Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Country Tea

I had such fun prepping tea today for my friend Patty Gironda. She has taught me a lot about foods and seasonings and I'm looking forward to learning even more. So it was my pleasure to serve tea for her today. This is a beautiful scone loaf before cutting.
Our table. It was set for 6, just to make it look prettier.
Tarts: Almond Cheesecake & Chocolate Fluff.
Curried Egg Salad with Watercress & Roast Beef
with Red Leaf Lettuce & Major Grey's Chutney. Scones
We shared a lovely pot of Passion Fruit Green tea.
Chicken- Artichoke Salad in Parmesan Cheese Cups
I served the curd & jam in my grand-
daughter's tiny tea cups. Isn't cute?
Raspberry Jam & Lemon-Lime Curd

Please visit with Patty on her food blog Home At Last and also read about her soon to open Bed & Breakfast Casa Bella. You'll be glad you took the time to visit.


Donatella said...

Table Look beautiful!!food look tasty.. but you all had a great tea party!{:

Patriotic Mom said...

Everything looks so inviting! The food as always makes me want to be there. The tablescape is pretty and I like the candlesticks. It looks like a lovely tea party and I am sure the attendees loved it! Joan

Linda J. said...

Oh! Absolutely beautiful! What a tea-lightful afternoon tea.

parTea lady said...

Your tea table is beautiful. I love the pretty pink accents (lovely header photo too). The tea foods look wonderful. Your sandwich choices sound delicious and I'd like to try those scones with lemon-lime curd - yummy.

You really know how to do tea!

kimberlyshaw said...

Your table is beautiful!!! Love the jam and curd in the tiny teacups, definitely CUTE! Next time I'm going to try baking my scones in a loaf, they look great cut.

Thanks for the visit, it's good catching up with you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a lovely tea! How sweet those little cups are.

kimberlyshaw said...

I'm back to let you know I made a scone loaf. Thanks so much!!! It was great, like skipping the last step of making individual scones. I used a basic buttermilk recipe, added white chocolate chips. It was so much easier brushing the buttermilk sugar mixture on top of the entire loaf. I also pressed chopped cranberries on top. Thanks again, and I will definitely do this again.

Thanks, too, for the much needed prayer request on my post. Heartbreaking news.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I just found your blog through blog surfing and am glad I did. Having tea parties is one of my favorite things to do. Everything here looks so yummy!
Patricia :o)
PS: I'm a new follower. Your blog is lovely!

Hootie said...

Mmmm, I'm definitely in the mood for a tea party! :)

It all looks so yummy.

Angela McRae said...

Oops, I almost missed this one! Looks like you and Patty had a wonderful tea time!

Steph said...

Oh, my mouth is watering! Yumm!

Joyce said...

Yummmmy! I will have to put the photos of our Tea Group's last Tea on my blog one day if I ever get caught up! I've been SO out of the loop. I'm catching up on blogs now though. HA!
Your tea looks so good. I bet you all have FUN!
Be blessed, Joyce