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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