|me in blue dress, grandma is behind me, shop window on right|
Yesterday I baked Christmas cakes. My friend Janet (who makes the best one in the world) gave me her recipe, (really thrilled to get that, thanks Janet!) so after a thorough soaking of the fruits and nuts in brandy overnight, yesterday afternoon I began. oh wow. I was right back in my mothers kitchen again as a child smelling that cake batter! hmmm mmm.
As some of you may already know, I sell teas from my summer Gallery at the Porch Door. This week a new variety I ordered arrived. It is Long Island Strawberry Green tea. Oh my goodness the smell of this tea!!... brings back memories of strawberry picking in Sag Harbour....well that's what the label says...I've never actually picked strawberries in Sag Harbour, but I'm sure I would love it by the smell of this tea. It tastes divine too. And we all know we need to drink more green tea.
This morning as I type this I am sipping Lovers Leap orange pekoe tea. It is awesome for an after dinner tea, but good in the morning too. I will never go back to the Tetley tea man again.