Monday, September 3, 2012

A Good Book for Tea Friends

Welcome friends for tea this week.  I've been up north visiting family for several days and I only took my iPad.  Not realizing how technically challenged I am, I didn't know how to put photos in a post with it, so it's back to the Apple store for another lesson.  (I love their one-to-one program)
I visited my favourite place, The Green Store and purchased a cute little tea strainer of a leaf with a bird on the branch handle.
I also read a whole book on my ereader recommended by my daughter and if you haven't read 'The Colour of Tea' by Hannah Tunnicliffe yet, I urge you to find this book.  Love, friendship, tea and macarons....you won't want to put it down.
Source - Chapters/Indigo
I fell in love with these French sweets earlier this year in Florida and plan to try my hand at baking some.  After reading the book, I think you will want to bake some too or perhaps open a tea shop.
Kathy from A Delightsome Life and I invite you to enter our giveaway of two dainty little parasols, perfect for a tea tablescape.  You can find out how to enter here at Kathy's blog and below is the button she made for the giveaway.
I am linking with Kathy at A Delightsome Life, Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, and Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog.  Please visit my hosts and their guests for tea, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

32 comments:

  1. I have a teacup collection but do not drink tea from them ever. I don't own a tea strainer. I just use tea bags. I may have to put tea in my teacup for next week!

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  2. I love your new tea strainer, Judith. Thanks for another recommendation on a good book. I have never made macaroons (well, the French version). I have tasted them, though. I went to a class given by Princess Diana's former chef and he made some with rose water. They were a gorgeous color, but the taste was a little overwhelming.

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  3. Hello Judith: What a gorgeous tea strainer--really neat! Thank you for the book tip, and also thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving encouraging words--it made me smile!

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  4. Your tea strainer is very pretty, Judith. The macaroons look delicious and so pretty. The book looks interesting. Wonderful giveaway!..Christine

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  5. OOOhhhh your little tea strainer is so sweet...and that book looks great! Macaroons have been on my "to do" list for a long time, but I am kind of chicken I must admit! Tomorrow Sophia starts 3rd grade, I am weepy tonight so it is nice to visit friends! HUGS

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  6. Hi Judith,
    Your first photo is so beautiful!
    That tea strainer was really a good buy!
    Happy tea day!
    Hugs

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  7. Thank you so much for the book referral - sounds intriguing!

    As for les macarons.......tres delicieux! MMMMMMMMM!

    I have never made them but my daughter has - her pistachio ones are to DIE for.

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  8. Love tea strainers and that is a gem! I too love macaroons but have never made any either preferring to buy them from a bakery -- perhaps I know if I made them I would eat them ALL!!!!

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  9. Hi Judith!
    I like your new tea strainer. I've been looking for a pretty one like that. The macaroons look delicious and I really need to try them.
    ~Clara

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  10. The new tea strainer is so sweet...I think I just have a round one with some scrolling on it...Enjoy the day with love Janice

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  11. The tea strainer is beautiful ~ and the cookies look delicious. I just love the look of your blog; it's so pretty and cheery. I'm a fan of the one-to-one program at Apple, too; it's come in quite handy for me and all my devices. :)

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  12. That is an adorable little tea strainer, great find.

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  13. Hi Judith ... lovely tea strainer. I had not heard about the book ... thanks for sharing the author's name. Macaroons ... look yummy and so colorful! Happy Tea Day!

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  14. Your tea cookies look scrumptious!! I will have to see if I can find this book you speak off. Sounds like it has some wonderful things! I especially LOVE your tea strainer. Very uniquely made!!
    It's a lovely tea day!!
    Brenda

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  15. Hi Judith,
    oh my! That tea strainer blows me away. Its really BEAAUTIFULLLLLL. So detailed and nicely made. The book sound good, too. I have baked those macaroons and they turned out nice and yummy. They are soo expensive here. I am curious which flavour you will make. I guess lavender or violet? Must be delicious.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  16. Oh the book sounds lovely! Thank you so much for sharing this. :)

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  17. Hello, Judith

    I checked online and I see my library has a copy of the book you've recommended. I may just have to read it!

