Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Gardening!

Estelle, Estelle, how is your garden growing?
They say that Memorial Day weekend, here in New England is the best time to put in your vegetables and herbs. This weekend was truly the perfect time.

Well, take a trip out onto my little porch and see what's growing.
I have planted some Basil and Fresh Mint, some Green beans, String Beans, Early Girl Tomatoes, Patio Tomatoes, Crookneck Squash and cucumbers.
And for some color, I planted some French Marigold to brighten up a city patio garden!
So, tell me, how is your garden growing?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Derby Day Afternoon Tea at Hearthside

What a beautiful Summer tea table setting. Very refreshing.
 

This was the delightful tea menu that was enjoyed by our guest for the Derby Day Afternoon Tea at Hearthside this Mother's Day weekend.



Tea Sandwiches:
Open-faced Cucumber with Fresh Dill Mayonnaise
Southwest Chicken in Pastry Cup
Turkey and Cranberry Orange Chutney in Pinwheel
Layer Imported Boursin Cheese and Watercress
Mini Croissant with Baked Ham and Honey Mustard
Lemon Pepper Salmon Sandwich with Creme Fraice and Fresh Field Greens

Sweets:
Miniature English Scones
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Assorted Miniature Pastries and Cookies

                                                                                                            One must not forget the   Assorted Teas:

Tasha Tudor

This is a beautiful story of an amazing lady. I wish I had meet her. She is a perfect example of growning old gracefully.