Normally I would be writing a knitting update post by this time. However, the handful of knitting projects that I currently have in progress are all top secret. So, consider this my knitting update: the needles n' yarn bag has gone under cover, and individual posts on the projects will be forthcoming as things get finished.
And now, I will write about my favorite tea sandwich recipes.
|photo by A.Ealey|
Paris has been a major theme for me this month - it keeps coming up from different angles. I visited there several years ago in May, and it really is the best time of year to go. The above photo is one I took of a sidewalk flower shop on the Avenue de Suffren.One of the things I loved most about Paris was the sidewalk cafes. They really are the best places to spend an entire day - wait for beautiful weather, take a book, knitting, journal or some combination of all three and you'll be hooked.
While none of these recipes are French in origin, they are excellent to make for a tea party, or to nibble while sitting outside on your patio or in your garden with a pot of tea.
Egg Salad and Asparagus
- Egg salad (a bland, straightforward recipe is best)
- Asparagus, cut, washed, and steamed
- Pumpernickel bread
- Celery salt
- 1 lbs. cooked turkey, sliced thin
- French baguette
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 can of either pineapple tidbits or mandarin orange segments
Spread each slice of bread with a thin layer of the mayonnaise mixture. Top with a piece or two of turkey, then spoon a dollop of the mayo on top. Place either 1 mandarin orange segment, or two pineapple tidbits in the mayo. Repeat for as many as needed.
Deviled Ham and Cheese Double Decker
- Thin-sliced bread (I recommend Pepperidge Farm's Very Thin brand)
- 1-3 cans of deviled ham (depending on how many sandwiches you need)
- Honey mustard (either your favorite brand, or make some with honey and French's mustard)
- Kraft Olde English cheese spread