Cool crisp morning walks make me think about the shifting trend of baking with summertime berries to autumn pumpkin and cranberry recipes.
Welcome friends for tea today as we turn to pumpkin for our tea bread and refreshment. I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday, Sweetology for Tea Party Tuesday, Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea and A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness.
The tea is brewing, it's a Pumpkin Chai; cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and the sweetness of caramel and pumpkin. I've set out a pretty yellow teacup from Bavaria, Germany that is sitting on the autumn leaf cutout table runner in the dining room.
Some Indian corn and a couple of glittery pumpkins with the fall centrepiece behind that is a wire pumpkin with a candle inside.
Pumpkin nut bread that is the perfect accompaniment to the chai. Sometimes I spread it with a little butter or marmalade but it's delicious plain too. (see Pages on left sidebar for recipe)
The new Tea Time magazine came in the mail yesterday and it has pumpkin cakes featured as you can see at the bottom of the front page. Next to Victoria, this is a favourite magazine for recipes and tea time ideas.
Please visit my hosts and their guests for tea, you'll find shared recipes and good company.