Teaspoon Etiquette of the 18th Century

Teaspoons played a very important part in the etiquette of tea drinking. The Prince de Broglie recorded how he was taught the complexities of etiquette while on a visit to England in 1782:“I partook of most excellent tea and I should be even now still drinking it, I believe, if the Ambassador had not charitably…

Teatime at P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Retreat

P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Retreat along the Arkansas River.Shelley and I recently spent a beautiful spring day with our friend  P. Allen Smith at his glorious Garden Home Retreat, located outside Little Rock, Arkansas.  P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the host of two public television programs,…