A nice, hot or cold tea seems to come before any task I undertake and most certainly when I am in my kitchen recreating recipes. My favorite brands are Thompson Family teas and Taylors of Harrogate. I steep a cup for about 5-10 minutes. A good, strong brew makes me happy. This blog is for sharing my cooking and baking adventures. My goal is to someday cook and bake as well as my Grandma Mae Mather who told me once that when she started in the kitchen she couldn't even boil water. I love and miss her so much. When I'm in the kitchen, I feel like I'm spending time with her all over again.