Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Homemade Tea

Look at the wonderful book my friend Diane S. gave me this morning. It's called Sipping My Garden -A Simple Way to Make Teas from Plants by Marcia Edwina Herman.

It is full of gorgeous illustrations and recipes for all kinds of herbal teas you can make at home. The book can be ordered from www.seedpodpress.com

AND she treated us to Apricot Muffins for breakfast at the library this morning. She said they were good for us so I ate two!

This is the delicious quiche she made for us last week. The day she retires is the day I'm leaving too! :D

Dothan decided he wanted me to pay attention to him last night. He says keep my hands off that mouse!

I think he was really showing off in front of Ms. Wilma. She was on the floor under my feet.

I stopped long enough to play an old gospel song on the piano this morning before I went out the door for work. "I'm following Jesus each step of the way". A pretty old song, I think I'll play it Sunday at church.

Have a great day,
from Wilma and me
(and Dothan)


Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi, Dorothy. Are there any good new British mystery writers emerging? I need a new cozy series and I've read all the Beatons. You would know what's good...love your taste. =D

Dorothy said...

thanks, Shirley. Have you tried any of Ann Pursers books. She has 2 different series, The Lois Meade mysteries and the Ivy Beasley mysteries. It's kind of hard to find new series that I like, but have you looked up Rue Morgue Press Mysteries online? They have great titles by old authors. Catherine Aird, Gladys Mitchell are two of my favs. Rebecca Tope is fairly nes, she writes the murder in the Cotswolds books. And Hazel Holt is always a good choice.
Good luck, and let me know if you find something good too!
And if you missed it, read Sarah's Key. I loved it.
Happy Reading

Dorothy said...

fairly new, I meant to say

magie said...

The book sounds great. I love to pick fresh mint from the garden during the summer for tea..simple but nice.
The muffins and quiche look delicious!
Dothan is sure a cutie..who could resist :)
Have a lovely week..
Magie x

Kay G. said...

This book looks wonderful!
I love your header photo with the zinnas or old maids as we always called them. Beautiful!
Dothan is a sweet kitty, I have been through Dothan, Alabama. Is that who Dothan is named after?

Denise said...

The book looks really great.

The Japanese Redneck said...

A fantastic gift. Great food.

cute kitties, wish I could pay the piano

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful book...and those muffins and the quiche would be a favorite meal for me! Enjoy your day!

Dorothy said...

Thanks Diane,
I ordered one of your little bags this morning from your website, it was By the Sea, blue and white and cute.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

It looks like an interesting book, although I'm not good with flavored teas or coffees. I'm trying to drink a lot of green tea right now and ick...I'm really all about a good English Breakfast tea!

My pup loves to nap with her head on the keyboard of my laptop. I've yet to figure out if she just doesn't want me working, or if she likes it because it is warm!

Dorothy said...

Aww, thats sweet, Sue. She probably just wants to be close to you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I love tea & your book! Then I got hungry looking at those muffins, and then yummy quiche, lucky you, LOL!

Debbie Rodgers said...

ooooh - GORGEOUS book!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a mouth-watering post you've shared with us!

Tiny Red Plants

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

An apricot muffin and some homemade tea sound amazing right now! I think I'll look for this book!
Noel hopes Wilma is having a fun weekend being a weiner dog!
Erica :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Looks like a wonderful book! The muffins look delish!
Your kitty looks cute playing with the "mouse". ;D

Gabriele V. said...

Hello dear,
maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with GFC or via bloglovin? or even both?


have a nice day!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Thank you for stopping by, Dorothy. I'm glad you liked our little shop. ;)
LOVE the colors of your header, and that quiche is divine. You know that I must now make one this weekend, don't you? ;) Can't wait. I love inspiration.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend, love.
Much love,

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Following on linky and google now. :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Making your own herbal tea.. sounds fun! Your friends cooking looks yummy. You lucky girl! Dothan is beautiful! I always wish I could learn piano. I learned a couple of notes. But I was a violin player as a child!

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

Fresh herb and plant teas can be so delicious, and those apricot muffins sound like a real treat! What a gorgeous cat Dothan is!

Judy@SavoringToday said...

Tea from my own garden would feel like such an accomplishment and I could customize the flavor to my liking. Thanks for sharing it on Hearth & Soul.