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Closeup side view of a summer raspberry cake topped with Norwegian raspberry snow and fresh raspberries.

Summer Raspberry Cake Recipe

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A summer raspberry cake recipe is such a delightful way to celebrate the return of sunshine, green grass, and endless blue skies. Sprightly and tart with notes of lemon and ginger and a sweet, creamy topping, this cake is a delicious blend of summer flavors, the ideal thing to take on a summer picnic. The […]

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Closeup of a lemon elderberry cake with a slice cut out. You can see all three yellow cake layers with purple frosting in between.

A Lemon Elderberry Cake Recipe to Boost Your Day

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We know that both lemons and elderberries are great for immune support. Similarly, cake is great for emotional support. So we thought we would support our overall well-being with a fabulous combination of lemon, elderberry, and cake. While we can’t be positive that this lemon elderberry cake recipe will actually deliver on both ideas, we […]

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Royal Wedding Black Tea (Lemon/Elderflower)

Cheers to special celebrations! $7/oz

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Celebrating the first anniversary of the royal nuptials of Price Harry and Meghan Markle, we’ve released a specialty Royal Wedding black tea. Tying in with the couple’s lemon and elderflower wedding cake, enjoy a delicious cup of vanilla black tea with fresh lemon peel, elderflower, and a hint of sweet almond. The blend is reminiscent […]

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Apple Cinnamon Warmth Black Tea

Warm & scrumptious – a hug in a mug. $7/oz.

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You’ve probably heard tea described as a ‘hug in a mug’ – but you won’t find tea that feels more like a hug than our cinnamon apple spice tea.  Hints of spice with fresh apple and cinnamon with a fresh black tea will help you feel warmed, supported, and present in the moment.  Think of it […]

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Overhead view a bundt-shaped hibiscus cake recipe on a white floral plate.

Vanilla Hibiscus Cake Recipe for Your Next Tea Party

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Hibiscus is one of those amazing things that delights with not only its taste, but also its color and fragrance. We get to celebrate two of those three things in our hibiscus cake recipe, otherwise known to us as the Magical Disappearing Color Cake. When I first made this cake, I had visions of the […]

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With the tender, buttery crumb of coffee cake paired with fragrant ginger and strong molasses, this Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a recipe made in heaven.

Heaven Is This Gingerbread Coffee Cake Recipe

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Gingerbread Coffee Cake is a recipe made in heaven. With the tender, buttery crumb of coffee cake paired with fragrant ginger and strong molasses, it is made better only by the addition of a nutty streusel topping rich with butter and brown sugar. While coffee cake is generally served with a big pot of coffee, […]

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buttermilk coffee cake recipe

Buttermilk Coffee Cake with Snickerdoodle Crumble Topping

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When I think of favorite Saturday morning fare, I always think of buttermilk coffee cake. Moist and tender with fine, delectable layers of spiced, buttery brown sugar, this Buttermilk Coffee Cake recipe is a lovely accompaniment to a hot cup of tea or coffee, and best eaten on a sun-drenched patio on a thoroughly lazy […]

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Overhead view of a strawberry buckle cake on a blue and white platter, with a cup of tea and bag of loose leaf tea on the side.

Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle Cake

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Strawberry Buckle Cake is a lovely old-fashioned recipe from the early days of American cooking. It’s simply a coffee cake-type batter studded with fresh, seasonal fruit. Although the origin of the name is lost to time, many believe it refers to how the batter buckles around the fruit that softens and breaks down during the […]

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Honey Lavender Tea Cake

Earl Grey Honey Lavender Tea Cake Recipe

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Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular black teas available and with its hint of bergamot it lends itself beautifully to a myriad of fun desserts and baked goods — like this Earl Grey Honey Tea Cake with Lavender Buttercream. For this particular recipe we used Plum Deluxe’s Mindful Morning Earl Grey creme […]

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Piece of Cake Cocktails

Craving a cocktail but saving your calories for dessert? Girl, stop — life’s too short! You can kill two birds with one delicious stone by making up some of these cake-themed cocktails. Celebrate a birthday with a Cake Batter Martini or mix up some Chocolate Cake Shots for your next girls’ night in. Go on…have […]

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matcha tea layer cake

Sweet Spring Matcha Layer Cake

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If you like tea and dessert, you’ll love this traditional layer cake with matcha green tea buttercream icing. It makes a perfect dessert course for your next tea party. Bake the Cake The type of cake you use is up to you, but I like the way a good yellow cake balances out the sweetness […]

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Overhead view of an Irish apple cake with a slice cut out of it. The slice sits on a gray plate to the side.

