" Come sit by my side and over a cup of tea, speak to me of the goodness of life."
Lady Evelyn Fitzgerald Dodson

Monday, November 21, 2011

Twinings Cold Brew Iced Tea

Even though dreary and cold winter days are fast approaching, we in the parlor drink iced tea year round. It's perfect for luncheon and dinner, or for sipping while reading an interesting novel. Twinings Cold Brewed Iced Tea English Classic was sampled last week, and we enjoyed it very much. The tea was more full bodied and flavorful than many bagged teas, and it did indeed brew in cold water, as promised, in just minutes. The individual tea bag means individual glasses can easily made on the spur of the moment, rather than the large, pitcher-sized tea bags we've used before to make a cold brew and which inevitably delay the tea pleasure. We haven't seen this tea available in stores, but the next time we make a tea purchase online, Twining's Cold Brewed Iced Tea may well find it's way into our basket.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Breakfast and Dinner Menu

A breakfast casserole that straddles a quiche and a casserole is being served this week in the parlor. Italian white bread provides the pseudo-quiche structure, while crumbled tofu bacon and sharp cheddar cheese provide the chewy tang of the casserole.

For dinner, an herb-roasted chicken; any number of teas would make a great accompaniment--chose your favorite.