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, 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

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

A Christmas Gnome & Tea

Today is Christmas Eve. I don’t have to work. We ARE going to have a White Christmas. We don’t need to go anywhere and we’re both healthy. I don’t think we could ask for anything else in 2021. Winter has settled in “nicely” here in Maine with snow and ice and very chilly temperatures. Hot… Continue reading A Christmas Gnome & Tea