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International Tea Day☕

A refreshing cheers to all our subscribers on International Tea Day. A day worth remembering…. Take your delightful & refreshing cup of tea. Tea was invented in China way back in 59 BC where it was used as a medicinal drink. 343 more words


Cranberry Pecan Holiday Spice Cookies

I’ve been getting into the holiday spirit (and distracting myself from the cold and dark of winter) by baking the days away. I love using ingredients that are comforting for winter time– cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, cranberries– it definitely feels cozy when the smell of spices is filling the house. 253 more words


Sorrel Drink

Sorrel is a seasonal drink enjoyed in the Caribbean but specifically in Trinidad and Tobago during Christmas. It is a rite of passage to consume sorrel during Christmas or else it just wouldn’t feel like it! 200 more words

Clean Eating

Recreating a 19th Century Air Freshener

Before air fresheners and even scented candles, how would you make a house smell good?  Pomanders and sachets were the usual items created to freshen up the stale air and ward of illness.  236 more words

Using What You Got

Molasses Cookies

Saturday was a snowy day in the D.C. area so of course, it made me want to bake. With light snowflakes falling and some music playing, I thumbed through a few of my favorite cookbooks in search of the perfect quick cookie recipe that also tasted seasonal. 195 more words


Non-Edible Homemade Scented Bakeable Clay

I made some ‘Non-Edible Homemade Scented Bakeable Clay’ to make a table-setting. It was fun sculpting the pumpkins, acorns and pie. I used cookie cutters for the leaves, hearts & stars. 500 more words

Crafts & Hobbies

Frosted Ginger Creams

The recipe for today is Frosted Ginger Creams and comes from one of Grandma’s old church cookbooks. It’s sounds like it’s supposed to be a bar, but this batch got higher, like cake. 405 more words