Saturday, May 23, 2015

On My Table And In My Cup This Week May 16th to May 23rd

I started my Saturday morning last week with this quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I find great comfort in it and in my morning ritual of tea and light. It is something I really started for just myself and I am thrilled that others have taken to enjoying my daily posts on Instagram and Facebook. I was "late to the table" when it came to reading for those of you who do not know I have struggled with and continue to struggle with Dyslexia for my entire life. I was unable to read and retain information I had just read until I was in my 20's and only in my mid 20's did I find that comfort and belonging with in the pages of cozy mystery books. So I ask your forgiveness now and in the future with my writing and while I work on my grammar and with the things I am trying to say. If you look closely at my photos you will find my true words. I have always been a visual learner. I hope and I feel the messages in my photos convey and transcend the words I sometimes struggle to get out.
 New on my table this week Killing Weeds by Joyce and Jim Lavene. Peggy Lee works to defend her son from a murder charge after a woman is found dead wearing a fur coat laced with botanical poisons sold in her mysteries don't you just love them! I can not wait to read this one.

I visited Neverland Tea Salon in Vancouver on Sunday and had a lovely time. I brought home some fantastic tea and started my Monday with their Heavenly Cream Black tea. It is a smooth and velvety black tea with hints of vanilla and a touch of bergamont. Thank goodness this tea room is only about 30 mins from my home I am going to have to go by more shortly, I brought home 50 grams when clearly I should have brought home 100! Delightful tea room and delightful tea.
 A quick and wonderful read graced my table briefly as I devoured Buried by Buttercups by Joyce and Jim Lavene. This is a great read and an interesting series.
I do believe the best recipe and treat on my table this week has to be my Peach Cobbler Recipe to go along with the wonderful new series by Susan Furlong, Peaches and Scream is out in July, my recipe however is ready anytime by clicking here.
On Wednesday Death of a Chocolate Cheater Arrived at my door with chocolate taped inside. I have not read this series before so I was looking forward to reading it, when it arrived with chocolate, I moved it to the top of the too be read pile.
 In my mailbox and on my table Thursday came  Kathi Daley's Soul Surrender, inside fun to find my recipe for Carrot and Ginger Soup. You can order your own copy for kindle by clicking here. 
I have so much to be thankful for this week and happily new teas to enjoy with these wonderful new cozies!

Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a cozy mystery week in review. As with all my posts I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at 


  1. Another lovely blog post and photos. I just do not remember reading about Death by Buttercups or I am really forgetting things so this was great to hear about this book by Joyce and Jim as they do great writing.
    I wish we had a tea room locally; we don't even have one within driving distance that I know of, which is sad. The last one that I loved was one that had once been my 5th and 6th grade school building and then made into a lovely Victorian Tea Room years later. But with lack of customers they finally closed up and that was such a sad day. The black tea you described sounds excellent. I order tea online since I cannot get to any tea rooms to purchase any these days. Thank you again for making my day brighter with your lovely pictures and information, Karen.
    Cynthia B

    1. Cynthia! I would love to share some of my tea stash...actually I need to build a shelf/cupboard/she shed/tea room of my own. I am sad to read when tea rooms close. I wish you could pop by here and stay for a spot of tea and a tour of our local tea rooms!

  2. Thanks for the week in review Karen. I didn't know you struggle with dyslexia. It makes your blog even more special knowing the difficulties you have with words. You do a fine job with expressing your thoughts, and the pictures are an excellent way of conveying your feelings. I always enjoy your blog posts. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    1. Thank you Laurie! I really appreciate you taking the time to write me. I am so very thankful you stopped by for tea!

  3. I think your writing is excellent! Thank you for sharing what must be very difficult for you. Just look how far you have come! Keep up the good work. If you come to Monterey Bay California we have wonderful tea rooms I would love to treat you and your husband.

    1. Oh Lexie that would be lovely. We are not headed that way this summer sadly we are not California bound this summer but I would love to go to tea with you next time I am there! It's only a two day drive from my house to yours. Thank you!