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Tea time with my girls.

January 28, 2013


On Saturday afternoon I had a bit of a tea party at our flat. I baked some vegan cookies, set out some of my most colourful china and invited some friends over. I haven’t seen these 3 faces in one room all together for a while, so I was super happy to have them all at my house.

We tried out some teas from a lovely lady who came to see me the other day about her product Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour. She left me some samples and the girls and I tucked into them on Saturday. The tea was fragrant and really nice, subtle but nice and they complimented the super sweetness of my cookies well. I’m getting some of this tea into Wolves soon, you must come try it out if you like.

The vegan cookies went down a treat (Leigh I kept you some, but then we ate them. I love you. Sorry. ) I have made them before, except this time I cut them into hearts  – the recipe is at the bottom of this post if you are interested.

I think I need more friend/tea parties in my life. They’re so easy to set up and they’re such a nice way to spend an afternoon.













Vegan choc chip-pecan nut-cinnamon cookies  


2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 and half teaspoons cinnamo

handful of chopped pecan nuts

handful vegan chocolate or carob chips

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup water


1. Very important-make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. It will work if they’re not at room temp but it works much better if they are. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in chips and nuts. Make a well in the center and set aside. In a medium size bowl, add together sugar and oil; mix well.

3. Add the vanilla and then add the water; mix well.  Add the wet to the well in the dry. Mix it well but be careful not to overwork it.  Add more chips if you need to.

4. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Put them in the oven.  Bake for 5 minutes and then flip and rotate the sheets (top to bottom and 180 degree rotation). Bake another 4 minutes and check them. The cookies are done when they seem a little bit softer then you want them to be. They will harden up some as they cool. I usually go in 2 minute increments from here until they get to where I like them.

5. Take them out when they are done and move them to wire cooling racks. If they split or come apart when you try to remove them let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to the racks.

I adapted this recipe.


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  • Leigh January 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Ahaha Pants that just means you have to make more. They look delish. X

  • Natasha January 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I said I was going to make these last time you made them, but I haven’t. I will one day. Soon. Maybe.

  • Louise January 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Maaaaan those look good!

  • Heather January 29, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Those cookies! NEED to make them ASAP!
    xo Heather

  • Jenna January 29, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Those teas are THE most beautiful teas I have ever seen. Goodness. And I want to make those cookies NOW.

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