Raspberry Chocolate Scones

raspberry chocolate scones

{giveaway closed} One of my favorite traditions of the holiday season is my annual Beach Babe Tea.  There are five beach babes and we have been friends for over twenty years.  We have shared each other’s joys  and sorrows.  We are all very different people with different lives but we have a bond of friendship that remains intact and stronger today because of those joys and sorrows we have shared.  We gathered on Saturday for our annual Tea and Book exchange.  We each bring a book that we have read [Continue Reading…]

Orange Creamsicle Scones


So I think I have mentioned before that I have a tendency to get on “flavor kicks.”  When I crave a certain flavor over and over.  Lately it’s been orange.  Orange creamsicle to be more exact. Remember those lovely orange creamsicle cookies?  So good. And then there are those orange creamsicle shakes we’ve been making at home…. So now that the holidays are over and school is back in session I decided it was time to get back to Muffin Monday.  Well almost.  This week instead of muffins I decided [Continue Reading…]

Maple Pecan Scones:Ree & Leigh{Anne}


I actually made this Pioneer Woman recipe months ago but I have been saving it for this week – the week I would be in London hopefully enjoying some real English scones and tea with my daughter.  Somewhere fabulous like Kensington Palace, Harrods or the Ritz!  I’ll let you know where we end up but tea with my daughter in England is top of our to do list. I love scones and enjoy playing with what I put in them.  Sometimes it is chocolate chips other times it is craisinets [Continue Reading…]

The Tart Lady

tart lady

CAUTION: This blog post comes with a warning. You may put on weight just reading this post! There are a lot of pictures in this post – mainly because they were all so PRETTY I couldn’t choose!! Pretty, pretty, pretty is all I can say and then of course there is yummy!!! Our favorite Farmer’s Market to go to each Saturday is the Beaverton Farmer’s Market.  But several times each summer we make a visit to the Portland Farmer’s Market in downtown Portland on the Park Blocks. The main reason [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Chip and Toffee Scones

chocolate chip and toffee scones

These chocolate chip and toffee scones are perfect for your next tea party or with your favorite hot beverage. I love tea parties. I am not a tea drinker but I love all the goodies that go along with the tea party.  I also love setting a pretty table and sitting down with friends for yummy treats and good conversation. I like to imagine a life where one took time out every day to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and a sweet!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful. One [Continue Reading…]