November 1, 2017



2 cups old fashioned rolled oats pulsed process coarse

2 cups all purpose flour non bromated (any flour not American will do)

1 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cardamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.

1/2 cup organi...

August 1, 2017



1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted ( non bromated or not American)

pinch of salt

pinch of sugar

1/3 cup cold water


4 shallots thinly sliced

2 tsp olive oil and more for drizzling

8 oz goat cheese

3 tbs honey

2-3 heirloom tomatoes...

July 18, 2017

Cherries are at their best during these summer months.

Eating them fresh is wonderful!

But here is a lovely way to share at an outing with friends.

This French rustic dessert is amazing and easy to make.


3 cups of fresh cherries pitted and stemmed

3 eggs or (su...

June 1, 2017

Wedding Trends

Drink Stations


Summer is here! And nothing is more useful for a summer occasion than refreshments, especially if they are cute and fun. Whether you are hosting a bridal shower, a garden wedding or a day-after brunch, drink stations are a lovely...

February 1, 2017

Pu-erh tea is a variety, of post-fermented tea produced primarily in the Yunnan Province of China. A post-fermentation tea, which is a particular type of producing teas in which the tea leaves undergo a fine process of microbial fermentation after the tea leaves are dr...

February 1, 2017

Fall in Love


Camellia Estate TEA BOX

Blending your own personal tea flavor can be fun. Aesthetically the herbs, flower petals and tea are pleasing to the senses presented in the glass jars.

Extra touches can be made with the use of your vintage tea service for display...

January 9, 2017

Gongfu Cha is a tea experience that taste great and is good for the soul. Tea masters of the Asian tea cultures with their studies have perfected this method. Method alone does not determine the perfect cup of tea. Several other things are in play to enjoy the pleasure...

October 10, 2016


Witch's Tea

What's your Poison?



One of my favorite tea tasting is a Witch's Tea. 

This is the time to show off and  highlight some of my best loose leaf tea's. 

A great witch's brew begins with a great tea brew.



First Brew a pot of Camellia Esta...

October 1, 2016


Autumn Rendezvous

Plan a romantic picnic for two outdoors with your loved one to enjoy the gorgeous changing seasons! 

     There’s no better way to enjoy the company of your loved one than with an intimate, romantic picnic for two. Something about eating outs...

September 1, 2016


This year I am busy planning for my eldest son's wedding.

I am so excited because I finally have a daughter to share all my girlie treasures.

I did not neglect to show my sons the wonders of tea.

But you can only go so far before you get the awe mom look of please not an...

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