Eat Like a Queen

Photo by Romu00e9o on Pexels.com In the past 70 years we’ve learned so much about our favorite monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. We know her favorite breed of dog is the corgi and spends her summers at Balmoral Castle each summer. But what are her favorite foods? It is said Her Majesty is a very healthy …

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Spring Time Tea Time

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com With the weather outside improving and most pandemic restrictions being lifted it’s a perfect time to have a spring tea party.  Start out by setting out a selection of finger sandwiches of egg salad, chicken salad, or cream cheese and vegetable cut into little rectangles. You can group them …

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Recipe – Orange Tuile Biscuits

Looking through an old recipe book of my Mother's for something tasty to make I came across these biscuits.  They always looked impressive after they had been wrapped round the rolling pin and they do taste nice. You will need: 3 large egg whites 4 oz icing sugar 4 oz plain flour Finely grated zest …

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Recipe – Lemon Biscuits

Who likes anything with lemon in it?  Most of you I am guessing.  Even my hubby likes these biscuits and he does not like lemon! The recipe for these biscuits is very old and I can no longer read the name but I know it was from an old Italian lady and began with B. …

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Recipe – Savoy Biscuits

Savoy Biscuits or Lady Finger cakes can be eaten alone - with a cup of tea - or used as the sponge in a trifle.  Remember we made a trifle with trifle sponges broken into pieces well you can use these if you like instead.  There are softer and soak up the alcohol better or …

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Recipe – St. Valentine’s Day Biscuits

Now they say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach so let's make some nice chocolate biscuits to offer him on St. Valentine's day. This recipe makes 20 biscuits and if you have a heart shaped biscuit cutter they will look very special.​     Oven 375 F  190 C  gas …

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Recipe – Domino Biscuits

Whilst the children are at home on holiday from school get them baking these domino chocolate biscuits, which are quite easy to do especially if you have a rectangle cutter. I do not have one so had to do it by hand!  You can make about 24-30 biscuits with this mixture.         …

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All About Biscuits + Recipe

When drinking tea, what would you think goes along with a nice cuppa tea?! While one may prefer a tea sandwich, a little cake, but for some, there are tea biscuits. There is a wide variety that you could either make or purchase that simply make tea more enjoyable and more filling. It’s what helps …

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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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Snacking British Style

Snacking British style is part of this tea lover’s secret for living the “tea life.” Since my preference is for a more British style tea time, this seems only natural. Now, I pass on that secret to you. What constitutes “snacking” in Britain is pretty much the same as here. It’s basically grabbing something to …

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