here, and the one in the photo above was actually a recent find for my friend Sandra's birthday, which was yesterday, so I couldn't share the photo until after I shared the gift!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Fatless Tea Bread
1 pound mixed dried fruit (I used a mixture of raisins and currants, and I've also made it with dried cranberries and sultanas with good results)
10 ounces cold tea
10 ounces self-rising flour
5 ounces brown sugar (light or dark)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and line a loaf tin. Combine all ingredients and mix until blended well. Pour into tin and bake for 2 hours (yes, 2 hours!) until a tester comes out clean. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
*You know how they say that if you coat the dried fruit with flour, it won't sink in the batter? Well, I DO coat the fruit with flour, and in this recipe it still sinks, although that doesn't affect the taste. If someone knows another trick to try, I'm willing!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
And as you see from the photo above, I have two teatime Olympic pins, one for me and one for a reader of this blog! If you read yesterday's post you knew what today's giveaway would be, you just didn't know which design it would be. So those of you who guessed The Tea Set Pin yesterday already have one entry in the pot, and now you good guessers along with everyone else get another chance to win by leaving a comment to this post between now and noon EST on Friday, Aug. 3. Good luck!
Friday, July 27, 2012
Now, let's have a little game ourselves. You see, I purchased a duplicate of one of these pin designs, and it will be offered on my Saturday giveaway tomorrow. If you can guess which one it is today, I'll throw your name in the hat a second time if you enter on Saturday! I'll give you a clue: It's my favorite one. So ... is it #1 The Union Jack Teapot, #2 The Tea Tray or #3 The Tea Set? Let the games begin!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
the web site tells me is named in honor of Capital Teas' second store at the National Harbor, Maryland. What's in Harbor Breeze? Natural dried apple, hibiscus, rosehip, natural dried orange, calendula petals and natural flavors.
Monday, July 23, 2012
here, if you'd like to see them.) Over the weekend, I decided to try the book's recipe for Sandies, and I must say these were easy and delicious, a perfect teatime treat!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The winner of the "Tea Shirt" from last week is ParTea Lady, so congrats! I'll have it headed your way very shortly! And this week's giveaway is something surely everyone can use, a pair of tea-themed dish towels. I found these at Walmart this week and thought they were really cute. These two aren't actually a set, but the colors blended well so I got 'em both.
Especially for "everyday" use, I enjoy having dish towels with contemporary designs of teacups and teapots and tea kettles. Perhaps you do as well? If you'd like to win these for yourself, just leave a comment to this post between now and noon EST on Friday, July 20. Good luck!