Those of us who love Tasha Tudor remember her on her birthday...August 28th and so it has become known as Tasha Tudor Day. Our internet group has enjoyed Tasha's love of herbs and so we have been calling this year " The Year of the Herb". Some of us have been growing herbs and sharing our gardening stories. It's fun to have a theme each year to focus on.
My love for Tasha came through her books which I discovered when my girls were young. I still love her art work and adore her books. I never tire of reading them or just looking at the charming art work. I have collected many but still have some special ones on my wish list!
So the other day I decided I wanted to have an outside tea using my Carlton Ware teapots and china and try to put together a tea time menu using herbs and vegetables from our garden. It was fun to find some yummy recipes that were different from my usual tea time treats. This was more of a savory tea than a sweet cream tea.
Of course I invited Jim to join me for tea.....and look who he brought with him!
Tasha Tudor Day Tea Time Menu~
❖ Watermelon, blueberry and feta cheese salad with balsamic vinegar
❖ Tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese salad
❖ Cheese and Italian herb scones
❖ Ham, spinach and garlic mustard sandwich
❖ Avocado, goat cheese, mint and dill sandwich with cucumbers (my favorite)
❖ Blackberry and raspberry cobbler
❖ Red Lavender Tea
I wasn't sure I would like the lavender tea, but it was made with Rooibos tea, which I love, so I gave it a try. It was wonderful! Jim and I both really likes it.
I had a lovely afternoon sitting in my backyard, having tea and sharing Tasha stories with Jimmy. It was a great way to celebrate Tasha's life and to remember her. I have been her fan for many years and have met great friends. I always miss my Tasha friends on days like this.
This was a little treat I found at the thrift store just in time for Tasha Tudor Day! A great little "Tasha" wooden chair for my dolls....a 99 cent bargain.
Every year I send my Tasha friends a cookie cutter that has something to do with our theme for the year. Here's a peak at my gifts this year. I couldn't find any "herb" cookie cutters, so I sent bees, bee hives, snails and dragon flies with lavender tea candles and a sprig of lavender from my garden.
So, if you're a Tasha Tudor fan, how did you celebrate today? I know you had fun remembering Tasha!
Happy Birthday Tasha