    -Karen

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  18. Thanks for the info about the book. I got a Kindle Fire for my birthday so will try and download it. I'm always looking for any books about tea. I've never had a macaroon, haven't seen any at our bakeries around here. I may have to break down and try making them! You bought such a cute tea strainer! Have a good evening.
    Nancy

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  19. Hello Judith, What a pretty little tea strainer, it looks so dainty. I shall add "The Colour of Tea" to my reading list, looks like a fun read. Best Wishes Daphne

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  20. Hi Judith,
    Sorry I am so very late visiting. It's been a sad and busy week what with Hubby's nephew passing away and my son flying home from BC for the funeral.

    Love your tea strainer; very cute! The book sounds like one I would enjoy. And I would love to try a French macaroon! Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. Lovely visiting you for tea talk :) Love your pretty spoon.The book and goodies look wonderful.Denise

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  22. You have set me on an adventure. To read your book recommendation, To try French macaroons, AND to "OWN a tea stainer like yours(LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!!)...Who is the manufacturer??? It is just TOO CUTE!!!
    I CANNOT believe I have never tasted those little cute cookies...We DO have a French Bakery nearby, I MUST GO an explore it!
    Enjoy your time with family and have LOTS of fun...
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  23. Dear Judith
    Your blog is full of lovely and endearing things
    Comming here and visiting you is a great pleasure
    Hugs

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  24. That strainer is too cute! Thank you for linking to Tea In The Garden and sharing your lovely post. The Macaroons look devine and a great book suggestion is wonderufl.

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  25. I must add this book to my wish list. What a lovely guest post! Sorry, I'm running a few days behind on blog reading.

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  26. Hi Judith !

    The tea strainer is lovely, very beautiful !
    I learned to make macarons last month with my nice who is a pastry cook and we made lime cream macarons. It was sooooo delicious ! To succeed in having the perfect macarons as the ones in your photo is not that easy ! There are lots of tricks to know. If my niece hadn't been with me to show and tell me all the tips and tricks, I would have failed at having beautiful macarons ! Good luck !
    Jocelyne from Inspired And Pretty

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  27. Judith, thank you for the book referral! You have a lovely blog! I love lavender nearly as much as tea. Such a great combo! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I always love comments at Gracious Hospitality.

    LaTeaDah

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  28. Your tea strainer is adorable! I'm wondering if you made a trip to David's Tea? Have a nice wknd!
    Beth

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  29. Hi Judith, Darling strainer! I shall have to find something as charming for us. (I don't drink tea, but D, being a true Englishman, does every day).

    I'm very glad to hear you like the one-to-one program at Apple. We signed my sister up for it and she also really enjoys it.

    And the book looks delightful. I am on the road at the moment so maybe this is a good time to download and start reading!

    Lovely weekend to you!

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  30. Hi Judith, Darling strainer! I shall have to find something as charming for us. (I don't drink tea, but D, being a true Englishman, does every day).

    I'm very glad to hear you like the one-to-one program at Apple. We signed my sister up for it and she also really enjoys it.

    And the book looks delightful. I am on the road at the moment so maybe this is a good time to download and start reading!

    Lovely weekend to you!

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  31. Hi Judith, Darling strainer! I shall have to find something as charming for us. (I don't drink tea, but D, being a true Englishman, does every day).

    I'm very glad to hear you like the one-to-one program at Apple. We signed my sister up for it and she also really enjoys it.

    And the book looks delightful. I am on the road at the moment so maybe this is a good time to download and start reading!

    Lovely weekend to you!

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  32. Judith , I started this book a few weeks ago ... and have not had the chance to get back to it. Now it's going to make it back to the top of the pile on my night stand. xo C. (HHL)

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