July 11, 2012

A treat for your next Ladies Tea

For my last Ladies Tea I made this delicious "Bee Sting".
It is a German classic, not too sweet, and was greatly enjoyed by all.  

Here is the recipe.


January 11, 2012

The Butler's Pantry

We live in an old house with lots of character.  One of my favorite things about it is the built in butler's pantry.  

I had to smile at the name "butler's pantry" when we first bought the house and sometimes wish it came with a butler, but either way this is a wonderful feature.  
I always have my favorite china within reach and at the same time can beautifully display it.

December 01, 2011

Raspberry Sugar

I found this delicious raspberry sugar at the Tea and Spice Exchange (http://www.spiceandtea.com/).  One of the suggested uses is as a glass rimer for Champagne.  What a fantastic idea!

By the way, my current favorite herbal tea comes from the Spice and Tea Exchange.  Their cinnamon plum tea is a real treat and so perfect for cold days.

November 30, 2011

Discovery: Adding detail to your home

I found this lovely silver candle stick holder at an antique shop in Asheville, NC.  It is from Germany, ca 1925.  I will be sure to put it to use at my next Ladies Tea.

This made me think:  You can add so much more character to your Ladies Tea table and to your home when you carefully select items and your collection grows slowly over time.  Don't rush to buy a set of new china or decorate a room from a catalogue.  Instead, be on the look-out and pay attention adding a special item every now and then.  

This candle stick holder is a souvenir of a wonderful mini-vacation as well as a fantastic permanent centerpiece for my Ladies Tea Table.

May 22, 2011

Fancy Kombucha Tea Cocktail

As we move towards hotter days, a summer Ladies Tea seems like a great idea.  

Here is one of my favorite summer "tea-cocktails":  Fill a glass half with ice, add Kombucha, add frozen Raspberries, sweeten with Agave Syrup if needed. Stir.

Use a long hollow pasta for a straw, sip with sunglasses on!

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