It’s no secret I love tea. Afternoon tea, cream tea, or just a cuppa on a rainy day, I can’t get enough. So when the folks at St. Fiacre’s Farm in Lyons, Oregon generously offered a taste of their wares, how could I refuse? I knew I wanted to incorporate one of their teas into a baked good, and naturally, macarons came to mind. After all, I’ve done this thing a time or two. Their Cascade Earl Grey tea blend combines organic, traditional Earl grey with lavender buds for a deep, earthy and floral sip. In my recipe for Earl Grey Lavender French Macarons, I decided to flavor the macaron shell with this tea and sandwich them with a light, zesty lemon buttercream. I’ll let you see for yourself how they turned out. Continue Reading
These Earl Grey Teacakes are the best reminder of this stunning season. Spring is one of my favorite times of year in our fair city. Everything is new, from the birds to the buds on the trees, and the cooler mornings and warm days (mostly) stave off the stifling heat of summer. I recently had the privilege of watching spring unfold in front of my eyes in a very different part of the world.