Month: May 2018

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Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are possibly the simplest cookie to make, and use ingredients that you are almost always guaranteed to have on hand. The flavor is delicate, the texture is rich, and they are excellent companions for tea or coffee when you want “just a little something” to snack on. In the batch pictured in this post, I did not use lemon. However, a small … Read More Shortbread Cookies

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Savory and Hearty Granola

Olive oil may be a surprising ingredient for granola, but trust me, it adds a savory element to this recipe (and no, it doesn’t make everything taste like a salad!). I primarily use granola with yogurt and fresh fruit, so I don’t usually use dried fruits in my mix. If you enjoy dried fruit in your granola, I recommend stirring them in at the … Read More Savory and Hearty Granola

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Ham Spread for Sandwiches

This ham spread is a fun way to jazz up the ubiquitous “ham-and-cheese” sandwich, and makes a perfect dainty filling for tea sandwiches. It’s also a nice way to foil the plan of a child who enjoys dismantling the layers of her sandwich (I may or may not know such a child…) by combining all the layers into one! I prefer to use a … Read More Ham Spread for Sandwiches

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Tea Time Essential: DIY Clotted Cream

Clotted cream is a sublime addition to any tea party. Somewhere between whipped cream and butter, clotted cream is a high-fat, delicately sweet dairy spread that is THE best spread for scones. It is difficult to find in the US, and in many areas (such as where I live) it isn’t available at all! Thankfully this is an easy, “hands-off” treat to make. It … Read More Tea Time Essential: DIY Clotted Cream

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Fresh Strawberry Jam

What better way to make good use of abundant summer strawberries (or even strawberries that aren’t quite ripe or otherwise unsuitable to eat fresh) than homemade strawberry jam? While this recipe is┬ánot suitable for canning, it is extremely simple and satisfying. Homemade jam adds a homey touch to your table that your guests will certainly enjoy.   2 lb box fresh strawberries juice of … Read More Fresh Strawberry Jam