Thursday, November 12, 2009

~ Drs. Orders ...... Have You Taken Your Soul Break Today?

what would we {I} do without tea?
soothes my soul
a constant companion
helps me to capture a quiet moment

my sweet daughter introduced us to the delight of
homemade London Fogs


now we are all hooked
earl grey + vanilla = a little self-nurturing
{just what the Dr. ordered}



we have been treating ourselves constantly
{in fact my camera has been completely ruined from one of my indulgences..
I went to take an image of all that lovely foam and PLOP in went my camera...lens full of vanilla foam..}
oh how I miss my camera





you can blame me if you
fall head over heels in love
with this warm cup of bliss


"take time to come home to yourself every day"
-robin casarjen

48 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Looks de-li-cious but, don't forget, you're talking to an English woman here. Tea is our staple diet. We drink it from dawn 'till dusk and all sorts of tea as well.
Hope you are feeling better now, Koralee. Have a great weekend. XXXX

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Koralee... mmmmm... that sounds sooo yummy! I am going to make some (I just won't try to photograph it! tee hee hee) Hope you are feeling better! Love to you! Bisous... Julie Marie

Honorablyfallen said...

I bet I would love that .. off to try later -Sarahlynn

paperhill said...

i am a huge vanilla fan and love tea but never had them together, i know this will be a favorite! how do you steam the milk, just warm it? i don't have any fancy coffe maker so i'm just wondering :) thanks for the visit, love seeing your comments! hugs, susan
ps sorry about your camera :(

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I do hope you're feeling better...been thinking about you.

I'm more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker, but after seeing these stunning photos I just may switch! Sorry about your camera!

Dragonfly said...

Mmmm - looks lovely! I take a 'soul break' each afternoon, outdoors with cold drink in summer, green tea in winter!! Enjoy :-)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee! oh I LOVE the Earl of Grey ;o)
One of my students once said... Mrs. C' that tea smells like Fruit Loops! I always think of that every time I make a cup...

And... my milk frother -- is a the best thing since sliced bread!
Another fav is to add the milk froth to a nice cup o chai and sprinkle more spices on the foam.

Vanilla syrup is going on the list.

I hope your camera is not permanently ruined, Koralee!

Enjoy your weekend of soul comforts and family ♥

becky said...

Oh my does that sounds delish!lol.I have to keep that one for the wintertime.


Sorry about your camera.Im trying to get back with mine and maybe some nice new pics....of course I have to restudy the thing,lol.

Julie Harward said...

It looks good..I have never really drank tea..I love hot choc. though. So sorry about the camera..thats as bad as me dropping my cell phone in the sink while washing dishes! Hope you have signed up for my GIVE A WAY...drawing in Monday! Love ya! :D

Courtney said...

Oh no - your poor camera! Your tea looks absolutely divine though. Sweet, frothy goodness. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

OceanDreams said...

A cup of bliss sounds delightful, I love that your daughter introduced you to it. I love your pictures as always, hope you enjoy your weekend!

FrenchBlue said...

This is my soul break! Thank you Koralee~~ Earl gray tea soothes like no other. Are you feeling better?
xo's

caroline joy said...

Splendid! I'm a chamomile girl, but I might have to give the London Fog a try... Cute post!

Kelly said...

I live in london so how appropriate that I should try this :)

LuLu said...

I want to dash off to bed so i can get up early and have a London Fog! oh I can't wait!
xo,
LuLu

Elyse said...

oh no! definitely a hazard of blogging. glad to see that a "foggy" lens hasn't slowed you down.

xo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'll have to try this. I have a cup of tea with me all day long. I love coffee, and most days have a big cup mid-morning, but tea does soothe me. I love oolong, made from the leaves and steeped 3 minutes. Are you feeling better? Sue

jqline said...

Dear Koralee, i'll have to try this...it looks yummie!! I adore tea as much as i adore coffee. But during my sick period i notice i drink alot more tea. I hope your feeling much much better!

Oh and i adore that lovely emboidery on your fist photo! Did you make that? It's really truely lovely!

Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you ~ lots of it!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/q

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
I wrote up a lil' post for you about my milk frother here.
I love my frother...but it's just a simple lil' thing :)
God Bless!
All the best to you ~~~ Maria

Simply Mel said...

Koralee,
I might have to change the name to San Francisco Fog, for this may very well become my new winter love!

Hope you are much better...sent a little something off to you today!

