Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Tea from 2007

This is a photo from my St. Patrick's afternoon tea with friends.
I did an internet search for "St. Patrick's Day Tea Menu"
and low and behold, this photo from 2007 came up.
Sorta makes me proud...

 Below is my original blog post 
from March 16, 2012

St.Patrick's Day Tea Menu

These are photos from a St. Patrick's Day Tea I hosted in 2007.
Bottom Tier  - Sandwiches and Savories:
Shamrock Chicken Salad Shell
Wearing-of-the-Green Savory (mini spinach quiche)
Emerald Isle Egg Salad Tea Sandwich
Leprechaun Pineapple Kiwi Tea Sandwich
Traditional Irish Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Middle Tier - Scones and Fruit Breads:
Blarney Scones
served with Clotted Cream and Lemon Curd
Queen's Fruit and Nut Cake

Top Tier - Sweets:
Pot o' Gold Pecan Tassie
End of the Rainbow White Chocolate Mousse Cup
Irish Clover Cookie
Luck of the Irish Tart

Each course was served with a different tea:
Assam (Irish Breakfast).  Darjeeling and White Teas were served
This was a fun afternoon tea to plan.
The theme, St.Patrick's Day, was "green" with several green food items.
Notice how I like to name the foods served for the occasion and tea party theme.

Recipe from my favorite Tea Recipe Book, A Year of Teas at the Elmwood Inn
 by Bruce and Shelley Richardson

From Bruce and Shelley Richardson
1 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
2 fresh kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced
16 slices whole wheat bread
Remove crusts from bread and cut into rounds.  In medium bowl,  mix together the cream cheese, preserves and mayonnaise.  Spread evenly on top of each slice of bread.  Top with a slice of kiwi.
Makes 32 open- faced sandwiches.


Latane Barton said...

All of that looks so delicious and fun. It's been forever since I've been to a tea house. Wish there was a decent one close to me but the only one near here is pretty pathetic.

Sylvia said...

Linda, your tea looks so good.I enjoy going back and looking at old photo's of my teas.
Have a great day!

racheld said...

Simply lovely and charming as a box of marshmallow rainbows! so well thought out and planned---and the execution is flawless. Absolutely beautiful.

How time flies---our Sweetpea who was born just after St. Patrick's day in 2007 is about to be NINE, and is spending Spring Break with us. Lots to do, places to go, for we try to cram all the TOGETHER we can into much shorter times since she's been in school.

Someday, Someday, perhaps we'll meet for tea ourselves.


Joy said...

That looks delightful! I'm glad you showed it again.


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