Monday, March 11, 2013

A Little Tea for Breakfast

I wasn't going to let St. Patrick's Day slip past and not do a little something related to it.  So I pulled out my one tea set that has a little Irish theme to it. 

I am having an Apple Streusel Egg Muffin.  This is a flour/gluten/wheat free muffin so the main ingredient is egg. 

This is a new way of eating to me so it takes a little getting used to.  I normally am not an egg lover.  So to embrace a baked product made so heavily with eggs takes an adjustment.  Unlike the pancakes I made last week, this muffin taste like eggs right out of the oven.  It tasted like a sweet quiche.  After the muffins cooled off they tasted better.  Much more like the apple and other flavors.  I might try this recipe again with bananas and see if I like it more. 
The tea set was purchased at TJ Maxx 2 years ago, the pattern is Grasslands Road.  The Mug is by Pfaltzgraff the pattern is Weave.
I will link this to:

 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Country Whites Weekend at The Country Farm Home and Old Time Farmhouse


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a pretty little set perfect for St Patty's day. Your muffins look good!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Such a pretty table. The muffins sound intriguing. It is difficult repatterning our eating habits, isn't it? When my allergies are bad I have to go deary free so I can breathe, and some recipes just don't translate well. Good luck with the changes...I know they will be a help....

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The muffins look delicious and a good choice to have tea.

Sarah said...

Sherry, your tea set is a sweet one. I admire your attitude about your new diet. I know I'd have a difficult time if I had to go gluten free, though no doubt it would be much better for me.

martinealison said...

J'arrive !... C'est juste ce qu'il me faut en ce moment.
Merci pour ces très jolies photos.
Gros biosus

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love the photographs. That's a lovely tea, Sherry, and the muffins look delicious.




The china is beautiful and perfect for St. Patty's. Now, for the yummy looking muffins..oh well, I guess drooling is not fatty, lol..Thanks for sharing. Have a happy St. Patrick's week.

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

What a charming tea set! The muffins look really good (your food photos are always the best!) Have a good week!


Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
With the new day light savings time I'm wide awake and night owling at 2 am enjoying some of my favorite blogs. Your post makes me want to whip up a late night snack. What rich and delightful muffins. They're the perfect accompaniment to a hot cuppa tea. Your teaware is exceptionally beautiful.
Have a Happy St. Patty's Day, my sweet friend.
Carolynn xo

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That teaset is adorable and perfect for Saint Patrick's Day.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I'm captivated by the grasslands road pattern. It is so lovely for St.Patrick's Day! APple streusel egg muffin sounds like heave to me!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful tea set for St. Patrick's Day, Sherry, and your muffins look good too. Have a beautiful day and thank you for coming to tea.


Lisa said...

I am gluten free and I completely understand :\ It takes some getting used to. You have a sweet little set up for St. Pat's.

Chubby Chieque said...

I love the simplicity but the elegance rules.

I am lactose intolerant and it is hard to get use to. I always got bad tummy §:-(
But hope you get use to it.

Happy TTT,
/CC girl from D´Box in Stockholm

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a sweet tea set to celebrate the season of St Patrick's day! A great way to start a day, tea and a muffin!

Unknown said...

I LOVE the china!!! so gentle in its colours but SO perfect too! :D


On Crooked Creek said...

Top 'O The Morning...your Irish Tea Breakfast looks delicious!!!
So very elegant is your tea set!
Have a Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty tea set!!...and the muffins look so yummy!!
Visiting from the Country White Weekend.

Amy Kinser said...

What a perfectly pretty tea set. My youngest daughter and I have begun drinking tea together and she loves using my old teapot and white teacups and saucers. Such fun and so girly.

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Country Whites Weekend, my friend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing your sweet little tea service at the party.
Farmhouse hugs,

The Farmers Daughter said...

You always have the best sounding recipes! Happy St. Patrick's Day! And...Thank you for joining Country Whites Weekend! Be sure and check back this Friday for the features!
Blessings from the Farmhouse,

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your green and white St. Paddy's Day setting is lovely! I eat gluten free, so I understand what you mean about getting used to new flavors and textures. I happen to love eggs, so I lucked out there. But it took time for me to find products and recipes I liked. These muffins look good to me. And I also know what you mean about a different taste once they cool down.

Pat said...

Love this Tea Set, dear one!!!
The four~leaf clover print in the background caught my eye and drew me to this post!!!