Thursday, June 26

Good Day Friends of Blogland –

We, of Queen’s Chocolate, are busily preparing for the upcoming ‘Fest-TEA-vities’, The Mad Tea Party hosted by the fabulous Vanessa Valencia!

Some of us happily toil in the kitchen whilst others are busy elsewhere…

The Mad Hatter has made yet another trip to obtain another flourish for his Mad Hat. He has been working on that hat all day! But perhaps tis best he is occupied with such a project. He has promised later to make his special cake.

Alice is off on some adventure and took off with some of the mushrooms for the Mushed Mushroom Tarte. Not to worry, there is still plenty left for the dish.

Hare has gone to meet up with the Green Grocer to sample some simple carrots. I do trust his ability to find the freshest and tastiest fare.

Doormouse has scampered off to procure some sharp cheddar cheese. Hmmm, we shall see how well that jaunt goes…Dear Doormouse, please let’s not be ‘gnaw-ty’ or ‘gnaw-tea’!

I have been out in the kitchen garden to search for the freshest offerings of the Lemon Balm, Basil and Chives. The robust Rosemary will make a wonderfully fragrant garnish. These herbs shall be picked the morning of The Tea to assure absolute freshness!

And I am working hastily with the rolling pin and dough. I won’t be ‘kneading’ any help with this task as I love to bake all sorts of delectables.

REAL guests have sent non-requested RSVP’s desirous of sampling the Tea Menu…

Hence, by astounding request we shall post our menu…Doormouse and Hare were handwriting the menu when they had the misfortune of spilling tea all over the page. Seeking my counsel I conveyed that perhaps merely trimming out the written words would suffice. They then, of their own accord, added some embellishments…