Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tea Talk

There is a great deal of poetry
and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

Welcome to my house. Come in and linger. There is nothing like a cup of tea between friends.

I'm having...Constant Comment tea with a bit of Splenda

My teacup is... A Suzy Toronto mug I got a couple of years ago. The verse on the outside of the cup says, "I may do foolish thing...But at least I do them with Enthusiasm!" and along the inside rim it say, "Sometimes my inner-goofball just slips out." It makes me smile at who I can be sometimes.

I'm feeling... Perky! They say the sun will shine today and I am soooo looking forward to that! Wishing everyone a grand day!

Thought you all might like to try this recipe. These cookies melt in your mouth!

Scottish Short bread Cookies

1/4 cup EACH: confectioners sugar, granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups butter (2-1/2 sticks), refrigerated and cut into 8-10 pieces
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Place sugars in food processor and process until very fine. Ad butter; pulse until sugar disappears. Add flour; pulse until no dry flour particles remain. (Mixture will be moist and crumbly.) Place in plastic bag and press together to form dough; knead lightly until dough holds together. Remove from bag. Shape with a cookie press, fork, or the bottom of a glass lightly moistened with water. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until pale golden. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen cookies.
Thanks be to God!!!

Now it's time for you to visit Ruth at Celebrate Friendship is hosting Tea Talk at her house.


  1. Dear Cathy,
    Hopefully this week my comment will work. I must have tried about 7 times last week.
    I love your verse on the cup. I think that it describes me as well. I will have to try this recipe this week.
    We love shortbread and I usually save our recipe as a special Christmas treat.
    Thanks for having tea with me.
    Praying you have a blessed week

  2. Dear Cathy,

    I look forward to Thursdays to share this time with you and the rest of the ladies. I'm loving this little gathering we have.

    I love the quote you have there. I so agree with the author.

    Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe. I don't have a food processor. Is there another way to do it?

    You mug speaks a lot about many of us, lol.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    This is my second comment. I'm not sure if my first comment got through. I think I closed the window before I posted it.

  3. Very nice to have tea with this morning...the sun is shinning here too. Constant Comment is one of my favorite flavors for tea time.
    Love your mug and the recipe.
    Many blessings on your day :)

  4. I'm having Strawberry tea (yummy) and I'm using my favorite Starbucks mug. Have a lovely day Cathy!!

  5. Oh Cathy,

    The shortbread cookies sound delicious :) Thank you for sharing a cup of tea with me.

    Have a blessed week!


  6. Although I don't drink much tea Cathy I know these cookies will taste wonderful with my coffee....I love visiting you my friend...Hugs

  7. Cathy, I love visiting your blog. A very happy and welcoming place on the net. Thanks for sharing that recipe.

  8. You sure brought a ray of sunshine to my day Cathy! THANK YOU!

  9. Cathy, thanks for visiting me this week! That coffee cup sounds like fun... a great reminder we all need to laugh at ourselves sometimes!

  10. mmmmm haven't had much tea lately.....but drinking too much hot cocoa lately...did you know nestle now has DARK CHOCOLATE HOT COCOA???



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