Bises,
Melissa

Susan - said...

TEA - my favorite, black, very sweet with lots of hot milk!

A Pretty Trip said...

Tea is so soothing isn't it? Vanilla tea is a big favourite of mine!

Hope you're feeling better!!
xo

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

That looks ever so yummy and is something totally new to me - I know you can have vanilla etc shots in coffee but have never heard of it in tea!

Hope you are feeling better honey?

Love Charlotte
x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Koralee,
You have one of the most beautiful blogs around. I love the format and especially the colors AND the content! Simple, direct, sweet and THAT TEA! Where can you get it? My husband and I drink our tea together every night! The vanilla one is for me!Please come back tomorrow evening as I am presenting a story about blog friendship and bring some London Fog tea and we can sip on our vanilla tea together. Have a great day! Anita

My Passport to Style said...

Wow koralee,this sounds totally divine a bit of british indulgence I had not heard of.Can not wait to try one!!Im picturing it now imersing myself in a lovely warm vanilla mist. What a pretty post.So glad your feeling better! Sharon xxooo

Rose said...

Lovely to see you back blogging :)
The tea sounds lovely, although i dont usually drink 'normal' tea, i would certainly try this with the vanilla and frothy milk mmmm

Rose

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi Koralee,
This looks delicious, I must give it a try. I love tea. Your pictures are beautiful and I hope you are feeling better.
xx
Bunny
I'm doing a giveaway, a pretty handpainted necklace, stop by when you have a chance.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Feel better!!!! Looks wonderful!

Bumpkin Bears said...

that sounds delicious, I'm English and I'd never heard of the London Fog, have to try that! Have a good break, Hugs, Catherine x

AnnaVallance said...

that sounds like quite the treat - can't wait to try a london fog.

June said...

Hi Koralee, sounds so yummy! A great way to take a soul break. Rats, I hope the camera lives, cause your photos are divine.
Hugs,
June

Maria Confer said...

Oh, I must try a London Fog, it sounds so delicious.

I hope your camera is ok.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Madame Sucre said...

Oh Koralee hope you feel better soon!!! You have a Kreative Blogger Award over at my blog !!

French Kissed said...

This sounds fabulous!!! Can't wait to try London Fog. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity ~ your recipe "card" is absolutely beautiful. Hope your weekend is relaxing and that you have time to enjoy serverl cups of London Fog.

~Jermaine~

Simply Colette said...

Oh I love London Fogs, I tried at Starbucks earlier this year, yum yum! I will have to try my own. Lovely post! Thanks so much for your kind words this week. :)

Laura said...

That looks delicious. I'm going to try it. Hope you are feeling better!

Angel.Pearls said...

Have a great blue weekend! Love//Eva

Mo said...

that's like an awesome treat...I love dreaking tea, i can hardly go a day without it.
Thanks for the really nice comment !

icandy... said...

Koralee!
That looks so yummy and delish! I'm a big coffee drinker, but have to have my hot tea every once in a while...especially after a rough day, just to pamper myself!
Hugs!
Christina

Xela Purple said...

Mmmm. Sounds so good! I want a cup. I am sure I would die with no tea!

me and alice said...

Hello Koralee!
I lived in England for a few years. I have never heard of that tea, but it looks so yummi! Have to try it!
You are very welcome over to us!
hugs Susanne

Laura Trevey said...

I love drinking my hot green tea every afternoon! Lovely post! I'm so glad I just found your wonderful blog!!

xo Laura

ChristyG77 said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds incredible! I will have to try it now that the weather has cooled off...oh, c'mon, it's out of the 80's here in So Cal.
Your blog is beautiful! A serendipitous (is that a word) find!

Always the best!
ChristyG77@aol.com

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! So glad you are feeling better. I agree tea is wonderful at any time. Thank yo so much for you well wishes on my blog, it is much appreciated!

m.e (Cathie) said...

Koralee, that looks so very yummy indeed & love that you sacrificed the camera to show us your indulgence :)
mmmm, I love tea, it definitely is very soothing ♥

Beach Vintage said...

Oh Koralee, I have missed your blog so terribly. I love the sound of "Vanilla Foam". Yum.

Mama Holli said...

Just found this blog! LOVING IT!!! WOW!!
Mama Holli

Kitty M said...

Oooh that looks delish! I had my first Christmassy drink yesterday ... a creme brulee latte :-) So sorry to hear you have been under the weather sending you some healthy wishes xxx