I know many blogging sisters are familiar with, and likely make recipes from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog. Recently I made their pumpkin toffee tarts and they are so good I'm going to make them again for a pot luck luncheon next week.
As you can see in the photo, toffee or Skor bits go in the bottom of each tart - so yummy!
My youngest daughter wants to make a special cake covered with fondant so we spent a day together playing with it for practice. Her cake above...
a few of the cupcakes I made. We used a homemade recipe shared by Jacqueline at Purple Chocolate Home and it was so tasty we kept eating bits of it.
This is the card I made and tucked in the package sent for the teacup exchange hosted by Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose. Her button is on my sidebar.
Yesterday hubby and I took a drive to The Blue Willow Tea Room for lunch that is in Gravenhurst, an hour or so north of us. We had been there previously and all the decor and china is Blue Willow. This is my lunch plate with potato leek soup, beet and cheddar salad and a cheese and chives scone. My tea of choice was Earl Grey cream.
Unfortunately the service was slow, I was never offered more hot water for my teapot and both hubby and I found the noise level beyond tolerable. What has happened to women that they think a tea room is a place for loud talking and boisterous laughter? The room was packed and every table was talking loud to be heard above each other. We gave up trying to have a conversation ourselves and left as soon as possible.
Has anyone else encountered this poor behaviour in a tea room?
I'm linking with Amy's Five on Friday.