Monday, January 16, 2012

Morning Tea

Welcome friends for tea this week.  I usually invite you to afternoon tea but this time we're having morning tea, actually breakfast.  I'm on the healthy, whole food diet which has always been a way of life for me anyway.  My biggest downfall are the cookies I like to have with my afternoon tea.
Lowfat yogurt and fruit I picked myself last year and then froze.  The little bit of green on top is fresh rosemary.
Fresh potted herbs on a sunny windowsill in winter are nice to have on hand for pinching a savoury addition for dishes.
I baked some molasses bran muffins and slathered a bit of seedless raspberry jam (store bought) on, with a piece of cranberry-cinnamon goat's milk cheese.
There is English breakfast tea brewing and since I have a navy tablecloth and handmade placemat and runner from a friend in blues on the kitchen table now, I decided to use this cornflower teacup.
I am so glad I switched to a Mac laptop last summer.  The biggest reason is the support available if you live near an Apple store, which for me is about a 40 minute drive away.  They have a one-to-one program  that you can purchase for $99 which enables you to have a 50 minute instruction period and you could go every day for a year if you wanted.  Believe me, I've taken advantage of this option and have learned to do so much more on a computer.  I've stumped the instructors on occasion with things I'm trying to achieve but the feeling of accomplishment when I walk out after a session is exhilarating.  
This week I was helped with an issue that has plagued me for a couple of years - annual report stuff.  These days, being a volunteer means you have to be computer savvy and I'm getting there!
I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage, Sweetology, Bernideen's Tea Time Blog and I hope you'll visit them and their guests for tea.

28 comments:

  1. Tea in the morning with a fresh muffin sounds delightful! I love the teacup. I see cornflowers blooming along the roadside sometimes and love their bright blue colour. Have a great week! Pamela

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  2. What a LOVELY tea. I think a nice cup of berries is perfect with your tea, along w/ the yummy muffins. My husband has tried to get me to switch to a mac but I have been scared. I actually took back a computer he bought me last year for mothers day! Man that was DUMB! Super nice to "join" you for tea Judith!

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  3. Your tea and crumpets looks delightful and so much more relaxing than thinking about annual reports!!

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  4. Hi Judith,
    your breakfast is just the right start for a beautiful day. Nothing bad can happen after such a treat? The cornflower cup ist beautiful, very fresh.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  5. The blueberries and muffins look so delicious. I'm drooling. The blue cornflower cup and saucer are gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of blue! I'd love to have your recipe for the muffins.
    I like my Asis laptop, but I didn't buy it new; I bought it from my daughter when she no longer felt she had need of it. I use it for my daily pages, used to call it Morning Pages from the book I read. But since it's most often late afternoon or evening before I get around to it, I gave it my own name.
    have a wonderful week!

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  6. Hi Judith, I LOVE my MAC! :D :D Love your tea. Yogurt and fruit is one of my favorite things and raspberry or blackberry jam. The cornflower cup is lovely. Happy Tea Day!

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  7. Hello Judith,
    Your blueberries and yogurt look wonderful as do the muffins. Your cornflower teacup is very pretty and looks lovely with all your blue. Thanks for joining me today and I wish you a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. My daughter loves her Mac, but I couldn't tell you why! My computer is not a mac and I just use the programs I use at school, so I guess I'm greatly limited in experience! Good breakfast!♥♫

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  9. Hi Judith, Your muffins look fabulous! How nice to have the blueberries you picked yourself. I had a lot of blueberries last summer, but we ate/froze then ate/gave away - all of them already! I like your cornflower tea cup too, Judith. Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Beth

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  10. Everything looks wonderful today. Should have taken a tea break myself.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  11. Wow, it looks great, so appetising.
    I love berries but not yoghurt!
    Molasses bran muffins sound good, do you have a recipe?
    And I'm an Apple fan too!

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  12. That's a good-looking tea table! I'd love to stop for tea with you - I could even bring my own cornflower tea cup.
    Now I am longing for a homemade bran muffin.

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  13. Your berries are a perfect start to the day and wonderful compliment to tea.. Gorgeous cornflowers on your teacup. Happy Tea Tuesday my friend..xo HHL

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  14. What a lovely and inviting breakfast tea table. The blueberries are my favorite and I love your teacup! I have thought about a MAC...started out on one in 1990, but changed to a PC a few years later because the MAC didn't run the software I needed for my business. But have often thought of going back and am watching to see how you do! You're my guinea pig!
    Ruth

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  15. Your breakfast looks delicious. I like the pretty teacup and those lovely blue patchwork placemats.

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  16. Love the blue and white. The breakfast tea sounds good. Have a good week.
    Pat

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  17. Judith,
    Your tea is lovely! I too have been eating whole foods and my downfall is absolutely the cookies! LOL I will have to try some cheese like that. That sounds delicious. Thank you for stopping by!
    Sherry

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  18. Not only does your breakfast look delicious, its beautifully presented as well. Also, your herbs look so healthy; I've not had much luck with growing them indoors but perhaps I should try again. Finally, well done on stumping the computer experts; they ended up learning something too.

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  19. That yogurt/berries looks so yummy. I am with you on the Mac!! Way easier than an pc.

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  20. Good morning Judith!

    Thank you for inviting us to your breakfast. This is a perfect start for my day, today,
    How sweet the low fat yogurt and frozen fruits with a fresh rosemary are!!
    Stay warm.

    Tomoko

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  21. Hi Judith,
    I loved your breakfast table! The table mats are beautiful, and the sweet cornflower tea cup matches perfectly.
    And the muffins look very tasty...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  22. Looks like a very healthy breakfast. Good for you. I had a lesson at the apple store last week. I bought an iPhone. V

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  23. Good for you with so faithfully going to the apple store to learn your mac. I've had one for years but you probably know far more than me by now! Enjoyed your morning blue tea!

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  24. Morning teatime... My favourite .. especially with freshly baked bran muffin...Yummy... I switched to a Mac and love it ... Your cornflower cup is perfect for a refreshing morning sip... Hugs

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  25. I love blueberries and yogurt for breakfast. Lately I've been making a smoothy with blueberries, banana, yogurt, and O.J.

    I like the herbs in the sunny spot by the window...I think I'll try that since my outdoor garden is looking so sad, not much growing. I miss it:(

    Your table looks lovely with the blue. A nice inviting place to sip tea.

    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  26. He descubierto tu blog y me ha encantado. Desde hoy te sigo si lo deseas te invito a conocer mo blog y si es de tu agrado, me gustaría tenerte como seguidora y así poder seguir en contacto. Saludos.

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  27. WOW - YOU HAVE LEARNED A LOT on your new computer! Those blueberries look so fresh and delicious! I loved this post! Thank you for linking!

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  28. LOVELY POST JUDITH......LOVE YOUR CORN FLOWER CUP AND SAUCER......BLUE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR......YOUR MUFFINS LOOK DELICIOUS.....AND THE GOAT CHEESE IS PERFECT......RIZZI

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