Irish Apple Cake Recipe for Afternoon Tea

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The Irish are nearly as well known for their afternoon tea as the English are, so it only makes sense that they have their own take on afternoon tea accompaniments. This Irish Apple Cake is a perfect example of that; it’s a much more rustic and authentically Irish-style cake than the delicate style of cakes […]

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Hazelnut Tea Infused Cake

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While I love a fancy dessert as much as the next person, sometimes I just want something simple and plain but delicious, like a moist and tender tea infused cake. A nice butter cake provides a wonderful base for all sorts of lovely infusions from tea and coffee to flowers and spice. For cake with […]

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Vanilla Self-Saucing Pudding Cake

Vanilla Self-Saucing Pudding Cake

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When it comes to comfort food desserts, few things beat a self-saucing pudding cake. It’s like a bit of magic the way boiling water poured over cake batter transforms into a moist, tender cake with a lusciously creamy, pudding-like sauce on the bottom. Add a drizzle of fresh cream or a dollop of ice cream […]

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“Yule” Have a Great Holiday With This Chocolate Cake of Decadence

Sometimes Christmas baking goes smoothly, but other times, like today, it goes spectacularly wonky. A Medieval Tradition Turns Into a Cake I’ve been wanting to make a yule log, also known as Bûche de Noël, since I read about it as a little girl. I was delighted by the oddness of celebrating the holidays with […]

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black cherry pound cake

Easy, Light Black Cherry Yogurt Pound Cake

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This feature was brought to you by Silk. I love small cake recipes — they’re perfect to have waiting for you in the morning, not to mention that they make perfect gifts for hostesses or treats for your neighbors. Pound cake is actually one of my go-to cakes, but it gets a bad rap. First, […]

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vanilla hazelnut cake

Vanilla Cake with Hazelnut Crumble

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Vanilla and hazelnuts are two of my favorite flavors, and combing them into one luscious vanilla hazelnut cake is downright marvelous. I’ve been on a vanilla kick lately, adding it to hot tea and iced tea, drizzling a bit in my coffee, and folding it into every bit of baking I’ve done this week. The […]

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Chocolate Bliss: New World Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

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Do you love chocolate? Then you’ll love the new book by Susie Norris called Chocolate Bliss.

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carrot cake scones recipe

Carrot Cake Scones Drizzled with Honey

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Carrot cake is one of the most unique and flavorful cake variations available. Its spicy nature is perfect for fall with its cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom spices; however, it is one of those deserts that seems to only be enjoyed around spring time, specifically Easter. As the summer moves on, this delicious desert gets forgotten […]

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Party Recipe: Chocolate Chip Orange Celebration Cake

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I recently went to Portland’s largest garage sale. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s a real thing, and I enjoyed a Saturday morning filled with digging through tables and piles of other people’s junk treasures. We didn’t end up buying much, but I did snag an old, heavy aluminium bundt cake pan – just like my […]

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italian orchard cake

Celebrating Olive Oil with an Italian Orchard Cake Recipe

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This feature was brought to you in collaboration with Pompeian. We’ve talked before at length about olive oil (pairings, using, enjoying), but have you ever considered where your olive oil comes from – assuming you got the good stuff? I think in today’s society, with our plethora of box mixes and overly processed foods, we […]

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Perfect Weekend Apple Cardamom Coffee Cake

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I’m not one to tell you how to enjoy your food — this is a unique circumstance — but I need you to act in your own best interest and enjoy this cake with your favorite hot beverage and good company while it’s still warm from the oven. That last bit is important, “while this […]

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upside down cake

A Pretty Sweet Treat: Upside-Down Cake a la Mode

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Looking for a sweet treat for visiting house guests, dinner party attendees, or just a bit of an indulgence for you and a friend? Cake and ice cream is always a hit! Take it up a notch, Plum Deluxe style, with this recipe for upside-down cake, a la mode. Upside-Down Cake a la Mode Serves […]

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A slice of purple french macaron cake decorated with shredded coconut, buttercream, and edible gold leaf sits on a white plate.

