Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I will be back with new posts, promise!  Meanwhile, have a blessed early spring.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome 2015!

Sorry to be late in wishing all of you a very happy, healthy New Year.  

I had a really good 2014, and I am looking forward to more good things in 2015.

No real New Year's resolutions, I know my goals and I need to continue to work toward them.

No word this year, but I will be repeating the following daily!

Yes!  Found on Facebook! 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Christmas Tea

I really enjoy a good tea.  Teaberry's Tea Room in Flemington, New Jersey takes tea to a whole 'nother level.

This lovely Victoria home is decorated beautifully for all the seasons.  Christmas is especially beautiful.

The sandwiches are divine

The desserts had to be packed up and brought home to be enjoyed another day!  Wonderful assortment of teas.  I love the chocolate chai.

My view as I was sipping my tea and gazing out the window.

No tea would be complete without warm-from-the-oven scones and jam, Devonshire cream and lemon curd.

Their tree is....upside

down!  It gets decorated seasonally.

Putz houses

They pay lots of attention to details.  Love the sugar trees.

If you are ever in the area, I would recommend you stop by Teaberry's.  Send me an email in advance, and I will gladly meet you there!  

Posting may be sporadic over the next two weeks, so I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!  2015! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Tradition

Many many folks venture into Manhattan from the other boroughs of New York City this time of year.  They enjoy doing the tourist thing.  Seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center, the skating rink, the fabulous store windows.  Not me.  You have seen the tree once, no need to see it again.  Always looks the same.  Yes, a jaded New Yawker here.  

For me, a visit up to the Bronx evokes memories right down into my soul.  The sights, sounds, and yes, smells, of an Italian Christmas.  Unfortunately, many of the places we shopped at in Brooklyn, where I grew up, no longer exist. So a ride over the George Washington Bridge was in order.  

It was a really dreary day, cold, threatening to pour rain (or even snow!) at any moment.

A slice of pizza to fortify us.  

The longest lines imaginable in a tiny narrow slip of a store.  But the most delicious ricotta and mozzarella you ever tasted.

Still put the lights across the street.  So many businesses have stopped doing this.

In Calabria Pork Store

My favorite, torrone, Italian nougat. A must in my house when I was growing up.

I came home with a few small purchases, and reminisces to last the next year.  

Buon Natale a tutti!  Merry Christmas to all!  

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