Thursday, March 19, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

We welcomed Julie Pellegrino to Sweet Remembrances and The Rosemary House this past St. Patrick's Day for a presentation on Celtic Mythology. Before the program began, we served an afternoon tea platter that included a Rolled Asparagus Sandwich, Miniature Toasted Reuben with Corned Beef, Sugared Green Grapes, Herbed Spinach Bread, Irish Soda Bread Scone with walnuts, golden raisins, and caraway seed, and a Mint Frosted Cookie. Although the Irish prefer a very strong hearty black tea strong enough for a 'mouse to trot upon', we served a variety of green teas in keeping with the green theme of the day. Tea is enjoyed in Ireland on a regular basis, not only as their beverage of choice, but also as medicine and as ritual. It is consumed with all meals as it aides with digestion, and is enjoyed in the late afternoon for a pick me up. The Irish are known to drink more tea per capita than the rest of the world, including the British.
Hope your St. Patrick's Day celebrations were happy ones!

3 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Your St. Patrick's Day menu is great. The tea plate looks yummy and I know it tasted delicious too.

Angela McRae said...

I would have enjoyed this program AND this tea, as I especially enjoy all the foods associated with St. Patrick's Day!

Marilyn said...

I would have loved sitting at your tea table for St. Patrick's Day. Very nice! and lovely to look at too.