Saturday, June 19, 2010

Your Home in our Magazine? & Pre Selling our Summer Garden Issue!


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Would you like to have your home featured in our magazine? 
We are working on our Fall Holiday issue & will devote a page to our Reader's Homes.
We are looking for your best Holiday Home pictures. 
You may use a previous year photo or stage a Holiday Photo.
These will be judged & voted by our readers, shoppers & members.
 If you would like to have your Home entered for a chance to win a spot in our magazine, simply email me & attach the picture along with your name and your city and state, or country. We need all photos by 7-1-10.
   We will post your Holiday Home photo on our website and have everyone vote.  
We will begin voting  7-5-10  & will announce the winners 7-15-10.
So join us for the fun!


We are ready to start pre-selling our Summer Garden Issue!    This is a Fantastic 48 page colorful issue with Great Articles, Garden tips, Recipes, & even a Wonderful Short Story!
These should ship out before June 28th.





We are selling subscriptions to our great magazines!  4 issues for $19.95 includes shipping!

You can start you subscription with our Mother's Tribute issue, if you missed that one  or with our Current Summer Garden Issue.



You could win this lovely Treasure Box! 
Simply leave a comment on our blog for a chance to win!


Click Here to Enter!


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another great Recipe from Sweet Kathleen!

PEACHY PECAN COFFEE CAKE


With the peach season here, this is a great coffee cake to make. When not in season you may use sliced, canned peaches. If using fresh peaches, be sure they are firm, but ripe. This recipe is from my Sweet Kathleen's Cookbook and I hope you will enjoy it. Please be sure to stop back soon as my next post will be for a wonderful giveaway that I know you will not want to miss. I am headed for a delicious peach right now. I love them!

Topping/Filling2 c. chopped pecans
1/3 c. packed light brown sugar
3 T. granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Cake2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ c. (1 stick) butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 lg. eggs, room temperature
1 c. sour cream
2 c. sliced peeled fresh peaches or 1 (28 oz.) can sliced peaches, drained



Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease a 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.
Topping/Filling: In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Set aside.
Cake: Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture by thirds, alternating with the sour cream and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix just enough to blend the batter after each addition. Spoon half the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the pecan mixture. Top with the remaining batter and ½ cup of the pecan mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack. Arrange the peach slices over the cake. Sprinkle with the remaining pecan mixture. Return to oven and bake another 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake
comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of the pan to loosen. Remove sides of the pan. Serves 12.

Tuesday's Treasures every Tuesday! Garden Fairies & Gnomes

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Free E-Cards Added!

We have added New Free E-Cards to our ECard System,
Including a 4th of July Card



SBS Teas - Ice Tea for summer!


Get Ready For Summer-
Iced Tea Still On Sale!
Dear Catherine,

June is National Iced Tea Month so get your tall glasses and frosty ice cubes ready!!


It is easy to be creative with iced tea, and more importantly, it's fun.
There is the whole month of June to experiment.
* Maybe you might like to try a classic Arnold Palmer.  This is simply equal parts of  black tea and lemonade poured over ice.  It is the best of both worlds.
*Don't be afraid to spike it.  In fact, the first glasses of iced tea enjoyed in America were accompanied with liquor and were called "punches."
*Add anything you want--Try fresh mint or basil from the garden.  Muddle some fresh berries and add them to your tea.
*If you are from the South, you probably wouldn't think of making tea without an equal part of sugar. 
*You can take any of the above beverages that you care to make and freeze them in ice cube trays or in popsicle trays.  Even adults can enjoy these popsicles!
*Try not to squeeze the tea bags after brewing when making iced tea as this releases some tannins which may cause the tea to be bitter.
 
We will continue our 10% off sale on all Iced Teas thru the end of June.  Be sure to stock up for the hot days and nights of summer that are right around the corner.
The listed prices already show the 10% savings that have been taken off all of our iced teas.
As a
bonus for June, if you purchase 3 packages of any Iced Teas we will add a 12 ounce insulated double wall iced tea glass  to your order at no additional cost to you.  Iced Tea Glass

A second bonus for June--If you click on the NEW!! section on our website we have taken 10% off the price of anything labeled NEW.

Tea Sippers and Coffee Grinders your samples for July will be on their way the first of July.  We enjoy hearing all your thoughts and comments.  If you aren't a member you can  join either club--just send an email to barbara@sbsteas.com asking to become a member.
money                       May $25 gift certificate winner
            Congratulations to Samantha from Pennsylvania!!
            We will award another gift certificate for June.


Have a bit of fun--experiment with a new flavor of Iced Tea.  Grab a good book or magazine, a tall, frosty glass of Iced Tea, a comfortable chair, add some sun glasses and get outside and enjoy the warm weather.   June 21st is the first day of summer.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. (C. S. Lewis)

Till we sip together again,
 12 teas of chrisstmas


   
     Barb Tuson
      Your Tea Experience Lady
      www.sbsteas.com

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