Toddler Tea
I discovered Rooibos or Red Bush herbal tea (not real tea) about eight years ago at a tea conference. I thought it was very pleasant, but not exciting. However, I was very impressed with the health benefits. Then about five years ago, we started getting the most delicious flavored Rooibos teas from Germany...
Tis the Season for Fresh Peach Pies
Having grown up in Georgia, I have a soft place in my palate for fresh peaches—really juicy sweet, not mealy fresh peaches. So every summer I look forward to making and eating our family’s favorite peach pie. But this pie can only be made with fresh peaches, not frozen or canned, not even fresh...
The Hunt for Peaches
One of our family’s traditions during June or July is to make our famous Sims Fresh Peach Pie. If you’re not in a generous mood when making this delicious pie, keep your pie making plans a secret or you’d better be prepared for uninvited company from other family members who heard about...
A Different Point of View
Having been raised with a northern father and a southern mother has always given me an interesting viewpoint on entertaining and etiquette. This blog is an introductory one for Hospitality which will include Tea Parties, Etiquette, Tea in the Work Place, and Entertaining in everyday life. Because of...
Cool New Travel Mug for Hot Summer
I really like the new Aladdin Travel Mug with a drop-down infuser basket. There are so many things I like about this mug, it’s hard for me to begin. When I first saw it at another store, I was immediately attracted to the friendly green top (also comes in a teal blue) and grabbed it off the shelf to...
Matcha Magic for Your Skin
My secret weapon these days for possible skin cancer for myself and my husband may scare of few of you if you’re around our house some morning while we’re experimenting with what I consider to be one of the most exciting uses for the Japanese matcha green tea. We look like aliens with green...
White is the New Black
I’m one of those people who has been drinking tea for more than 40 years, predominately black tea and has had trouble getting into green tea. The latest research on tea has shown that green tea is especially good for us, mainly because it’s not oxidized like black tea, so I’ve been trying to get...