November 14, 2013

Winter Words and Tea

I looked up Winter words on Google and there were scads of adjectives such as barren, icy, frigid, dark, desolate, depressing….  It’s a very long list.  And I want to know who on earth could write such a list?  As far as I’m concerned, cold winters comes to us whether we like it or not here in the Northeast.  In prior years I have found that complaining about the cold never actually changed the outdoor air temperature.   Shocking but true! Since I love living in New England I decided a few years ago that the best plan of action was to embrace the changes that come and to find something in every season that I enjoy doing.  It’s not a surprise that this positive attitude adjustment has actually […]
March 13, 2013

Irish Tea – Loose Tea Comes Home To Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, and while the beverage most associated with this holiday is Guinness or (shudder) green beer, it seems like an opportune time to talk about the beverage most consumed in Ireland, tea. My best friends (Amy and Michael) moved to Dunmore East, County Waterford, Ireland 15 years ago and lived there for ten years.  I was fortunate to be able to visit them at least once a year while they were there and every visit was wonderful. During the second year of living there they opened a café called The Melting Pot in Michael’s family’s house.  Amy asked me on one of my visits to bring over some loose tea that they could serve in the café since teabags were the only […]
February 5, 2013

Ready for Valentine’s Day?