Ooh La La: Lavender Coconut French Macaron Cake Recipe

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Oh sweet, sweet French macarons, how I love thee; I succumb to your pillowy texture and color-drenched vision. To taste one is to-die-for. To make one… well, here comes some trial and error, but I promise I will do my best to make this recipe as fool-proof as possible so even you novice bakers come […]

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This Cookie Butter Tea Cake Recipe Makes Tea Time Delightful

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As an avid cookie dough lover since childhood, discovering cookie butter was sheer bliss. Known as Speculoos in Europe, it is simply crispy spiced cookies blitzed into powder, mixed with butter or vegetable oil and milk until it is smooth and spreadable like peanut butter. Delicious scooped by the spoonful, cookie butter is great spread […]

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A slice of homemade spice cake sits on its side on a plate.

Homemade Spice Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

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You don’t really need an excuse to make an exquisite cake, but why not use these chilly fall days? We figure it’s as good an excuse as any other. We have been hard at work developing this homemade spice cake recipe to ensure that it meets all our fall flavor requirements. It was no easy […]

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A Romantic Treat For Two: Strawberry Champagne Cake Recipe

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This feature was brought to you in collaboration with La Marca. Planning for a romantic afternoon or evening for two? It is easy to overcomplicate it when you really only have to worry about two things: something nice to drink and something nice to eat. (Ok, three: clean house before your guest arrives!) If all […]

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cherry lemon trifle

Cozy Up to Dessert with this Cherry Lemon Trifle Recipe

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I do love a good trifle, a large glass bowl filled with boozy chunks of sponge cake layered with creamy custard, fruit, jam, perhaps a bit of jelly, and topped with sweet whipped cream. Such a lovely, frothy confection goes down easy and leaves you feeling warm and cozy inside. It’s a Trifle Delightful While […]

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The Ultimate Tea Party Centerpiece: A Showstopper Victoria Sponge

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It’s easy to get stuck in a tea party rut, particularly if you don’t want to deviate too far from tradition. But something as simple as a new twist on a classic Victoria sponge will provide your perfect English tea party with a showstopper centerpiece. I grew up with traditions of weekend high tea. After […]

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Overhead view of a plate of traditional English tea cakes, a teacup full of tea, a dish of butter, and a teapot.

English Tea Cakes Recipes for a Proper Tea Time

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Defining “tea cake” can cause quite a bit of controversy, as The Great British Baking Show discovered in 2017. Different cultures have their own take on teacakes. In Scotland, a tea cake is a chocolate covered marshmallow with a biscuit base made by Tunnock. In America, tea cakes are a sort of cookie associated with […]

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A vanilla cupcake with white buttercream frosting is decorating with pink paper flowers. It sits on a white plate with gold edging. A cup of tea can be seen in the background.

Your Guide to Throwing a Tea Party Bridal Shower

Bridal showers are a fabulous time to celebrate the occasion of two people dedicating their lives to each other – and what better way to celebrate than a tea party! Here are a few ideas to get your tea party bridal shower started, from themes and menus to activities and favors. Tea Party Bridal Shower […]

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Overhead view of a garden tea party.

How to Throw a Springtime Garden Tea Party

It’s that time of year: the days are longer, the temps are warmer, but it’s still cooling off at night. The birds are singing their songs in the blossom-filled trees. It’s the perfect season to have a garden tea party. Work With Nature You’ll run into a few (manageable) challenges with an outside meal. Three […]

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Treats with Hidden Treasures: 5 Surprising Desserts

Searching through my Danish rice pudding for a hidden almond every Christmas has been a beloved tradition ever since I was a little girl, but until recently I had no idea that other cultures had hidden trinkets in some of their festive foods as well. Almond Rice Pudding Many Scandinavians close their Christmas feast with […]

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overhead view of gourmet vanilla cupcakes in a cake tin with a bowl of whipped honey buttercream frosting and an iced cupcake on a red and white floral plate.

