Wednesday, June 30, 2010

All Things Lavender Tea

We recently held a lavender themed evening tea in Sweet Remembrances. The majority of the lavender recipes (marked with an *) were prepared using recipes from The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley. It was a delightful evening tea followed by a program presented by Madelaine and Tom Wadja of Willow Pond Herb Farm in Fairfield, PA. They have an annual Lavender Festival that is quite enjoyable.
Our menu:
French Herbed Cheese and Crackers
Lavender Ginger Lemonade*

Spring Greens with Raspberries, Blueberries
& Rosemary Lavender Walnuts*
Raspberry Vinaigrette

Lavender Egg Salad in Puff Pastry Rounds
Strawberry and Mascarpone Cheese Sandwiches
Lavender Pecan Chicken Skewers* with
Rhubarb Apricot Dipping Sauce*

Traditional English Cream Scones
Lavender Scones
Lavender Lemon Curd
True Devon Cream
Purple Grapes

Chocolate Lavender Brownies*
Lavender Shortbread


Gwen said...

I made it to your lovely "Everthing's Coming Roses" tea and will have to try to make it to the lavender one someday!! It sounded fantastic.

Martha said...

I love using lavender in food! Especially desserts -- have not tried some of those recipes but may have to soon! I did sprinkle lavender on top of a regular chocolate cake . . . and the flavor . . . and a bud of lavender in a bowl of spring pea soup -- heavenly!

Linda J. said...

Oh so lovely! And, I know this lavender tea was delicious! Your menus and photos are always special!

Anonymous said...

wonderful evening, food and program. Still savoring the lavender.- jp

Marilyn said...

What a lovely menu and how fun to feature lavender. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures too.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I was hungry before I hopped onto your I am starving!!! (smiles) - everything looked lovely as usual...I hope to take tea with you some day! Donna

Bernideen said...

Wonderful presenation asalways!