An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Earlier this month, we offered Sensational Super Soups for Supper as a special event in the tea room. Every soup spoon available was put into use for this fun evening! Nancy prepared a wide variety of soups while Susanna presented an informative program between each course that included historical information, seasoning tips, and garnishing techniques.
The first course featured a Chilled Fruit Medley, a recipe from Lunchtime in Gettysburg, a cookbook from the now closed Civil-la-tea Tea Room. Served in a clear glass punch bowl and garnished with ruby red pineapple sage blossoms, it was a sweet and creamy beginning to the super supper.
The second course was Rosemary Corn Soup accompanied with Cheddar Chive Crisps. A fresh sprig of rosemary garnished this hearty corn soup. A Creamy Sweet Potato Soup, garnished with a star shaped crouton and served with a moist Pumpkin Bread was the next soup in our 5-soup menu. Organic, fresh, local sweet potatoes were cooked and then pureed to create a creamy tasty soup.
The main course was a hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup, garnished with Parmesan cheese. Warm Parmesan Herb Biscuits accompanied the bowl of soup.
For dessert, a chilled Apple Pie Soup, garnished with heavy whipped cream sprinkled with walnuts completed the assortment of soups. All in all, it was a fun evening!