Tuesday, 3 April 2012

~Time for Tea - March event~

So sorry for my prolonged absence - virus and problems with the PC, the screen took to switching itself off until it finally went *kaput* today.  We have no pennies to replace it sadly, it's an ancient 8 years in PC land, so OH has frugally rigged up a TV as a new display screen.
 Hope everyone is well - it will take me some time to catch up with my favourite blogs; but thankfully it's the Easter hols! Spring cleaning and sorting out cupboards and wardrobes beckons...
My tea event last weekend (24th March) went very well, 8 guests attended, 7 ladies and 1 gent, including some lovely ladies met via Twitter, Clandestine Cake Club and Blogland (you know who you are - thankyou for the lovely company!)
The menu had an Easter and Spring theme...

Welcome drinks - Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, Orange & Ginger Cordial (Country Cordials, Hovingham)
Sandwiches - Fountain's Gold cheese with Caramelised Onion & Rhubarb Chutney (Bracken Hill Fine Foods, York)
Jo's Special Cucumber sandwiches
Savouries - Homemade spicy sausage rolls
Cakes - Lemon Layer Cake with homemade lemon curd
and passion fruit cream
Fruit scones, clotted cream & homemade red berry jam
Chocolate macaroons
Mini simnel cakes
Unlimited tea and coffee  

Mini-Simnel cakes - with 5 balls of marzipan as I couldn't fit 11 on!

Amaretti Chocolate macaroons

All that was left of the lemon layer cake decorated with crystallised primroses

 I am now having a break in my tea events until September when it will be an informal gathering for Macmillan fundraising - date to follow if you'd like to attend.
I have lots of exciting things to share over the next week, including swapping my car for a bigger engine/diesel model that - yay!- is able, and hopefully will very soon, be towing a caravan!Hurrah! Lots of vintage finds too to share, and some projects I have managed to get finished!


  1. It's so frustrating when the computer plays up - pleased to see you back though, we missed you! What a fabulous menu for the tea. The macaroons look wonderful. Looking forward to your first trip out with the caravan and seeing your latest purchases. May not be around for a while myself as we move house at Easter and may be off-line for goodness know how long (10 weeks last time!)
    K x

  2. fabtastic mini Simnel cake idea, am going to steal that one for sure! Is it a sponge cake? Happy Easter x

  3. Hi Sally, sorry to hear about the computer problems, frustrating with a capital F!
    Lovely cakes again, I love Amaretti things and the simnels & the lemon, anything cakey really!
    Look forward to your other exciting things coming up. x

  4. I'm so glad to find you back in blogland. I was starting to wonder if everything was OK. Your tea sounds lovely. I'm sure that everyone had a fab time. All the best, Jx

  5. Hi Sally, Glad you're back to blogging again. I was worried there was something wrong.Our computer keeps throwing a wobbly and you dont realise how much you need one til it doesnt work.Exciting news about your new car and ? caravan!Very pleased for you.Love, Anne

  6. A caravan??? Very exciting! Don't forget to show us some photos.....

  7. What a wonderful looking and sounding tea! Gorgeous treats!
    Sorry to hear about your PC - we rely so much on them now. I'm assuming the virus applied to the PC and not you? If you meant you, I do hope you are better now!

    Gill xx


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