Last weekend I managed to bookend to events. On Friday night my cousin Barbara and I went to a Dickens Tea at Teaberry's Tea Room in Flemington. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We had a six course tea with the most delicious food starting with Wassail and Pumpkin Ginger Soup. Then came a tasty salad of Roasted Pear/Gorgonzola with Honey Currant Vinaigrette. The entree was Steak, Mushroom and Ale Pie, Potatoe, Cheese and Onion Pie, Ham and Swiss Pasty, Dilled Shrimp Tea Sandwich, and a Curried Chicken Tea Sandwich.
Then we had cream scones with clotted cream, lemon curd, and raspberry jam. (I could not finish mine and asked for a take home container). This was followed by the desserts. Yes, that's right - desserts, of which I took home almost all. We had Gingerbread Trifle, Lemon Cake, Orange Brownie, Mincemeat Square, and a slice of Fruitcake. And finally, Pomegranate Sorbet. This was all accompanied by a pot of tea of our choice.
While we were eating, an actress playing the part of Ebeneezer Scrooge's sister, performed "A Christmas Carol". She was very engaging and a pleasure to watch and listen to.
The tea room was decorated for the holidays with trees in every room, flowers of the season, and candlelight on the tables. It was a wonderful evening.
On Sunday afternoon, my friend Joan and I took a little excursion over to the Vandermark Merritt Glass Studio right here in Branchburg. Twice a year they hold an open house and the public is invited to watch them at work and then browse their studio. They have displays of their work that they put on sale at this time.
These pictures on the right are from the glass working that we were able to observe. It was all quite interesting and I'm glad I had a chance to learn about another art form and see it all up close.