A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of again visiting the most delicious book club ever: The Tantalizing Ladies Tea–A Christian Book Coterie. Kristine, Judy, Beverly, Phyllis, Tiffany, Sherri, and Becky have kindly invited me to join them over the last few years when I’ve had a new book come out. Up this year was The Secret of Pembrooke Park, and this time the Ladies made it even more fun by inviting friend and fellow Regency author, Michelle Griep to join us to discuss her new book as well, Brentwood’s Ward. I have to admit we didn’t discuss the books in great detail, but we sure had a good time. Lots of laughter, girl-talk, and ohhing and ahhing over a spread of deliciousness that my taste-buds still remember fondly. These women can cook!
Since I imagine many of us here at Inspired by Life…and Fiction appreciate books and food, I thought I’d share a couple of photos and links to a few recipes.
We had pots of good tea, of course, served in our choice of cups from hostess Kristine’s collection. After a first course of smoky chicken and bean soup (so good), we then passed trays of:
Egg Salad in Phyllo Cups (Savory and tasty)
Veggie-Quinoa Salad in Lemon Halves (Fresh and Healthy)
Cucumber-Feta Canapes (Cucumber sandwiches with feta, lemon aioli, zest, and salt)
Strawberry-Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches (Satisfying and delicious)
Broccoli Salad Roulades (Broccoli yummy-ness)
Vanilla Bean Scones with Spiced Pears (Mm, Mm, Mm)
Soft Almond Sugar Cookies (Amazing!)
Earl Grey Truffles (Tea and dark chocolate. Oh yeah…)
& Fresh fruit
Ok, now that I’ve made us all hungry, let me ask: Do you belong to a book club? Is it “delicious” in its own way—in tasty conversation if not treats? Which menu item above appeals to you the most?