Good Morning Starshine!🌞


It has been a rough week! A multiple cups of tea week. First I wanted to say to all of my lovely friends in the UK that I am so sorry for the horrible act of terror in London. We are with you in our hearts.

This has been a rough week for some family members and friends and I wish time would stop for just a minute so I can process everything. But time doesn’t do that does it?

On the plus side I scored some really good homemade herbal tea. Lemon and Ginger goodness! Have a cup and say a little prayer for the world!☕☕📖

MACARONS by Berenger Abraham

Macarons are all the current rage, and this beautiful collection of tried-and-tested recipes allows even first-time macaron makers to try their hand at these luscious delicacies.

This stunning collection of recipes adds a touch of magic to the macaron. From the subtle flavors of the perfect raspberry or lemon macaron to more adventurous combinations of violet and white chocolate or rhubarb and red currant, this book includes 28 recipes for these dainty and delicious treats.

With a set of foolproof step-by-step instructions, accompanied by gorgeous, inspiring photography, this wonderful collection will ensure that even the novice chef can master the perfect macaron for any occasion.

This is a tiny book but it’s packed with the easiest and tastiest macarons! She uses the French method, which I prefer and there are no buttercream fillings, which is good for me.

I’ve always heard these were terribly difficult to get right, but not this time. Perfection!

Now that ground almond flour is so much easier to purchase at your regular market, this is even more fun! The flavor combinations look drool worthy. Salted Caramel please!! I am ashamed to say that I ate all 6. Sorry, not sorry kind of thing.

Grab your cup, today we are drinking Lemon Verbena, and take a look at some great pictures!

Enjoy your Sunday. I am going to try and sneak outside and enjoy this hot weather!

Love and Tea!  xx Patricia

World Tea Expo 2017 in Las Vegas!

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World Tea Expo is a 4 day event being held from 12th June to 15th June 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, United States Of America. This event showcases products like platforms for the launching of new products in the related sector. The show, which will be held in its tenth edition, will impart a lot of information to the visitors about advanced and good quality merchandise and how to optimize them. The show will provide the platform to the exhibitors to market their products among the visitors. The visitors of the show, including the retailers in the concerned industry, will be able to buy the products such as tea and the tasty baked foods. The show will also feature tea tasting and tea infusion competitions among the visitors etc. in the Tea & Coffee industry.

Pre-Conference on June 12 and the Conference and Expo is June 13-15, 2017. With over 3,000 Tea Professionals, over 50 Conference Sessions and over 200 Exhibiting Companies. Everything in one location and endless networking possibilities.

Save up to $300 on early bird registration. You have until April 28th.  To register go Here

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The location is the Las Vegas Convention Center, which I think is very easy to navigate! Their own website has a lot of locations to stay as well.


xx Patricia

Tea Time

Spring Break Craft Day!We Have Herbs!

Not caring that our entire network went down like the Hindenburg the other day, Spring Break just popped right up. As Corbin would say, How Rude!  And yes it was. While trying to keep numerous projects in the air, we had already planned to do this craft today, so Charli Ava and I had the boys go outside and spray paint all 10 of the coffee cans I have been collecting for this day.

We had grabbed a small bag of soil and found our labels and Sharpies and got ready to divide and plant our kitchen herbs. We needed 2 sets and I must say they were actually as easy as Pinterest claimed!

We used just one can of the Copper Metallic paint and still have some left. The new computers and laptop got here so I am getting all of those on line and then I’m going to sleep for 2 days.

I hope all of you in the North East are warm and safe!

xx Patricia




Nothing a Spot of Tea Won’t Fix!


WE managed to recover most of our photos and documents yesterday. But it did put me in a less than happy mood. And since I refused to use my tablet because I’m petty, I had plenty of time to worry about my eye. Don’t get the wrong idea. My eye is now just as blue and perfect as the right one, vision is quite a different thing but we’ll get there.

My eye surgeon has decided I can not or as he says don’t need to come back in for 3 weeks and this has thrown me for a loop. I’ve been trying very hard to practice being in the moment. At all times I have to remember to not look down, not get wet, don’t rub or touch my face. Sleeping has been awful. Tossing and turning and making sure I don’t accidently roll on my left side. The time change has not helped that one bit!

Anxiety and I are in a real struggle  right now. I know I can do this. I may have to rearrange the situation to make me comfortable, but I know I’ll beat this.  Nothing so bad a good cuppa won’t solve!

xx  Patricia

When The Stuff Breaks….sniff, sniff…

Just to let you all know that yesterday my computer network went over the edge. I’m not sure if it jumped on its’ own or was pushed, but I lost most of the pictures saved to the computer I use for blogging. As well as most of the ones on my phone.

Today is recovery day and by Thursday we should be up and running again. A very good thing this is Spring Break week!

xx P         tub4

European Cookies For Every Occasion from Krisztina Maksai


Oh my but this is a lovely book! Krisztina Maksai is a baking rock star! The thing I liked best about this lovely book is shown above. Step by step photo instructions. So you can see if you are doing it right!

I need this in a cookbook. I am most definitely a visual learner. Show me a picture and I can make anything. Everything in the book is just lush! My favorite is the Chocolate Wedges. Oh my gosh I can’t think of anything better!

You can take a look for yourself Here

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Have yourself a wonderful Sunday!   xx Patricia    20170215_100015