Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More Recipes and Poet-tea

Cucumber Sandwiches
(no tea is compelete without these:).
Cut crust off of white bread then cut bread into four sections.
Mix softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of sour cream, and 1 tablespoon of dry dill.
Peel cucumber and slice thin to medium in size.
Spread cream cheese mix on bread, place a slice of cucumber on mix, and place another piece of bread on top.
Garnish with fresh dill sprigs.
Dairy Free Scones (Blueberry Vanilla)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix 3 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of sugar.
Mix in 1/2 cup of applesauce until mix is crumbly.
Add small container of fresh blueberries and 1 cup of Vanilla Silk Soy Milk and mix until batter is stiff.
Roll out on floured surface to about 2 inches thick. Cut out using round cutter and place on baking sheet.
Bake 10-14 minutes until firm.
Early Morning Tea
A new day awakens
Hearkening forth those who slumber
Birdsong knocks the night silence asunder
The creak of the chair as it rocks to and fro
With the sun rising up ever so slow
Bursts of bold color stream across the sky
Feathered friends sweetly sing as they fly by
Peacefulness embraces all who partake of this hour
As early morning dew drips from the flowers
The morning begun with tea cup on tray
And promise ahead for the blessings this day.


lorhen82 said...

Thanks for the recipes...they look yummy! I just love the teacup and saucer in that last photo, and your poem is absolutely beautiful! ~Lori

Deanna said...

I've had cucumber sandwiches at a tea and thought they were great.
Appreciate your recipe and will be trying to make some soon.
They really are tasty.

So very glad you are sharing these tea treats.

Lovely, lovely china.
Sweet poem!


crochet lady said...

I love cucumber sandwiches!

Lovely words and thoughts.
I used to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on my deck swing, but it broke. I hope to get another one. I guess a chair will have to do. Although it has been a tad chilly in the mornings here.


Queenmothermamaw said...

I love cucumber sandwiches too. I don't know which impresses me more the lovely ideas or the poems. I hit the jack pot here. In getting ready for the tea party, am finding beautiful things I forgot I had. Thanks again.

Stephenie said...

Thanks for the recipe...They sound yummy...Your pictures are so pretty.. I just love all your beautiful china...

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Oh my, I have been away from the computer these past days, a bit overwhelmed with work and family, and what fantastic posts I have been missing here. Yummy recipes, adorable pictures of Kramer giving you a helping hand, and lovely vintage flower vases and tea cups, etc. Ahhh, I love each and every picture, and your poem is so wonderful. It feels good to drop by here, dear friend and spend some time with you! I have missed you, even though it has only been a few days. Blog posts are like a good cup of tea, I just don't feel right without them in each and every day!! have a good weekend, hugs from here, Debby

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

Getting excited about the Tea party.
I did some baking yesterday for it.

Love your teacups and yes, cucumber sandwiches are so good.