teaware front. Even while IN the actual countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland, I wasn't happy with the pottery I was finding. I came back empty-handed, but still with… Continue reading Tea With All the Irish Stuff!