Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July News Letter-Charming Tea Rooms To Visit.

Charming Little Tea Rooms
At the turn-of-the-century, beginning with the popularity of the automobile, roadside charming little tea rooms popped up around the countryside serving tea and snacks to those that drove by. These tea rooms remain popular today.
Many creative people have turned their homes and cottages into very cozy Tea Rooms to entertain and comfort the weary traveler.
I have found some lovely places that you might like to visit in your travels. Enjoy!

 Abigail’s Victorian Tea Room- 
  is a beautiful three story Victorian Manor House built in 1883 and on the Berks County Historic Register. 

 Menu. Lady Tiffany's Soup du jour, Salad of the Day, Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Fresh Baked Scone of the Day. 
Toms River's No.1 Bed & Breakfast and Victorian Tea Room 

 The Luxury of Today, the Coziness of Yesterday 
The Victorian Tea Room is located in Falcon Rest's Visitor Center, next to the Victorian Gift Shop. Delightful outing for two or more;
 Afternoon tea can and does include everything I love:
Food, especially baked goods; the comfort of sipping tea; relaxation; nurturing friendships; beautiful setting (flowers, pretty plates, etc); and the feeling of being pampered.

"Victoria Tea Party Recipes" 

4 0z cream cheese softened
1/2 cup celery finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts diced and toasted
To toast walnuts, spread them on a baking stone and bake 5 to 10 minutes @373, till lightly brown
*In small bowl, beat cream cheese til smooth,
Mix in celery and walnuts.
Spread on bread

8 oz cream cheese softened
1/2 envelope (2 teaspoon.) dry Italian salad dressing mix
2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
30  slicers of party size  rye bread
fresh dill sprigs
*In a bowl, combine cream cheese, Italian mix and mayo. Allow to stand 30 minutes
Spread on rye bread
Top with cucumber slices and sprigs of dill
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve,


September Tea Travel

   I am happy to say my tea time travels are on it's way. I have decided to visit as many tea shops and salons as I can. Will be looking...