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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Finding Tea in Martin Yan’s Hidden China

I wasn't very familiar with Martin Chan until I recently ran across a TV show called Martin Yan's Hidden China. For anyone else who might have been living under a rock, suffice to say that Yan has been the host of the PBS show, Yan Can Cook, since 1982 and has also hosted various other …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Thought Chain Reaction

Tea Kettle Philosophy involves a lot of thinking. Thinking of one thing leads to another. Filling a tea kettle with water leads to the thought of that tasty tea and its long history. The tea can lead to thoughts of chocolate cake and sitting with friends sipping and talking of such matters of high import …

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Tea Moments — Remembering a Thanksgiving Past

By A.C. Cargill The holiday season is fast approaching, starting with Thanksgiving, a time of year that fills people with memories both good and bad. For me, Thanksgiving is always a bit harrowing, since cooking and entertaining has never been my forté. As I sip my tea, a particular memory comes to mind. Early in …

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