Welcome to Tea Tuesday. Last week was a wonderful time for tea and cakes as the world paid a call on London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend. And while international media has moved on to other stories, the Queen and Royal Family continues with celebrations around the world. You can keep track of the Queen’s schedule on her official website www.thediamondjubilee.org. Lord D and I were on the hunt for local strawberries and asparagus this past weekend, and thought we spotted the Queen pitching tasteful Jubilee items at the lovely gift shop at Springridge Farm in Ontario.
I host Tea Tuesday each week, a virtual tea party which was inspired by Christine, a follower who lives in France, who was curious about English tea traditions after watching a few episodes of Downton Abbey. The British may have failed miserably in other culinary areas, but they excel in the tea ritual. Join me every Tuesday as I dish on Downton Abbey, the Royal Family, UK tourism and other topical tea issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a tea treat recipe with a history.