Gourmet Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe with Honey Buttercream Frosting

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As winter snows start to melt and bare branches burst forth with buds, this gourmet vanilla cupcakes recipe topped with a lavish swirl of whipped honey buttercream frosting is just the ticket for a celebration of spring and the hope of sunshine and warm weather. It’s a lovely treat to banish away the last vestiges […]

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Making a Meal of Zucchini Madness

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I have more zucchini experience than I’d like to admit. They say that if you plan on planting zucchini, you better have a lot of friends. Well, one summer I made a gardening miscalculation and learned that I had far fewer friends than I thought! Enter several weeks of raw zucchini salad with almond pesto, […]

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A white teacup with floral edging sits on a matching saucer on a white lace tablecloth. Surrounding it are a fork, cut out paper hearts in blue and beige, a stack of hardcover books in blue and beige, and a spring of fresh rosemary.

How to Throw a Mother Daughter Tea Party

The month of May is the time to celebrate our mothers. A perfect way to honor your motherly figure is by hosting a mother daughter tea party. Create an intimate setting for just the two of you, or spin off these ideas for a larger gathering of friends who are moms and daughters, too. Mother […]

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Here are nine ways to use leftover champagne that will elevate even the unfizziest of forgotten bubbly to its rightful place at your table.

9 Ways to Use Leftover Champagne

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Leftover champagne — like albino alligators, total solar eclipses, and finding a parking spot at the mall on the Saturday before Christmas — is rare, but it does happen. While no one plans for leftover champagne, you might find yourself in the predicament of opening several bottles of bubbly for, say, a holiday party, and […]

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Foodie’s Guide to New Zealand

As part of the effort to encourage travel to the recovering areas around Christchurch and South Island, this week we’re supporting the Blog4NZ effort with a series of articles promoting tourism to New Zealand. We’re taking a slightly new perspective this week in our foodie series; normally we report on the tastiest treats in a […]

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A slice of berry cake sits on a white plate alongside a pink teacup with a heart-shaped tea infuser.

Sweet Treats: A Pairing Guide for Tea Party Dessert Ideas

I could write a whole series of posts on tea party dessert ideas. When it comes to deciding what to eat with tea for dessert, the possible pairings of teas and sweets are endless! Cookies, cakes, scones, brownies, breads – just to name a few. So to save you from a post of epic proportions […]

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Overhead view of a loaf and two slices of spiced banana bread along with a bag of plum deluxe loose leaf tea on a wooden table.

Dutch Breakfast: A Cozy Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

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Ontbijtkoek, or “breakfast cake” as it is translated from Dutch, is a popular breakfast snack in the Netherlands. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as something you should have for breakfast every day, this spiced cake makes for a lovely seasonal treat! Today we’ll be taking a twist on the traditional version and making a […]

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Overhead view of a kuchen baked in a red cast iron pot.

Easy Kuchen Recipe with Maple Spice Filling

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Kuchen is pure comfort to me, and this easy kuchen recipe makes it so simple to whip up a fragrant cake in time for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Kuchen is simply the German word for cake, and it comes in all sorts of variations. The most popular varieties are fruity and spicy. The fruity […]

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Rusking It: South African Breakfast Cookies

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Cookies are often considered snack food, something to down with a glass of milk before bed or with a cup of tea as an afternoon pick-me-up. But in South Africa, there’s a special kind of breakfast cookie known as beskuit, or the rusk. Originally made as a dried bread to take on long journeys, the […]

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Foodie’s Guide to Providence, RI

As we already explored, there are tons of things to do in Providence, Rhode Island, one of America’s most creative capitals. But one needs energy to get up and down those hills and explore all the shops and museums. But don’t worry – with a lineup of world class restaurants and unique cafes, Providence has […]

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Foodie’s Guide to Charleston, SC

After exploring the beautiful streets of Charleston, or exploring the historic Plantations in Charleston, you will no doubt have worked up an appetite. Have no fears – Charleston has long been South Carolina’s culinary hot spot, with its own set of celebrity chefs, it restaurants, and unique cuisine. Here are some of the best Charleston […]

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Overhead view of a plate of raisin scones in the upper left corner of a wooden table. Clockwise are a blue cast iron tea pot, a blue and white teacup and saucer full of tea, a plate holding a sliced raisin scone slathered in butter and jam, and a white and floral print tea towel.

