Tea With Sarah: Ancestors & Memorial Day Weekend

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend… So today’s post is all about looking back and looking for ancestors in history. I am definitely looking forward to a busy weekend, but will also be taking a little time on Monday (actual Memorial Day) to remember the fallen from all eras of America’s fight for freedom. I hope you’ll take time to remember too.

If this was a real tea party, I think ice-tea is on the menu as the weather starts to get a little warmer. And sweet kettle corn – just because it sounds good and summery!  Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: It’s All About The Medieval Era

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

I’m trying out a new recipe in the kitchen today. It’s a sponge cake with a whipped cream frosting and strawberries for Mother’s Day celebrations! I think it would be good with a cup of tea, too…

Since theme of the month is “Medieval Queens,” I thought it might be a good time to answer some questions about my interest in the Middle Ages and – hopefully – discover if you find this era interesting! Don’t forget to leave a comment and add to the conversation. Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: How Did You Get Interested In That Subject?

If we were really having tea today, it’d probably be something like grab a cup and tea bag from the hotel, let’s go, go, go! Definitely not the proper way to have tea…

I’ve been on the road for a research trip this last week or so, and it’s been a whirlwind and good experience. Today, I’m lecturing at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and I thought my interest in Civil War Medicine and the McGuires might start a conversation or two.

Tea while we drive, anyone? Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Homescreen Wallpaper, Conference, & Stop To Think

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

And I’m actually at a ladies’ tea this afternoon. I’d be surprised this these topics of conversation come up at our table in the church fellowship hall, but you never know. I know Gazette665 guests want to talk about history and that’s what we do at this “virtual tea table.”

So let’s get started… We’ll be talking about that historic image on my homescreen, the upcoming Civil War Conference, and some paragraphs that really made me stop to think. As always, please join the conversation in the comments and don’t forget to add questions for the next tea. Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Favorite Historical Era, Civil War Doctors, & Country Music

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

Gather ’round because I’ve been baking today, and it would be quite a tea if you could all come over and really visit. We’d be having Raspberry Zinger “Tea” and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Could somebody please explain why it’s called coffee cake when there’s no coffee in it? But I digress from the really conversations of the day…

Early in the week on social media, I promised to reveal my second favorite historical era. Then we’ll discuss Civil War doctors and what’s been on my music playlist this week. Looking forward to reading your comments and continuing the conversation! Continue reading

Tea With Sarah: Presidential Libraries, ECW, and Harp

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for everyone and we didn’t have any specific questions for conversation today, so I get to practice my conversation skills by starting some topics and hopefully, you’ll add your own comments below.

If I was hosting a REAL tea this afternoon, Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies would be the treat and probably Vanilla Tea to drink. I’ve tried a new blend of vanilla flavored black tea this week and it’s full of subtle, delicious flavor.

Cream or sugar? And pass the cookies again… Continue reading