A time for tea

“If you are cold, tea will warm you,
If you are too heated, it will cool you,
If you are depressed, it will cheer you,
If you are exhausted, it will calm you”
– William Gladstone

It’s the perfect place to relax, and enjoy the fine experience of “afternoon tea“.

Today, this was my gift to my mom for Mother’s Day …. Tea for two.

The Aubrey Rose tea room in La Mesa, CA, offers a delightful experience to savor, both visually and for the palate.

Aubrey Rose tea room

We enjoyed some delicious tea, a most unusual flavor of chocolate and hazelnut for one of our choices, and the other a delightful blend of peaches and cream.

Chocolate/hazelnut tea
A light little cookie begins this amazing experience of afternoon tea! Oh to be spoiled like this everyday!

cookies

Some tasty tea sandwiches, and sweet treats were the perfect complement for the tea.

tea sandwiches

sweets

Of course tea just wouldn’t be complete without scones!

Fresh baked lemon, blueberry scones were the perfect touch to this delightful experience. Complete with lemon curd, and Devonshire cream.
Oh, so delicious !

scones

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom – a most wonderful lady, with an abundant amount of unconditional love.

Thank you for always loving me! I love you!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

I usually don’t take pictures of my food, and most of the time, it’s a challenge just to eat lunch!

But once in a while, we take a break from eating good stuff, and go for something like this!

An all American favorite for lunchtime…cheeseburger and fries!

lunchtime

I don’t eat them very often, but when I do, “In-N-Out” is the place to go!

The “double-double” on the left was for my husband, I indulged in the “single” on the right.

Good Stuff Eatery

The last time I went to Washington DC, I ate at this little place called “Good Stuff Eatery“.  Oh my, was it good!

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It took us a little while to find the place.  It was dark, it was unfamiliar territory, it was downtown Washington DC!

But, we were determined to eat at a place that was unique to the city we were in!  It’s a goal of ours to eat at local restaurants when travelling, and we try to avoid chain restaurants.

So, after negotiating the crazy streets, and finding a place to park, we ventured out to see what we would find!

What we found was a funky little place, offering burgers and shakes. But not just your ordinary, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry shake!

Amazing names like, Toasted Marshmallow, Milky Way Malt, Black & White, Salty Caramel Kiss, just to name a few.

With names like that, I just had to give this place a try.

So I placed my order.  A ‘SHROOM BURGER – Muenster & Cheddar stuffed Portobello Tops, Flash Fried With Panko Crumbs, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce & Pickle With Good Stuff Sauce.

Oh yeah!

And when the menu basically only has two items on it…I decided I probably should try the other item they were offering.

A hand spun shake.  My choice was the Salty Caramel Kiss.

And oh, it was so delicious!  I can’t even begin to describe how good the shake was!  The burger was gone in a flash, but the shake was something that needed to be savored.

I’m ready to go back to DC, just for the shake!  The burger was delightful, the shake….amazing!

It was another good adventure with my very best friend 🙂

 

Thankful Thursday: A gift sour, sweet, just right

1. A lemon from my tree. I have waited so long for them to turn yellow, and they finally did! This is the first one I picked. It’s just the perfect kind of sour.

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2. A sweet gift for a sweet little girl! She loves her food, and ice cream and chocolate top the list!

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3. Just right! A delicious latte served with “love”. Ahhh…now all I need is a good book!

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Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts golden

Continuing to count the gifts….

1. My wedding ring

2. the glow of the fire burning in our wood stove

3. homemade applesauce

Thankful Thursday – 3 gifts salty, sweet and sipped

So this should be easy.

1.) salty – salty potato chips – I think I found a new favorite!

2.) sweet – a hug from my best friend.  There simply aren’t enough words to describe how thankful I am for him!  He is the love of my life!

3.) sipped – is of course, coffee.  I really enjoy a good cup of coffee, just about anytime of the day or night!