Sunday, April 17, 2011

Afternoon Tea Class

I went to a cooking class this afternoon on how to have the ultimate Afternoon Tea Party. There were 10 students in class and the teacher, Moira Sanders made everyone feel so welcome.  She is one of the authors of The Harrow Fair Cookbook.


We enjoyed three different teas; Creamy Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Barry's Irish Tea along with a large selection of sandwiches; scones with devonshire cream, lemon curd and jams; rosy meringues with vanilla bean whipped cream; millefeuille with orange curd and fresh raspberries and raspberry melting moments. After 3 hours of drinking tea and sampling all the goodies I waddled home.

I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
Be sure to stop in for a visit.

Enjoy the week and
 thank you for coming by. 





38 comments:

Snap said...

It all looks and sounds so delicious! Three hours of sampling ... sounds like heaven to me! :D :D :D

Bonnie said...

An afternoon tea party sounds delightful!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a lovely time. Sounds like some delicious recipes were made in the class.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Moira's cooking is so delicious. I am so stuffed that my tummy hurts. The Rosy Meringues with Rhubarb sauce were to die for. V

Scrappy Grams said...

It's been too, too long since I went to a friend's tea party. She did a similar tasting of different teas and wonderful sweets. It was the first time for many of us. I'd only had pretend tea parties until that one.

podso said...

Wondering what the raspberry melting moments is! It looks like a lot of fun and very delicious!

Lavender Cottage said...

Sounds like you two had a great time Jen! I can't wait until Moira's next tea that I can attend. Talk about a small world, she's good friends with our daughter's sister-in-law as they all grew up in Harrow.
Judith

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a lovely day!

A Garden of Threads said...

Raspberry Melting Moments are shortbread tarts with raspberry jam in the centres. They melt in your mouth.

sueskitchen said...

How lovely! I always enjoy afternoon tea and lately, my husband has been working at home and enjoying tea with me...even 30 some odd years into a marriage afternoon tea is something different for us.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sounds like so much fun! I was actually thinking of having a little tea for a few of my neighbors and wondering what I should serve! You've given me some great ideas...and a lovely mosaic, too! ♥

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Oh man that was all beautiful. All I can have is Angel Food Cake and maybe some strawberries, not bad. Love the names of the teas. Would like to try the Barry's Irish Tea.
QMM

BailiwickStudio said...

Your mosaic looks so lovely and delicious! ::Jill

Vee said...

Yes, but would you waddle back and do it all over again? ☺ It sounds like so much fun!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This sounds like an adult princess party.Something every little girl dreams of.I love all the fancy china.

Jeri ~ said...

Your mosaic is beautiful - it looks like a perfect mosaic of a perfect tea party!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fun cooking class to take! I would love to take one because I adore afternoon tea!

I am visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Bernie said...

Sounds like my sort of afternoon. Barry's Irish tea and some raspberry melting moments would have suited me to a tee! Loved the mosaic.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Sounds like a fun way to spend the day. I love the teapot! Thank you for swinging through my blog. There is nothing better than sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or lemonade. You make the best mosaics! Thank you for the lovely photos. P.S. Love the phrase waddled home.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a delicious day you had! The teapot is beautiful! Really sounds like a lovely class to take.

Cat & Cricket said...

Oh.. I think I might just waddle with you!
Have a great week!
Smiles~
Cricket

Lorrie said...

Now that sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon, and would be worth the waddle home!

Teagarden said...

Mhhh ... yummy! Great photo's! Thanks for the parts.
Best wishes,
Markus

schöngeist for two said...

ein wunderschöner Tag mit anderen zusammen
für das Herz eine wahre Erholung
Liebe sonnige Grüsse Elke

Jill Harrison said...

sounds like you had a wonderful afternoon having "high tea".
Thank you for coming to my blog, it was great to hear from you.

shannon i olson said...

HOw wonderful...I love to host tea parties! This looks like you had a great time.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Sounds and looks like you had some wonderful food.
thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen.
Sounds wonderful. I just had a cup of tea - no goodies...Now I am hungry just hearing what you had.

Beautiful cup and teapot.

Carol

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so beautiful. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas

Teresa said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Your blog header is beautiful, by the way!

Bella said...

Hi Jen,
Well that sounds like a great way to spend the day!! Love your pretty cup, so delicate!
Hugs,
Bella

Maggie said...

I love afternoon tea, we always stop for a cuppa & a piece of cake around 4.00pm every day here at the Presbytere.
Your Afternoon Tea Party sounds just up my street!

EG Wow said...

Hehe! You would be the LAST person I would suspect of waddling home, you with a very girlish figure. The food looks yummy and you were smart to take your camera. :)

Becca said...

Oo I LOVE to have tea like this! All the little sweets and finger sandwiches too! That cream is to die for! :-)

Fresh Garden said...

Wow, it can be my favorite pastime! ;)

Kathy said...

Oh! I just read someone else's post on this class - must have been marvelous - sounds wonderful.
Kathy

Mary Lou said...

Waddle is right! I love plain meringues so I can only imagine how wonderful those were! What a fun class!

Lounging with a Latte said...

That would have been fun. I guess you didn't feel like much for dinner that night!