Friday, February 09, 2007

Cream Tea

When I was at the library yesterday, this Saveur magazine on the sale cart immediately caught my eye, because I love tea time. For 25 cents this May o5 issue was mine...

The article "Cream Tea Country" by Megan Wetherall is described in the table of contents ~ "A quest for the perfect English cream tea takes the author to Devon, where clotted cream, homemade berry jam, butter scones, and steaming tea served from bone china define a vanishing was of life." The photographs in this article are a feast for the eyes!

My goal for this weekend is to make the Victoria Sponge Cake pictured on the cover (I will have to improvise for the Devon cream), while wishing I were really at The Old Cottage Tea Shop in Bovey Tracey.

For some on-line recipes, check out Cream Teas , Cornish Cream Tea, and this recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake.

I would also like to mention a very wonderful person named Peggy, of Homemade Simplicity. She has kindly asked to highlight Homespun Living as her 'blog pick for the month' for February. And she has very generously treated me to a one year subscription to her E-zine, The Simple Home Almanac. If you would like to check out her lovely website, just click on the Home Made Simplicity icon in my sidebar; I'm sure she would love to hear from you!


  1. Oh, I love anything that has recipes - lol! If you're really into all things "tea-time" you might want to check out Kimberly's Cup; she's a real sweetie and much of her blog is about tea.

  2. Your blog is so inviting. I've added it to the list of favorites on my blog. I love all the neat photos you post!
    Warm Wishes, Conni Lu

  3. carolyn11:03 PM

    Have a nice cuppa with your cake. yum.

  4. Oh WOW! Just my kind of magazine and article. And I love the price too! LOL
    Congratulations on being the blog of the month. That's a very deserved win.

  5. Congratulations on being chosen "blog of the month"!
    I love your cook book stand - did you make it?

  6. I adore cream tea's. Welll that's I bit of a lie actually as I don't like tea, only coffee. But scones, jam and cream are yummy.

  7. Where did you get that stand? I love it!

  8. Saveur magazine looks totally enthralling - what a find Debbie!! I'm not even going to imagine the foamy wonderfulness of home-made Victoria sponge! Mmm..light golden sponge sandwiched with plump strawberry conserves and freshly whipped cream...heaven!

  9. Victoria Sponge was the first thing we learned to cook in domestic science class in school.


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