Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Afternoon Tea on the Porch

Summer on the prairie is usually very hot and so afternoon tea is taken in inside in the breakfast room -- in the air conditioning! And in the summer, afternoon tea is generally iced!

But early July on the prairie has been unusually mild -- and wet! A perfect time to enjoy our afternoon tea on the front porch.
And almost every afternoon there is a nosh to go along with tea. A bit of something to fortify us for the rest of the afternoon. Lemony iced tea and those lemon meringues made for a perfect marriage for afternoon tea on the porch.
The plants live on the table -- a bird's nest fern, a prayer plant and another fern -- the plant shop where I bought it did not know the cultivar so it is just a "fern" and I like to refer to it as "Fern"! I love the green of the plants on the table -- they're cooling just to look at them!
And the meringues. Sadly, they were good for that afternoon tea nosh and for dessert that evening, but alas, the next day found us meringueless at tea time -- they were all gone!

For the easy (and tasty) meringue recipe, you'll find it HERE on an earlier post.

It's Tuesday and there are so many places to be this Tuesday -- which makes Tuesday so much fun!

Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air

Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen


Pondside said...

I don't think that meringues like that would last too long here! What a restful afternoon tea that must have been.

Olga Poltava said...

This afternoon tea setting with iced tea and meringues looks so refreshing.

I'm new to your blog. I really like the picture in the header. I suppose it's your house. It's gorgeous. I've always dreamed to live in a house like that.

Princesa Nadie said...

I wish you a happy afternoon tea on your porch
Meeting you is always a pleasure

Appleshoe said...

mmmm Ice tea would be wonderful right about now, the humidity is so high.. I read you post about sugared pansies they look like fun, but I'm worried about the egg whites not being cooked, can you bake the flowers at all? Silly question but it was burning me up to ask it. Take care.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You always fix the prettiest and most inviting tablesettings. I love the pots of plants and the teas and cookies look so good and inviting. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Martha's Favorites said...

I always look forward to your post. You have a such a wonderful way of sharing your tea. Thank you so much for always giving us such a treat. Blessings, Martha

Snap said...

Delicious! It is ice tea time!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Everything looks so wonderful and refreshing! Iced tea is absolutely perfect for a hot steamy day like it is here in Michigan! I love making sun tea (which my jar is just about empty so it's time to make some more!).

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest, Brenda

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

I feel refreshed just looking at those wonderful pictures!
Oh and my very best to the cutie Oliver in the sidebar!
Tina xo

Creative Grammie said...

What a wonderful teatime post. Since I like things from nature, I like the idea of leaving a few potted plants on the table; very gorgeous.
I enjoyed my visit with you, I'll be sure to stop by again.

Terri said...

Mmmmmm lemon meringues! Makes my mouth water just to look at them!
Thank you for sharing with us today.

Patti said...

It's Wednesday, but I'm still making the Teacup Tuesday rounds.

What an inviting, refreshing tea table. Ice tea is ALWAYS my cold drink of choice...and those meringues look DELISH!! I KNOW they wouldn't last long in my house, as my son seems to have radar for any cookie freshly made.

Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

parTea lady said...

That looks like a lovely and restful spot for a tea break. That toile tablecloth is very pretty and those meringues look delicious.