Saturday, June 14, 2014

Traveling Tea Ladies - Afternoon Tea

After the book signing in the garden, our guests headed into the tea room where we offered an Afternoon Tea that featured many of the recipes that are in Melanie O'Hara-Salyers Traveling Tea Ladies cozy mystery series. Melanie is a delightful author, previous tea room owner, devoted wife and mother. We are so happy that she was willing to journey to PA from TN for this very special event.
Our tea began with Miss Melanie's Famous Greek Pasta Salad.

The sandwich course included Smoky Mountain Lapsang Souchong pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa, White Cheddar Cheese Florettes, Red and Yellow Pepper Mini Quiche, Sarah's Sweetheart Cucumber Sandwiches, and Strawberry Chicken Salad Triangles. Shown here are the sandwich plates ready to be served to our guests.

The scone course left the kitchen before it had its picture taken! But, it featured 'Til Death Do us Part Cranberry Orange Scones and Orange Glazed Poppyseed Tea Bread. It also included Sweet Cream, Luscious Lemon Curd, and Olivia's Organic Orange Honey Butter. Fresh Pineapple Cubes and Orange Slices completed the plate. The scones were quite popular with Melanie's husband!

 And dessert included The Pink Dogwood Tea Room Peanut Butter Pie, Essie's Key Lime Pie, and Fresh Strawberries with Amelia's Famous Almond Cream. Oh yum!
From Death in Dallas, "Sarah, calm down!" Olivia scolded. "Amelia should be the one that's crying! You know she puts her heart and soul into everything she makes there. I know I am going to miss your Grandmother's Key Lime pie!" - Chapter One

Copies of the Traveling Tea Lady mystery books may be purchased online from Debbie Beamer of Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookstore located in Mechanicsburg. We encourage you to support local small business owners!

5 comments:

Denise said...

Enjoyed :) Sounds like so much fun.

my cup of tea said...

Such a beautiful menu and lovely presentation! Looks like you had a wonderful day!
donna

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my goodness that is quite a tea. What a treat for all your guests!!! Clarice

Angela McRae said...

OK, I *love* that you featured recipes from her book, and they sure look delicious! Sounds like I need to check out this cozy series!

Marilyn said...

Now this sounds like a very special event and the food looks delicious!