The 2022 Emilie Loring Tea was a Fine Success!
Thanks to all who had tea, who read the post throughout the day, and who commented so enthusiastically. Thanks especially to all who shared their teas with us here. In our five years of Emilie Loring Teas, this was, by far, our largest attendance.
I’ll be Practicing My Penmanship
What fun it’s been to see orders come in from across the nation!
Through Thursday, July 21, 2022, you can still reserve autographed copies of Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom at the guaranteed price of $35 each (plus tax and shipping). (I hope the eventual cost will be similar, but we won’t know until the book goes to the printer.)
Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins
Mary was kind enough to send us the recipe for the Jordan Marsh Department Store’s famous blueberry muffins. Emilie Loring often autographed her books at Jordan Marsh. Would she have taken home some of their blueberry muffins to have with her four o’clock tea?
Cream together: 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar Add, one at a time: 2 large eggs Separately, mix together: 2 cups unsifted flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Combine wet and dry ingredients, plus: 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Mash and add 1/2 cup large, fresh blueberries, then stir in 2 cups whole blueberries. Distribute between 12 lined or greased muffin cups. Sprinkle each with a teaspoon of granulated sugar. Bake at 375 degrees, 25-30 minutes. I am definitely going to make these!
Expanding Our Reach
My goal is to get Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom into the hands of everyone who would like to read it. Please share this blog/website with your friends and family, and if you use Instagram, follow @pattibender and share to your followers, your local librarian and your favorite bookstore. One by one, we’ll find the Emilie Loring readers who have no idea how many of us there are!
One More Look at our 2022 Emilie Loring Tea
Next year, we will all have our copies of Happy Landings and be ready to plan tours of Emilie Loring’s New England. But let’s linger a little longer with this year’s celebration.
I’ll be back next week with a mystery for us to solve together. Until then, thanks for being such a kind and participatory community.
Happy Landings, everyone!