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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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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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Flower Petal Jellies

When there is time, making jams and jellies is one of my favorite past times. There is always such a feeling of accomplishment to seeing the jars displayed on the pantry shelf.  I also enjoy sharing them with friends and neighbors.  It evokes fond memories of making jams with my mother-in-law, Helen, who shared her…

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On The Search For Creative Knitters

2020 Tea Cozy Competition NOW CLOSED MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  As the world stays at home, a West Virginia tea company is encouraging people to show off their creativity for a chance to win prizes. The Larkin Tea Company in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is on the hunt for knitters to put their skills to the test…

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Egga-lious

It’s lots of fun to dye hard-boiled eggs at Easter time.  However, once Easter is over, what are you going to do with those leftover eggs?  As eggs are currently in short supply, you certainly don’t want to waste them. If you dyed them with food coloring or natural dyes (remember our blog on dying…

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Combat Loneliness With Tea With Friends

Three Dog Night once sang “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” It’s been 50 years since that song was released, and yet the line still resonates today. Although we are more connected than ever through texting and social media, we have become lonelier human beings. Being lonely Earlier this year, MDLinx, which…

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How Tea Helps Roses

Nature is wondrous. Every element in it helps the other in nature. The sun helps the trees, which in turn feeds the air. And so, the circle continues every day. If you think about it, then, using tea leaves to help in the growth of roses shouldn’t be that strange at all. Both tea and…

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