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Delicious Strawberry Lemonade Scones with Homemade Strawberry Curd

It’s strawberry time again! What better way to make use of these delightful berries than to host a Strawberry themed afternoon tea party complete with fresh Strawberry Lemonade Scones and Homemade Strawberry Curd. Here are a couple recipes we love to get you started – just add tea!
Strawberry Lemonade Scones
(photos & recipe courtesy of
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May 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Chocolate Painted Eclairs with French Vanilla Cream: A Recipe from The Titanic

While visiting family over the Thanksgiving holidays, I was intrigued to come across a unique book in my husband’s Aunt Kathy’s plentiful recipe collection. Simply titled “Last Dinner on the Titanic” this book written by Rick Archbold & Dana McCauley shares menus and recipes found from their research and interviews with Titanic survivors. I disappeared [...]

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December 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

Recipes for the Perfect Fall Harvest Party

October is here, there is a chill in the air, families are taking children to their favorite pumpkin patch and Fall Harvest Parties are in full swing. Let us help you with your Harvest Party planning! These easy and delicious recipes embrace the beauty of Autumn’s arrival and truly celebrate the harvest season. Just add [...]

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October 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

The Proper Way to Serve Iced Tea

Have you ever wondered where the iced tea spoon goes after stirring your Iced Tea? What is proper Iced Tea etiquette? How should Iced Tea be served?
According to Dorothea Johnson, founder of The Protocol School of Washington, Iced Tea should be served in a tall glass placed on a saucer or small plate with the [...]

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August 30, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Taking A Moment for Tea

Earlier this week my assistant Jessica, my precious 20 month old daughter and I went to the beautiful Columbus Botanical Gardens for a Wedding Cake Stand photo shoot. I had brought along some toys to entertain my daughter and of course included her little tea set. After finishing the photo shoot we took a moment [...]

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August 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

Pumpkin Pecan Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

This incredibly delicious dessert is a Autumnal adaptation
of Paula Dean’s original recipe created by my friend Gary. He invented it for a fall bonfire we attended and I must say I was licking the spoon (Don’t tell anyone!)
He was kind enough to share it with me so I could pass it on to you. With [...]

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August 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

An Inspiring Alice in Wonderland Tablescape

Just this morning I learned to make a video slideshow and am thrilled to present my first works to you. This video shows off the unique and whimsical features of the Alice in Wonderland Tea & Tabletop Collection.
Thank you to Susan at for sharing these beautiful photos with us. Be sure to visit her [...]

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August 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Delicous Chilled Tea Recipes for Summer Entertaining

Our delightful customers at The Twiggery have been gracious enough to share favorite recipes with us over the years and many of these recipes have quickly found themselves added to the pages of our personal cookbooks. Being tea enthusiasts, we love having a tempting chilled tea offering to serve guests during summer [...]

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June 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

Gourmet Blackberry Lime Cheesecake

With blackberry season just around the corner, this timely recipe embraces the fresh flavors of summer with the welcoming taste of a classic favorite. Enjoy!
Serves: 6
For the crust:
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
(about 5 whole crackers)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon brown sugar
For the cheesecake:
16 ounces fresh blackberries, divided
3/4 cup sugar, divided
16 ounces cream cheese (2 pkgs) [...]

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June 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Soup

I just came across this chilled soup recipe while browsing a past issue of Victoria. I have not tried it yet, but looking over the ingredient list, this soup cannot be anything but divine. Since we are sharing strawberry inspired recipes, I hope many of you, like me, are drawn to create this recipe for [...]

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April 20, 2010 in Uncategorized