Afternoon tea Sunday 16 February 2014

Ever in the search of great flavours and new ideas, I was able to implement a few of my most recent findings on this menu.  Firstly, the cucumber sandwiches were ‘buttered’ with light cream cheese mixed with a hint of basil pesto.  Then, there was the...

Afternoon tea Saturday 1 February 2014

While all my afternoon teas are special events, this was a particular landmark as it was the redemption of the first gift voucher I had ever ‘sold’.  It had been bought for someone’s 2013 Xmas present. I had some dietary preferences to consider in addition to a...

My Favourite Colour – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

There were endless possibilities of cake creations that could turn up for our event on 3 February.  If yellow was top of your list, then maybe a lemon cake of some sort.  If blue, maybe lavender or blueberry something or other?  Creativity with icing was also an...

Afternoon tea Sunday 19 January 2014

A repeat private booking that was arranged what seemed to be months ago, was suddenly here.  Some challenges were prevalent in pulling this menu together with some particular dietary requirements requiring careful consideration to ensure a balance for everyone.  Once...

Afternoon tea Sunday 5 January 2014

No sooner than New Year’s Day dawned, it was time to think about the first afternoon tea of 2014; a private party arranged by a returning guest.  Decisions on the menu were strongly influenced by what ingredients I already had to hand, left over from the recent...