Category Archives: Recipes

English Soft-boiled Eggs – An Easy Recipe

My English husband’s favorite breakfast consists of two soft-boiled eggs with slices of buttered toast on a warm plate. Adding crispy slices of bacon or sausages round out this savory British breakfast. Egg cups and egg cozies to keep the … Continue reading

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Kouign Amann – A French Pastry

Pinch me! Am I in the middle of Paris? One taste of a delicious, buttery, flaky Kouign Amann at the Breadfarm Bakery in Bow Valley, Washington, convinced me I needed to find a recipe for this French pastry. The origin … Continue reading

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Have a Crumpet and Tea

One wedding anniversary I’ll never forget. On a beautiful summer day, my husband and I set sail aboard the SS Princess Marguerite II, a 1948 Scottish-built steamship owned by the B.C. Steamship Company, taking tourists from Seattle, Washington to Victoria, … Continue reading

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French Palmiers

Show God’s love to your family and friends by sharing a French heart-shaped dessert with them. Served with coffee, tea, or milk, everyone will enjoy this light, crisp pastry baked to sugary perfection. And it takes two ingredients—puff pastry and … Continue reading

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Sharing God’s Heart

If God is love, then why not share His love with others in a sweet way on Valentine’s Day? My recipe for Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts from Special Teas by M. Dalton King might be one way to give your … Continue reading

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Anyone for a Lemon Tart?

Of all English tea desserts like scones, sticky toffee pudding, and trifle, the lemon tart is my favorite.

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Holiday Almond Roca

One of our family’s Christmas traditions was going to the Brown & Haley candy factory in Tacoma, Washington, where we bought white boxes of candy filled with Almond Roca and an assortment of other chocolates, including three flavors of Mountain Bars. Their … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie?

If you know anyone from the United Kingdom, you are destined to discover a savory pie made with minced meat and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. This tasty meal is often accompanied by peas, a fresh green salad, and rolls. … Continue reading

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What’s a Cornish Pasty?

Mission trips to Cornwall, England, led me to discover one of my favorite English foods, the Cornish pasty. From residents in St. Ives, I learned the turnovers were often made with two equal-sized fillings in one pasty: a savory meat … Continue reading

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Apple Syrup Aplenty

An autumn tradition of my childhood was visiting Prey’s Fruit Barn in Peshastin, Washington. The small town is well-known for its world-famous Aplets & Cotlets candy and abundant orchards.

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