Brie & Honey

Beautiful ingredients morph into magic when they come together.

If I were in the mood to be decadent, I might’ve buttered my toast. Maybe I will next time. That sounds like something I’d like to do when the weather cools off a bit in a few months. But, […]

Irish Cream Liqueur

Today, I have a cold and a sore throat. I have big plans to spend most of the day curled up with a book under the covers. But, this weekend I’ll be ready to get out and enjoy the day.

Rain or shine.

Though, I’m hoping […]

Honey Syrup

Honey syrup…

It’s not just for cocktails. You could use this to sweeten tea. Drizzle it over a buttered biscuit or bowl of oatmeal. I like it over a small bowl of yogurt topped with granola clusters and nuts. And, I’ll be testing it out in several recipes […]

Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Crunchy crumbs straight out of the oven with tender fluffy cake on the bottom, but, wait! You’ll want to wait about an hour to eat this cake. It was a pleasure to eat warm with the light, flaky crumbs melting under my bite. Sweet cinnamon cake and a good cup […]

Café Au Lait, Flowers & Butterfly Art Plates

Eva Gordon Purple Flower & Butterfly Art Plate

When you were little did you dream of daily tea parties? Every day you’d set the table with linen and lace and your favorite china. Right? Well, if you had those day dreams, you probably had china […]

Garden 2014 — A Look Back

The raspberry sprouts have graduated to full grown vines. Hopefully, they’ll survive the winter. Currently all of the raspberry and black berry bushes are still alive. Optimistically, the Dwarf Elberta peach looks about half alive. The Bonfire peach is on its last legs. And, the Kadota fig tree is a […]

Thai Iced Tea

If you’d like to make a version of Thai iced tea without Number One Brand tea or Pantai tea (that’s the one with the yellow and blue label), it’s quite easy. It just won’t have the questionable food coloring. And, in my book, that’s a plus not a minus.

Ginger Tea

Another Year, Another Cold

I nipped this one at the first tickle in my throat with oregano oil. It’s not a miracle cure. But, either I’m in better shape this year or it successfully cut the length of this cold in half. As usual, I munched on buttered […]

Buttermilk Scones

It’s so easy.

In under 30 minutes from start to finish, we had warm scones in our hands and ready to be devoured. This super simple recipe takes almost no effort. And, the payoff? Seriously good scones that rival a certain major coffee shop chain in your very […]

Iced Chrysanthemum Tea

In Chinese medicine, Chrysanthemum is said to be a “cooling” herb. I can’t speak to the medical benefits, but, I always feel refreshed after a cup. Then, it occurred to me. Chrysanthemum Iced Tea… What a perfect tea for summer! I prefer to keep the sugar to a minimum in […]