Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Herbal Tea

I've been doing a lot of "Cooking With Herb" classes
this spring
and so I got out a few of my favorite herb cooking books
to see if I could find some new ideas . . . 

The Country Herb Cooking
I've had "forever"
Bought because I love country cooking books
herb cooking books

Because of that book
Country Herb Cooking . . .
which was written by Judy Walter,
the owner of
Pickity Place Herb Farm and restaurant

When we made our first trip to New England,
we had to stop

On a very rainy wet day

So the gardens were observed under and umbrella and from afar
Alas, no tramping in the gardens!

I love it when you finally get to see something
that you've read about!!!

These books made the perfect companion
for afternoon tea

And not only Country Herb Cooking,  but two more from Pickity Place
 and two from
Ravenshill Herb Farm.     
A place I've only read about
Perhaps someday . . . 
It's not near me
but rather closer to Pondside

Tea was special this day

For I had a new teapot  . . .
I also collect this Asian type bird and pink flower pattern
This is Crown Staffordshire Rock Bird
It's a wee pot -- 3 cups
perfect for tea for me

The tea treat today is mint madeleines

Which I got from this book . . . 

which is one of my favorite "herbal" cookbooks!

Tea, mint madeleines and some good reading material.

Tea doesn't get much better than that!

It's Tuesday . . . . and I'm joining . . . .

Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea


Snap said...

Love your new teapot. You are right ...nothing like tea and a few good books. I love herb gardens and learning more about herbs. I have basil, thyme, oregano, lavender and several different mints growing in my little garden.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love every one of your wonderful teasetting you do. I always wish I had done one. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Deb said...

Tea in a beautiful cup and a good read is a great way to pass some time. Your cookies look so delicious today. Deb

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful is the word!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)