How to Bake a Classic Raisin Scone Recipe

Sometimes, you just crave a bit of home, something warm and cozy to cuddle into. This is especially true during the long drag of winter. For me, most things revolve around food, and this craving for homey comfort is no different. I want to curl up with a warm blanket, twinkle lights, a cup of […]

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A brightly colored blue and red teacup with a geometric design sits on a table in the foreground, with a tiered tray of fruits and sweets and more teacups in the background.

A New Generation of Tea Drinkers: How to Host a Teen Tea Party

In years gone by, the tea party was a rite of passage for many young people, but in today’s society many teens may never experience the joy of a tea party. Hosting a teen tea party is a wonderful opportunity to gather together a group of young folks and make them feel special. Help your […]

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Overhead view of a plate of fruit and tea sandwiches surrounded by a robin's egg blue teapot and a purple and white floral teacup full of tea on a vintage white and green cloth.

5 Things You’ll Need (and enjoy!) for a Traditional Tea Party

Like many of you, I drink tea all the time. I go through the rituals of heating water and steeping leaves several times a day. But sometimes, I want to set aside a special time to gather friends and celebrate my favorite drink. Tea parties are steeped in tradition, and can feel a bit stuffy […]

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Overhead view of a loaf of strawberry cream cheese tea bread next to a slice of bread on a blue and red floral plate and a cup of loose leaf tea.

Strawberry Tea Bread with Almond Cream Cheese Filling

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I do love a good tea bread, tender and fragrant, and this strawberry tea bread with almond cream cheese filling is not only delicious, it’s like a danish from heaven. Made with a rich, buttery dough laced with cinnamon, this tea bread is layered with a ribbon of decadent almond cream cheese filling and topped […]

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Overhead view of a slice of grapefruit bread resting on a blue and white plate, surrounded by a cup of tea, pewter heart scoop, loaf of bread, and bag of loose leaf tea.

Citrus and Cardamom Grapefruit Bread

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Fine summer mornings are ideal for leisurely outdoor meals of fresh fruit, endless cups of tea, and warm slices of a lovely loaf cake like grapefruit bread, bright with citrus flavor and fragrant with cardamom. Whether you’re looking for something special for a Saturday morning breakfast, or a hint of sweetness for Sunday morning brunch, […]

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Tea Party Cupcakes

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A tea party is fun any time of year, but when the summer sun is shining and gardens are full of green grass and gorgeous flowers, it is especially marvelous. Tea cups are an essential part of a tea party. They not only provide handy holders for the beloved steaming beverage, but their unique shapes […]

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earl grey banana bread

Earl Grey Banana Bread Recipe (with Tea-Soaked Raisins)

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I’ll be honest — banana bread isn’t my favorite recipe. I’d rather have a slice of olive oil cake or cardamom coffee cake (because really, in this case bread and cake are interchangeable terms). But, we recently encountered those quickly browning organic bananas that are the bane of any cook’s existence. They were beyond salvageable, […]

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13 Ways to Eat a New Mexico Chile Pepper

Many states and countries have a national dish or a regional specialty, but nowhere does a particular food take on such an elevated status as in New Mexico, where in every corner of this state, you’ll find the veritable New Mexico chile pepper. While in a global sense the state doesn’t compete in terms of […]

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Foodie’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in Pasadena

Well we talked about what to do in Pasadena. But a traveler’s gotta eat, and did you know that Pasadena is one of Calfornia’s biggest culinary centers? It is the birthplace of Julia Child, home of the famous See’s Candy, and also is where you’ll find the California School of Culinary Arts, one of only […]

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Overhead view of a fruit shortcake with fresh strawberries, dusted with powdered sugar on a white plate. A cup of sugar plum tea syrup sit next to it on a wooden board.

Summertime Sugar Plum Fruit Shortcake Recipe

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Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to enjoy seasonal fruit in new ways. Try your favorite fresh fruit in this pretty fruit shortcake recipe flavored with Plum Deluxe’s own Sugar Plum tea. Creamy Drop Biscuit Shortcakes These shortcakes start with a lightly sweet cream drop biscuit made with heavy cream instead of butter. This […]

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A tiered serving tray full of cookies and scones, a vase of daffodils, and floral print box, a package of Plum Deluxe loose leaf tea, and a dish of loose tea leaves are arranged on a bright blue cloth.

