Monday, August 23, 2010

Vegan Victorian Tea Party


As I am participating in the Middlemarch readalong and this is the week for discussion, I felt drawn to create a menu for a wonderful early Victorian tea party for this week's Meatless Monday. What are a few of my favourite things? Victorian literature, tea, vegan scones & cake :)

Without further ado, please consider yourself invited to my tea party. Pull up a comfortable chair, have a cup of tea, and crack open a nice long Victorian novel (may I suggest Dickens, George Eliot, or Wilkie Collins?)





Selection of Teas

Murchie's Library Blend

Any Selection from Novel Teas

Sandwiches

A Variety of Finger Sandwiches

Dainty & Unusual Tea Sandwiches

Cakes

Lavender Tea Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake

Scones

Blackberry Almond Scones

Ginger Chocolate Chunk Scones

Oatmeal Currant Scones



Toppings

Lemon Curd

Vegan 'Clotted Cream'

Jam (you can make your own!)

Petits-fours

Vegan YumYum's Petits Fours


(actual photo of VeganYumYum's Petits Fours, from her blog)


Or, you can just take a look at this Afternoon Tea article in the Veg News for more inspiration, or perhaps the tea menus from The Cat-Tea Corner, or maybe the yummy pictures of Vegan Lunch Box's birthday tea. Whatever you choose, enjoy yourself :)

9 comments:

  1. Oh, how lovely! I'd be happy to come :)

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  2. Those ginger scones with chocolate chunks sounds great, thanks!

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  3. Wonderful! I love this post :)

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  4. Kerry - I am not surprised!

    Dorothy - would be glad to have you at tea ;)

    Lisa - even the instructions for that one are fantastic, aren't they? :)

    Nymeth - thanks! and thanks for the inspiration

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  5. Yay for vegan tea parties!

    Lateadah - Gracious Hospitality

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    1. Yes indeed! Tea is always good :)

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  6. Happy to know about this tea party and different tastes of tea seems to be interesting. Went for a dinner party of my colleague at one of pretty San Francisco event venues last month. Really liked the table arrangements and food was of a very high quality. Everyone enjoyed a lot.

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