Friday, March 27, 2015

Tea Fun

Boyds Bear™ Mad Hatter is having a fun 
Celtic tea party on my bookshelf
as we wrap up the month of March.
He always brings a smile to my face.   

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Regency Shamrock Teacup Trio

 My celebration of March continues...
This is a pretty inexpensive Regency teacup trio
in a shamrock pattern.  
As I've mentioned during the last few years, 
I have a "connection" with the month of March and Shamrocks. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mango Green Tea

I purchased a package of Yesterday's Cafe and Tea Room's Mango Green.
The description says:  "Sweet, smooth, and summery
 are your first impressions when you sip this tea.
Delicious hot or cold.  Staff recommends 2 infusions."
Steep in 195 degree water for 3 minutes.
Melissa and I really enjoyed this green tea.
It was a delicious light tasting green with no "grassy" taste.

Susan at Yesterday's has added a very nice
tea tasting station just inside the entrance
of the tea room.  
 Take a closer look at the clear glass teapot in the
wood stand over the tea light/warmer.
I've never seen a "teapot stand" like it before.
Have you?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tea With Melissa

 I visited Melissa and family for a few days last week. 
We took a little time for gluten free lunch/tea at Yesterday's Tea Room
in Florence.  This is one of our favorite activities when
I'm in Northern Kentucky. 
 Susan, the owner of Yesterday's is very well educated in tea. 
In addition to the tea room, there is a boutique, a children's tea party room, 
 a small cafe' to dine in or take away (British for "to-go") a variety of fresh-baked
scones, muffins, cakes, salads, soup, sandwiches, and of course a variety of teas. 

 Cafe entrance below. 

 We enjoyed a full afternoon tea with the featured iced tea
(green tea lemonade)
 and, a featured pot of tea, Mango Green.
Both were delicious.  
Our lunch/afternoon tea began with a cup of yummy sweet potato soup. 
Next was the main course, 1/2 chicken salad sandwich on fresh baked GF bread, 
Cucumber tea sandwich on GF white bread,
Apple and cinnamon cream cheese tea sandwich on GF raisin bread
Green salad with mandarin oranges and a homemade dressing
Marinated slaw
For dessert we had a delightful warm GF caramel bread pudding.
 We were so hungry and busy talking I forgot to 
take photos until everything was half-eaten.  
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Austin was in Nashville on a school trip, and Glenn was busy with 
several evening meetings. It was a great opportunity for me 
to visit and shop with Daughter #1 and family for a few days. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ansley Shamrock Teacup Trio

I became acquainted with Aynsley English Bone China
years ago in a shop in a tiny English village. 
I was pleased to find this pretty Aynsley shamrock patter
teacup trio to add to my collection. 
As bonus, it came with an extra plate.  
Oh, happy me! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Girl Scout Gluten Free Cookies

If you are gluten free, and wondering about 
the new Girl Scout gluten free Trios cookies. 
My advice is to run to the nearest Girl Scout and buy them. 
They are delicious GF cookies!
My daughter, Melissa, brought me a bag, 
and that afternoon hubby, Glenn, brought me 2 bags. 
I have to limit myself to 2 a day so I won't eat all 12
at one sitting!


 

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