What Is Afternoon Tea? A Guide to Classic Tea Time

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During the winter holidays, my town puts on the “A Dickens of a Christmas” festival. Townspeople dress in Victorian garb and stroll the streets drinking mulled wine and eating a combination of local and old English food. Last year, I took a respite from the cold in The White Swan Tavern, a colonial era inn […]

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Pretty, Good Eats: Edible Flowers for Cooking, Baking, and Drinking

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For a moment, let’s skip the talk about locally grown vegetables and fruits. Instead we’ll find a bit of inspiration in what’s blooming, maybe in your own backyard. Let’s chitchat about edible flowers. Flowers add rich colors, subtle to spicy flavors, have diverse uses, and will add a bit of magic to warm weather entertaining. […]

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Overhead view of a white plate with a pile of loose leaf tea shaped into a heart in the center of it. To the left is a fork; to the right a knife. Above the place are three oranges, and apple, and a cup of tea.

Can You Eat Tea Leaves? (The Answer Is, “Yes!”)

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At Plum Deluxe, we’re often asked, “Can you eat tea leaves?” and I’m not surprised. In my opinion, most of the blends smell so good that it’s a wonder more people don’t pop a few leaves straight into their mouths like M&Ms, purely out of curiosity. While I don’t recommend that you eat tea leaves […]

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Four smoked salmon tea sandwiches are arranged in a row on a black plate.

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches for a Classic Teatime Menu

Smoked salmon tea sandwiches are an easy but delicious addition to any tea time sandwich platter. Pair smoked salmon with cream cheese, some dill, and a nice bread and you’ll be looking for seconds in no time. Smoked salmon, although it looks like raw fish, is safe to eat — don’t worry! As well as […]

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Overhead view of brownie bites, mini sandwiches, and other best snacks with tea in a teacup on the side.

The Best Snacks With Tea

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Right now, I’m having some gluten free toast with a cup of Strawberries and Cream tea. I love having tea and toast together. Tea and snacks come in infinite combinations, and every tea drinker seems to have that one tea-and-food combination that we pull out when we need a self-care afternoon. Here are some of […]

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Three mini napoleons are arranged on a blue floral plate with a teapot and cup of tea in the background.

Trio of Mini Desserts for a Tea Party

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Making dessert for a get-together is always delightful, but making mini desserts for a tea party is pure, unadulterated fun. I don’t know what it is about miniature desserts that are so endearing, but I love them. From perfectly iced petit fours in a rainbow of pastels to tiny cream tarts topped with even tinier […]

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Overhead view of a Christmas tea party with loose leaf tea, cookies, and tea sandwiches on a wooden board and green plates and mugs.

Christmas Tea Menu for Holiday Cheer

If you are a tea lover around the holiday season, go the extra mile for your Christmas get-together this year and style it like a winter tea party. We have a multitude of recipes to fill your Christmas tea menu and keep your party merry. Christmas Tea Starters First up on your Christmas tea menu […]

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Things to Know Before Baking With Tea

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Tea and baked goods are one of those time-honored combinations that we can’t help but love. Tea parties have, for centuries, been synonymous with everything from scones to specialty breads, cookies, and pastries. However, the idea of incorporating tea into the baked good itself is a newer trend that results in numerous delightful combinations of […]

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Ways to Use Loose Leaf Tea

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Here at Plum Deluxe, any time is tea time! But did you realize there’s more to it than just the beverage? As our resident tea fanatic, I am happy to provide you with a bazillion (okay, 42) ways to use loose leaf tea, arranged in alphabetical order for your pleasure. Some are for drinking, some […]

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Coconut: A Summer Indulgence for Cooking and Health

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Unless a localvore lives in a tropical climate, coconut will not be on their plate. With the love of all things local trending (which tickles me pink), we’ve gotta make wiggle room for some things, don’tcha think? Indulgence is necessary (someone noteworthy must have said that), and coconut seems to fit the bill. It’s the […]

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Cooking With a Coffee Kick

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Joe, java, jitter juice, nectar of the gods, lifeblood — whatever you call it, we like our coffee. In the morning, it makes daylight bearable. On the road or on deadline, it keeps things moving. And it’s not just for drinking. Coffee has long been a popular flavor enhancer in both sweet (think tiramisu) and […]

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Wedding Cookie Recipes From Around the World

