Sunday, November 1, 2009

Afternoon Tea and Friends!







One of the reasons I opened Serendipity Tea House is that there is not really a place in Ocean City or surrounding areas where you can go for tea and enjoy the company of your friends. The week before I opened a couple of my friends, Jennifer, Jane and Marj, came over and we enjoyed an afternoon of tea, scones, sanwiches and most of all great company! It's nice to have friends that you can try your "creations" on and this group is great at that! We started out with scones - both traditional and flavored. There was "devonshire" cream and strawberry jam to put on the scones. Scones fresh from the oven are the best! These were accompanied by a nice pot of Earl Grey tea - my favorite. Next we had our finger sandwiches. I had made a chicken salad with cranberries and carmelized walnuts on rye bread, a shrimp salad with just a hint of horseradish on multigrain crackers, cream cheese with pineapple and pecans on a cinnamon raisin bread and of course a cucumber sandwich - what afternoon tea would be complete without it???? This sandwich had a vegetable cream cheese spread covered with cucumbers on a whole wheat bread - delicious! Marj could not wait to get to the 3rd course - the sweets! The sweets this day were Serendipity shortbread, strawberry marzipan bars and chocolate pecan toffee bars - my favorites. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon with good friends :)






Here are a couple of pictures courtesy of Jennifer!






Karen
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
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www.serendipitynj.com

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