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October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day.

By Judy Larkin | September 29, 2020 |
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Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte is the perfect way to celebrate the crisp days of autumn.  The aromatic baking spices of cinnamon, ginger, and maple will make you feel warm and cozy. Ingredients 2 cups water6 heaped teaspoons Pumpkin Spice tea2 Tbsp brown sugar* (we used our Belgian Sugar Rocks)1 cup milkWhipped cream (optional)Dash of cinnamon…

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Green Tomato Pie

By Judy Larkin | September 21, 2020 |
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When the frost arrives and brings the tomato-growing season to an end, try baking this very different pie made of green tomatoes. I discovered this recipe, which had been cut out of a magazine from probably the 1970’s, stuck in an old cookbook someone had given me.  Had it for years but never got around…

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What Gives Earl Grey its Unique Flavor?

By Judy Larkin | September 9, 2020 |
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Earl Grey is probably the most recognized tea blend in the world. It is flavored by Bergamot oil to deliver a calming and aromatic citrus character. The oil comes from bergamot orange (Citrus Bergamia) which is a citrus fruit grown chiefly in Italy. The tree yields a yellow-green pear-shaped fruit, the peel of which is valued by…

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Overabundance of Zucchini?

By Judy Larkin | September 8, 2020 |
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It’s that time of the year again when gardeners are facing a glut of zucchini.  If you can’t bestow any more of the vegetable on your friends and neighbors here are three excellent recipes to create items for your afternoon tea menu. MISS VERA’S ZUCCHINI BREAD This is one of the best zucchini breads I’ve…

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