Happy Easter

 

Spring at last!

It’s Easter and it’s still cold in Cornwall but the sun has been shining long enough for a trip to the beach. Hopefully me and Mo will soon be heading off far and wide to seek out new places for tea and cake. Until then – a chance to enjoy some family time, Miss L’s fab chocolate Easter cake and far too many mini chocolate eggs…

 

Happy Easter from the Tealeaflets!

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Home-baked Cake and Tea – part two

Day two of my bake-a-thon coincided with our wedding anniversary and I planned a special afternoon tea. Continue reading

Home-baked Cake and Tea – part one

It is always nice to find new places to visit for afternoon tea but it’s easy to forget the simple pleasures of baking at home. The satisfying sensation of rubbing fat into flour, of careful measuring, licking the spoon and best of all, the warm, homely smell wafting through the house. Continue reading

Headland Hotel Festive Tea

The last few months have flown by and Christmas is almost here – and Christmas means mince pies and yule log and mulled wine and much feasting. So when we spotted a Festive Tea on offer at the Headland Hotel in Newquay Mo and I decided it would be rude not to. Continue reading

Dolly’s Tea and Gin

 

Me and Mo were long overdue a proper catch up so last week when Mo suggested heading to Falmouth and to Dolly’s, a tea room by day and a gin palace by night, I knew we’d be in for a treat. Continue reading

Tuscan Tea

 

 

imageItalians do so many things with style. Including, as we discovered on the long journey south to Tuscany, motorway services. The new Eataly per Autogrill near Modena is grandly described as ‘a gastronomic digression from our customary haste’ and offered an amazing choice of fresh and deli food. My enthusiasm, however, probably wouldn’t stretch as far as visiting Eataly World (aka Disney for Food Lovers) when it opens near Bologna next year.

We eventually arrived at our home for the week, Castellare di Cellole, a beautiful former priory restored from a ruin by Adela and Mauro. Continue reading

Val Bregaglia Tea

Our home for a week was Casa dell’Ava in the tiny mountain village of Pianazzola 300 vertical metres and a series of terrifying hairpin bends above the ancient town of Chiavenna in Val Bregaglia. Continue reading