Giving From the Heart

“Good times - Ahh - you will remember them!” --Linda J. Hawkins This holiday is a time for giving to the ones you love, so let’s make it special! Think beyond the wrapped boxes and gift bags and choose creative ways to give to your family and friends all throughout this season of joy and winter time. Here are a few ideas: *Make your own tea or hot cocoa, fill “to-go” cups and pack extra blankets to take the whole family on a holiday lights evening tour. *Sign yourself up (as well as a friend) for a free craft night, singing event or open house. Dress up and order a sweet treat with “just the girls” for an evening of fun. *Make your own sweet treats--something you never make throughout the ye

Author Interview

We wanted to share this interview with you: Today, Feathered Quill reviewer Amy Lignor is talking with Linda J. Hawkins, author of Southern Seasons: 12 Months of Tea-licious Recipes & Ideas FQ: The photographs that you include in your book are absolutely stunning! Can you tell readers a bit about the tea plantation shown? HAWKINS: Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island is right off the mainland in Charleston, South Carolina. I enjoyed a wonderful tea there and had the privilege of dressing in period costume, answering questions, interacting with visitors and signing books. The most amazing thing that morning was the misty island air--as we pulled up you could smell tea permeating the a

Sweet Treats on Cold Days

There’s nothing quite as nice on cold winter days as time spent with the ones you love. Bundling all the kids in hats, scarves, gloves and the warmest of coats; you may all go out in the snow to run and play. Imagine the snowflakes melting on tiny tongues and the packing of snowballs for a game of snowball tag. Will you build a snow fort or try your hand at a snow igloo? When the day is done, you lay out towels at the back door to house the snow-laden boots, icy scarves and gloves. What could be the perfect ending to the coldest of days? Why, hot cocoa and fresh made cookies, of course! As our gift to you, here is our recipe for Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Southern Seasons with Memory

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