When a lady reaches 60, it’s time to have a Tea party.
I’d been planning my own birthday Tea party for well over a year, even before I started my little Underground Tea Room. My reason for planning so far ahead, was down to my garden. I have a lovely garden, but on my birthday I wanted it to be full of summer blooms. After all the rain we had last year, I hadn’t counted on a dry summer this year, but we can’t have everything.
Along with the usual Fayre, I decided to make some savoury Tartlets (recipe here) using the remainder of the Chorizo Sausage that I’d bought from Paganum at the Leeds Foodie Festival in Roundhay Park the previous week. I never got the chance to try one, but they turned out to be a favourite among my guests and all said they were delicious. This Yorkshire Chorizo Sausage is becoming a favourite in our house, so I need to stock up some more.
Although a little hot and humid, it was the perfect day. My party guests and I enjoyed the Cakes and Sandwiches, Coffee and Tea and later we sat in the garden with a glass or two of the delicious dessert wines I’d bought from Findwines which were recommended in their Wine Finder Tool under the Food heading, Afternoon Tea. I was lucky enough to be given a variety of lovely, very useful, birthday gifts. All the pictures were taken by my nephew Tom. Cheers, here’s to the next Tea party!