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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For the Love of Fruit Cake! 🍰

The Original Cake Co. is based out of Lincoln, UK and they pride their expertise in making some of the most delicious homemade fruit cakes in Britain. They typically sell to individual retailers in the UK but we are fortunate enough to be able to sell them to you here in United States. If you …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone associates St. Patrick’s Day with wearing green but it’s much more than that. Over the years, I have learned there are more ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s. Being an American, I have only seen people wear green, go to parties, and hold parades in the news. It wasn’t until recent years I found out …

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Saint Valentine’s Day

January has come and gone and everything seems to have returned to normal after the holiday excitement. Christmas lights are down and there is a chill in the air. Everything seems blue but one thing that is around the corner will definitely warm your heart. Valentine’s Day. As much as people say that Valentine’s Day …

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Groundhog Day

You might have taken a look at your calendar and have seen the words “Groundhog Day” gracing the February 2nd spot. Groundhog day is an important day for many, especially the people who are dealing with cold weather. California doesn’t have too many groundhogs that I know of (plenty of gophers in my area), so …

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Holiday Tea Time — Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is once again upon us. And tea is an important part of this annual gathering of kith and kin. No matter what you traditionally serve in your house, there is a tea that is perfect to go with it. Flavored teas are especially welcome at such times, and not just any flavors but typical …

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ETS Pumpkin Spice Scones – product review

I brought home a package of our Pumpkin Spice Scone mix for the weekend, with the promise of baking them and bringing them to our merchandising meeting. These are the kind where you just add water. For comparison, I also baked a batch of regular scones. The instructions on the pumpkin spice were easy to follow …

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Some Tea Country Holidays to Note – November Edition

Tea is being cultivated in more and more countries around the world. China and India remain top producers with Sri Lanka and Kenya being close contenders. It makes me and others interested in the culture of these countries, and that includes some of their holidays. So, I have been looking them up and thought I’d …

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Some Tea Country Holidays to Note – October Edition

Tea is being cultivated in more and more countries around the world. China and India remain top producers with Sri Lanka and Kenya being close contenders. It makes me and others interested in the culture of these countries, and that includes some of their holidays. So, I have been looking them up and thought I’d …

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Save the Tricks and Pile on the Tea Treats!

The kiddies are getting their costumes ready (or more likely mommy and daddy are getting them ready). And the adults (in-between the costume making) are piling up the treats. In this house, we’re skipping the costume part (no kids here) and going straight for the treat part. Yay! Trick-or-treating usually involves a lot of candy. …

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