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Apricot Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich

Apricot Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich

Served in the tearoom I owned in California, this is a wonderfully light and delectable afternoon tea sandwich.  Ingredients: 2 cups cooked, diced chicken breast 1/2 medium Fuji apple, diced 2 stalks of celery, diced 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. herbs d. Provence 1 tsp. black pepper 1 cup mayonnaise To serve: Apricot Preserves Bread-I like to serve this on croissants   Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.  Adjust seasoning to taste.  Spread a large scoop of chicken salad on one side of a croissant and the apricot preserves...

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Honey Lavender London Fog

Honey Lavender London Fog

     Raise your hand if you know where the London Fog latte originated. No? Nobody? I did some digging around on the internet for as much information on this latte as I could possibly find, discovering a bunch of myths, tall tales, and fables to sort through.       One might think that the London Fog was created in London during the heavy smog period in 1952.  Extreme lethal smog fell upon the city because of industrial pollution mixed with the unfortunate weather pressure conditions and caused thousands of deaths all within five days.  We imagine Londoners cooped up at home,...

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Spring Strawberry Salad with a Creamy Poppy seed Dressing

Spring Strawberry Salad with a Creamy Poppy seed Dressing

This salad was always a big hit when i served it to patrons at my old tea room in California.   Make sure to find a goat cheese that is mild and without any other herbs or added flavors.  This salad is all about subtlety. For the dressing: 2 Tbsp. Honey 2 Tbsp. White wine vinegar 1.5 tsp. Dijon mustard Pinch of salt Pinch of pepper 1/2 cup Olive oil 2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise 1.5 tsp Poppy seeds In a blender, combine honey, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.  With the blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.  The mixture should...

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Sipping Through Time: Exploring the Rich History of Loose-Leaf Tea in Ireland

Sipping Through Time: Exploring the Rich History of Loose-Leaf Tea in Ireland

     Welcome to our journey through the enchanting world of loose-leaf tea in Ireland; where every cup tells a tale steeped in history and tradition. Nestled amidst the rolling green hills and misty landscapes, Ireland's love affair with tea dates back centuries, intertwining with the nation's cultural fabric and daily rituals. In this blog, we'll delve into the origins of tea in Ireland, explore the customs surrounding its consumption, and uncover the enduring significance of this beloved beverage in Irish society. So, grab your favorite mug, settle in, and join us as we embark on a flavorful exploration of Ireland's...

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La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose

Toast to amour with our La Vie en Rose cocktail. A delightful fusion of flavors that captures the essence of Valentine's Day. This enchanting libation combines the vibrant freshness of raspberries with the subtle floral notes of roses, all topped off with the timeless elegance of champagne. Sip, savor, and let love blossom with every effervescent sip.   La Vie en Rose 1.5 oz citron vodka .5 oz elderflower liqueur (we used St. Germain) 1/2 squeezed lemon 1 Tbsp. Raspberry Rose lemonade concentrate Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into your glass. Top with sparkling...

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