Book Review * Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches

Book Review *  Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches

Thursday ! Cozy Mystery and Recipe : Its Tea Time

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51fquMjEyLLDaisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country is known for its elegant  finger foods—but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer . . .

Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy’s Tea Garden, and Daisy and Aunt Iris are simmering with anxiety. A bad word from the culinary curmudgeon could really hurt their business, but Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread—not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad?

Schumaker takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done, which Daisy hopes is a good sign. But when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog—and whispers of scandal in his past—Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift…

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Growing Your Own Tea Garden

Growing Your Own Tea Garden

The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard by Jodi Helmer Fox Chapel Publishing Companion House Books You Love To Drink Tea. Why Not Grow Your Own? If you’ve ever considered raising your own tea, this comprehensive guide is the place to start. Growing Your Own Tea Garden is packed with inspiration and [...]

Homemade Pickles * Summer staple

Homemade Pickles * Summer staple

In my Kitchen this Thursday I am sharing some great pickle recipes. Make these now and be ready for Picnic Season this Summer. 8-10 cucumbers/sliced then3 onions3 cloves garlic /thin sliced1 tsp each : dry mustard,turmeric,celery seed2 tsp dill seed1/4 C Salt4 Cups vinegar4 C Sugar Mix well and place in jars. Refrigerate for at [...]