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Tea Stained Tea Towels

Tea Stained Tea Towels

Tea towels are not only handy in the kitchen, they make great napkins for a luncheon. You can also use them as a tea cozy, wrapping your teapot to keep the tea warm for a longer period of time. Use them to line a basket […]

Napkin Folds for an Afternoon Tea Table

Napkin Folds for an Afternoon Tea Table

A gorgeous table decor is almost as important to an afternoon tea as the tea and nibbles. And unusual and decorative napkin folds can bring a little something special to your table decor. Decorative napkin folds are not as difficult to accomplish as you might […]

Asparagus and Tomato Mini Quiche

Asparagus and Tomato Mini Quiche

Bite-sized, mini quiche is the perfect nibble for any afternoon tea. They’re easy to make and you can switch up the ingredients to make a different variety every time. Today I’m adding some of my favorite ingredients to these mini quiches for a tasty afternoon […]

Tea with M.E. Maki

Tea with M.E. Maki

Today I’m interviewing M.E. Maki, author of the new Caitlyn Jamison mystery Fatal Dose. This is the second in her series, and a delightful addition. Ms. Maki has a gift for writing characters, plot, and even a little romance that will keep you guessing until the […]

Turkey-Apple Tea Sandwiches

Turkey-Apple Tea Sandwiches

What a tasty combination for tea sandwiches! I mixed some of my favorite flavors together to create these tasty turkey and apple tea sandwiches I know you’ll love. Give them a try at your next tea party. Turkey-Apple Tea Sandwiches Cinnamon Honey Cream Cheese 8 […]

Tea Traditions Around the World

Tea Traditions Around the World

Tea is enjoyed around the world and every country has their own traditions. From Russia to Asia to Europe, many countries have tea traditions that can teach us something new. I thought it might be fun to learn more about these traditions so today I’m […]

Tea with Vicki Delany

Tea with Vicki Delany

Today I’m interviewing Vicki Delany, author of the new Body on Baker Street, the second in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series. If you love cozy mysteries and you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you’ll want to check out this series. It’s delightful and funny as […]

What is Hygge

What is Hygge

Chances are you’ve come across the word hygge recently. Maybe you’ve become a little familiar with it and maybe you’re still trying to figure out just what the heck it means. Either way, you’re definitely going to want to know more. First, let’s talk about […]

Tea with Art Taylor

Tea with Art Taylor

Today I’m spending time with Art Taylor, Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel and winner of this year’s Agatha Award for Best Short Story, “Parallel Play”. After reading “Parallel Play” in the Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, I knew I wanted to spend some time […]

The Joy of Loose Tea Without Leaving Home

The Joy of Loose Tea Without Leaving Home

I love trying new varieties of loose tea, but I can’t always make it to a specialty tea shop. That’s why I’m a big fan of tea subscription boxes. I can try new blends of loose tea without ever leaving home. They come right to […]