offers an environment of respite and calmness...a haven in our hectic, every day world. We are a comfortable, yet elegantly designed tea room offering guests the opportunity to partake in a full "English tea" experience with tables accented with fine china and linens. Enjoy a variety of delicious foods artfully arranged on three tiered trays. We offer very special monthly themed tea events, perfect for your next outing with a group or just a friend or two. We are by Reservation, so call today: 641-342-1547
7 med. potatoes, cooked in salt 1/2 c. salad oil 2 tbsp. vinegar 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. each of garlic & onion powder 1/4 tsp. black pepper 4 eggs, boiled 3/4 c. celery, diced 1/3 c. green onion, sliced 1 c. mayonnaise 1/2 c. sour cream 2 tsp. dill weed
Cook potatoes, marinate potatoes in oil, vinegar, salt, garlic and onion powder and black pepper for 2 hours or more; drain. Slice potatoes. Add above ingredients. Make dressing of mayonnaise, sour cream and chill.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you all are enjoying the day with your family.
Mothers Day is a special day… but to my family, this mother’s day is twice as special as it also happens to be Mom’s birthday (and a special birthday at that – 50! But don’t tell her I told you!)
We’ve been celebrating her birthday all week long! On Friday, mom and I headed down to Kansas City for a girls overnight stay. We shopped at Antique Stores on the way down, stayed at a hotel there on the Plaza, did some more shopping… We found some nice little treasures that we’ll be sure to share pictures with all of you soon! So be watching!
Wishing you, Mommy… a very Happy Birthday
and a Lovely Mother’s Day!!
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
One of the Special Treats we served this weekend were Wedding Cake Cookies... made by the lovely Jenny Bessler. Jenny is one of our Tea Friends who has a Cake/Cookie Baking Business. We thought it would be so cute to serve decorated wedding cake cookie, but the thought of frosting and decorating so many little cookies sounded a bit daunting... so we called on Jenny. Didn't she do a good job?!! We think the cookies added such a nice touch to the Royal Wedding Afterglow Teaparty!
Thanks Jenny!! If any of you would like to contact Jenny you can contact her at:
What a festive tea party we had this past weekend! Guests arrived
all decked out in lovely hats, fascinators and tiaras! The mood was very festive and celebratory, all in high hopes and well wishes for the newly married royal couple.
Guests enjoyed a delicious four course "royal" tea -- we started the tea off with Middleton Chilled Fruit Soup. After the first course, the tiered trays came out laden with savories, scones and sweets... To name a few, Queenly Carmelized Peach Quiche; Sapphire "Blue"berry Tea Sandwiches, Prince William's Classic Cucumber; Royal Scones...
In Memory of Diana - Princess Diana Wedding Cupcakes topped with sugared sweet violets representing faithfulness.
Guests enjoyed our Royal Wedding Blend, a hearty blend of three China black teas.
We had a special guest all the way from England - The Queen herself!! (Can you spot her in the photo above?)
Miss Spenser re-created Kate's Blue-Engagement Dress.
All in All... it was a very Happy Day!
We wish the very best to Prince William and Duchess Catherine!!