Tuesday, 2 April 2013

T'Easter recap!

The sun finally appeared this Easter weekend so we were happy to enjoy a few cups of tea while visiting some family!  


Not starting off with anything too traditional, we made some Green Tea Mojitos on Good Friday!  I'll post the recipe next as they were delicious!

We then took a drive down to the New Forest National Park and tried out this 'Something's Brewing at the Watersplash' Tearoom in Brockenhurst.


Lovely Easter Morning complete with blue sky!


Stopped for a stroll...


We had a lovely lunch at the Traditional English 'Bay Tree Tearooms' in Wickham, part of the Bay Tree Walk parade of shops.  I chose a pot of Darjeeling Tea.


My sister was fascinated with the filter, it clipped on the side - very useful!


We finished Easter day with a slice of Mum's Easter Simnel cake!  It was Mum's first attempt at baking gluten-free and with the help of Phil Vickery's cookbook, it was a real success! It reminded me a little of stollen with its texture and there was just the right amount of marzipan.  Next time she thinks she'll brown off the top before the 'balls' go on and then brown them off a little.



There was a few mint leaves left after the Mojito cocktails so I made some mint tea today...  Why haven't I tried this before??  Good with a read of the kindle :-)


 Hope you all had a lovely weekend!