Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Strawberry Tea

I recently helped to plan and organize a Strawberry Tea for a friend.

A few months ago, we made the invitations.

The picture is a bit fuzzy, but I don't think you can deny their excessive cuteness! The date and time were written on the tea bags and each dangling tea bag label was stamped with a sweet tea name.



Bed of Roses

You get the picture.

Last Friday evening, I got to work on the cupcakes (Strawberry Cupcakes are requirement for a Strawberry Tea).

The Baker's Assistant

The cupcakes turned out well.

The perfect shade of delicious pink. No food colouring required.

We planned the party for mid June in the hopes that it would be sunny and warm. We planned on having bushels of local strawberries to consume.

It ended up being cool and damp. The local strawberries had not arrived!

But, there was a wood fire, lots of tea sandwiches and strawberry shortcake. Yum!

Messy kitchen = good party!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I Love Lemon!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Zest Glaze. Yum!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Summer hasn't quite arrived yet in these parts, but I am done with soups and casseroles. It's time for fresh, crispy, clean, eating!

Rice Paper Rolls

Rolls: Rice noodles, mint, julienned carrots, and bean sprouts all wrapped in rice paper.

Dipping sauce: sweet red chili sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, rice vinegar and honey.