#147: A Mad Hatters Tea for March
Ideas and Recipes for Our March 11 Tea.
I’m back down a rabbit hole…the tea party rabbit hole and getting ready for our March 11th Subscriber Only Tea with nods to The Queen of Hearts, The Doormouse, The Mad Hatter, Alice, and The March Hare…all of Wonderland fame. I hope you will enjoy the tea time ideas and recipes in this newsletter edition.
Colorful napkins, mismatched cups and saucers, dainty dishes and silver spoons, daffodils and tulips in a crystal vase…don’t worry about the cracks.
Without a hat and colorful feather to prettify, it’s not a fancy tea. Scarves and gloves as to your taste are lovely, too. I’ll wear my grandmother’s pendant watch, an engagement gift from her husband-to-be before their wedding in 1905 that still works.
Cucumber Heart Sandwiches, for the Queen and Carrot and Celery Sticks, for the March Hare.
Dates and Oranges, one must not be late for this very important date.
Shortbread…which is so much easier than one that is long…to make that is. The Doormouse likes this a lot.
Banana Bread, for the Mad Hatter who may be going bananas with too many ripe ones around.
White Rabbit Tea Latte, a recipe from my favorite tea store.
Bumbleberry Rooibos, a fruity tea might be just the thing to simmer everyone down. Be sure not to stuff the Doormouse in to the pot as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare attempted to do.
Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Music for the Day
Tango might inspire the Mad Hatter to dance and put him in a better mood, too. Lest you find this all a bit too much, no worries. A mug of tea, a piece of toast with butter and jam, your comfy slippers, and favorite music to suit will do just fine.
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyahoshi
Kikko heads off to take a pie to her grandmother and on the way has an unexpected and absolutely charming tea with new friends.
Tea with Milk by Allen Say
This book presents at look at how two different cultures are blended in a way so as to still be true to both.
Totem Poles and Tea by Hughina Harold
A true and fascinating story from the 1930s journals of Hughina Harold who, after completing nursing school in Victoria BC, traveled to a remote First Nations island in the Queen Charlotte Strait to become a teacher for two years.