National Bubble Tea Day

Do you know there's a National Bubble Tea Day? April 30 marks a day devoted entirely to the tea drink with those mesmerizing black pearls. It's a fairly recent celebration, which started in 2018. Where did bubble tea get its start? Bubble Tea originated in Taiwan during the 1980s but came to the US in …

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Keep Calm and Stay Home

Due to the current spread of COVID-19, many people around the world and in the US are under quarantine for the next several weeks. A large number of stores and businesses are closed but select businesses that are deemed essential like grocery stores and gas stations remain open on reduced hours. The world certainly isn't …

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Pi Day and How to Celebrate

Did you know that March 14 is Pi Day? The reason it's called Pi Day is because Pi (or π), one of the most well-known mathematical constants, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across. …

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Pancake Tuesday!

If you traditionally celebrate Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Tuesday, on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday then you know it's not Pancake Tuesday without the pancakes. The most well known pancakes are the thick and fluffy cakes that come from a griddle or a skillet drizzled in sticky maple syrup and topped with a pat of …

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How to Throw a Valentine’s Tea Party

Surprise the significant others in your life with a Valentine’s Tea Party this February 14th. Show them how much you care for them by treating them to tea, cake, sandwiches, and more. Bake fresh scones from scratch or a mix and set out some jam or preserves like strawberry, cherry, or raspberry in little bowls. …

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Happy National Hot Tea Month!

Happy National Hot Tea Month! January marks the annual celebration of hot tea with National Hot Tea Day on January 12th.  Here are some ideas in which you can celebrate National Hot Tea Month: Hold a Tea Tasting Party Invite some friends and family over and have a tea tasting party. Get some tea varieties …

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National Shortbread Day

What can you do with three simple ingredients? Make simple Scottish shortbread! Sweet, crumbly, and goes with practically any tea. On National Shortbread Day (January 6),  you can celebrate by making this simple recipe!  170g all purpose flour (1 ⅜ cup) 60g caster sugar (about ⅓ cup) 120g unsalted butter (about 8 ½ tablespoons) Preheat …

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Cheese, Please!

One of the fun things about the holidays is snacking. No matter whose house, dinner, or party you go to, there are usually nibbles to enjoy. A standard nibble usually involves cheese and crackers but if you have been to parties recently, you may have seen a cheese board. Cheese boards have always been an …

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Crazy for Cranberry

In my previous post I talked about the popularity of pumpkin. We all know how much it’s popularity has skyrocketed over the last decade but today we will discuss the lesser known seasonal taste, the cranberry. The cranberry (vaccinium macrocarpon)  is one of the very few fruits native to North America. They’re usually cultivated in …

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