“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”- Chaim Potok

Posts from the ““Tea & Happy Things”” Category

Labor Day Monday

Posted on September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day! I love the fact that our hard working Country values a special day in the year to stop and celebrate how very hard at work we all are most of the time…Crazy to think it takes a National Holiday to allow us to stop…to recognize the passionate pursuits of those who came before us, to appreciate our own efforts… to slow down a tid bit, and to smell the late summer roses {sunflowers!!!} A brief little wiki of this free day’s point of interest >> along with some particularly captivating black and whites I found here… “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.…

the bee’s {knees}.

Posted on August 9, 2014

Bee Pollen. It’s #alltherage I’d read about it on several blogs… eyed it in the aisles of Whole Foods and seen it sprinkled around Instagram…More recently I found myself tucked into the tiniest specialty spice shop atop a quaint European village (Château de Gourdon) when a jar of it singled me out and made room for itself in my already overweight suitcase… So what are these magical little golden sprinkles? Bee pollen is the food of the young bee, and is considered more rich in proteins than any other animal source. One teaspoon of these fragrant honey-nuggets takes one bee an entire month of eight-hour work days to gather – and each pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains. “It is considered one…

shells & sand & sea.

Posted on July 27, 2014

It was a rainy morning in Paris when we packed up our bags, savored one last, most flaky croissant and made our way to Gare de Lyon. I don’t know about you, but I just love trains. The beautiful stations, the old-timey feel you get when the conductor makes his call, the whistle blows and you’re well on your way to adventure…the scenic blurs of countryside that fade by with passing time as you go chugging along. Part of me pretends I’m lost in an episode of Downton Abbey while the other part of me secretly hopes we’re headed for Hogwarts. Alas, this particular trip delivered us smoothly to Cannes via Marseilles where we changed into suits and sandals and went running for the sea. Snails seemed like…

{scoops} of summer.

Posted on July 23, 2014

In lieu of the the perfectly absurd amounts of gelato consumed during my recent voyage à paris, I thought it most appropriate to feature some frozen flashback scoops of sweetness here on Tutus & Tea! It is #NationalIceCreamMonth for goodness sakes…but then again, isn’t every month deserving of summer’s most welcome treat? Let’s have a quick chat about Sorbet & Soft Serve & a lot o’ gelato… Frozen Yogurt, Twisted Cones and Double Scoop Cups ~ The decision is yours…and perhaps the most luxurious problem you’ll have to face all summer (year—let’s be honest ;) long. In France a day was not complete without at least three complementary flavors of the creamiest gelato known to mankind. I found myself with a particular weakness towards anything nutella, pistachio, or fleur de lait but was…

summer {blues} & paris too.

Posted on July 20, 2014

  ..there’s really nothing quite as true blue as the Mediterranean seas that line the coasts of neighboring European cities, is there?I’m humbled to recall my previous encounters with such memorable hues on this sunny summer afternoon… Italy, Turkey, Greece, and France (among others)…Never in short supply of cobalt blue doors or petit fours… Alors, last week I returned from a week long trip to France, where close friends and I ate and drank to our heart’s content in the City of Lights before training south to la belle Côte d’Azur…losing count of our daily stops at boulangeries, creperies, gelaterias, stand de fruits in all the ways a wandering tourist should. You can believe little chef and I were there to capture it all, looking ever forward to sharing right here on…

{ginger} nut butter.

Posted on May 19, 2014

Today Tutus&Tea would like to share with you one of her shameless vices. The secret recipe I’m about to let you in on is absolutely addictive in all of the best ways…and I for one, am not going to judge should your jar of happiness come to empty itself at a continually rapid pace :) Below…feast your eyes on the divinity that is Ginger Nut Butter, and marvel at the simplicity of such beautiful flavors working in tandem. Go Nuts. You’re welcome. {recipe below} Party Players: your preferred assortment of mixed nuts – I used a subtle combo of almonds and cashews, but any will do… 1 inch piece of peeled, finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon of honey (optional: pinch of cinnamon) Rules: Preheat oven to 275…

Dance for a Cure.

Posted on May 6, 2014

This past Monday, I had the humble pleasure of attending the 4th annual Dance Against Cancer benefit gala in New York City. As the lights dimmed on a buzzing audience, the voices of 23+ dancers filled the room with an unnerving weight of humility and honor…introducing themselves as artists, and dedicating their performance to the fight of a loved one. While it remains a privilege to perform for a general audience, the opportunity to dance your heart out for a cause – a lost friend or family member – is an entirely different experience…Which is exactly what this gathering of selfless love and generous talent provided. Piece after piece, dancers from world-renowned companies entered the stage with a dignified grace I can hardly explain…left their hearts on the floor…and bowed with…

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