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, July 14, 2014

An Icy Tea

I still drink hot tea in the morning in the summer
But often afternoon tea is served over ice
The Brits would never understand
how their beloved elixir could be served
"over ice"!

But it is a refreshing beverage
especially if one has been working
in the garden

If I'm alone, I'll get my current book
And a nosh, of course
lemon raisin cookies
A favorite

The book is usually a mystery
This is the first in a series set in Wales
by author, Elizabeth Duncan
I liked it
And am now on my third book
about Penny Brannigan, a manicurist in a small village
in Wales

Most of my books come from the library
But, alas, they had none of the others in these series
And so I turned to Amazon and my kindle!

A pleasant afternoon, this
inside in the air-conditioning
with a glass of icy tea,
a couple of great cookies
And a good book.

It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen for Tea in the Garden.


Elizabethd said...

Iced tea is something we drank while living in France. We could buy it bottled. Here, I've never seen it.

MomWaldsPlace said...

What a lovely moment in your day!

Winnie said...

I understand the need for ice tea when the weather is hot, today in the 90's and so humid. I have my hot tea before I leave for the train in the am in the summer. When my house cools down with a/c I can enjoy my hot tea. I love mysteries too, I will have to look into those authors as thye are new to me!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Tea, cookies, and a good book sounds good to me! I always enjoy a mystery especially if it involves tea. Thank you Martha for joining me for tea and enjoy your day.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looks good to me. I love iced tea that is brewed well.

Carrie said...

Iced tea, a book, and a cookie--that sounds like a perfect summer afternoon! Iced Tea was definitely an inspired creation :)

Beth in NEPA said...

Iced Tea is a very refreshing drink when it is very hot out. And what better thing than a good book and a bit of a snack to enjoy with your tea.

Creations By Cindy said...

Ice tea works for me! Looks like a great day to have ice tea! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Martha's Favorites said...

Ice tea and a good book, can life get any sweeter? Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

Looks very refreshing!....Christine