The Larkin Tea Cookbook

The best recipes for a cup of tea.

Green Tomato Pie

By Judy Larkin | Sep 21, 2020

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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Overabundance of Zucchini?

By Judy Larkin | Sep 8, 2020

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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Chocolate and Orange Scones

By Judy Larkin | Aug 6, 2020

These delicious scones are so tasty that it is not really necessary to serve jam but if you really have to, suggest using an orange marmalade to enhance the orange flavoring. We merely spread them, while still warm, with butter. A spoon of clotted cream tastes good too. Suggested teas to accompany the scones: Irish…

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Teatime Recipes with Hickory Syrup and Honey

By Judy Larkin | Jul 9, 2020

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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Summer Berry Terrine

By Judy Larkin | Jul 2, 2020

A light summer dessert that looks impressive but is very easy to make and you don’t have to turn the oven on when it’s 99°F outside! Ingredients: 3 cups mixed fresh berries (I used blackberries and strawberries.  If you use strawberries cut them into slices) ½ cup cranberry juice 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 4 tablespoons…

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June is Iced Tea Month

By Judy Larkin | Jun 17, 2020

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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Beet Spread

By Judy Larkin | Jun 6, 2020

If you are looking for a different appetizer or sandwich filling, my sister-in-law shared her recipe for a beet spread. It has been a family favorite for years and one of those recipes she’s always asked to bring to pot luck dinners. Ingredients 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened 1 can (15 oz) Pickled Beets, drained…

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Flower Petal Jellies

By Judy Larkin | May 18, 2020

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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By Judy Larkin | Apr 12, 2020

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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