New blog…. soon!

Ladies and gents, we have not forgotten about our dear old blog. We’re putting the finishing touches to a spiffing new website, which will soon be the home to our unique mix of British news, witty quips, and delicious recipes. We promise to share the link with you as soon as it’s ready, and we hope you’ll make the journey over with us!

Nicky’s Queen Elizabeth II Belt Buckle!

Virgins Saints & Angels creates the best and most striking handmade jewellery in Mexico, combining artesanal and gothic elements with religious iconography. Designer Mercedes Hart went back to her London roots however when she crafted this amazing British-themed belt buckle especially for Nicky. Queen Elizabeth with her fave corgis – it’s just gorgeous!

Belt Buckle by VSA Designs

You can find more unique Virgins Saints and Angels jewellery designs on the company’s Facebook and Twitter.

A Great New ‘Squeeze’ Documentary

This fantastic documentary about British New Wave pioneers Squeeze was aired back home on the BBC a couple of weeks ago. Like Nicky, the band grew up around Deptford, and they may have been known to kick a ball through the dusty streets of East London together at times! They’ve also become a big part of American culture too – the song Up The Junction was a fitting soundtrack to the end of the midseason finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad recently.

Squeeze: Take Me I’m Yours

Nice!

When the nice folk from fashion site Lifestyle Mirror popped in for a photo shoot with Brit model and actress Poppy Delevingne, they felt like a mid-morning snack. We handed round some NICE biscuits, and they instagram’d this wonderful photo.

The delicious coconot-flavor cookies are widely eaten in Britain, but originate from the French town of… you guessed it. You can find these and other British Pantry items in our lovely grocery store, Carry On Tea & Sympathy.

Lifestyle Mirror are on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Robert Irvine Loves Our Victoria Sponge Cake

Robert Irvine is a British celebrity chef and expat with a sweet tooth and a taste for delicious British cakes. He’s thankful to Tea & Sympathy for serving up a Victoria Sandwich Cake in New York City, “as good as it is back home.”

The camera crew for The Best Thing I Ever Ate came down to the restaurant, interviewed Nicky and tried our Victoria Sandwich, with delicious consequences. Thank You Robert Irvine!

Tea & Sympathy on the Food Network

We’ve previously blogged the recipe for our Victoria Sponge cake here, and you’ll also find it in our cookbook, which we sell in store. Our book makes the perfect Christmas gift, and Nicky will even sign copies now she’s such a big TV star!!!

Our Best Christmas Mugs!

New in at Carry On Tea & Sympathy - and just in time for Xmas – are a new range of fabulous British mugs and teapots. Adorned with a cool variety of Union Jack designs, these are just some of the crockery items available from our grocery store.  Come down and find the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life this Christmas!

All-New British Mugs And Teapots

 

Want hot drinks on the move? Our carry mug is for you, and we even sell our own brand of Rosie Lee – tea!

Christmas Is Coming!

The holiday season’s nearly upon us, and we’ve got loads of festive treats for our wonderful customers to do Christmas the British way – crackers, advent calenders, christmas pudding and delicious British chocs for use as stocking stuffers. Take a peek!

Christmas Gifts At Tea & Sympathy

Christmas crackers are an integral part of Christmas dinner in Britain. Pull each side for a loud bang, and to find a joke, a toy and a paper crown inside the cracker!

An Advent Calendar filled with delicious Cadbury Chocolate.

Don’t tap it, whack it! Terry’s Chocolate Orange is an essential Christmas stocking stuffer.

Everything here and more is available in our store – Carry On Tea Sympathy. We deliver locally and can also ship orders to the US and Canada.

Much Ado About Stuffing!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Nicky – ever generous and kind – thought she’d share her famous stuffing recipe with all you lovely people. This recipe is perfect for turkey and you’ll hopefully have most of the ingredients lying around your kitchen already. So try it out this Thursday for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe by Tea & Sympathy

1 large onion chopped
2 sticks celery chopped
2 red apples chopped
6 rashers bacon chopped
3 sausages out of skin
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh chopped sage leaves
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt & pepper
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1 or 2 eggs

Fry the onions until soft then add the bacon. Cook for a few minutes then add celery, apples, nuts, sausage meat, sage, herbs, salt and pepper. Fry until it is mostly cooked. take off the heat and add the bread crumbs and beaten egg or eggs. Put into a baking dish and bake for approx 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Delicious!

For the truly lazy we also stock Paxo at our Carry On Tea & Sympathy grocery store. This is a stuffing mixture you can add water to then bake in the oven. So whatever your time constraints this Thanksgiving – Tea & Sympathy has got you covered!

Poppy Delevingne Checks Out Tea & Sympathy

British model, It Girl, and close friend of the royal family Poppy Delevingne has been in and around New York City for a while now. But she’ll always love a little slice of home life! She visited Tea & Sympathy for a photo shoot with stylish shopping website Lifestyle Mirror – and ended up dancing in the street with Sean.

Poppy Delevingne: Model Behavior

Few things make a New Yorker stop on the street. But on a brisk fall day in Greenwich Village, British model and actress Poppy Delevingne has the power to stop traffic.

Tall, fine-featured and with expertly mussed blonde hair, she’s all business during a photo shoot. She leans against a vintage London-style taxi in front of Anglophile tearoom and general store Tea and Sympathy. As music plays and trucks speed by, she dances in the street with a dapper gentleman as the camera clicks furiously. Deliverymen on bikes pause to gawk. A troupe of school children linger, pointing and clapping. Drivers honk.

“How painfully trendy of you!” her dance partner says teasingly as she takes a spin. Her face bursts into a laugh.

All the details on the shoot and the full interview can be found here.

I ♥ NY T-Shirt Flooded For Sandy

After the storm, Milton Glaser’s iconic I ♥ NY logo has been flooded as a way of raising money for Sandy relief efforts. The shirts were created by New York based artist and designer Sebastien Errazuriz. They cost $40 and are available at  Grey Area. All proceeds go directly to Hurricane Sandy programs.

I Still Love NY Hurricane Sandy Relief

“Sebastien Errazuriz’s studio was paralyzed after the hurricane. Unable to work and tired of watching the horrible disaster unfold on the news, Errazuriz decided to design something to help raise much-needed relief funds. This idea occurred to him after seeing the water line marked on the walls of the flooded galleries in New York’s Chelsea art district.”