The sun has been appearing off-and-on, with dark blue fog in-between, all day long. I know that the fog-days are going to be fewer now and I wanted to make the most of it before it is over, so I have snapped another fog picture and made more fog tea. I have been busy with other things, as well, and have not had time to address some of the requested subjects for this blog, but am still hopeful that I can do that in the future.
Today I'm serving an extra white foggy tea called "White Cucumber" made by an American company called Tazo, I like this cucumber flavor, which has a hint of lime and mint. The new Tea Time Magazine for Jan/Feb has a write-up about white teas, with a "gentle reminder" on page 12 that these white teas should not be steeped in boiling water, so I just bring the water almost to the boiling point, or else, let it stop boiling for a minute before filling the teapot.
With this foggy-morning tea I've prepared a cucumber/Monterey Jack cheese sandwich, buttered on both sides, on slices of those little loaves of bread I made for one of the other fog-teas.
I use a quick bread, nut-bread or muffin recipe minus the sugar and the nuts. It is a much quicker way to make bread, and you do not have to worry about it rising perfectly.
The sandwich was given a great review from the children who came to tea, and the one that was left was called "blog food," which was easily given away.
Using a small loaf pan makes the bread easier to cut into tiny tea sandwiches, and you do not have to cut off the crusts; they are soft and delicious.
A special foggy pudding crowned the whole event: heavy whipping cream swirled into lemon pudding (or lemon curd) and served in tiny dishes. There should be no danger of anyone gaining weight with these small servings.
Just a few sips and bites makes this foggy day so exciting. Now, I've grown interested in foggy photographs and foggy art work, as well as foggy fashion shows. So, you don't know what you will see on this blog as long as the fog holds out. I'm almost disappointed to see the sunny days come.