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Pumpkin-Ginger Oat Scones

INGREDIENTS: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling ½ cup granulated white sugar 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ¾ cup finely chopped crystalized ginger* ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!) 2 large eggs Milk for brushing the…

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Green Tomato Pie

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?

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?

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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July 29th is National Lipstick Day

Why should we celebrate Lipstick Day?  One good reason is because adorning the lips with a bright color helps elevate the mood and create joy and confidence.  Another reason, currently, don’t we just need something to celebrate and feel good about? Lipstick have a long history. It dates back to 2500BC when the first lipsticks…

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Teatime Recipes with Hickory Syrup and Honey

Here are three teatime recipes we created for our readers using Falling Bark Farm’s Original Hickory Syrup. Enjoy. Iced Tea with Hickory Syrup Ingredients 1 cup boiling water 7 teaspoons of green or black tea (or 7 tea bags) ¾ cup Falling Bark Farm Original Hickory Syrup 6 cups of water ½ of a lemon Mixed fruit for…

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June is Iced Tea Month

Picnic? Barbecue? Or Just Relaxing after work? Try These Tea Based Cocktails. Add extra style and flavor to your favorite drinks with tea. We’ve found a couple of iced tea recipes that are amazingly easy to make with no messing around measuring out countless ingredients!  Iced Tea with Beer Combine the two for the perfect…

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Ways to Include Green Tea in Your Skincare Routine.

June’s newsletter highlights green tea in skincare. Judy Larkin, Co-owner of the company, tasked me with creating a few skincare recipes using green tea. I wrote this article before Covid-19 but we chose to hold off on posting it until the situation started to slow down so our readers could buy any supplies needed for…

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June Newsletter

Four months into this pandemic and we still here plugging along.  Shows and festivals are now all cancelled through the end of August.  We are waiting to see what the Fall months hold.  Like everyone else, we feel in limbo with not knowing what the future holds.  You will notice that on our website there…

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Flower Petal Jellies

Lilac Jelly 4 cups lilac flowers – no stems or leaves 3 ½ cups boiling water ½ teaspoon unsalted butter 6 heaped tablespoons fruit pectin powder 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 4 cups white cane sugar (measure and keep warm in 300° oven.) Directions Rinse petals to remove any dirt or insects. Pour boiling water…

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