Lemon Poppy Seed Bread + English Tea

One of the things that I love about S + I is that we are still learning things about each other, even over six years of knowing one another. One of these weekends after we got married, S was in the mood for some fresh bagels from the store and cream cheese on the porch. He went to the store to pick up a bag full of assorted types of bagels while I got the luxury of waiting at home reading. He picked some bagels that he knows I like including honey whole wheat and cinnamon raisin. Thinking about it, I asked him if he knew what my favorite bagel was. I told him poppy seed - and just like that my husband learned something new about me. 
I love poppy seeds so much that it's something I like to have on hand. It's a bit of a strange staple for most Americans to have in their kitchens, but it reminds me of the poppy seed muffins and poppy seed bagels my mom used to always have at home growing up. 
Having poppy seeds on hand has its perks, like the random craving for lemon poppy seed bread. I was home one day, cleaning, vacuuming, doing dishes, when suddenly it was 1:00 pm and I hadn't eaten anything. The only thing I had an appetite for at that point was homemade lemon poppy seed bread. The recipe I use is from Joy Of Baking because it isn't a complicated recipe and it always comes out delicious. 
I have a work weekend ahead of me with a very special wedding. All of my weddings are special, but this one is for the books - trust me. We have a group of amazing vendors coming in all hand picked by an amazing bride. I hope that your weekend is just as lovely as mine is about to be. Check out my Instagram for some special event peeks this weekend!


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  1. Isn't it crazy how no matter how long you've been with someone, you just keep learning? I've been with my boyfriend just over 4 years now, and we learn something new about each other every day, it seems!
    You've got me craving lemon poppy seed bread now X-) Hope you have fun at that wedding!!
    xo Heather

  2. Lemon poppy seed bread brings me joy like no other. Is that weird? I don't care, it's that amazing.

    Your career path sounds quite exciting. I can't wait to see more of your work :)

  3. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been following yours on GFC but now I'm following on BL too (probably better with the whole switch thing and all). :)

  4. Ahhh I LOVE poppy seed bread!!! My mom used to make it for me too when I was small, and it has a certain comfort to it that I just adore:) My husband and his family own a few bagel cafe's in southern california, so if you ever come to visit I will personally treat you to a poppy seed bagel:) Love from Nepal, Katie

  5. It's always a nice surprise when you discover new things about the people you know the best :)

  6. This bread looks delicious! Now I'm having a craving for tea!
    Sincerely, Sara

  7. Those photos are amazing... I loved lemon poppy seed bread! I've got to find a gluten-free version somewhere. I can just taste it... warmed up with some lemon curd and melting butter. Oh boy :D

  8. hello from the blog hop!
    love this!
    so true, you never stop finding out new things about your partner, cool huh?

    nice photos!

  9. These pictures are wonderful. x


  10. Nice pics! Have a wonderful weekend:)


  11. This looks perfect for a brunch!

  12. beautiful. lemon poppy seed is kind of perfect any time.

    and I really love your blog!

  13. I have such a craving for poppy seed now! These photos are gorgeous too xo

  14. well, i bet he will never forget that poppy seed is your favorite now. he kind of seems like that sort of a guy :) this is another reminder that when i have more time i really need to start attempting to make gluten-free breads/pastries. this looks so yummy!

  15. LOVE The Joy of Cooking, but I've never tried the Joy of Baking! I'll have to add this one to my list! Looks yummy, and I love a good old fashioned tea time!


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