Tag: afternoon

Afternoon tea Sunday 11 November 2012

Some classics on this menu for afternoon tea – sticky ginger cake and lemon meringue pie.  Ginger Parkin might have been a more typical Yorkshire choice for this time of year you might say however I’m not a big fan of it.  I love it’s ‘sticky cousin’ though and...

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea 28 October 2012

I am really looking forward to doing another gluten free afternoon tea.  On previous occasions I have not been able to fill the whole table with coeliac sufferers.  I am pleased to say, however, that this time round, all the guests who made the first contact for this event...

Afternoon tea illustrated

My last afternoon tea coincided with the annual Saltaire Festival so my guests were able to experience a bit of what Saltaire has to offer along with the hospitality at Chez Shamwari. I’ve added some photos to illustrate the menu and you can see them here. The ‘pièce de...

Afternoon tea 14 October 2012

As the summer days fade and golden shades begin to appear, I did have autumn in mind when putting together this menu.  Among the sandwich fillings, beetroot features in a quite delicious homemade beetroot & walnut hummus.  Then there is something from the apple harvest in my signature apple...

Afternoon tea and the annual Saltaire festival

This afternoon tea presents an opportunity for me to contribute and participate in the celebrations of the 10th annual Saltaire Festival (http://www.saltairefestival.co.uk/).  My guests will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the festival as well as partake in the unique experience of a delectable afternoon tea in...

One year on …

I could hardly believe it when I realised that it has been a whole year since the launch of Chez Shamwari. It’s been a wonderful twelve months and a little celebratory birthday party to acknowledge this landmark was in order. So it was with much excitement I scheduled and...

Afternoon Tea 26 February 2012

Here’s the menu for afternoon tea on Sunday 26 February.  As it’s ‘forced’ rhubarb season here in Yorkshire, I just had to feature it somewhere.  I decided on crumble having been inspired from a recent visit to Create in Leeds where their ‘Trio of Yorkshire Rhurbarb’ had the most...

Reflections on my gluten free experience so far

I had been vaguely aware of coeliac disease for some time but had no real understanding of it or any appreciation of the difficulties that sufferers have in coping with managing their diets particularly when eating out. My attention and interest in it was linked with the launch of...

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea 22 January 2012

I am honoured to have a private booking to cater for on this occasion.  As some of my guests are coeliac sufferers I have another opportunity to try my hand at a gluten free menu.   I’ve had just as much enjoyment putting this menu together as any other...

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Menu 15 January

I am very much looking forward to hosting my first gluten free afternoon tea.  I was motivated to start offering gluten free menus as I became aware of good friends of mine suffering from coeliac disease.  I was moved by their frustration and disappointment in not being able to...