Red Nose Day

If you have seen some of Britain’s greatest celebrities sporting bright red clown noses, you must be wondering why. It’s all for a good cause! Every two years, an organization called Comic Relief puts on an event and it’s celebrated all over Britain. Comic Relief itself was created in 1985 by Richard Curtis after being …

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Recipe – Florentines

If you need something sweet then Florentines are wonderful. They sound Italian but I think they are of French origin. They are fairly easy to make but require constant attention so don't start them if you are doing something else. For approximately 20 Florentines you will need: A quantity of quartered glace cherries, chopped almonds, …

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Care and Feeding of the Brown Betty – Part 1

My 4 cup Brown Betty arrived today. I requested it after receiving questions like, "how do I season this?" "What's the difference between the older Brown Betties and the newer?" Our blog has some information on the humble Brown Betty but is lacking so far. I am reminded of the customer who ordered a simple, …

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Tea of the Month – March 2015 (Part 1)

I am wondering why we chose Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos for one of our March Teas of the Month. For St. Patrick's Day I am thinking Scotch (by association), Irish Whisky, green beer. But Bourbon? Ok. Let's think this through another way - Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras. But that was in February this year. So …

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