Friday, August 7, 2020

Anne of Green Gables Tea Party



Welcome to our Tea Party!

My friend Anne Shirley and I are so happy you're here.  You see, Anne has made some mistakes lately, and she needs a do-over...or two... Anne chose the heart teapot because it is "romantical."




Oh, Anne, bless your heart....You have made a couple of mistakes.  But today is a brand new day, and you can make-up for the Liniment Cake you accidentally baked.

"'Mercy on us, Anne, you've flavored that cake with Anodyne Liniment.  I broke the liniment bottle last week and poured what was left into an old empty vanilla bottle.  I suppose it's partly my fault- I should have warned you- but for pity's sake, why couldn't you have smelled it?'"
~Marilla Cuthbert


This is Anne's do-over number one: a strawberry cake, NOT a liniment cake!












Anne likes sugar cubes because they are more "romantical"!



Anne's second do-over is raspberry cordial.  Anne made a HUGE mistake when she invited Diana over for tea:

"Diana poured herself out a tumblerful, looked at its bright-red hue admiringly, and then sipped it daintily."

Except Anne mistakenly served Diana currant wine rather than raspberry cordial.  It was "tragical."








This is real raspberry cordial.




Anne and I thought it would be a good idea to serve something savory, so we chose cheese straws.




Our hot tea selection is Nina's Paris Marie Antoinette tea.  It has rose petals in it.  Very, very romantical!





This sweet book, The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, inspired our tea.





Here is the recipe for raspberry cordial:

Raspberry Cordial

Ingredients:

1 package (10 oz) frozen unsweetened raspberries
3/4 c sugar
1 large lemon
2 cups water

Procedure:

1.   Put the unthawed raspberries in a medium saucepan and add the sugar.

2.   Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 - 20 minutes, until all the sugar has dissolved.

3.   With a potato masher, mash the raspberries thoroughly.

4.   Pour the mixture through a strainer, extracting all the liquid.  Discard the pulp.

5.  Squeeze the juice of one lemon through a strainer and add it to the raspberry liquid.

6.   Boil the water, and then add it to the raspberry liquid.

7.   Let the cordial cool before serving.

Cook's Note:   I like to serve it with one part cordial to one part citrus flavored tonic water.  That's how we served it at the tea party!

We have enjoyed having you at our party.  Anne is appreciative of having the opportunity to redeem herself!

I want to thank Sarah at Classical Homemaking for hosting this fun Link Party.  Please visit her blog so you can link to the other parties!











If you enjoy literary tea parties, you might enjoy my Nancy Drew Tea Party HERE.  


Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill



15 comments

  1. "One can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things" Your tea party is dreamy!

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    1. Well said, Rita! Ricky Jill's posts with her pretty dishes and charming watercolors are dreamy, indeed!

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  2. Ricki, so nice to "meet" you, coming over from Sarah's party. Love this post. I'm a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables and her vocabulary—romantical, tragical, kindred spirits.

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  3. What a wonderful tea! Your treats are so pretty. My 11 year old daughter, Avalon, and I read through the first Anne book last year and are eager to read the second. This is such a fun idea for a post---thanks for participating!

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  4. So pretty!! I love those dishes and I may need to find that cookbook :) Your tea party is lovely and so welcoming.

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  5. What a delightfully Charming party Android to the recipes I think I'm going to try to do cordial I'm coming back from Sarah's tea-party thanks for joining the party I'll come by again and visit I'd loved your blog

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  6. I hope this is the second comment I thought I am not sure of his published in last time I enjoyed your tea party I came over from Mystic Miss Sarah Collier party enjoyed that you use the book and included the recipe he had built delightfully Charming party thanks for sharing

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  7. Oh such a delightful tea party! I love everything here and the Ann of Green Gables theme. I love Ann, I have all her books, they make me very happy. Your table is so charming with pieces of MC, the strawberry cake, yum. Oh mercy, Marie Antionette tea with rose petals! I love rose petal tea.
    Soooooo charming ❤️ Wish I could come..........

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  8. Lovely and thank you, I enjoyed this tea party. xx oo

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  9. This is so cute and looks so tasty. Especially that cake! You probably will not believe this, but I have never read this book. I have always been aware of it, just never read it. Now I might.

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  10. This is so cute and looks so tasty. Especially that cake! You probably will not believe this, but I have never read this book. I have always been aware of it, just never read it. Now I might.

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  11. Ricky Jill, I adore every detail here! Your tea time is filled with delights from the MacKenzie-Childs dishes to your darling watercolors to the Marie Antionette tea. Beautiful tea time!

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  12. What a pretty table and fun idea. I loved Anne of Green Gables and we often used that cookbook as a thank you premium for pledging to PBS. Thanks for sharing the cordial recipe. I might have to make that for the boys sometime.

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  13. Oh so many pretties! Love the tea watercolors and your witty dialogue! Such a lovely tea party!
    Jenna

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