Month: April 2015

Peter Pan Bonus Post: SO MUCH TEA!

Posted April 30, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

“Would you like an adventure now,” he said casually to John, “or would you like to have your tea first?”
Wendy said “tea first” quickly, and Michael pressed her hand in gratitude, but the braver John hesitated.
“What kind of adventure?” he asked cautiously.
— Peter Pan

We’ve completed our Peter Pan menu, but since this month has an extra Thursday in it, we get to do a bonus post. Huzzah! This post also happens to be extra bonus-y because we’re announcing a new permanent page on the site. Double huzzah!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 whole months since I created a new book-themed tea blend for one of our menus. Fear not, tea lovers! We’ve got a new blend, this time with a Peter Pan theme: Second Star to the Right. It’s a bedtime blend composed of moonlight Earl Grey tea, vanilla, cream, and a sprinkling of lavender.

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Click here if that sounds delicious and you need some in your life RIGHT NOW!

 

Which leads me to my announcement: See that new tab on the menu bar, the one labeled “Alison’s Wonderland Teas from Adagio”? Now you can find all my Adagio blends right here on the blog. SO MANY HUZZAHS! Please order as many as you desire, since the proceeds from the sales help keep the lights on around here.

They make for great Mother’s Day presents too!*

 

* That was my attempt at a shameless product plug. Am I doing it right?

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My Final #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge Post: The Whispering Skull

Posted April 28, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

April is just about over, which means it’s time for my final post in the #ReadingMyLibrary blogging challenge. For details about the challenge, you can check out my challenge sign up post.

In my previous #ReadingMyLibrary post, I reviewed the first book in the Lockwood & Co. series, The Screaming Staircase. Today I’ll be reviewing The Whispering Skull, the second Lockwood book.

“Well,” Lockwood said, “if you judge success by the number of enemies you make, that was a highly successful evening.”

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#ReadingMyLibrary Update: The Screaming Staircase

Posted April 14, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Reading Challenges / 1 Comment

Last week I announced that I’d be taking part in the #ReadingMyLibrary challenge for the month of April, because I love libraries…and any excuse to read more! 🙂

For those who didn’t see the announcement, the rule of the challenge is that you need to read at least one library book and discuss it in either a blog post, #ReadingMyLibrary main page comment, or social media post. Since I found out about the challenge just after my weekly library visit, I’ll be discussing the books I picked up that day: the first two installments in the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud.

screaming staircase
“…stop worrying about the past! The past is for ghosts. We’ve all done things that we regret. It’s what ahead of us that counts.” — Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase

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Spring Fever Goes Culinary

Posted April 13, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

spring snack gallery

It’s FINALLY starting to feel like spring around here. The snow is gone! The sun is out! And the birds are singing their wee hearts out! Singing isn’t really my thing, so I decided to show my appreciation for the sunny weather by creating 3 spring-themed kids’ snacks:

  • Nature Scene Picture Plates
  • Fruit Flowers with Peanut Butter Fluff Dip
  • and Pink Lemonade Berry Popsicles

You can check them out in my guest post at Real Life at Home!

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#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge Sign Up

Posted April 10, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Reading Challenges, Uncategorized / 5 Comments

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Seeing as I don’t have an infinite book budget, I’m a huge proponent of libraries. So it’s not that surprising that I was downright gleeful when I discovered that Stephani from Caught Read Handed and Amy from Read What I Like were hosting a library-oriented reading challenge for the month of April. It’s called the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge, and all you have to do is read a library book and blog/comment about it! Considering I picked up two new library books just before hearing about the challenge, I was more than prepared. 🙂
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Neverland Pirate Map Pizza

Posted April 9, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Peter Pan (April 2015) / 4 Comments

 Pirates! Peter Pan wouldn’t be the same without them, particularly Captain Hook. In just the same way that Peter is the embodiment of childhood, Hook is the quintessential pirate: cruel, cutthroat, yet “not wholly unheroic.” He’s said to be the only man of whom Barbecue was afraid, but I can’t help but find his refinement and devotion to good form endearing.

This Pirate Map Pizza is our tribute to the pirates of Neverland, complete with all the major Neverland landmarks: Neverpeak Mountain in the center, Neverwood Forest to the west, Tiger Lily’s Camp to the north…and a path to some buried treasure!

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It’s No April Fool: Our New Book of the Month Hint Is Here!

Posted April 1, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Hints / 1 Comment

Hey there, Wonderlanders! After such a crazy March, here’s hoping the snow is finally behind us. Luckily, our new book of the month is just the sort to get you thinking happy thoughts. Can you guess what it is? Here’s your photo hint:

peter pan night sky
Photo Credit: publicdomainimages.net

 

In other news, I’ve been invited to join the Association of Food Bloggers! My membership is still being processed, but soon you should be able to access my site through their blog directory. You can check them out here. 🙂

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