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

History, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea rooms, Travel

Yorkshire Tea Time

In 2013 my husband and I spent 3 days in the beautiful and historic city of York, England before heading north to Scotland. When planning our trip to Scotland, we wanted to get a brief taste of another part of England away from London, which we visited the previous year for a week. While doing… Continue reading Yorkshire Tea Time