Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mum-ME Time


I did get quite some sewing done on some projects this weekend, in addition to lots and lots of not expected running around with the kids. I think I need a t-shirt printed with the following statement: "It's Mum-'ME' Time - Please ask your Father!" I'm sure they'd still ignore it. Oh well.....
I did get some time for me though and went to Johanna May's Fine Tea Shop with a friend. It was delicious. I had some Cherry Vanilla Herbal Tea - which was out of this world, and a wonderful Warm Croissant Sandwich with Turkey and Ham, Havarti Cheese, Granny Smith Apples and Blackberry Preserves. For desert (please note above picture, and yes, I did eat them all and may have possibly picked up every crumb from the plate) I ended with some Petit Fours. Two were vanilla with lemon and white chocolate and two were Black Forest Gateau. The only disappointing thing was that they claimed to have scones with Clotted Cream but admitted to me that it wasn't really Clotted Cream, because they're not allowed to sell unpasteurized dairy products, so they make their own with cream cheese and powdered sugar - which is most definitely NOT Clotted Cream.
It was a lovely place, albeit an Americanized version of a British Tea Shop, but still very enjoyable.
It was such a lovely time and a nice get away. It helped curb a little bit of my homesickness. I really do miss a good tea shop.
What's your favorite tea?

6 comments:

Denise said...

It sounds wonderful no matter that it wasn't real. Gosh clotted cream, it's been years since I had any. I don't even bother when I go home now, usually it's the fish and chips I make sure I have ;) Hope you get more Mum-Me time this week:)

Denise said...

It sounds wonderful no matter that it wasn't real. Gosh clotted cream, it's been years since I had any. I don't even bother when I go home now, usually it's the fish and chips I make sure I have ;) Hope you get more Mum-Me time this week:)

Sharalea said...

Oh I just love that place! I've only been once but fell in love IMMEDIATELY. I got hooked on herbal teas while I lived in Portugal & can't wait to try more of what they have!

Looks like a fun girls day out!!

Jessica said...

Looks lovely.
My favorite teas are Assam and Keemun. Both faintly fruity black teas that are great with milk.

Kristyn Knits said...

I'm thinking you could screen print/cross-stitch/ or embroider the "mum-me" time phrase on t-shirts and sell them. I love the phrase!!

stitchsister said...

Rest assured, you can now buy unpasteurized dairy products in Wisconsin, so hopefully the lovely tea shop will be able to provide real clotted cream.