So I wanted to try something new, but tested and the ladies at Rosemary House came up with my answer, the tea cafe at the Oxford Hall Celtic Shop! I had a chuckle with myself because of course, Bonnie remembered that New Cumberland is where we met up with the Rosemary House bus trips for years. OK, so I forgot! It is very easy to find. Cindy and Steve Washburn have put their hearts and souls into the shop and the cafe. They are running both the business and the cafe, cooking every day they are open! Our hats off to their passion in life! The cafe is a very small space, but they serve lovely fresh food. I tried the tomato and pesto tart and Bonnie tried the Irish BLT. Both were very good. We took some sweet treats, a sugar cookie for me and a molasses one for Bonnie for the road. Cindy told us the story of the business and talked about putting a green roof on the building and having a garden upstairs. We would definitely like to see that the next time we are through New Cumberland!
|Entrance to the Cafe with Lovely Garden Borders!|
|My Tomato and Pesto Tart Served with Salad on Top!|
|Lovely tomatoes in the center with pesto and phyllo pastry!|
|Bonnie's Irish BLT!|
|A Very Peaceful and Tranquil Place!|
|The Physican's Garden-A German Four Square with dye and medicinal plants|
Our final stop on the first day was to Herbal Springs Farmstead. I was using GPS but with the sound off at Bonnie's behest because she doesn't like to be told where to go! Unfortunately, I got going the wrong way and the GPS was screaming to turn around even taking me around the block. I thought it had gone crazy and turned it off. Then we really got going the wrong way and ended in a bible church parking lot in a cornfield. Such is life in central Pennsylvania! We called and talked to the son who got us straightened out and Rhoda was waiting for us!
|A Farm Stand on Steroids!|
|Lovely Rhoda! Just Thought of the Mary Tyler Moore Show When I Heard Her Name!|
|Their Vegetable Garden Behind the House|
|A Shed With Character!|
A beautiful hot and humid day here in the 'Burgh! More plants to move around and plant! Hope you had a great weekend. Will be talking more herbs tomorrow as always. Oh, BTW I have caught up on all of your comments and questions finally! Talk to you later.