High Tea for a Sunday Afternoon….

High tea is great, and super tasty….here’s a sampling of what I made for this week’s:

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches…

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Deviled Egg with Paprika…


The scone was a White Chocolate Lemon Scone with Whipped Cream and a Strawberry/Cranberry conserve….kind of a bare presentation, eh? 😉


And a tangy Cranberry Sparkling Mocktail…sounds delish, right?

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What are some of your favorites dishes for an afternoon tea? (And saying “the teacups” or something like that doesn’t count! 😉 )

Incredible Chocolate Mousse…

Some very interesting mousse I made with that leftover seized chocolate from yesterday. Its a scientific mousse, as it only has bittersweet chocolate, water, and sugar (!).


Wait a second, did I just say chocolate and water? That’s what made my chocolate seize in the first place! But alas, I did. And it worked — incredibly well. It’s rich and smooth, and forms up rather nicely…


Here’re two platings I shot (since, after all, this is a photography blog 😉 ) :

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Here’s the link to the recipe: Cafe Fernando


Aaaand here’s to using leftovers and failed recipes! Cheers!

Valentine’s Treats (and Some Annoying Chocolate…)

Some sort of Valentine’s Day inspired snacks I made…enjoy…


Chocolate-Dipped, Pistachio-Rolled Strawberries




Chocolate Strawberry Balsamic Coconut Frozen Custard (quite the mouthful, eh? *wink*)

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Aaand, the incredibly annoying chocolate, which seized twice. Erg. I guess I’ll be baking a lot with chocolate from now on. 😛




Happy Valentine’s Day, folks…