Food, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Blueberries and Hydrangeas

August is wild blueberry season here in Maine. The maintenance of the fields and the harvesting of these small, delectable berries is very labor intensive. So, when I saw fresh berries suddenly available at the local market, I was glad to buy a pint and support our local farmers. I decided to bake some blueberry… Continue reading Blueberries and Hydrangeas

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

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, Family, Tea, Tea Accessories

The Big Stuff

A spectacular summer morning calls for a spectacularly, big-ass teacup! My extra-large thistle teacup from Tain Pottery in Scotland fit the bill perfectly. One needs two hands to lift it when full, especially when it’s filled to the brim with bold Yorkshire Tea. I added a nice color spectrum from the garden with white daisies,… Continue reading The Big Stuff

Health, Tea

Tea on the Trails

I don’t get out much during the winter - literally! So, this year I am making efforts to enjoy winter a little more and avoid the dreaded cabin fever. We have a plot of land beside our property that is a wood lot and the landing place of yard/garden rubbish. A small trail is woven… Continue reading Tea on the Trails