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While cake may be the dessert of choice for many American weddings, there are numerous ethnic communities who wouldn’t dream of planning a wedding feast without a tantalizing array of traditional wedding cookies to delight and feed their guests. Butter, flour, and sugar are combined with special spices, chopped nuts, and other ingredients to create […]

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Holidays Down Under: An Australian Christmas BBQ

For those celebrating the holidays in the Northern Hemisphere, the thought of a Christmas BBQ might seem ridiculous, but to those of us in the piping hot December of Australia, it is pure bliss. Pile on the Food! Since moving to Australia two years ago, I’ve come to embrace the BBQ as my friend over […]

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Five Weird Korean Foods To Try in Seoul

Korea has deep passion for food. Our ancestors have developed many levels of food, which today are available in several forms, from modern and expensive restaurants to street vendors and stalls. Most of this food is not “hardcore” at all to Koreans but it might to some of you who travel to Korea – weird […]

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Foodie's Guide to Austin, Texas

Perhaps many of you are already in on the secret, but I wasn’t aware that Austin Texas was a foodie destination.  I suppose while we’re at it, I didn’t know about all the weird things to do in Austin either, so call me misinformed.  But Austin is truly a delicious city with a multitude of […]

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Overhead view of a warming cream tea with cups of tea, scones, and miniature baked goods served on green and white plates.

How to Have the Perfect Warming Cream Tea

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During an English summer, one thing that we Brits love to do is to have a cream tea. Sit back with the sun on our faces, a scone slathered in cream and jam (or as you call it, jelly), and sip a nice cup of hot tea. But who’s to say that a warming cream […]

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Overhead view of a champagne flute full of bubbly orange liquid and garnished with an orange slice. It stands on a white table surrounded by tea leaves and two orange slices.

Two Afternoon Tea Mimosa Recipes

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Who doesn’t love a good mimosa? They are the best when paired with brunch with best friends or as a highlight to any event. Whether it is a celebration out or just a staple to your Saturday morning, mimosas are a beloved drink. Plus, they look very cute in photos. This afternoon tea mimosa recipe […]

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Overhead view of a Bakewell raspberry almond tart with a slice cut out on a glass cake stand. Next to it on a white tablecloth are a white plate with the slice of tart and a blue mug full of tea with milk.

Making Mary Berry’s Bakewell Raspberry Almond Tarts

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My husband and I live in the outskirts of a town that’s on the river and near the bay. It’s filled with tiny shops, restaurants, and cafes. In one of my favorite little cafes, Play It Again Sam, I came across this round pastry full of jam and almonds that I utterly fell in love […]

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A femme person with light brown hair wearing a ribbed tan sweater holds an orange mug of tea in their hands.

How to Become a Tea Drinker

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Some people are natural tea drinkers. Others… struggle. They like the idea of tea, or are interested in the health benefits, but can’t seem to develop a taste for it. We want to help! There are so many reasons to love and drink tea, and for any intrepid souls interested in unlocking the mystery of […]

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A wooden scoop of loose leaf tea is surrounded by two plates of scones with fruit and clotted cream, a white and gold cup of tea, and a white teapot on a silver cloth.

How to Make English Tea

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Many cultures have their traditional way of making tea – chai in Asia and the Middle East, matcha in Japan, Moroccan mint in Africa, and yerba maté in South America – but there’s something classic about the English tea time that has made the ritual known around the world. Britain brought tea from India in […]

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An Irish scone that has been split in half and spread with clotted cream and jam sits on a square floral plate. In the background can be seen a floral mug, more scones, and a green bowl of jam.

Easy Traditional Irish Scone Recipe

A good Irish scone recipe is as near to perfect comfort food as you can get. With its tender crumb, buttery richness, and currant-studded beauty, these scones are divine with a hot cup of tea and a good book or that Netflix series you’ve been dying to watch. So what is it about these scones […]

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Overhead view of a blue and white dish filled with spinach artichoke soup. The dish sits on top of a burlap napkin with a silver soup spoon next to it.

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Creamy spinach artichoke soup is a winter favorite around here for so many reasons. First off, it’s creamy, which makes it a cold-weather super star because we all love something hearty and warm in the winter. Then you add a punch of flavor and freshness with the classic combination of spinach and artichoke. Topping this […]

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