Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tea Quote

From 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know:
Spice up your cold recovery by adding 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper to 1/2 cup of hot black tea with milk

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cooling Outdoors and Spending Time Indoors

Now that the weather is changing we will be spending more time indoors........ Here in Colorado we had a rainy summer which is unusual and we seem to jumping right in on fall.......this weekend the aspens have turned in the mountains........

We look forward to using our woodstove and relaxing nearby. It's getting dark earlier now too!

Let's enjoy the changes in the seasons...........

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Come in and pour yourself some tea - it is Pink Saturday and we need to relax! Even though this is really a coffee pot - I prefer to use it for tea!

I love my transferware plate"Yorktown" since I am from Yorktown, Virginia. I hope this day is a lovely day for you!

You can visit others who participate in Pink Saturday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness at:

Be sure and come back Monday to register for the Abundant Blessing Giveaway Drawing..........

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lemon Cream Cheese Scones for Afternoon Tea

Are you ready to do some baking now that the weather has cooled? The smell of these scones baking in your kitchen is divine! Here is what you will need:
Turn the oven on now so it is getting nice and hot! 400 degrees will be lovely!
You will need: 2 1/2 cups of sifted flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, zest from 1 large lemon, juice from 1 large lemon, 3 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/3 cup of butter softened, 4 oz of cream cheese softened, 1 egg and 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream.

To make mix the flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly. Mix the cream cheese and egg together in a small bowl and stir in the milk and then add to the flour mixture. I like to roll my dough out on a floured pastry cloth to about 1/2" and cut with a 2" scone cutter. Place scones on ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart. Brush with lemon juice. This recipe makes about 14 scones baked about 16 minutes until golden. Remove from the baking sheet and serve warm with lemon curd or clotted cream.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Keeping the Tea Hot!

Now that the weather is changing we are more likely to be drinking hot tea.......... A tea cozy or a tea warmer work well for keeping that tea hot! Tea cozies come in 2 types. Some just go over the top like a toaster cover and others wrap around the teapot like a nice warm blanket.
Never put a tea cozy wrapped teapot on a warmer where a a candle could set it on fire.

Warmers are great to keep your tea hot - just be sure and only use a "tea candle" and not a votive and NEVER leave unattended for a long period of time

Most of our tea cozies were made by our senior seamstress.....Bev Meller who is truly the queen of tea cozies!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tea Quote

Green Tea tends to have stronger anti-inflammatory effects than black tea. From 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome Fall Today September 22!

This was the view this morning on my way to work........
A little snow arrived last night here and 4 inches up in the mountains!

Today I am participating in a Welcome Fall Party! Visit lots of other blogs that are participating with Rhondi at

Take time to enjoy this season - don't let it pass without enjoying!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday from the Scarecrows!

It's a late note here..........I won!

Another very busy week has flown by and I have been buried in so many busy things..........but I did want to share my new Scarecrow Display! This year I added two pumpkin "men" to my display. Have a great Pink Saturday and a great weekend!

Pink Saturday is in honor of breast cancer awareness.......visit
for more Pink Saturday ladies with Beverly!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stocking Up for the Season

The squirrels have been busy in my yard.....burying peanuts everywhere getting ready for winter.......MAYBE WE SHOULD BE GETTING READY WITH TEA IN OUR CUPBOARDS!

Scarecrows shown are in Old Colorado City and merchandise is available at Bernideen's Store!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall Decorating and Tea Sets

Each season brings it's own array of colors to the table..... But none can upstage fall for brilliance..........
I love combining the love of tea into my decor........

This terrine is ready for pumpkin apple soup.........