Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tea: A drink with jam and bread
I've been humming the "Do-Re-Mi" song this morning, happy as a lark because this is the first Saturday in forever that I have a completely unstructured day! There's nowhere I have to be, nothing I have to do, no deadline is looming, and my reading list is whatever I want it to be. (Today that includes about a dozen Christmas magazines, a review copy of the curiously controversial book "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" from the UK, and a book I got in Louisiana about the folk artist Clementine Hunter.) To celebrate the joys of a free day, I prepared tea and toast using this floral breakfast set filled with some of my favorite things.
First, I prepared some of that fine Green Rooibos Pear Cream tea I got from Upton. The teaspoon was a gift from my husband during our courting days, and of course he had no idea I was a fan of the particular Sandy Lynam Clough artwork on the handle, but I am.
The small sugar bowl holds the last tiny bit of that yummy Pear Lemon Marmalade with organic green tea from Marmalady's. And I don't need cream with this tea, so I used the cream pitcher to hold jeweled sugar from Alda's Forever. A couple of slices of wheat toast later and I was in business. Ahhhh ...