Spring is here, the snow around us has melted, and you can see tulips breaking through the soil. Even the golfers have come out of hibernation on the golf course where we live. Of course we all anxious to shed our winter clothes, but not quite yet. Our patience will be rewarded in the coming weeks. I have to keep reminding myself of that.
As you may know, I hosting virtual tea parties, dishing about Downton Abbey, and featuring a new “Downton” era recipe. Check out my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea, helpful in understanding traditions and recipes to help you host your own tea party with family and friends.
Today’s dish is Garden Cake, as we look forward to getting back into our yards, to grow, or just throw fabulous garden parties. Garden Parties, after all is just tea outside.
It has been a relatively quiet week on the Downton Abbey news front:
- Downton with Shopping! Mr. Selfridge’s Jeremy Piven talks Downton Abbey, Harry’s duality and more
- My Weekly Downton Recap from S2 for Vision TV in Canada: the Spanish Invasion and Shortbread recipe.
With 220 Downton era recipes, you will want to get this book for recipes for the famous Downton dishes. I also presented a whole chapter on Garden Parties. Experimenting with ices (ice creams and frozen yoghurts) was my favorite part.
Book sales help offset my costs in food, equipment and time to keep bringing you new dishes. You can only get a signed copy here on my site.