Thursday, April 9, 2015

Herbs for tea, writing articles and Cherries Jubilee

Here is a photo I took of herbs I grew to make tea with, and a tea set on our patio.
I think it is peppermint on the left, chocolate mint in the center and lemon verbena on the right. I didn't have any ideas of what to post so looked through my photos and found this one.
I've been busy with writing these past few days and sent three article queries to parenting magazines. Now I wait to see if they want the articles.
I hope your Easter celebrations were enjoyed. At Easter at our house we even had Cherries Jubilee for dessert, where the fun touch is you add a tiny bit of brandy or rum, and light it with a match so pretty blue flames appear. I had never had that before and I loved the flames. Quite dramatic.

27 comments:

donna baker said...

Love the teapot and lemon verbena.

Linda Kay said...

Looks delightful. We have some mint the previous owners planted some years back, and it has to be pulled out all the time...just grows like crazy.

Happyone said...

Good luck - hope you get published. : )

Karen Lange said...

Lovely photo! Makes me want a cup of tea. :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following. It's great to meet you!

Linda said...

I brew tea every single day and use mint and/or lemon balm.....love herbs!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love to smell chocolate mint and lemon verbena.

There is nothing like a flaming dessert to light up a party.

Neesie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your teapot Terra,
I'm a big tea drinker but haven't been very adventurous with flavoured tea.
For instance I've never tried lemon verbena.
I drink about 12 mugs of tea a day so you'd think I'd try them all
Gorgeous photo and good luck with the magazine articles ;D

Stella Jones said...

A tea table always looks so very inviting and what an unusual teapot. Love it.
Good luck with your writings!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Those herbs sound delicious for tea.

The table and setting is lovely.

Hope your articles are accepted and published.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Susan said...

Hi Terra....Your Cherries Jubilee sounded wonderful! Wowsers. Very dramatic, indeed.

And your herbs look lovely!

Thanks for your visit. Susan

Vintage Reading said...

How nice to grow your own herbs. Love lemon verbena.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The dessert sounds wonderful and I'm wishing you the best with your writing. I am enjoying The Warden...starting to really learn the characters in this book. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Deb said...

Good luck with the articles! Cherries jubilee - what fun! Sounds like you had a good Easter!

Maria said...

What a refreshing arrangement! Lovely photo.

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

Hi, thank you for your kind comments on my blog. We have a re run of Twin Peaks at the moment and am of the mind to try making cherry pie.
I grow a few herbs but for cooking. I like my tea builders strong and black with milk. Herb tea doesn't really do it for me. I use to drink herbal teas when I went through a fitness fad though.

Rebecca said...

I'll bet that WAS dramatic!
I wish I could enjoy tea. At SO many levels. It sounds so healthy and relaxing....

Hoping you get a positive response to your submissions! How good you must feel to have completed the three projects! (Do you still put them in an envelope and mail - or is everything done over internet now?)

Em Parkinson said...

Love that teapot! Thanks for popping over to Dartmoor Ramblings by the way!

Simply Shelley said...

Tea in the garden is always a grand thing. Most especially when the tea comes from your very own garden. Love that sweet tea pot ♡ Blessings

Cranberry Morning said...

That cherries jubilee does sound fabulous, and I need to get some of those herb starters. Mine didn't winter over in the house this year. :-(

Diane Writes said...

Belated Happy Easter Terra! Thank you for informing me about the post card. And you know what, most of the postcards I receive came from you. Good luck on your articles. YOu deserve to be published!

Joanne said...

I just LOVE that tea pot!
Blessings, Joanne

Katherine Jenkins said...

Hi Terra,

This is inspiring me to work on my herb garden. I want to do vegetable planter boxes this year too!!!!

Shelia said...

The teapot is darling! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Poppy said...

Hi Terra,

Your Easter celebration sounds lovely, as does that Cherries Jubilee!

A sweet vignette you have for us today. The lemon verbena must smell heavenly.

Poppy

Joy said...

I love to drink tea too, but mine is made of lemon grass and ginger:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love that teapot cup set so cute. I should get some herbs to make tea with.

Patty said...

Thanks for your visits. I don't drink tea, herbal or otherwise, also don't drink coffee. I do still like a nice COLD glass of milk. Mostly I just drink plain water. Have a great week-end, just around the corner.