April 11, 2017

Tasha Tudor: A Stillwater Story opens in theaters across Japan in just four days! But if you are not lucky enough to be in Japan to enjoy the film, worry not! To soothe the disappointment of Tasha fans living outsite of Japan, we are putting both of the classic Tasha Tudor documentaries Take Joy! and Take Peace! on sale for 25% off until April 12 at midnight! Use coupon code DVD25 during checkout to get the discount! 

April 11, 2017

Tasha Tudor went out of her way to make every day full of beauty and magic. This was especially true on holidays. Whether for Christmas, Valentines Day, or birthdays, Tasha and her family spent many hours preparing decorations, gifts, and delectable treats to mark the occasion. 

Easter was the main event of Spring, perhaps second only to Christmas when it came to preparing elaborate decorations! Her son, Seth Tudor, remembers the sometimes harrowing tasks he and his siblings were given in the lead-up to Easter, “We would take brown or white chicken eggs (occasionally the larger duck and goose eggs), puncture a small hole in either end, and using mouth pressure, force out the contents--neither an easy nor enjoyable task.” 

April 3, 2017

It is with both delight and sorrow that we share the following news. Delight because Tasha's world is being enjoyed by so many people in Japan.  Sorrow for our American friends because you must live in Japan to view or buy the new offerings we're sharing today.

March 31, 2017

"You can never tell what might happen on Easter. You're not always sure when it is coming, even though you go to Sunday school. You can guess it is near when Mama makes you stand still while she fits a new dress on you. But it is only when Good Friday comes and you have hot cross buns for tea, that you know for certain Easter will be the day after tomorrow." -A Tale for Easter, Tasha Tudor

Easter falls on a different date every year so it can be easy to be caught off guard by this wonderful Spring holiday. This year Easter is on Sunday, April 16th

Winlsow Tudor
March 27, 2017

I assembled the Tasha Tudor and Family Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes and Warm Memories from Corgi Cottage with the idea that although the receipts are straight-forward enough, the cook and baker's philosophy sometimes is not. My grandmother generally used the same type of food that had been available in her youth: seasonal and pretty basic. I think some of what made her meals so memorable was the care she took to provide an attractive setting for it.

March 21, 2017

Snow may still be on the ground here in the Green Mountains but the first day of spring was warm and sunny. Soon the snow will melt and it will be mud-season. Before we know it the world will be in bloom and Easter will be upon us!

Making perfectly personalized Easter baskets for family and loved ones is one of the many delights of Spring! Today we are going to share some ideas for creating Tasha Tudor themed Easter Baskets. Whether you’re preparing a more traditional Easter Basket or a themed basket for a corgi lover, a kitchen maven, or an avid gardener we have something for you!

Tasha Tudor always made Hot Crossed Buns to serve at tea on Good Friday. This recipe comes from The Tasha Tudor Cookbook. In it, Tasha writes, "This receipt came from the 1861 edition of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management. It was modified at least sixty years ago, to its present delectable state, by my Scottish nanny, Mary Burnett ("Dady"). Absolutely no other hot cross buns can compare. Just try them and you will agree. Just be careful not to add the butter when it is too hot, as it will kill the yeast.

Double the receipt if you desire more than twelve buns. I always do, as these have a tendancy to disappear when guests or family are about! Also, when I double the receipt I use a total of three packets of yeast for twentry-four buns; the extra yeast thems them lighter."

March 14, 2017
Tasha Tudor is known for her charming illustrations that depict the friendship and love between children and animals. Her watercolors of little boys and girls ambling through fields of flowers in the company of corgis, lambs, and chicks radiate innocence and the magic of a childhood spent living close to nature. 
 
With rosy cheeks and bright eyes Ellie Tudor, the 7 year old great granddaughter of Tasha Tudor, looks like she walked right out of one of her great granny’s illustrations. Though Ellie was born after Tasha passed away, it is clear that her great granny’s spirit lives on in her, and in more ways than one. 
 
 

March 8, 2017

With great delight, we introduce you to Taproot Magazine, a quarterly publication "celebrating food, farm, family and craft through writing, photography and the arts, both fine and domestic." Our very own Amy Tudor (Tasha's granddaughter-in-law) had the pleasure of writing a piece about the Tudor Family's way of life titled "At Home with Tasha Tudor" for their twenty-first issue Weave.  

March 1, 2017
Every year in the Northeast the return of spring feels nothing short of miraculous. The sight of tender purple crocuses pushing through white snow can set even the heaviest heart a-flutter. The vibrant green of new leaves delights the eye after months of the muted palette of winter. Birds newly returned from their migration back North fill the air with their lovely chatter and even a chilly wind carries with it the sweet scent of new life, full of hope.