She wanted a tea party, but she also wanted to go to the Coast. This meant a picnic tea party, and the afternoon previous saw a mad whirl of prep work. Ana made a lemon-poppyseed cake, baked in tin cans to make three mini cakes of four layers each (12, you see). Asher helped carve radishes into toadstools. I flew around a bit like a chicken with my head cut off, as my grandmother would say. However, we got it done, and yesterday morning saw us on our way with Grandma.
After this, she really couldn't wait much longer for her tea. So we obliged. On the menu:
Ham and truffle cheese sandwiches with lettuce on white bread
Smoked salmon, cucumber and labneh sandwiches with dill on rye bread
Lemon poppyseed cakes
Melon flowers and leaves
Earl grey tea (with a hint of lavender)
I hope she had a good day. The rest of us certainly enjoyed it.