Monday, January 20, 2014

Savory tea treats

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” 

― Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own

Our Tea and Journaling Workshop featured an abundant array of tasty refreshments.  A few of them can be easily made at home in just a few moments with items you may already find in your cupboards and refrigerator. These make a nice way to nurture yourself when you are spending a little quality time with your journal or for when you have friends or family over and want make them feel special. These are also great to pull together if unexpected guests arrive.  They taste as good as they look and are healthier versions of some traditional offerings at high tea.

Sandwiches and nibbles

Almond butter and homemade raspberry/rhubarb jam 
This sophisticated version of the pb&j features plain almond butter and raspberry/rhubarb or your favorite jam on whole grain bread; cut into finger sized sandwiches

Cucumber and hummus 
Thinly sliced, peeled cucumber over hummus spiked with a little of Dottie's Dips all natural garlic dip seasoning (or chopped fresh garlic and parsley) and a dollop of yogurt (optional) on whole grain bread; cut into finger sized sandwiches

A slice of fresh mozzerella, tomato slices and pesto, homemade or store bought on a whole grain cracker

Fruit and chocolate
Take your favorite spice, ginger or graham cookie and spread with chocolate/hazelnut spread and top artfully with a few fresh berries

We rounded out the plate with some fruit and freshly baked scones and served with herbal tea and agua fresca (filtered water with sliced meyer lemons, clementines and strawberries).

We hope you take the time to nurture yourself with beautifully prepared food and mindfully savor every last bite.

Aurora and Melinda

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