Easter (a few of our favorite things)

With Easter just a little over a week away, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite things to make and see and do and just enjoy this special time of year. Brunch: A favorite thing for sure. I like the casual elegance of brunch (make it a buffet and it’s even easier). Martha… Continue reading Easter (a few of our favorite things)

A is for afternoon tea (it’s having a moment)

I am a coffee drinker, but afternoon tea is such a lovely thing: restorative (the act of taking a moment out of a hectic day), pretty (the loose tea or tea bags, the dainty cups, the tea strainer, and the tea pots), and gentle (rather than jolting). It’s really a simple luxury. Every January I… Continue reading A is for afternoon tea (it’s having a moment)

the scrapbook: 2 holiday drinks (to get the party started)

We start the holiday season with my grandfather’s eggnog. He used to make it at home and bring it along in plastic milk jugs. (the recipe is below). There’s nothing like that first sip of eggnog to get you in the holiday spirit. And I came across this recipe for bourbon apple cider with an… Continue reading the scrapbook: 2 holiday drinks (to get the party started)