For the Love of a Celadon Tea Set

When last we traveled to Vietnam, I fell deeply in love with a tea set. My husband recognizes and has come to terms with this affair of the heart — after all, he is served delicious tea in said set.

It all began with a typhoon.

Our visit to Vietnam in November, 2013 […]

New Cozy off the Needles

The beautiful little 2-cup pot I’d been using for years finally cracked beyond its ability to contain water — never a good thing for a tea vessel. The new pot is shaped so differently, the cozy’s I knit specifically for my old pot don’t fit at all. Since I tend to parcel out my […]

Chinese Marbled Tea Eggs Recipe

I love rice porridge! It’s my favorite breakfast food… it’s warm, it’s tasty, and it’s a great way to start my day. On the weekends, I’ve been known to make fancier versions of my breakfast porridge that include marbled eggs. They are tasty and always pretty. This, by the way, is not a traditional […]

Teas That Are Safe for Pregnancy

I was recently asked what teas are appropriate to drink while pregnant and nursing. There was a four-year period during which I was trying to become pregnant, so I had a lot of time to research this. Throughout that whole portion of my life, I lived as though I were pregnant – just in case. […]

What to do with leftover whipping cream? Quiche!

For my Saturday afternoon Pampered Chef party, I made orange-almond scones served with a fruity chocolate tea. And what goes better with scones than a bit of jam and some whipped cream? Why nothing, save the great company. A delicious time was had by all!

Afterward, I had half a pint of heavy whipping cream […]