Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New book: "Tea Room Recipes"

Are you familiar with Brownlow Gifts? I know the name from buying several of their journals and gift books over the years. On Friday I was visiting the Swan Coach House in Atlanta with my friends Liz and Holly to help celebrate Liz's birthday, and I came across this new release from Brownlow, "Tea Room Recipes." The offerings include a number of teatime "standards" (Pineapple Sandwiches, Cucumber Sandwiches) but also some new recipes I'm interested in trying such as White Chocolate Apricot Scones, Strawberries Filled with Cream, and Almond Tea Cakes.

Two unique features, though, sold me on this sweet little $13.99 book. First, it's made "easel style" so you can stand it up to use while cooking.

And in addition to the 24 recipes, there are 24 blank recipe cards you can use yourself. Wouldn't this make a great gift for a tea-loving friend, perhaps with a recipe of your own written on one of the cards? The recipe cards are all tucked inside plastic sleeves just like those in photo albums. I was quite happy to find such a unique memento of my Swan House visit with two dear friends!

P.S. And here are some photos I just found on Holly's Facebook page:

Birthday Girl Elizabeth


Holly, Liz, Me

And my lunch choice, the pretty Swan's Favorite (two heart-shaped timbales of chicken salad, frozen fruit salad, cheese straws)


  1. That does look like a nice little book. I have wanted to visit the Swan Coach House ever since reading Haywood Smith's novel "The Red Hat Club Rides Again".

    Looks like you had a lovely birthday lunch with your friends.

  2. It's always so much fun to go out for tea with girlfriends, and you three looked like you were enjoying yourselves! And the tea recipe books looks like it would be a good addition to any "tea library."

  3. Don't you just love their "Robin's Egg" blue china? (This would have been a good one for yesterday)LOL.
    Please, do post some of the recipes.

  4. I personally love this little recipe book. It is a great gift and very clever. Great job Blownlow


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