PEACHES: PERFECT FOR AFTERNOON TEA

peach tea bread

Peach tea bread and scones made with peaches are perfect at any time of the day but are a tasty addition to any afternoon tea menu. Heavenly Peach Bread Ingredients: 3 cups diced, peeled fresh peaches ¼ cup Peach Schnapps 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated white sugar 3 eggs…

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PEACH FLAVORED ICED TEAS

peach iced tea

SIMPLY PEACHY 1-quart fresh water 6 heaping teaspoons tea* 1 large peach (do not peel) ½ lemon 4 tablespoons sugar or sweetener Boil water and make tea.  Meanwhile, cut peach into small pieces and thinly slice the lemon. Strain out the tea leaves and add peach, lemon, and sugar.  Stir well.  Chill for several hours…

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A Perfect Summertime Cake

strawberry cake

We had a much-needed rainy afternoon here and it cooled down the temperatures so that it was possible to even think about turning on the oven to bake a cake. This is another way to use up the zillions of zucchini from the garden. It is a very different recipe from the standard zucchini bread…

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Old Fashioned Pi-neapple Pie – A Special Pie for Pi Day.

pineapple pie

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2-1/2 cups crushed pineapple (20 oz. can) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon lemon 2 pie crusts (top and bottom) Directions: Combine first four ingredients. Cook over medium heat until thick and clean, stirring constantly. Add next two ingredients. Cool. Turn pineapple filling into a…

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“Fall” in Love with Larkin Tea!

crates filled with apples

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER – Credit Card Security, Recipes & October Events Wish you could all come to enjoy the fragrant aromas that are filling the air of our offices as we bag our Fall and Chai Teas.  Although the leaves have only just started to change color, the area farm markets are brimming over with local…

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SNICKERDOODLE APPLE SCONES

These scones go well with the following teas: Pumpkin Spice, Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Apple and, of course, Snickerdoodle. 2-1/4 cups flour ¼ cup packed soft brown sugar 4 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp cream of tartar 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided ¼ tsp. salt ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes ½…

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ICED TEA POPSICLES

iced tea popsicles

ICED TEA POPSICLES BASIC RECIPE Ingredients: 2 cups water ½ cup granulated sugar 4 heaped teaspoons tea* Instructions: Combine the water and sugar in a pan and bring to boil. Remove from heat and add the tea. Cover and steep for at least ten minutes.  Strain out the tea leaves.  I put the liquid into…

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Wild Ramp & Potato Soup

ramp soup

Potato Ramp Soup – Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp butter 1 medium bunch ramps, bulbs & greens divided 1 large leek, trimmed, cleaned well, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced pinch dried marjoram 2 tsp sea salt, or to taste 6 cups water zest + juice of…

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Wild Ramp Scones

ramp scones

Wild ramps add a fresh, garlicky flavor to these savory scones. YIELD: MAKES ABOUT 12 THREE-INCH SCONES.  | COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME INGREDIENTS: 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup finely chopped Wild Ramps – greens only 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) COLD…

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BLOND BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

BLOND BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

These brownies come with a different twist than the regular traditional brownie due to the addition of white chocolate chips and raisins. The recipe is quick and easy to prepare. It is a tasty treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or as part of an afternoon tea spread. Ingredients: ¼ cup (1/2 stick)…

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