Month: August 2017

Scrumptious Blueberry Scones

Scrumptious Blueberry Scones

Scrumptious blueberry scones are a wonderful addition to any afternoon tea. And how can you possibly enjoy scones without Devonshire cream? Today I’m sharing a faux Devonshire cream, as the true cream can take more than 24 hours to make. But this cream is absolutely […]

The Anatomy of a Mystery Idea

The Anatomy of a Mystery Idea

*Today I’m turning the blog over to Nancy Raven Smith to share a little about herself and where her ideas come from.* The most common question I get from readers is where do my ideas come from. For me, it’s generally from things that I read, […]

The Best Way to Brew Tea

The Best Way to Brew Tea

There are many ways to brew tea and none of them are necessarily wrong. But there is a better brewing method that will give you a more flavorful cup over others. This method will also keep your tea hot longer and will reduce the tannin […]

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

A delicious chicken salad sandwich is the perfect addition to any ladies luncheon or afternoon tea. This light and easy recipe is a wonderful addition to any spring or summer tea. Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise 1/4 Cup Sour Cream 1 […]

What Defines a Cozy Mystery?

What Defines a Cozy Mystery?

If you’ve read every book by Agatha Christie or seen every episode of Murder, She Wrote, then you’re familiar with the cozy mystery genre. Cozy mysteries are a sub-genre of crime fiction that are becoming increasingly popular … again. While cozies were very popular in […]