Clean Up Your Tea Stash!

With Memorial Day come and gone and summer just around the corner, I realize that I still haven’t gotten any of my spring cleaning done. There are several rooms in my house and spaces like closets, pantries, and cupboards that need to be taken care of. One cupboard I have is a tea cupboard. Now, …

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Cold Tea on a Hot Day

...or How to Make Good Ice Tea. I did not commit a typing error: The term is ‘ice’ tea, not ‘iced’ tea. In the southern part of the United States, one says, “Would you like a glass of ice tea, honey?” This is known as dialect and a perfectly acceptable way of speaking. I have …

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Yorkshire Gold and “The Island of Dr. Moreau”

The Island of Dr. Moreau is the fourth in a long list of novels by Herbert George Wells. Wells' voice is as strong in this novel as in any of his earlier books -- full of meaty imaginings and the kind of view into humanity that makes one wince. The story requires a stout tea-companion …

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