Spelt Scones

I’m having one more tea party before we move to the farm and that means we must have scones. This time I’m making them using spelt flour. Spelt is an ancient form of wheat which isn’t artificially manipulated like modern wheat. For some who have problems with the protein in modern wheat, spelt is a…

Tea Party! Step 5: Putting it all together

We’ve spent the last 4 weeks planning and now we’re almost ready to have a tea party!  Here’s how I put it all together. 1) Make a list.  I make a comprehensive list of what I need to do in the week before the tea party.  Include shopping, baking, and cleaning.  Be sure to include…

Tea Party! Step 4: Recipes

Last time we discussed the type of food that you might wish to serve at a tea party.  Today we’re getting down to the details — recipes.  Below are the recipes that I have used repeatedly when hosting a relatively traditional afternoon tea. Savory Treats: Spiced Walnuts 2 Tbls Butter 2 tsp Seasoned Salt 2…

Tea Party! Step 3: Planning the Food

Now we’re getting to the really good stuff — the food!  It’s at this time that we also need to think about what kind of tea we will be serving as that will influence the selection of food.  I usually serve straight up british black tea, but you may prefer green tea or herbal tea. …

Tea Party! Step 2: Cups and Pots and Such.

Last week we started planning our tea party — we discussed setting a date, occasions that we might celebrate and got our invitations together (and maybe even sent out.)  This week we’ve got to get started with the fun stuff! Tea Cups:  We can’t have a party without something to put our tea in!  I…