Tea drinking is an important part of my life, one way I like relax. Tea is the cup that cheers. I like some usunual tea blends and will share some of those here too. I also love to bake and to bake with love. So from time to time I may also share some of my favorite sorts of home-baked goodies along the way!
So here is my first tea cup to share. A beautiful Shelley Chintz cup and saucer in the Summer Glory pattern. I wish I could manage a slightly sharper picture but the light was terrible today.
To celebrate my first ever post I baked some cupcakes. These are golden gingerbread cupcakes with lemon frosting and are based on a slightly adpated recipe from this amazing cookery book - Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World - how could you not love a book with a title that crazy! I cannot recommend this book highly enough, these recipes are so inventive and so reliable. These cakes are a little extra special as they are spiced with a lebkuchen spice mix I bought back with me from our last holiday in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. One of our most favourite places in the world and where I always leave a little part of my heart.