Mince Pie Mania

Mince pie mania has set in at our house. One of the best things about the winter holidays — and that gets our hearts to beating a bit faster — is the reappearance of mince pies on the market. My first mince pie memories are from childhood. My father would cut a quarter section out …

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The Story of Walkers

What’s teatime without a treat? Shortbread, cookies (or “biscuits” as the British say), tarts, mince pies and more have been satisfying tea drinkers for centuries. Walkers has been a premier brand, supplying taste-pleasing tidbits since 1898. Affordable, rich-tasting, and full of British tradition — what more could you want to tickle your teatime tastebuds? You’ll …

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Shortbread Showdown

Time for a shortbread showdown. There are a number of brands out there, but is there a difference between them? Let’s find out. First, I have to say that one of my favorite teatime treats is shortbread. It goes equally well with black tea (brewed strong and smoothed with milk and sweetener) as well as …

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