The Rosie Posey Tea Cosy class at Knitique last Saturday was so much fun! The best part was the Rosie Posey Tea Party!
Danielle brought in her vintage Royal Winton chintz and Wedgwood china. She supplied all the accoutrement's and her daughter was our tea hostess. Fellow knitter Cora made luscious lemon cakes and I brought cucumber mint sandwiches.
The tea and conversation flowed all day. We enjoyed Cora's Passion Fruit tea and my Dammann Freres, 4 Fruits Rouges Tea from France.
As usual Danielle (Knitique owner/instructor) made the tea cosy pattern easier.
The green ribbed cosy is doubled so it has a liner. It takes a while to knit. I have that part almost done and then I will be ready to knit the roses.
The Rosey Posie is a really fun and easy pattern. If you enjoy tea time..I highly recommend this pattern!
No tea party is complete without classic cucumber sandwiches! My garden is abundant with fresh mint so I brought cucumber mint sandwiches to the tea party. I have had several requests for my recipe so here it is:
Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches
1/4 C. butter (softened)
1/4 C. cream cheese (softened)
1/2 C. loosely packed fresh mint leaves. Then cleaned/dried/and finely chopped
1 cucumber (seedless/English style) cut into thin slices
12 slices dense white bread
Make the mint butter. Combine the softened butter, cream cheese and chopped mint.
Trim the crusts off the bread slices with a serrated knife. Spread the mint butter on each bread slice. Top 6 of the bread slices with the sliced cucumber, season with salt and top with other 6 bread slices to make a sandwich. Cut with a serrated knife into triangle or rectangular shapes.
Cover with a damp tea towel and refrigerate until ready to serve.
I can't wait to use my Rosie Posey at a garden tea party!