The Perfect Winter Tea

For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the heart of Winter is upon us. In the U.S., that can range from freezing cold with 12-inch snowfalls and high winds to desert highs in the 70s (the poor darlings have to wear sweaters!) and the vague threat that something moist will actually fall from the skies. Hee! …

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Holiday Tea Time — Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is once again upon us. And tea is an important part of this annual gathering of kith and kin. No matter what you traditionally serve in your house, there is a tea that is perfect to go with it. Flavored teas are especially welcome at such times, and not just any flavors but typical …

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Recipe – Butterfly Buns

These look complicated but are really very easy to make, the basic sponge recipe is the same as for a Victoria Sandwich cake and they are usually filled with butter cream which, again, is easy to make. 100 g  or 4oz butter 100 g  or 4oz caster (superfine) sugar 2 medium eggs 100 g or …

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Christmas crackers are not for eating

When I’m not blogging, I work in a supermarket as a bagger and a cashier. My store carries these Christmas crackers during the holidays, which up until last year, I thought were edible crackers like Ritz or Jacob’s Cream Crackers. They sold for about $10-$12 which made me wonder to myself, “Why so expensive? They …

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Recipe – Cheese Scones

Cheese scones are delicious smothered with butter, cut into two with melted cheese on top or just on their own.  You can make plain scones without the cheese or sweet scones with sugar. Whichever you decide the results will be good I assure you. 175 g  or 6 ozs (3/4 c) Self Raising Flour 50 …

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Brewing Tea Made Easy

  Tea is becoming a popular beverage and new tea drinkers are asking for clear, easy instructions on how to brew. For those people who are new to tea or veterans of the fabulous beverage, there are a few simple steps to a perfect cup of tea. The first step to brewing the perfect cup …

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Recipe: Viennese Fingers and Rosettes

Hello everyone, this is Julia from over the pond with my first blog and recipe.  These Viennese fingers and rosettes are made with a kind of shortbread mixture and are very rich.  I hope you enjoy making them and eating them with a nice cup of tea. 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) butter 2 oz …

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Some “Must Have” Teas for Your Tea Pantry

You have a tea pantry, right? No? Well, that needs to be the first step here. I’ll wait until you toss aside all of those food items taking up the space in there … tick tock, tick tock, tick… all done? Great! Time to see what “must have” teas you need to have in your …

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ETS Pumpkin Spice Scones – product review

I brought home a package of our Pumpkin Spice Scone mix for the weekend, with the promise of baking them and bringing them to our merchandising meeting. These are the kind where you just add water. For comparison, I also baked a batch of regular scones. The instructions on the pumpkin spice were easy to follow …

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