We've had family visiting all week, so we've had a change in our routine. I was going to recycle a writing post I'd posted before, but thought I'd simply share one of our 'adventures.' On the other hand, it IS a writing post, because everything can be considered writing fodder. I can think of several writing connections here. What about you? Leave your ideas in the comments, and I'll given one commenter a download of Finding Sarah once it goes live. And now, join us for tea.
Hubster's sister is a tea aficionado, so we went to our local coffee house that advertises "high tea." In our rural area, any sort of approximation of elegance is rare, so we didn't know what to expect. We know the coffee house well—we have breakfast there almost every Sunday, but despite it's decor, which reminds me of my grandmother's house, it's more 'local grub'—breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy type stuff. And the clientele is usually the "rugged" sort.
We arrived for our tea appointment and were escorted into their back room (the library) which they'd even cordoned off with a red ribbon. The table was set, and we were given a menu with choices of tea.
This is where sister-in-law came in very handy, because she knew what they all were and what they'd taste like. We each chose a different variety, which returned in our individual tea pots. (Sister-in-law and her husband in photo.)
And then we ate. And ate. We started with scones with strawberry preserves and Devonshire cream.
Then it was a salad and quiche...
After that, tea sandwiches.
And dessert – but I FORGOT TO TAKE THE PICTURE! So sorry. There was a decadent chocolate fudge cake, a raspberry Linzer petit four, and a butter cookie with a chocolate frosting. Use your imagination. It was yummy.
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