Iced Scone

Orange Cranberry Scones

So far this week, I have posted two recipes for finger sandwiches that would be great for a Mother’s Day tea party.  Today, I am going to share a recipe for scones.  Scones are a traditional tea time treat.   These scones are sweet and delicious, and  I love the combination of orange and cranberry.   They are also very easy to make.  In my recipe, I used dried cranberries.  If you are looking for a recipe made with fresh cranberries, check out this recipe at Sally’s Baking addiction.  I chose to use dried cranberries because they are available in my […]

Black Pepper on cucumber sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

The first time I heard of cucumber sandwiches, I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to eat one.  Sliced cucumbers are good, but I just didn’t understand the appeal of a cucumber sandwich.  Then, I tasted one.  It was a delightful and delicious sandwich, and I decided that I needed to learn how to make them. The problem with learning how to make cucumber sandwiches is that everyone has very strong opinions about the correct method.  Some recommend cream cheese seasoned with garlic and herbs,  Others stop just short of calling those who use cream cheese  blasphemers.  They insist that […]

egg salad finger sandwiches

Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches

I previously posted about my father’s egg salad sandwich, and egg salad is an excellent filling for finger sandwiches.  Finger sandwiches are a great thing to serve at a Mother’s Day tea.  I really think that a tea party is the perfect Mother’s Day lunch.  You don’t even need to serve tea.  You can have juice, cocoa, or lemonade.  Finger sandwiches and sweets are more than adequate.  This egg salad is one of my favorite versions.  It came about one day when I was making lunch and was decided to make things a little fancier by adding chopped celery leaves, […]