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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Birthdays: Part II

To complete the celebrations, we also enjoyed an unusual gift, wild and horse mushrooms foraged by Uncle Joe:

And, we are just back from the a delightful and supreme afternoon tea at Queen of Tarts. The parlour is a real joy, sun streaming through the windows, tables beautifully and carefully set with a wonderful collection of crokery and cutlery. A friendly, familial welcome and a simply exceptional afternoon tea. Go there soon.

The table in the parlour

Cheese heart biscuits and a nip of dry sherry from a selection available here

Big, fresh flavours and a slight sweetness from the pea and mint soup in a teacup

Check out the cruton tongs!

Delightful rose tea

Summer salad, crisp radish and cucumber sandwiches with Angela's amazing rice vinegar, poppy seed and sesame oil dressing

Lovely and light yet full flavoured, caramelised onion and goat's cheese quiche

Beautiful Natalie about to palate cleanse...

...with some incredible, intense grapefruit and ginger granita

Simply stunning muffins with lemon curd cream - unbelievably moreish - BEWARE

Scones and yummy jam

Queen Angela with some immense macaroons and pretty raspberries

Macaroons and more simple but perfect scones

Super light almond and cherry loaf cake

Limoncello jelly

The end. We'll definitely be back, thank you so much Queens.


  1. Lovely post and great photos! I can back up the complements it was truly delectable and the muffins with lemon curd cream were VERY moreish! A lovely afternoon treat with wonderful company xxx

  2. This all sounds fantastic, but I can`t even find a biscuit in my cupboards!

    Husband of a Queen!

  3. Oh my goodness. I've just read this and I would love the lemon curd!!! Im such a fan. Looks and sounds lovely. I'll have to try and check it out soon.
    Sounds like a lovely birthday treat x


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