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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Easter Special: Tea-Dyed Eggs

In a trend of “life hacking”, everyone is always looking for new ways to make life easier, save money, or going green. Holidays are no exception. If you are low on Easter egg dyes or simply want to reduce your carbon footprint, look no further than your cupboard! If you have a large collection of …

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Easter’s On Its Way! (Chocolate Alert)

  Want to make Easter more interesting for the candy lovers in your life? Add some British chocolate to an Easter basket and watch those eyes light up! Chocolate eggs are very common in the UK, many hollow but filled with delicious sweets! Along with hollow chocolate eggs, don’t forget the filled eggs like Cadbury …

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Recipe – Easter Nests

Well over here we are still on Easter holidays and the Easter eggs are half price!  The kids are still away from school and bored so having bought some little Easter eggs cheap I thought we could make some Easter Nests which, because it is after Easter, we will call Spring treats. It is a …

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Recipe – Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a traditional Easter treat but some time ago it was made for Mothering Sunday so you can make it then if you like.  It has almond paste baked into the middle of it and also almond paste made into balls and placed on top of the cake for decoration. You can make …

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Recipe – Hot Cross Buns

Easter is just around the corner and the Lent period will be over, however, although chocolate and all things nice are not really supposed to be eaten until Easter Sunday. On Good Friday though it is traditional to eat Hot Cross Buns.  They are not difficult to make but as with any 'bread' based product …

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Recipe – Easter Nests

With the end of Lent we have Easter eggs and other such niceties and one of our favourites at this time of the year is Easter nests.  They are so easy to make you can even get the children involved, although watch out for things being popped into mouths!  My daughter loves to help with …

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How to Set the Perfect Easter Tea Table

Easter is a time of rebirth and renewal, when we know that the dormant world around us is reviving and once again budding. Reflecting that at tea time is easy to do with a few key ingredients. Here’s how to set the perfect Easter tea table: Pastel Colors Just about any color is appropriate here, …

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It’s Time to Stock Up on Those British Candies for Easter!

Less than a month to go before those egg hunts and chocolate candies in egg, squirrel, bunny, and other shapes are unwrapped and gobbled. Better be sure to stock up now so there’s no shortage when that time comes! Some of the most popular British candies for Easter are Cadbury crème eggs and their Mini …

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5 Essentials for a Great Easter Tea Time

The date on the calendar may change from year to year, but Easter remains the same, that is, a time of renewal and for observing the coming back to life of the world around us. Flowers bloom, birds sing, and the Sun is higher in the sky, giving us all a feeling of waking from …

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