Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cucumber Tea Sandwich

1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tb fresh dill, snipped
1 Tb lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 large cucumbers, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup green olives, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
12 slices whole wheat bread
cucumber slices, for garnish
fresh dill, for garnish

Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, fresh dill, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Mix until creamy and well blended. Gently stir in the cucumbers, red peppers, onions, olives, and fresh parsley. Cover bowl and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. When ready to serve, remove crusts from bread. Cut each slice into 4 triangles. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Garnish with cucumber slices and dill sprigs if desired.

Monday, May 18, 2015


First things first ----coffee has its very own server! Tea and coffee do not touch each other. Only time that happened is when I asked my mom whether she wanted tea or coffee. She did not make her choice know. Guess what!? She got both in the same cup! 

Pulling things together for my big tea party a week from Wednesday. Joe and I are hosting the Tri County Button Meeting in Belfast , Maine. We will be serving refreshments for the day. We begin our day with each one having buttons out for show and tell and yes for sale. Then we gather around the tables for lunch and our program. I am giving the program on buttons and flowers. 

Dubley Tardis will be making his presentation. Will be doing things a bit differently that will make all in attendence comfortable. Please wait for the details. 

Dudley would like to show you who he has been keeping company with while everyone enjoys tea. 

Dudley says there is quite the unique gathering at this tea party. Not only are there the Grannys of the World ladies but there are household members. They not only frighten the mouse from under the Queen's chair, but they join her at the table for tea and milk.  Milk is served in cut glass bowls for the two elegant ladies --Bunny Elizabeth the silver lady and Lily Joy the golden girl. Then there is Dr. Luke D'Moose. Peaking around the corner is Dolly Rose. Not to be forgotten is Pepe keeping watch over the grand party. Oh, and we can't forget the bears. They keep appearing from all over. They sure like marmalade on their scones!

Being a time machine, Dudley is quite impressed with the travel technology in Rumford, Maine. Look at all the countires we can travel too and by night time we are sleeping in our own beds dreaming of the day's adventure. He heard there are a number of other countries we can zoom too in quick order. May someday just have to stay longer as his fill up my passport.

Just a nother view of the Grannies and bears with Dr. Luke and me ( Dudley of course ).