Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tea Time Menu

It's been awhile since I did a tea post, so I thought I'd better get going. I was perusing a book I have entitled Tea Time by Roni & Nancy Akmon. There are many lovely recipes in this book, plus with this enchanting Harrison Fisher illustration on the cover, how could we go wrong?

I found this book when I was out to tea with a friend, Gayle, at a lovely little tearoom that used to live in Niwot, Colorado called Reverend Taylor's Attic. The owner, Cee, has since moved on to open her own Bed & Breakfast with tearoom in Longmont, Colorado. I will get there someday!

Towards the back of the book is a listing of several Tea Time Menus. I thought the "Cottage Tea" sounded delightful this morning.

Cottage Tea
Rosemary Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches
Curried Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches
Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches
Cinnamon Pecan Cream Scones
Clotted Cream & Jam
Date Filled Cookies
Pot of Tea

Sigh. Of course, I don't have most of the ingredients, and even if I did, I don't think "eating for two" should be "eating for ten". Plus, I doubt this would fit into the Body for Life eating plan. Good thing there are "free days"!

I may do chicken salad or egg salad for lunch, though. I mix it with blended cottage cheese instead of mayonaisse which really reduces all the bad stuff. For the egg salad I would toss most of the egg yolks and just add one or two to the batch for color. It's the little things. Boy, the smoked salmon sounds good. Of course, I'm sure once I smelled it I would change my mind.


Anonymous said...

Guess what Kimberly? A tea shop has opened here where I live! I went there with a friend right before Christmas and it was very nice-a little pricey-but nice.
They serve pots of tea rather than cups. The kind we had was very yummy. I ordered some kind of squash soup which was pretty good but rather spicey. I'm not much for strong spices.
The atmosphere was a little fancier than I would have liked. The one I went to out of town several weeks ago was less formal and I preferred it to the one here. Overall, though, I'm thrilled to have a tea room here. Let's see if I can remember the website-
Let me know what you think!
Joanna :)

Jodi said...

Mmmm - yummy! Those scones sound especially good w/ pecans. I like your idea of using blended cottage cheese instead of mayo -- I'll have to try that.

You tickled me about the salmon - isn't it funny how sensitive our noses become when we're pregnant? Buttered popcorn always did me in.

Mrs. Bonnie said...

Your tea post reminded me that I wanted to let you know I made the mock Devonshire Cream, and the Lemon Curd from If Tea Cups Could Talk. Both are FANTASTIC, esp. on gingerbread scones for breakfast!
I can relate to the smell problem, I'm due in just under a month, and I still have to be careful what gets near me! Hope its not to bad for you!

Kelli said...

Mmm...what a yummy menu! I love a little bit of curry powder in my egg salad. I may have to make some this weekend. :0)

Christine said...

That menu sounds wonderful! I'm going to have to get a copy of that book!!

Beautiful blog Kimberly!


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