Friday, May 9, 2014

Mississippi Magazine

One of my lovely blog readers lives in Biloxi, Mississippi.   Awhile back she wrote and asked if I'd be interested in reading some back issues of Mississippi Magazine, a bimonthly publication by Downhome Publications, Inc., based in Jackson, Mississippi.  I told her I would, so she sent me 12 issues.

I'm enjoying them very much.  As a tea enthusiast, the first thing I did was to check the contents page of each issue to see if there were any tea articles, and indeed there were.  The May/June 2013 issue has a delightful section on Mother's Day Trays, with this thought to ponder: What better way to honor your mother than with a beautiful tray for afternoon tea in the den or living room... with antique or contemporary linens, a fine china tea pot, dessert plates, and cups and saucers that are just mom's style, a few simple homemade or purchased treats, and a small vase of mom's favorite flowers.  

A Breakfast Tray

January/February 2012 is a thick Wedding issue, and features a Tiffany's Bridal Tea, complete with menu and recipes.  

The July/August 2012 issue  features an article about Croquet and Afternoon Tea held at the Highlands Mallet Club.  Doesn't a game of croquet followed by Afternoon Tea sound fun?

The article provides a recipe for "Summertime Tea"
2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
2 large family-size tea bags
1 [12 oz.] can frozen lemonade, thawed
1 teaspoon almond extract
Garnishes:  orange, lemon or lime slices, and fresh mint

Directions:  In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to boil.  Add sugar and stir until dissolved for simple syrup. Set aside.  Bring 2 additional cups of water to boil.  In a large pitcher, pour boiling water over tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.  Add 6 cups cold water, 2 cups simple syrup, lemonade, and almond flavoring.  Stir and serve over crushed ice with citrus slices and mint.  Yield: 1 gallon

There are more issues to read yet, but I wanted to share these three, particularly the issue featuring Mother's Day Trays.

Happy Mother's Day everyone, whether you're paying tribute to your mother or celebrating your own motherhood!


  1. I have several friends from Mississippi, and occasionally I get a look at one of these magazines - they are beautiful! I'm glad you are enjoying them, how nice of your reader to share them with you. Happy Mother's Day to you, too, I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

  2. That was nice to receive the magazines and I really like the recipe for the Summertime Tea. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Mother's Day Phyllis.

  3. How thoughtful of this reader to send you these lovely magazines, and what great new tea articles! Fun!


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