You’ll Want To Spread This On Everything: Fruit Butter! 🍎

Today we are going to look at fruit butters! Some of you may have heard of it but others who have never heard of it could be confused. Fruit as a butter? What is that? Fruit butters are its lesser known than its cousins jam and jelly, but it's steadily gaining popularity, especially in the …

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Fall Gift Baskets 🍂

  Halloween just passed and Thanksgiving is around the corner; we are in the heart of fall! This time of year is most beautiful due to the colors of the changing of leaves and cozying up next to a fire with a fall snack and tea. Why not bring that joy to someone you loves' …

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Toasting the First Day of Fall with Tea

For some folks, Labor Day is officially the end of Summer, which among the folks in the Hamptons also means it’s the last day to wear white until Memorial Day, but officially Summer continues until around the end of the 3rd week of September. I always like to observe this official version of the change …

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Your Fall Teapot Line-up

Fall is coming up fast, so your fall teapot line-up needs to be brought out of storage and prepared for duTEA. Don’t have any Fall teapots? Goodness gracious! Something needs to be done about that and quickly. Fortunately, I have the solution – eight teapots that will bring a feeling of that crisp, clean, cool, …

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Hurry Up, Fall, I Need Those Special Teas!

Fall is just around the corner, only about a couple of weeks away, and it’s a time when my tastebuds crave certain teas, including a few with added flavorings (something I usually avoid). But such anticipation can make time seem to crawl by slowly. And that makes me cry out, “Hurry up, Fall, I need …

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Tea Moment — Watching the Fall Leaves Fall

Stop whatever you’re doing and take a tea moment. It’s once again time to watch the Fall leaves fall! And no it’s not akin to watching paint dry, but pretty close. Why do leaves fall? Pretty simple: they shut down. As the days grow shorter and the angle of the Sun’s rays gets lower on …

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Squash Muffins and Tea

Unable to work squash into a recent article on using seasonal produce in herbal infusions, I decided to make squash muffins to pair with tea. The recipe (makes 12 muffins): ½ pound butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cubed) 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon …

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Adding the Colors of Fall to Your Tea Time

As the green on the trees turns to the hues of Fall, it’s time to add those colors to your tea time. The best approach is to bring out the fall colored teawares, from teapots to cups and mugs to creamer and sugar sets to tea-for-one sets. Fall colors come not only from the changing …

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Fall Is in the Air at Tea Time!

Fall is in the air, and tea time shows it. From the choice of teas served to the flavors of the foods with a harvest theme, tea time is a great way to celebrate the change of seasons. Fall Tea Time Teas While warmer temps lead people to lighter flavored teas, as the weather cools …

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