Sunday, September 15, 2013

Garden Tea Party Cooking Club!

Emily was our cooking club hostess this month. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we had a garden tea party! I made smoked salmon, cucumber, & lemon dill cream cheese tea sandwiches on pumpernickel bread, and curried egg salad tea sandwiches on white bread. Valerie made pecan shortbread!

Valerie also made mini Crab Napoleons. Yumi made mini Tuna Supremes!

Nancy made parmesan cheese sticks with gentleman's relish (anchovies, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger).

She also made lemon squares!

Emily made currant scones with clotted cream.

We all dressed in our finest outfits, including Miss Charlotte!

This is what Charlotte does to people!!!

Emily made us Royal Tea Gin Cocktails. Here you can get a peek at her amazing kitchen renovation!


Oh, hi!

Milou and Charlotte.

Fancy lady!

I do not know what is going on in this picture, but I love it.

Emily set up a lovely table for us out on her deck.

Tea party spread!

Summer made us a Chamomile Gin Cocktai. It was a ginny afternoon!

Cooking club!

A true lady always has a cocktail in each gloved hand.

We also drank actual tea, of course! Our first nibbles were the smoked salmon sandwiches and the Crab Napoleons.

Mmm, pumpernickel.


Tuna supreme and parmesan stick!

Oh, so fancy!

Curried egg salad sandwiches.

Scone with clotted cream. I don't believe I had ever had clotted cream before, but man. I could eat it all the livelong day!


Summer made chamomile chardonnay ice cream. It was so smoooooth.


Garden party shoes.



Charlotte was eating some gouda, and I hoped that she would be generous and share with me.

And she did! What a nice girl!

She also shared some with the ground.

Thanks, Emily, for hosting a delightful afternoon cooking club!

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