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.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tea for the 4H

We've always supported the 4-H
It's an important part of our community.
We always sponsor a prize at the County Fair
in honor of our daughter.

So when friend Ann called and asked . . .
I said yes!

To what?
To giving a presentation on 
Afternoon Tea
to a group of 4Hers

The 4Hers listening to a presentation on etiquette before lunch.

And my presentation . . .

Set up after lunch

First a talk on kinds of tea,
three jars show white, green and black -- all brewed for the same 4 minutes
The plates show black tea, green tea, and teabag tea
Behind are the leaves after they're brewed

Then a talk on English afternoon tea
the accouterments of tea . . .
the toast fork, the mote spoon, the sugar spoon, the jam fork, the lemon fork . . .
and an American dessert fork and an English pastry fork
And a regular teaspoon and an English teaspoon

I can't do a program without a treat

And even though, the day started with cookies at life+style
And there was a large lunch including dessert,
And then the afternoon was going to be spent at Miss Jamie's and Commond Ground 
(food venues)
I didn't want the 4Hers to feel "peckish" that afternoon
so I had a ginger tea biscuit for everyone!

And it was a mad crush as everyone came to get their "biscuit"!

And besides many of the children coming up
and saying thank you,

Ann gifted me with . . .

Purple pansies in a K-State mug
Go Cats!!!!

They do play this afternoon . . .
And we're rooting for them!


Pat said...

Oh, I would have loved to hear your presentation on tea! I think 4H is such a wonderful organization. Why don't you make a series of posts on what you presented to the students?

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That surprises me that a 4H group would have a presentation on tea - but I love the idea Martha.
The horticultural societies across Ontario are trying to work along with our 4H groups too.

Jaybird said...

What a great idea!! I just know I would have loved to be there to hear your presentation!!!
I did one on table etiquette for our foundation was a great group and amazingly, we ALL had fun!!
Blessings to you,