Time for a tea party…spicy cucumber tea sandwiches

Today, thinking about tea parties.  May Day, Mother’s Day, bridal showers, birthday parties for young, old or in-between… so many reasons in springtime to dust off the tea set and start thinking about little bitty bites to eat.

Tea sandwiches are versatile little canvasses for all kinds of taste combinations.  Here is a snazzed up version of a trusty favorite:

The spicy cucumber sandwich, which is delicious, child friendly, lends itself to any number of interpretations and doesn’t even get soggy! Read More

Cute little quinoa patties!

So quinoa is now so widely available it has been spotted at Costco.  What can we do with it, beyond plunking a mound of it next to our grilled chicken breast? Here is one recipe almost as miraculous as the grain itself.  Tasty,  low fat, plus child and adult approved, it can be made ahead, freezes like a charm, and is remarkably versatile:

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