Looking for a bit of normalcy in a topsy turvy world right now, we held our annual St. Patrick's Day tea before shuttering the tea room due to the state wide mandate. Essentially we're non-essential unless you consider the mental health aspect! The tea began with 'May the Luck of the Irish Be With You' Green Salad that included blueberries, kiwi fruit, Parmesan cheese and a fresh homemade lemon dressing.
A plate laden with sandwiches included A Shamrock topped Sliced Turkey Sandwich with parsley shallot mayonnaise. Pecan Edged Major Grey Chutney Cheese Sandwich, Reuben Rolls with Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut and Corned Beef, a toasted Reuben on Rye Bread and O'Kelley's Oven Baked Creamy Chicken Pie.
The scone course included a Shamrock shaped Traditional Cream Scone and an Irish Soda Bread Scone accompanied with sweet cream and orange marmalade and fresh fruit. The Irish Soda Bread Scone is from Shelley and Bruce Richardson's book A Year of Teas at the Elmwood Inn. They graciously granted permission to share the recipe, follow this link.
And the little trio of desserts included an Emerald Isle Mint Frosted Brownie, Lucky Leprechaun Green Velvet Cupcake and a Chocolate Almond Truffle.
Today and everyday, our wish for you:
'May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go."
Beautiful St. Patrick's Day tea. Everything looks delicious, and I love your shamrock china. Stay safe and well in Mechanicsburg!
What a wonderful St. Patrick's tea time.
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