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 Post subject: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:32 am 
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My best friend and I decided to have "tea time" for Gossip Girl this week. We made 5 different kinds of tea sandwiches, and I made a Moroccan Mint Chocolate Tea Latte!

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I made Cucumber Mint, and Apple, Pear, and Basil Tea Sandwiches.

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She made Hummus and Asian Pear, Tomato and "Cheese," and Cucumber and Watercress Tea Sandwiches.

I'm not going to lie, I had originally wanted to pair the apples and pears with hummus and vegan swiss, but ran out of time. I really like basil butter, so it was a quick sub. The inside of the sandwiches were good, but the bread I got absolutely sucked. I had wanted a crusty dark rye or marble rye or pumpernickel, but the only dark bread Whole Foods had was this weird, way too soft bread with whole rye kernels that gave it a weird texture. I ended up using the basil butter as a dip for the apple and pear slices:).

Oh, and as always the recipes are on my blog!:)

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:43 am 
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The dark bread looks tasty... sorry it didn't have the texture you were looking for. Cute sandwiches!


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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:42 am 
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They look awesome :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:13 pm 
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I would love to be there for tea. How dainty.

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Looks great! What separates a sammich from a tea sammich? And doesn't Whole Foods totally suck for not having rye? If I want a reuben I have to make two stops: WF for Tempeh and the regular grocery store for rye.

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:15 pm 
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Those look wonderful! I love a good tea sandwich, but it never occurred to me to make veg*n versions.

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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:19 pm 
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One recipe I read for tea sandwhiches asked to roll out the bread flat with a rolling pin. Adds a nice texture to the sandwhich.

I love your combinations!


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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:52 pm 
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So dainty! Tea sandwiches always remind me of playing with American Girl dolls.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:19 pm 
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Awesome! Great idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Tea Sandwiches!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:00 pm 
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nickvicious wrote:
Looks great! What separates a sammich from a tea sammich? And doesn't Whole Foods totally suck for not having rye? If I want a reuben I have to make two stops: WF for Tempeh and the regular grocery store for rye.


Story of my life!!! I always, always, always have to go to AT LEAST two grocery stores. And I commute via bike, so that can get annoying when it's freezing or raining! Or just in general if your bag is full:)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:00 pm 
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graffitipassion wrote:
One recipe I read for tea sandwhiches asked to roll out the bread flat with a rolling pin. Adds a nice texture to the sandwhich.

I love your combinations!


That's such a good idea! I flattened some of mine with my hand when I got bored of thinly slicing... haha

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:49 am 
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Looks yummy!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:36 am 
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Dynahmite wrote:
So dainty! Tea sandwiches always remind me of playing with American Girl dolls.


I agree! Very cute!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:19 pm 
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How fun. The sandwiches sound delicious.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:32 pm 
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Yay! I love tea sandwiches, my mom (who is British) used to make them for special occasions.


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