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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tea for Three


Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

We're a family that likes it's tea, as well as appetizers and other nibble-worthy foods, so it only makes sense to serve tea for dinner.

My dining room is the worst room for taking pictures, I'm afraid.

But, I set out several kinds of finger sandwiches, including the smoked salmon pinwheels above: sliced bread, rolled thin and spread with butter (we used Irish, because 1. it's Irish and B. it's rich and creamy and yum), a mixture of parsley and dill leaves, smoked salmon, salt & pepper and a dash of lemon juice, rolled, wrapped in plastic and chilled for a few hours, cut & served.

Avocado Bacon Sandwiches

Wheat bread, spread with butter, then avocado mashed with pepper and lemon juice, and topped with crumbled bacon. Veggie bacon worked quite well, too.

Lovely, light & airy scones. Sauternes jelly with thyme went very well with them.

Egg salad, yes...but I've taken to running the eggs through a ricer for a really soft, spreadable, texture.

Alex gets his own...PB & J and cheese.

A dense & spicy ginger cake, topped with stem ginger, to finish up. Served with a wonderful almond tea, it was a perfect evening.

You're invited to another Blog Party...and for June, we don't care if it does melt in our hands, because we're having a Chocolate party!

It's the final day to RSVP, so get those chocolate appetizers and beverages (note the 'and': a drink of some kind, alcoholic or not, is required) to me no later than TODAY!, Thursday, 19 June...hope to see you there!

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At 10:06 AM, Blogger Erin said...

Everything looks wonderful, but I simply *must* have the recipe for the ginger cake. :D

At 2:00 AM, Blogger Arundathi said...

what a great idea - tea for dinner!!

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Deb in Hawaii said...

I love tea and the goodies that come with it! Having tea for dinner is such a great idea!

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Sophie said...

What delicious and cute little sandwiches. I've been wanting to host a tea party, but all my friends left town after they graduated...thankfully, I'm about to move to Boston in about a month; I figure then will be the appropriate time to have a tea party - a Boston tea party :D.

Hope you get to feeling better soon! Colds are such a drag, especially in the summer!

At 1:20 PM, Blogger A_and_N said...

What a treat! I especially LOVED the scones. And yes, tea for dinner is a very intriguing idea :)

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Erin, I will get that out to you this week. Although I imagine you'll be too busy for a while to actually Make it!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

arundathi; thanks. what I need is more of friends living nearby, I'd happily have them over for tea at least once a week!

As is, my guys have to deal with my tea issues...

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Deb; tea is just so....nice. I suppose I'm adopted the 'take it when you can get it' attitude about tea!

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Sophie...tea in Boston! Brilliant!

We have a lovely tea house here in Kville; but I've no one to go with, either. So I either make Matt take off half a day of work, or do it at home.

Have fun in Boston...and thanks, I'm almost entirely better now!

At 1:14 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

A&n, thank you! You should definitely try it sometime, it's just fun...yet relaxing.


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