Mountain Oak Tea Room in Ooltewah, Tennessee

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When I decided to take my daughters and grand daughters to a Tea Room this was a perfect choice. I didn’t expect to get all the history of the area and the building the tea room is in but it was all very interesting. I did expect to have delightful tea room food and I was not disappointed at all. We did get a surprise with the fanciful tea selections like pink cotton candy and other fun choices. We had such a good time we’ve already made our reservations for their Christmas tea.

Chateaubriand with Bordelaise sauce

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Wow! This recipe tastes as enchanting as it sounds. The French have a way with food and sauces that can’t be beat. Combine the Chateaubriand with the potato soufflé and top both with this rich yet elegant Bordelaise sauce and you’ll think you are in the south of France. Choose your wine to match. You won’t even need dessert because you’ll be delightfully satisfied.

The French sure know how to enjoy eating.

Lavender Fields

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I never knew until I went there that there are several kinds of lavender. The kind that smells so good is not the kind you cook with. The owner of The Lookout Lavender Farm tells us all about it in this video. And she’s given us several recipes to try.

Since I like lemon so well I’m going to try these Lemon-Lavender Muffins first.

The AppleBarn Restaurant in The Smoky Mountains

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The setting is perfect for these restaurants and shops. They were built right beside the Little Pigeon River and we can hear the water running over the tops of big rocks there. There are trees and birds all over the property. The big country store has anything you can imagine with apples on it or in it and even apples themselves to buy. A new fun store has hard cider with many different flavors to try. After eating your meal you can find the candy and ice cream stores very satisfying too. Have fun and make it an evening not just a meal.