Tea Travels!™… A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Menu
by Ellen Easton ©2010 – All Rights Reserved
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Mother’s Day should be everyday. Celebrating the women who raise children is not limited to just the women who give birth. Any woman who takes the time to nurture and oversee the well being and development of another, often sacrificing their own needs and dreams, deserves distinctive recognition. We would not be who we are without these wonderful people. I honor my own mother, Reva, with a special thank you, love, and appreciation for not only introducing me to afternoon tea, but for sharing her artistry to teach me all that I know.
Having a tea party is a lovely way to honor all women who are helping to make this world a better place. Remember, store bought or homemade, the best menu is created with love! All suggested menu items may be substituted with ingredients that are to your own taste and readily available in your local area.
Wishing You Happy TEA TRAVELS!™ – Ellen Easton
Sandwiches and Savories:
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Egg Salad and Fresh Chopped Chive Tulip
with Chive Butter on Whole Grain Bread
Fluted Sliced Cucumber with Pimento-Green Olive
with Pimento-Olive Butter on White Bread Round
Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon Flower
with Fresh Dill and Lemon Butter on Pumpernickel Bread
Scallion Cream Cheese Tulip
with Lemon Rind Garnish on Whole Wheat Bread
Fluted Sliced Radish
with Salted Butter on White Bread Half Moon
Black Forest Ham
with Fresh Dill and Orange Butter on Rye Round
Flavored Butters (Fruit, Herb & Spice)
Iced Tea Punch
with Fresh Mint Garnish
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To flute the edges of a cucumber, run the prongs of a fork down the outside (on the peel) of the cucumber to make the pattern of your choice. Once you have created the pattern, cut horizontally into thin slices.
To flute the edges of a radish or citrus rind, first cut to the desired thickness. Using small scissors, cut the edges on an angle.
To create a hollowed well in a mini roll, simply cut a round circle on the top to scoop out the middle section of dough. The well can hold hummus, dips, as well as chicken, crab meat, egg, lobster, and tuna salads.
Use cookie cutters to create floral shaped sandwiches.
A Meringue Nest may be filled with pastry cream, nutella, ice cream, and/or preserves.
To create colored, softened, spreadable cream cheese, add a few drops of food coloring and mix.
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Ellen Easton, author of Afternoon Tea~Tips, Terms and Traditions (RED WAGON PRESS), a lifestyle and etiquette industry leader, keynote speaker and product spokesperson, is a hospitality, design, and retail consultant whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria, Plaza Hotels, and Bergdorf Goodman. Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon, thus building one of the largest and best-cultivated tea estates on the island.
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