biscotti squared

food for fun

With two young girls, I’ve witnessed (and participated in) more than a few tea parties. My friend Mary has upped the ante, though, with the annual tea party she hosts for my girls. We’re on year five (I think) and each has had a theme (black-and-white, princess, autumn harvest) carried out with classy decor as well as fun dollar-store party favors. The food has been simple, yet elegant, and always a perfect fit for the theme. (The black-and-white year featured mini chocolate cupcakes with white frosting as well as the reverse.)

A purchase of Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s Splendid Table (a.k.a. the Bible of all things culinary from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy) had Mary thinking Italian this year, so we were treated to a lovely table draped with rich purples and reds. Tea-time treats included grape tomatoes stuffed with fresh mozzarella pearls and a small basil leaf, pears roasted with…

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1 Response to biscotti squared

  1. Liz says:

    Thanks, Annette! Love the full circle, as Mary of the Tea Parties is originally from Ireland. She’ll be tickled to know you picked this story up. I’m honored to be re-blogged on your site as you are a talented and gifted writer.


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