A Little Tea Sandwich

Hi everyone!

Thought I would take a quick moment to say hello and yes, I am still among the living!

My days seem to consist of: weeding, picking veggies, cleaning veggies, chopping veggies, canning veggies, drying veggies, freezing veggies…..ok, you get the picture!

So, I am just going to step back , breath and relax for a moment.

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Time for a simple cup of tea.

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Just a light treat of a sliced fresh plum and dollop of whipped cream.

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And an easy sandwich for lunch. Let’s make it a ham salad tea sandwich.

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My ham salad recipe is pretty easy and basic.
Grind up ham, dill pickle and pickled pearl onions. Mix in equal parts mayo and miracle whip. That's it.

A little tea sandwich info for you:

A tea sandwich is a small prepared sandwich meant to be eaten at afternoon teatime to stave off hunger until the main meal.
The tea sandwich may take a number of different forms, but should be easy to handle, and should be capable of being eaten in two bites. It may be a long, narrow sandwich, a triangular half-sandwich, or a small biscuit. It may also be cut into other decorative shapes with a cookie cutter.
The bread is traditionally white, thinly sliced, and buttered. The bread crust is cut away cleanly from the sandwich after the sandwich has been prepared but before serving. Modern bread variations might include wheat, pumpernickel, sour dough or rye bread.
Fillings are light, and are "dainty" or "delicate" in proportion to the amount of bread. Spreads might include cream cheese or mayonnaise mixtures, and the sandwiches often feature fresh vegetables such as radishes, cucumber, asparagus, or watercress. The cucumber tea sandwich in particular is considered the quintessential tea sandwich. Other popular tea sandwich fillings include pimento cheese, smoked salmon, fruit jam, curried chicken, and egg salad.

Source: wikipedia

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Just a moment to catch my breath.

No need to spend lots of money to create a simple tea moment for yourself. I just snatched up a few thrifted items and had a little “Me” time.

Are you taking time for yourself during these crazy busy summer days?

Okay, now where is my book?



  1. You hav e prepared the perfect little tea respite for yourself.....time well earned, so it seems!

    I love this post - if it encourages just one more to use one's china and take a little pretty tea break it is good. I thrifted through tea time today, slept in today and got my whole day all wonky, hate that.

    It's one of the most beautiful perfect days I have ever lived, just gorgeous. So thinking ic ed tea and one chapter of my book then start dinner.

    Have a happy weekend.

  2. I'm not sure I ever had a tea sandwich. But yours looked good.

  3. I need to treat myself to tea sandwiches and a sweet cup of tea also. Love that cup and saucer, so pretty! Glad you are taking a little time for yourself!

  4. Lovely! I can't wait to try the ham sandwich recipe.

  5. I love everything about this, tea time in my house is usually hectic with 3 little girls wanting to join in too. I think I may make this my new nap time ritual. ;)

  6. It has been a long time since I've had a proper tea just for myself. I ought to get back into the habit.

  7. I like ham salad, but have never thought to make it myself. Your recipe sounds good.

  8. I have always liked assorted sandwiches, i wish i could have been there with you to enjoy it.

  9. Very pretty post! Love your teacup.


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