Feb 18

Chambre de Sucre & Tea no. 104

I consider myself to be a very fancy person. But lately, I’ll choose comfort over style most days. If I brush a few coats of mascara on my eyelashes in the morning before work, I feel dressed up. Still, there are moments when even the least fancy among us want something just a little bit more so. Enter Chambre de Sucre. I admit, that I was somewhat skeptical at first glance. Fancy sugar? Fancier tea? I’ll stick to my Earl Gray with lemon, please and thank you. But when I received a package by post filled with tiny packets of beautiful sugars, I could feel the tides begin to turn. I think I had something of a fancy epiphany. The tea blends from Chambre de Sucre are delightful. The No. 104 is my favorite: a blend of organic white tea leaves, rose petals, and chrysanthemum blossoms. I couldn’t bear to hide away the leaves in my white tea pot, so I brewed a cup in my french press instead. It’s a tea that’s almost as delightful to watch brew as it is to drink, and that’s saying something. Then there are the sugars. Erring on the side of simple, I most loved […]
Oct 21

Halloween: My Favorite Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe with Whipped Cream Ghosts

Do you always want to create a fun, themed breakfast for your kids at the holidays, but feel like you never have the time? Well, here is the answer to all of your problems! ? You can whip up these delicious pumpkin pancakes in no time and top them with cute (and SUPER easy) whipped cream ghosts. Your kids will think you’re the most fun mom ever and it won’t take up your whole day. Halloween Breakfast: My Favorite Pumpkin Pancake Recipe with Whipped Cream Ghosts Recipe type: Breakfast Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  40 mins Ingredients 1½ cups milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon salt Instructions In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. […]